Office of Equity and Inclusion: Bias Incident Response Team

Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech School: University of Cincinnati Statement Rating: Green Last updated: January 22, 2018

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The Bias Incident Response Team assists the university community in addressing actions committed against people, property, and identifiable groups that are motivated by a bias against race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical ability, disability, or any other type of bias.

The purpose of the team is to review reports of incidents involving students and employees and recommend an appropriate response (investigation/communication).  The team supports those who are targeted by referring them to available campus resources.  Where the team suspects there may be criminal activity, they will report it to University of Cincinnati Police Department and notify General Counsel which serves in an advisory capacity.  The team may confer with the Student of Concern Committee to determine if the offended or perpetrator (if known) has been previously identified.  If the nature of the incident rises to the level of a hate crime, it will be referred to the University of Cincinnati Police Department and Threat Assessment Group.

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