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
03/13/2018 Gender Expression, Gender Identity On-line/Social Media On-line

Referred to Housing Diversity and Inclusion staff and Hall Director to do outreach with bias incident reporter.

03/07/2018 Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation Verbal On campus: Martha Cook Residence Hall

Referred to Housing Diversity and Inclusion staff and Hall Director to do outreach with bias incident reporter.

03/06/2018 Sex Other Unkown

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

02/23/2018 Race, Religion Written, Other: Posters Unknown

Outreach by Bias Response Team member to bias incident reporter to request more information on the reported flyer's content and location. 

02/21/2018 Sexual Orientation Graffiti, Written On campus: Law Library restroom

U-M Law Facilities staff was contacted and graffiti removed.

02/19/2018 Color, National Origin, Race, Religion Written, Other: Posters Unknown

Communication to Bias Response Team. Poster was removed by the bias incident reporter.

02/12/2018 Sex, Other Vandalism/Destruction of Property, Verbal On campus: West Quad Residence Hall

Referred to Housing Diversity and Inclusion staff and Hall Director who did outreach and follow-up with bias incident reporter. 

02/10/2018 Sex, Other Verbal On campus: Bursley Residence Hall

Referred to Housing Diversity and Inclusion staff and Hall Director who did outreach to bias incident reporter. 

02/08/2018 Other Verbal On campus: In the classroom

Outreach to faculty by a member of the Bias Response Team. Unable to contact bias incident reporter impacted because report was submitted anonymously. 

02/08/2018 Color, Race, Other Verbal On campus: In the classroom

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

02/04/2018 Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation Verbal On campus: Martha Cook Residence Hall

Referred to Housing Diversity and Inclusion staff and Hall Director who did outreach and follow-up with bias incident reporter.

02/01/2018 National Origin, Race Verbal, Other In the classroom

Incident involved University employee(s). Referred to Office of Institutional Equity for follow-up. Office of Institutional Equity contacted the bias incident reporter and shared concerns with the academic department involved. 

01/30/2018 On-line/Social Media National Origin, Religion On-line

Outreach by Bias Response Team member. Bias Response Team member met with the bias incident reporter and discussed contacting the other party involved. 

01/24/2018 Disability Verbal On campus: multiple locations

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

01/24/2018 Sex Other On campus: Shapiro Undergraduate Library

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

01/20/2018 Gender Identity, Religion Vandalism/Destruction of Property, Written On campus: South Quad Residence Hall

Referred to Housing Diversity and Inclusion staff and Hall Director for follow-up with impacted resident(s).

01/18/2018 National Origin, Race Verbal On campus: In classroom

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

01/18/2018 National Origin, Race Verbal, Other On Campus: Ross School of Business

Outreach by Bias Response Team member to meet with the bias incident reporter. 

01/17/2018 Race, Sexual Orientation Verbal On campus: In residence hall

Referred to Housing Diversity and Inclusion staff and Hall Director. Bias incident reporter was anonymous and impacted parties are not known at this time. 

01/08/2018 Gender Expression, Gender Identity, Sex Verbal, Written On campus: In the classroom

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

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