Student Life: Bias Response Team (BRT)

Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech School: Baylor University Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: September 29, 2017

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If you believe you have been subject to a bias-motivated act, one avenue to pursue is the Bias Response Team, or BRT. BRT operates with the support of the President’s Office and consists of staff and faculty who have expertise in diversity issues and conflict resolution. BRT meets regularly to discuss new and ongoing cases.

What Should be Reported:

BRT deals with bias-motivated incidents that involve race, nationality, religion, gender, age, etc.

Examples of such incidents:

  • You are subjected to verbal abuse because you are an international student.
  • A wall near the door of a Jewish student is defaced with anti-Semitic phrases.
  • Every time you go to your work-study job, your supervisor insists on telling jokes that are demeaning to women.
  • Your professor repeatedly makes racially disparaging comments.

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