Bias-Related Incident Reporting

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Bias-Related Incidents

A bias-related incident is an incident that negatively targets, intimidates, or threatens an individual or group due to race, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical, mental, and intellectual disabilities, as well as past/present history of mental disorders.

 

Speech and Civility in a University Setting

Hate speech and actions are not tolerated at the University of Connecticut and individuals who are victims of hate speech or actions related to discrimination, harassment or intimidation based on bigotry or bias are protected through the Student Code and Connecticut State Department of Education.

For the complete policy related to the Bias-Related Incident protocol, please visit the Dean of Students website.

 

Resources for Reporting a Bias-Related Incident

Many departments, including the Department of Residential Life, can receive reports of bias-related incidents. To report an incident to Residential Life, please do one of the following.

  • Report the incident to a Resident Assistant (RA).
  • Call the Hall Director On-Duty at (860) 933-2220 and state that you need to report a bias-related incident.
  • If you would like to report an incident online, you can submit this form which will be sent to the Office of Community Standards.

 

Web Resources

Jay Smooth: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race

Verna Myers: The Uncomfortable Truth about Racism

Tiffany Jana: The Power of my Privilege

Thandie Newton: Embracing Otherness, Embracing Myself

Mellody Hobson: Color Blind or Color Brave

Eric Deggans: How to Talk About Race

Justin Ford: Pedagogy of Privilege

Bryon Stevenson: We Need to Talk About an Injustice