What is Bias?

A bias incident is an act or behavior motivated by the offender’s bias against facets of another’s identity. Bias occurs whether the act is intentional or unintentional.

Bias may be directed toward an individual or group. Bias may contribute to creating an unsafe / unwelcoming environment.

When should I report bias?

When you experience or witness something that you think the University should know about.

The Report Bias website is a communication channel for members of our community to share their experiences with us. Even if you’re not sure if what you witnessed or experienced was bias-related, we still want to hear from you.

What happens next?

1. University Police will assess the situation for danger of imminent harm.

2. A team led by the Dean of Students and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion will review the report and reach out to you to provide care, offer support, and learn more about the incident. If needed, the Dean’s team will direct the report to the appropriate office for investigation.

“The Report Bias channel allows you to be more than just a bystander when you witness bias. It’s confidential, quick, and allowed me to help combat harmful culture. ” Jay Buchanan ('17)