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
01/06/2018 National Origin, Race, Religion Vandalism/Destruction of Property On campus: Bursley Residence Hall

Outreach by Diversity and Inclusion staff and Diversity Peer Educator who followed up with resident. 

12/27/2017 Sexual Orientation On-line/Social Media, Written Email

Referred to DPSS for review. DPSS filed an informational report with the bias incident reporter.

12/19/2017 Gender Identity, Race, Other On-line/Social Media, Verbal On-line and telephone call

Outreach by Diveristy and Inclusion staff along with Housing security 

12/19/2017 Race Verbal Telephone call

Outreach by Bias Response Team member to impacted person and DPSS notified

12/19/2017 Race Verbal Telephone call

Outreach by Bias Response Team member to impacted person and DPSS notified 

12/14/2017 Disability Verbal On campus: Bursley Residence Hall

Referred to Housing Diversity and Inclusion staff and Hall Director for follow-up with both parties. 

12/13/2017 Sexual Orientation Verbal On campus: Barbour/Newberry Residence Hall

Referred to Housing Diversity and Inclusion staff and Hall Director for follow-up. 

12/12/2017 Race, Sexual Orientation Verbal On campus: Barbour/Newberry Residence Hall

Referred to Housing Diversity and Inclusion staff and Hall Director for follow-up. 

12/11/2017 Disability Written On-line

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

12/11/2017 National Origin, Race Written On campus: Classroom

Outreach by Bias Response Team member to bias incident reporter and impacted person. 

12/10/2017 Race, Sex Graffiti, Written On campus: East Quadrangle Residence Hall

Referred to Housing Diversity and Inclusion staff who is working with Department of Public Safety and Security for investigation.

12/09/2017 National Origin, Religion On-line/Social Media On-line/Social Media

Report was submitted anonymously.

12/06/2017 Other Written, Other On-line (Email)

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

12/06/2017 Sexual Orientation Verbal On campus: Elevator of Mosher Jordan Residence Hall

Referred to Housing Diversity and Inclusion staff who is working with Department of Public Safety and Security for investigation.

12/05/2017 Other Verbal Unknown

Incident involved University employee(s). Outreach made by Office of Institutional Equity to bias incident reporter.

11/30/2017 Color, Race Verbal On campus: Literature, Science, and the Arts building

Incident involved University employee(s). Outreach made by Office of Institutional Equity to bias incident reporter.

11/30/2017 Race, Other - Political Verbal On campus: Classroom

Incident involved University employee(s). Outreach made by Office of Institutional Equity to bias incident reporter. 

11/30/2017 National Origin, Religion Whiteboard On campus: West Quad Residence Hall

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

11/30/2017 Race, Other Verbal, Written, Other On campus: Literature, Science, and the Arts building

Referred to Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for follow-up with impacted person(s).

11/30/2017 Race, Other Verbal, Other On campus: Literature, Science, and the Arts building

Outreach by Bias Response Team member to bias incident reporter.

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