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Racist & Bias Incident Response Team Process

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    When an incident is reported, it is sent to the Special Assistant to the Chief Safety Officer (CSO), along with the Co-Chairs of the Racist and Bias Incident Response Team. This group reviews and triages each report to determine the best next steps.

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    The Special Assistant to the CSO then coordinates the various components of response, including connecting the reporting party to supportive or investigative resources where appropriate (such as University Police or the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action).

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    The Special Assistant to the CSO ensures that the appropriate parties are informed of the incident and coordinates the response to the reporting parties where necessary, as well as the communities exposed to and affected by the incident.

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    The Special Assistant to the CSO will also coordinate any follow-up communication to these communities, giving updates if possible.

Questions & Concerns

For any questions or concerns regarding an incident or this process, please contact Brian Jay Nicholls, Special Assistant to the Chief Safety Officer, at

For additional reporting information, please feel free to visit here.

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
Report a Bias Incident

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.

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