Bias stems from fear, misunderstanding, hatred and stereotypes and may result in negative treatment of an individual.

Bias-related incidents, while abhorrent and intolerable, may not violate University policy or break the law. In some instances the University can assist in addressing the behavior. In many instances, the University can provide support, services and resources.

By reporting bias-related incidents you help the University understand the climate around these issues and provide transparency that will be reported online.

Hate crimes are also motivated by bias, but they include a definable crime such as threats of violence, property damage, personal injury, and other illegal conduct. A hate crime is an infraction of the law and will be addressed accordingly.

File a Bias Incident report

If you feel your immediate safety is at risk, if you are a witness to physical violence or suspect imminent danger to yourself or others, please call 911 immediately. You may also call the Equal Opportunity and Title IX office directly to report a Bias or Hate Incident at (775) 784-1547 or the Bias or Hate reporting line at (775) 784-1030.