Incidents of bias can include the use of slurs, epithets, symbols, graffiti, degrading language, harassment, exclusionary practices, and physical threats. Willamette community members have responsibilities and options when they witness or experience incidents that interfere with these values. Bias incidents should be reported as soon as possible to enable the behaviors to be addressed and those targeted to be supported.
The Core Bias Response Team is responsible for applying the Bias Response Protocol to reported incidents of bias involving members of the Willamette community or that occurred on campus. The team reviews, evaluates, and responds to reported incidents of bias experienced by members of the Willamette community and provides those who have witnessed, experienced, or been accused of an act of bias an opportunity to be heard, supported and advised. Data collected from the bias reports assists in monitoring campus climate trends and informs educational and outreach efforts for the Willamette community.