Dean of Students

This log is a summary of reported incidents to the campus Bias Response Team (BRT). Incidents reported to the BRT also may have been reported to law enforcement agencies or other university units. While documenting referrals made to other offices or agencies, this log does not track the outcome of work performed outside the purview of the BRT.   

Incidents summarized on this log are situations where reported harm has been caused in the campus community and may, in some cases, include legally protected speech. The BRT responds with support to harmed parties, makes referrals to resources as appropriate and engages in proactive and responsive education with involved parties who agree to participate.   

This data is reported in a general manner designed to protect the privacy of individuals involved.  In some cases, limited information is reported to the BRT and if a report was made anonymously, supportive or responsive follow up actions may be limited.

Multiple reports of the same incident are reported as a single incident for the purposes of this log. If the date of an incident reported was unknown or unspecified, the date the report was made to the BRT is used as the date of incident. 

Questions about the content of this Bias Incident Report Log may be sent to the Bias Response Team: biasresponseteam@umich.edu

Incident Date Nature of Incident Method of Expression of Bias Location of Incident Summary of Response Actions
05/05/2018 National Origin, Race On-line/Social Media Unknown

Incident involved University Fraternity and Sorority Life. Referred to Fraternity and Sorority Life for follow-up and outreach.

04/28/2018 Gender Expression, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation On-line/Social Media On-line (Website)

Incident involved University employee(s). Referred to Office for Institutional Equity for follow-up. 

04/25/2018 Color, Race, Sex Written, Other Unknown

Incident involved U-M Fraternity and Sorority Life organizations. Referred to Fraternity and Sorority Life for follow-up and outreach to organization(s).

04/25/2018 Age, Other Verbal, Written On-line (Email)

Incident involved University employee(s). Referred to Office for Institutional Equity for follow-up. 

04/20/2018 National Origin, Race Verbal On Campus: Ross School of Business

Bias Incident involved other factors also involving a critical incident. Referred to Dean of Students Critical Incident staff for follow-up. 

04/16/2018 National Origin Written On-line

Bias Response Team member met with bias incident reporter and other student involved to discuss incident and its impact. 

04/16/2018 Race On-line/Social Media On-line

Fraternity and Sorority Life organizations. Referred to Fraternity and Sorority Life for follow-up and outreach to organization(s).

04/14/2018 Sex Verbal Off campus: Scorekeepers

Incident involved Title IX allegations. Referred to Office of Institutional Equity for follow-up.

04/12/2018 Disability Graffiti On campus: Michigan Union

Outreach by Bias Response Team member to bias incident reporter (staff member). University Unions Maintenance staff was contacted to remove graffiti. 

04/10/2018 Color, Race Verbal On campus: In the classroom

Incident involved University employee(s). Referred to Office of Institutional Equity for follow-up. 

04/05/2018 Gender Expression, Gender Identity, Sex Verbal On campus: In the classroom

Incident involved University employee(s). Referred to Office of Institutional Equity for follow-up to bias incident reporter . 

04/05/2018 National Origin, Other Written, Other On-line (Email)

Incident involved University employee(s). Referred to Office for Institutional Equity for follow-up. 

03/31/2018 Race Verbal On campus: Pendleton Room Michigan Union

Incident involved Title IX allegations. Referred to Office for Institutional Equity for follow-up.

03/30/2018 National Origin, Religion, Sex Verbal On Campus: Michigan Dining

Incident involved Title IX allegations. Referred to Office of Institutional Equity for follow-up.

03/29/2018 Sexual Orientation Verbal On campus: In the classroom

Incident involved University employee(s). Referred to Office of Institutional Equity to follow-up with academic department as the bias incident reporter was anonoymous.

03/29/2018 Race Verbal On campus: Hatcher Graduate Library

Outreach by Bias Response Team member to bias incident reporter. Report to Hatcher Graduate library was submitted anonymously and others involved were not identified. Hatcher Graduate Library to monitor for similar incidents.

03/16/2018 Color, Race (cultural appropriation) On-line/Social Media: Picture posted on social media (Snapchat) portraying Blackface and inaccurately referencing the Black Lives Matter movement On-line

Bias Response Team offered support services to impacted person(s) and bias incident reporter(s); Housing Diversity and Inclusion staff outreach to residents at Mosher Jordan Residence Hall; Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) offering open hours and support; Michigan Dining emailed affected student employees and is in communication with HR; incident reported to UMPD and AAPD; Parties referred to Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR) to explore adaptable and restorative justice pathways for resolution, education and repair of harm; UM Social tweeted a response 

03/15/2018 Race Other - hand sign On campus: School of Public Health

Outreach by Bias Response Team member to bias incident reporter. School of Public Health identified individual involved and met with student to discuss interpretations. 

03/14/2018 Color, Race Vandalism/Destruction of Property On campus: Edward Henry Kraus Natural Science Building

 A police report was completed with the Department of Public Safety and Security.  Outreach by Bias Response Team member to meet with impacted student.

03/14/2018 Race Verbal On campus: Psychiatry, University of Michigan Hospitals

Incident involved University employee(s) and outside third party. Referred to Office for Institutional Equity and Michigan Medicine discrimination investigator for follow-up. 

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