Queen's University is committed to providing a positive experience and safe campus for everyone.  We believe that incidents of hate crime are never acceptable.and the University takes a zero tolerance approach towards such behaviour. Hate crimes hurt individuals, communities and reporting it allows the University and/or the Police to better understand and deal with what is happening.

What is Hate Crime?

Hate incidents' and 'hate crimes' are terms used to describe acts of violence or hostility directed at people because of who they are or who someone thinks they are. They are motivated by hostility or prejudice based on disability, race, religion, political beliefs, transgender identity, or sexual orientation.

Incidents of hate crime can be against a person or against property and includes materials posted online. Some examples of hate crime include:

  • Verbal abuse like name-calling and offensive jokes
  • Harassment
  • Bullying or intimidation by children, adults, neighbours or strangers
  • Physical attacks such as hitting, punching, pushing or spitting
  • Threats of violence
  • Hoax calls, abusive phone or text messages, hate mail
  • Online abuse e.g. on Facebook or Twitter
  • Displaying or circulating discriminatory literature or posters
  • Harm or damage to property
  • Graffiti
  • Malicious complaints for example over parking, smells or noise


There are two ways you can tell us what happened