UMaine Bias Response Team: FAQ

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What is a bias incident?

A bias incident is an intentional or unintentional conduct that discriminates, stereotypes, excludes, harasses, or harms anyone in our community based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, or veteran status.

Who can file a bias-related incident report?

Any student, staff, faculty member or visitor to campus can report a bias-related incident that occurs anywhere on campus.

What happens after I file a report?

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator and the Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Life will conduct the initial meeting with complainants, inform complainants of their options, explain possible University response, maintain ongoing contact with complainants as appropriate, and will convene the BRT to address any larger issues as necessary.

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