Reporting Bias

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Every Badger Deserves Respect

Bias Protocol on Campus & in University Housing

Campus

The University of Wisconsin-Madison values a diverse community where all members are able to participate fully in the Wisconsin Experience. Incidents of Bias/Hate affecting a person or group create a hostile climate and negatively impact the quality of the Wisconsin Experience for community members. UW Madison takes such incidents seriously and will investigate and respond to reported or observed incidents of bias/hate.

Bias Incidents

The University of Wisconsin-Madison values a diverse community where all members are able to participate fully in the Wisconsin Experience. Therefore, in University Housing, one of our priorities is to establish inclusive, respectful and caring communities.

If you have information about who is responsible for this bias incident or experience and/or witness an act of bias, please report it to a House Fellow or your Residence Life Coordinator. You can also report bias incidents online here. UW-Madison and University Housing respond to all bias incidents and may pursue disciplinary action if the bias is individually directed.

If you would like to discuss the incident, please contact your Residence Life Coordinator who is located in your Residence Life Office or Cleda Wang, Assistant Director for Residence Life-Inclusion: cleda.wang@housing.wisc.edu.

Bias Incident Protocol in University Housing

  1. Any witnesses or residents of the incident(s) report the details to a Residence Life professional or student staff member.
  2. Assistant Director connects with Residence Life Coordinator to review the report, investigate, and weigh in on option for residents involved and the community.
  3. A response is formulated by Assistant Director and Residence Life Coordinator.
  4. The Response is implemented.

Reporting

There are several ways you can report incidents of hate and bias:

  • In person: Report to House Fellows, Dean of Students Office (70 Bascom Hall)
  • Mobile UW: Safety
  • Online: Dean of Students Office
  • University Housing: House Fellows, Residence Life Coordinators