NDSU is committed to fostering a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment for the benefit of our entire campus community. NDSU’s bias reporting system provides NDSU students, staff, and faculty with an avenue to report incidents of bias, bigotry, or hate that occur on our campus or in off-campus settings that impact NDSU. Reports may be submitted anonymously or with the reporter’s name included. Please note that submitting a report anonymously may impact NDSU’s ability to fully respond to your concerns.
When NDSU receives a bias report, it will determine the appropriate manner to address and resolve the report in accordance with various options available at NDSU. These options include, but are not limited to:
- (1) Recording the report for tracking purposes and to assess trends (this option may be used, for example, if the reporter requests that no action be taken and NDSU deems the request appropriate or if an anonymous report impedes NDSU’s ability to fully respond);
- (2) Presenting the bias report to NDSU’s Bias Report Response Team (as needed) to determine how to best handle a report; or
- (3) Responding to the bias report in accordance with NDSU Policy 156, Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Complaint Procedures, NDSU Policy 162, Sexual Harassment, and/or NDSU Policy 603, Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Compliance as necessary (please see below for further information).