What is a bias incident?

A bias incident is conduct that discriminates, stereotypes, excludes, harasses or harms anyone in our community based on their identity (such as race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or religion). 

Bias may stem from fear, misunderstanding, hatred or stereotypes. It may be intentional or unintentional.

How do I report it?

Bias Incident Form: (Primary) 

Students who wish to report an incident of bias should complete the Student Bias Incident Form. The form is located on the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards website.

Informal Reporting: (Secondary) 

Informal reporting is any form of reporting that does not include the completion of the Bias Incident Form. Informal reporting may include emailing a member of the Bias Response Team (BRT) about an incident or holding a conversation about an incident with a member of the BRT.

BRT members include: 

  • Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards, Co-Chair
  • Vice President of Equity and Inclusion, Co-Chair 
  • Accessible Education Representative
  • Residence Life Representative
  • Title IX Coordinator/Special Counsel to the President
  • Faculty Diversity Fellow
  • Athletics Representative 
  • Associate Vice President for Human Resources/Deputy Title IX Coordinator

OK, what next?

  1. A Bias Response Team member will contact you to set up a meeting.
  2. The discussed plan will be carried out along with follow-up.
  3. Meet to discuss support and course-of-action options.

Reporters’ identities are private and information about bias incidents are used to shape future educational initiatives. If you have questions, contact the Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

DO YOU HAVE A LOT ON YOUR MIND? Self care is important. Contact the Wellness Center, the Dean of Students or the Gay Johnson McDougall Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion for assistance.