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
11/07/2017 National Origin, Race Verbal On campus: In classroom

Incident involved university employee(s). Office of Institutional Equity has made outreach to bias incident reporter. 

11/06/2017 Religion Other Not reported

Report was submitted anonymously.

11/04/2017 Race White board; Written On campus: Bursley Residence Hall

White board image removed; Referred to Diversity and Inclusion Staff Member and Hall Director.

11/03/2017 Race Verbal Not disclosed

Referred to Office of Institutional Equity because incident involves University employee(s).

11/02/2017 Race Verbal On campus: South Quad Residence Hall

Referred to Diversity and Inclusion Staff Member and Hall Director.

11/01/2017 Color, National Origin, Race, Religion, Sex Written Not reported

Report was submitted anonymously.

11/01/2017 Color, Race Written Not reported

Report was submitted anonymously.

11/01/2017 Other Verbal Not reported

Report was submitted anonymously.

11/01/2017 National Origin, Race, Religion Verbal Not disclosed

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

11/01/2017 Other Verbal Not reported

Report was submitted anonymously.

10/31/2017 National Origin Verbal On campus

Incident involved university employee(s). Office of Institutional Equity has made outreach to bias incident reporter. 

10/29/2017 National Origin, Race Verbal On campus: Bursley/Baits University Bus Line

BRT members met with impacted person and helped process and brainstorm bias incident preventative efforts.

10/29/2017 Race Verbal Online

BRT referred incident to Office of Student Conflict Resolution to follow up with impacted parties and for appropriate alternatives/ resolutions.

10/27/2017 Other Verbal On campus: School of Public Health

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

10/26/2017 Race Verbal On campus: University of Michigan Hospital

Referred to Office of Institutional Equity because incident involves University employee(s). 

10/26/2017 National Origin, Religion Verbal On campus: Chemistry building laboratory

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

10/25/2017 Race, Religion Verbal Off campus: store on State Street

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

10/25/2017 Sex, Religion Verbal On campus: Commuter South bus, stop near Michigan Union

Limited ability to reach bias incident reporter due to anonymous report and no impacted person named; Referred to Office of Institutional Equity for notification to University Transportation of reported incident 

10/24/2017 National Origin, Race Verbal On campus: Near Hatcher Graduate Library

Outreach made by BRT to meet with bias incident reporter.

10/24/2017 Race/Politics Graffiti On campus: North Campus Recreational Center, Construction Site

Communication with Department of Public Safety and Security; limited follow up due to no identified suspects.

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