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
09/16/2017 Race Written: graffiti/spray paint on side of building On Campus: posting wall near Chemistry Building On Campus: West Quad

Bias incident reporter removed flyers; reported to DPSS, Housing Security, and UMPD; bias incident reporter(s) interviewed

09/16/2017 Religion Written: anti-semitic writing and drawing on whiteboard On Campus

Investigation initiated by UMPD; met with impacted person(s); offered support services and resources

09/09/2017 Race Verbal: comments targeting LatinX student(s) On Campus: outside of Michigan Union

Met with impacted person(s); offered support services and resources

09/07/2017 Color; Race Verbal: comments made to student on campus On Campus: Diag

Met with impacted person(s); support provided by co-workers; reported to OIE and UMPD

09/06/2017 Color; Race Verbal: comments made to student in residence hall On Campus: Mary Markley

Met with impacted person(s); hall staff provided support; DPE follow up

09/02/2017 Race Other: beer can thrown from car Off Campus: near State and Washington

Met with impacted person(s); offered support services; advised to make a report with UMPD/AAPD

09/02/2017 Sexual Orientation; Gender identity Electronic Virtual (Email)

Targeted student supported by variety of staff; incident reported to UMPD

09/01/2017 National Origin; Race Written (anti-Latinx graffiti) painted on the rock after ALMA program had painted culturally affirming messages Off Campus: UM Rock

Students repainted the Rock; offered support services to impacted person(s); incident reported to UMPD and AAPD.  President Schlissel statement.

08/29/2017 Religion Verbal (targeting Christians) Off Campus

Anonymous report; unable to provide support services

08/28/2017 Race Written: white supremacist graffiti in bathroom On Campus: University Hospital

Maintenance notified and removed graffitti from impacted area

08/22/2017 Other Written: anti-semitic graffiti in public area On Campus: Pierpont Commons

Incident reported to UMPD; graffiti removed from impacted area

08/21/2017 Other Online/Social Media: articles published online Virtual

Met with impacted person(s); offered support services; UMPD, academic department, and Student Legal Services already supporting

08/20/2017 Race Online/Social Media: comments made on Twitter Virtual (Twitter)

Met with student who posed comments; support offered to potentially impacted groups, given anonymous report 

08/18/2017 National Origin; Race (cultural appropriation) Online/Social Media (Facebook invitation to Welcome Week Event) Virtual (organization Facebook page)

Organization cancelled event; apologies issued by chapter & national organization; ongoing educational work occurring with chapter and Greek community

08/17/2017 Other Written (sign) suggesting individuals who voted a certain way (in the presidential election) were not welcome On Campus: CCRB

Sign removed; offered support services to impacted person(s); offender referred to various university programs 

08/17/2017 National Origin; Race; Religion; Other Written (graffiti) in bathroom and cabin; Vandalism/Destruction of Property Remote Campus Property: UM Biostation (Pellston, MI)

Incident reported to LSA Dean's Office, DPSS, and OIE; investigated by UMPD; met with impacted person(s) and bias incident reporter(s); closed off area where incident occurred; offered additional support of university resources

08/03/2017 Race; Gender Identity; Race Classroom Behavior of Student(s) targeting identity of another student On Campus: Central Campus - classroom

Impacted person(s) met with DOS, OIE; academic resources provided

07/28/2017 Race; Religion; Sexual Orientation; Color; National Origin; Race Written (fliers) posted on campus referencing white privilege, facism, and anti-LGBT comments On Campus: West Quad; Munger; South Quad; Diag

UMPD responded to area; collected flyers; police report filed; support offered to impacted person(s)/group(s); investigation initiated by UMPD and Housing Security

07/27/2017 Gender Expression; Gender Identity Verbal: rape jokes, heckling Off Campus

Director of summer camp program spoke to parents of offender(s)

07/27/2017 Color, Race Unspecified Unknown

Outreach to impacted person(s) by DOS, BRT, OIE, and DPSS; support offered by multiple resources; police report filed.

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