BGSU Bias Reporting System

Bowling Green State University

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Bowling Green State University strives to be a community of respect, openness, compassion and inclusion. We continue to engage the campus community by sharing our experiences, listening to others, and debating ideas in civil, constructive ways. However, there are times when the actions and behaviors of our campus community impact others negatively and we must respond to these incidents with resources, support, and actions. While Bowling Green State University welcomes open expression and debate, bias incidents directly impact the ability to know, trust, support, and learn from one another and will not be tolerated.

A 'bias incident’ refers to language and/or actions that demonstrate bias against persons because of, but not limited to, their actual or perceived race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a military veteran.

Bias incidents include, but are not limited to, name-calling, stereotyping, belittling, or excluding others based on their identity. Some, but not all, bias incidents may rise to the level of discriminatory harassment, sexual misconduct, or other violations of policy or law.

If you have any additional questions or information about these incidents, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 419-372-2843. If you have an incident to report you can do so here.