NC State’s OIED Bias Impact Response Team (BIRT), serves the campus community by offering a system and processes that invite students, faculty and staff to document and proactively address the impacts of bias-related behaviors and actions. BIRT supports individuals involved in these situations, promotes education and dialogue and cultivates a campus climate that is conducive to successful student matriculation and effective faculty and staff development.
BIRT does not replace or subordinate any existing processes for reporting and addressing acts of discrimination, harassment, concern or violence. The team does not investigate incidents and will refer them to law enforcement or the appropriate university offices when necessary.
A bias incident is an occurrence that does not give rise to an Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy or Code of Student Conduct violation. Policy violations are handled and redressed through the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity, consistent with POL 04.25.05 and related Regulations. Student Conduct Code violations are handled and redressed through the Office of Student Conduct.