The Racist & Bias Incident Response Team oversees the creation, implementation, and long-term success of university protocols, programs, and processes in order to provide appropriate and calculated responses to incidents involving bias and racism at the university.
Report a Bias Incident
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. 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 here.
Incidents & Updates
Apr 1, 2021
U of U Health Medical Facility AssaultA patient at a University of Utah Health medical facility verbally and physically assaulted staff members.
Mar 15, 2021
Anti-Police PostingA poster with offensive words in Spanish and a negative portrayal of a police officer was posted in a public-facing office window of a building on Presidents Circle.
Feb 19, 2021
Dream Center Zoom BombingDuring a webinar, Zoom bombers used racist language in their audio feeds, targeting the Black community, as well as offensive speech and imagery targeting members of the Muslim community.
Jan 29, 2021
Extremist Militia Group Decal at Construction SiteA contractor working on a University of Utah construction site, noticed a decal for the “Three Percenters” on the company vehicle of a subcontractor.
Jan 28, 2021
Harassing Library Phone CallsAn unknown individual attempted to have a library employees repeat the title of a book which included the N-word.
Jan 18, 2021
Lassonde Parking Lot DefacementA parked car in the Lassonde Studios' parking lot was found defaced with racial and anti-LGBTQ+ slurs.
Dec 9, 2020
Kahlert Village VandalismReported vandalism of Kahlert Village's common area included a public display of a slur directed at the LGBTQ+ community.
Dec 2, 2020
Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence Zoom BombingAn unknown group of individuals “zoom bombed” a meeting using racist and offensive language and imagery targeting the LGBTQ+ community and members of the LDS Church.
Nov 25, 2020
Divestment Committee Zoom BombingAn unknown group of individuals “zoom bombed” a meeting using offensive sexual and racist videos, statements, images and hate speech in the text chat and annotations.
Nov 7, 2020
School of Music Zoom BombingDuring a masterclass on African American art song, an unknown group of individuals used offensive language and racist hate speech in their audio feeds and text chat directed at the Black community.
Sep 17, 2020