This website is a resource for anyone who needs to report an incident of bias or wants to explore and better understand issues like bias and discrimination, and how to effectively respond.
What is a Bias Incident?
Bias incidents are acts or behaviors motivated by the offender's bias against any combination but not limited to identities such as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
While these acts do not necessarily rise to the level of a crime, a violation of state law, university policy, or the Student Code of Conduct, a bias act may contribute to creating an unsafe, negative, or unwelcome environment for the victim; anyone who shares the same social identity as the victim; and/or, community members of the University.
This reporting process is open to all who are the University of Washington Tacoma campus: Faculty, Staff, Students and Visitors. This process will not replace existing structures on campus, nor should it be used in immediate or emergency situations. For immediate situations please call UWT Campus Safety at 253-692-4416 or for Emergency situations please call 911.
Reporting allows us to best assist those in need, track patterns of bias and create educational interventions to help improve our campus' climate. We know that in order to create change, we must be aware of what is occurring on campus and be transparent about it.
This reporting process is not intended to replace or subordinate any existing processes for reporting and addressing acts of discrimination, harassment, or violence, including but not limited to, processes of the Office of Human Resources, Campus Safety, and Office of Student Conduct.
As a reminder if you wish to submit a report anonymously please make sure to log off from your NetID.