Response to Bias Incidents

If you have been the victim of or a witness to an incident of bias in the halls, apartments, or dining centers contact a member of University Housing. This could include your RA, ICA (Inclusive Community Assistant), Assistant Residence Director, Residence Director, Resident Manager, Assistant Resident Manager, or Community Coordinator. They will work with you to follow the appropriate next steps, which may include filling out a Bias-Related Incident Report.

A bias incident is any conduct, speech, or expression, motivated in whole or in part by bias or prejudice that is meant to intimidate, demean, mock, degrade, marginalize, or threaten individuals or groups based on that individual or group’s actual or perceived:

  • Disability and Ability (physical, psychological and cognitive)
  • Age
  • Geographic background
  • Citizenship or immigration status
  • Ethnicity
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Color
  • Gender
  • Genetic Information
  • National origin or ancestry
  • Gender identity and expression
  • Sexual orientation
  • Parenting and pregnancy status
  • Religion
  • Veteran status
  • First generation status
  • Socioeconomic status

A bias-related incident differs from a hate crime in that no criminal activity is involved. If you perceive an immediate threat to your or others’ safety, call 911 immediately. More information and resources are available at

These campus offices below can provide support if you or others are impacted: