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:

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Nature of Incident:

National Origin, Race

Method of Expression of Bias:

On-line/Social Media

Location of Incident:

Unknown

Summary of Response Actions:

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

Incident Date:

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Nature of Incident:

Gender Expression, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation

Method of Expression of Bias:

On-line/Social Media

Location of Incident:

On-line (Website)

Summary of Response Actions:

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

Incident Date:

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Nature of Incident:

Color, Race, Sex

Method of Expression of Bias:

Written, Other

Location of Incident:

Unknown

Summary of Response Actions:

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

Incident Date:

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Nature of Incident:

Age, Other

Method of Expression of Bias:

Verbal, Written

Location of Incident:

On-line (Email)

Summary of Response Actions:

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

Incident Date:

Friday, April 20, 2018

Nature of Incident:

National Origin, Race

Method of Expression of Bias:

Verbal

Location of Incident:

On Campus: Ross School of Business

Summary of Response Actions:

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

Incident Date:

Monday, April 16, 2018

Nature of Incident:

National Origin

Method of Expression of Bias:

Written

Location of Incident:

On-line

Summary of Response Actions:

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

Incident Date:

Monday, April 16, 2018

Nature of Incident:

Race

Method of Expression of Bias:

On-line/Social Media

Location of Incident:

On-line

Summary of Response Actions:

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

Incident Date:

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nature of Incident:

Sex

Method of Expression of Bias:

Verbal

Location of Incident:

Off campus: Scorekeepers

Summary of Response Actions:

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

Incident Date:

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Nature of Incident:

Disability

Method of Expression of Bias:

Graffiti

Location of Incident:

On campus: Michigan Union

Summary of Response Actions:

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

Incident Date:

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Nature of Incident:

Color, Race

Method of Expression of Bias:

Verbal

Location of Incident:

On campus: In the classroom

Summary of Response Actions:

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

Incident Date:

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Nature of Incident:

Gender Expression, Gender Identity, Sex

Method of Expression of Bias:

Verbal

Location of Incident:

On campus: In the classroom

Summary of Response Actions:

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

Incident Date:

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Nature of Incident:

National Origin, Other

Method of Expression of Bias:

Written, Other

Location of Incident:

On-line (Email)

Summary of Response Actions:

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

Incident Date:

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Nature of Incident:

Race

Method of Expression of Bias:

Verbal

Location of Incident:

On campus: Pendleton Room Michigan Union

Summary of Response Actions:

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

Incident Date:

Friday, March 30, 2018

Nature of Incident:

National Origin, Religion, Sex

Method of Expression of Bias:

Verbal

Location of Incident:

On Campus: Michigan Dining

Summary of Response Actions:

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

Incident Date:

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Nature of Incident:

Sexual Orientation

Method of Expression of Bias:

Verbal

Location of Incident:

On campus: In the classroom

Summary of Response Actions:

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

Incident Date:

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Nature of Incident:

Race

Method of Expression of Bias:

Verbal

Location of Incident:

On campus: Hatcher Graduate Library

Summary of Response Actions:

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.

Incident Date:

Friday, March 16, 2018

Nature of Incident:

Color, Race (cultural appropriation)

Method of Expression of Bias:

On-line/Social Media: Picture posted on social media (Snapchat) portraying Blackface and inaccurately referencing the Black Lives Matter movement

Location of Incident:

On-line

Summary of Response Actions:

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 

Incident Date:

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Nature of Incident:

Race

Method of Expression of Bias:

Other - hand sign

Location of Incident:

On campus: School of Public Health

Summary of Response Actions:

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

Incident Date:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Nature of Incident:

Race

Method of Expression of Bias:

Verbal

Location of Incident:

On campus: Psychiatry, University of Michigan Hospitals

Summary of Response Actions:

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

Incident Date:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Nature of Incident:

Color, Race

Method of Expression of Bias:

Vandalism/Destruction of Property

Location of Incident:

On campus: Edward Henry Kraus Natural Science Building

Summary of Response Actions:

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

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