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
10/24/2017 Race Verbal On campus: Bursley Residence Hall

Housing Diversity and Inclusion staff member and Hall Director followed up with bias incident reporter and other party involved.

10/19/2017 Race Online: posts in favor of Alt-Right and shaming of people of color Online

Prior to reporting to BRT, the impacted party reported to the department. 

10/17/2017 Race Verbal Off campus: South University St. (outside)

Report was submitted anonymously.

10/16/2017 Race Written: picture on a room door On campus: Residence Hall

Housing Diversity and Inclusion Staff Member and Hall Directors followed up with the bias incident reporter and with the offender.

10/16/2017 Race Verbal On campus: Residence hall

Housing Diversity and Inclusion Staff Member and Hall Directors followed up with the bias incident reporter and with the offender.

10/14/2017 Verbal Sexual Orientation On campus: At a UM Library

BRT member followed up with the bias incident reporter

10/13/2017 Religion Verbal Not reported

No follow up could take place by BRT because the bias incident reporter was anonymous.

10/12/2017 Race Written Email

BRT referred to the Office for Institutional Equity to reach out to the alleged offender; BRT is unable to respond to the anonymous bias incident reporter. 

10/12/2017 Race Written: Letters Via U.S. Mail

BRT reached out to the impacted persons offering to meet.

10/11/2017 Race Written Not reported

Outreach was made to the bias incident reporter but no response. Follow up communication will be held with faculty member named in the report.

10/09/2017 Religion Graffiti Not reported

Prior to reporting to BRT the graffiti was removed; the incident was reported anonymously.

10/08/2017 Sexual Orientation Grafitti North Campus Duderstadt Center study carrel

UMPD referred incident to BRT; graffiti was removed; BRT member met with bias incident reporter.

10/07/2017 Race,Sexual Orientation Verbal Michigan Football Stadium

Bias incident reporters contacted stadium staff and police who removed offender at time of incident; BRT responded to the bias incident reporters to provide additional campus resources.

10/07/2017 Religion, Sex Written Sidewalk in front of bias incident reporters off-campus house

BRT responded to the bias incident reporter; Bias incident reporter informed AAPD

10/06/2017 Race Online/Social Media,Written Virtual

Outreach to bias incident reporter by member of BRT.

10/06/2017 Race Online/Social Media (race) Virtual (Facebook)

OIE reported case to BRT and referred bias incident reporter to resources.

10/03/2017 Other Verbal Not reported

Follow up could not occur because the bias incident reporter was anonymous.

10/03/2017 Race Written - Fliers posted with anti-black messaging On Campus: ST - Stockwell Hall - Near CCRB. Circular cylinder posting area outside the main door of South Quad

UMPD took informational report. Outreach to bias incident reporter by the BRT was shared with other impacted students.

10/03/2017 Race Written - White supremacist stickers On Campus: CC Little kiosk near building

Outreach to bias incident reporter by BRT.

10/03/2017 Race Written (race-anti black) Off Campus: Undisclosed location

Outreach to bias incident reporter by BRT.

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