Please be aware Robert Gordon University will be closed for Winter break from the 18th December, returning on the 5th January.
Any reports submitted to us during this time will be reviewed and responded to on our return.
We have a wide range of third party support contact information available on our Support pages who can support you over this period. 
Always call 999 in an emergency.

Best Wishes, 
Robert Gordon University.
Hate Crime is crime committed against a person or property that is motivated by ‘malice or ill-will towards an identifiable social group’.
You can be a victim of a hate crime if you believe that someone has targeted you because of their prejudice against certain characteristics.
In Scotland, the law currently recognises hate crimes as crimes motivated by prejudice based on:
  • race
  • religion
  • sexual orientation
  • transgender identity
  • disability
You do not need to be a member of a minority community to be a victim of hate crime. The law is quite clear that the identity of the victim is irrelevant as to whether something is a hate crime or not. The motivation of the perpetrator is the key factor in defining a hate crime.
Hate Crimes can take a number of forms, including, but not limited to:
  • Threatening behaviour
  • Verbal abuse or insults including name-calling
  • Assault
  • Damage to property
  • Encouraging others to commit hate crimes
  • Harassment
  • Online abuse on sites like Facebook or Twitter
Hate Crime can happen anywhere, both online and offline and is always completely unacceptable. What is illegal offline is illegal online.



There are two ways you can report something