What is bias?
A bias incident is an act of bigotry, harassment, intimidation, coercion, or damage to property by known or unknown perpetrators that occurs on the Florida International University campus or within an area that impacts the FIU community. These can be associated with negative feelings and beliefs with respect to others race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, political affiliation, disability, veteran status, club affiliation or organizational membership.
After submitting a report, the Bias Education and Response Team will review it and determine the appropriate next steps, which may include referral to another department, further investigation, etc. A team member will always respond to keep the reporter updated on the status of the case. In cases of anonymous reporting, we are unable to provide a status update on incidents.
There are many ways to stop bias on campus. All of these ways include changing the culture on campus. This can only be done with the help of students. If you hear or see something that might be offensive, take action. Here are some examples of how you can help change campus culture: … Report and encourage others to report bias-related incidents.