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Racist & Bias Incident Response Team Process

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    When an incident is reported, it is sent to the RBIRT Manager, along with the Special Assistant to the Chief Safety Officer and Co-Chairs of the Bias Incident Response Team. The group triages each report to determine the best next steps.

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    The RBIRT Manager then coordinates the various components of the response, including connecting the reporting party to supportive resources and communicating to communities exposed to and affected by the incident.

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    If a report involves a potential violation of university policies or state/federal laws, it is referred to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action and/or University of Utah Police for review. RBIRT is not responsible for investigation or disciplinary action.

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    The RBIRT Manager coordinates any incident updates and additional communications, as needed.


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    Data and trends from bias incident reports (such as the type, frequency, and location) are used to help inform future safety programs and educational efforts at the university.


Questions & Concerns

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

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.

Submit a report