Bias Reporting

Northern Illinois University

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Northern Illinois University (NIU) strives to create a welcoming, inclusive and equitable community where all people are treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to safeguarding individuals' constitutional rights to free speech and assembly and addressing incidents of bias that may negatively affect individuals and/or communities.

When an incident is reported, the reporting party will be contacted and informed about support resources available to them at the university. If the behavior appears to be a violation of university policy and/or the law, the reporting party will be informed about additional ways the incident may be addressed.

If you have observed or experienced a bias incident, please use the form below. This form is for reporting a non-emergency or non-urgent incident involving bias. If you wish to remain anonymous you may leave the name field blank, however, be aware that we will not be able to reach you if there is additional information needed, or to provide you with a follow-up.