Office for Institutional Equity & Access
Frequently Asked Questions
Bias Incident Reports
What is a bias incident?
A bias incident is an act of bigotry, harassment, or intimidation motivated in whole or part by bias based on an individual or group's actual or perceived identity.
What is the bias response process?
- The bias response process is developmental and educational, not investigative or punitive.
- The bias response process does not take the place of the 1.B1 or 1.B3 policy/procedures.
- The bias response process is not used to harm involved parties or as a retaliatory tool.
- The bias process does not infringe upon free speech or academic freedom on campus.
Where do I report a bias incident?
Reports or incidents can be reporting at Bias Incident Report or directly to the Office of Institutional Equity and Access (OEA) where it will be reviewed by OEA staff to ensure no other process needs to be initiated (i.e., 1.B1, 1.B3, 1C02, Code of Conduct).
Who will be involved in the process?
The bias team will consult with other campus partners when needed to identify solutions; as well as external sources if needed.