The University of Lincoln is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive environment where all of our staff and students can work and study together. All students are protected and supported by the University of Lincoln General Regulations. This includes creating an environment where such staff and students can work and study without fear of experiencing a Hate Crime. Our online reporting option above allows students at the University to informally report a Hate Crime to the Student Support Centre. Submission of this report will not be considered as a formal complaint under the University Regulations.

What is Hate Crime

The term ‘Hate Crime’ can be used to describe any crime or incident where the perpetrator is motivated by, or demonstrates, hostility or prejudice towards the victim because of their disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity or if the victim is perceived to have those characteristics. Anyone could be a victim of a Hate Crime.

A Hate Crime or incident could include:

  • Threats or intimidation (online or in person)
  • A physical attack such as touching, pushing or hitting
  • Verbal abuse or harrassment
  • Online harassment (e.g. through text, email or social media)
  • Damage or destruction of personal property or belongings
  • Refusing to provide a service

Types of Hate Crime

  • Racist or Religious Hate Crimes
  • Disability Hate Crimes
  • Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Crimes
  • Some police forces also collect data about crimes committed against people because of their age, or membership of another group such as punks or Goths.

Other Crimes Related to Hate Crime

  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Mate Crime
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Cyber bullying


For more information, see the Advice Service Website