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The University of Utah is committed to creating a safe, welcoming, and equitable campus. The Racist & Bias Incident Response Team (RBIRT) is one of many tools that the university uses to meet this goal. RBIRT includes representatives from multiple departments who work together to provide referrals, support, and messaging on behalf of the university response to racist and bias incidents. It can also refer violations of university policy or law to appropriate entities.

Committee members include representatives from the following departments: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion; Public Safety; Facilities Management; Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action; ASUU; The Counseling Center; University Information Technology; University Police Department; Housing and Residential Education; The Center for Student Wellness; Academic Affairs; University of Utah Health; University Marketing and Communications; Student Representatives. Members also collaborate with the Anti-Racism Committee to advise the Steering Committee on incidents of racism and racial bias on campus and relevant countermeasures.

Incidents & Updates

For any questions or concerns regarding an incident or this process, please contact Ana Ascencio, RBIRT Manager, at

For additional reporting information on reporting any safety-related incidents, visit the #SafeU website.

Incidents & updates

Support Resources

If you are currently in a situation where immediate medical, police or other emergency services are needed, call 911 or University Emergency Communications at 801-585-2677 (801-585-COPS). To file a complaint regarding discrimination or sexual harassment, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA) at 801-581-8365.

Support & resources

Reporting Process

When an incident is reported, it is sent to the Racist & Bias Incident Response Team members who collectively review each report and determine the best next steps.

Reporting Process

Report a Bias Incident

If you have witnessed or experienced a bias incident within the University of Utah community, you may use the button below to report it anonymously or with your name. Any act of intolerance, motivated wholly or in part by bias or prejudice against an individual’s race, color, ethnicity, age, religion, size, disability, national origin, language, gender, veteran status, identity expression, sexual orientation or age—regardless of severity—can be reported using this form. For additional reporting information, please feel free to visit the #SafeU website.

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