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.
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.
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.