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Bias Response Team

Bias Response Team

Welcome to the homepage of the University of Rhode Island Bias Response Team.

Please use the links on the left to learn more about the BRT and our programs. If you would like to file a report, please use the links to the right. If you would like more information please contact us.


The University of Rhode Island's Bias Response Team, based out of the Division of Student Affairs, works to gather information about bias incidents and to support those who have witnessed, or become a target of an act of bias

The role of the Bias Response Team is to:

  • Provide a safe space to targets of bias to have their voices heard
  • To promote civility and respect
  • To effect change around these important issues
  • To ensure a comprehensive response to bias incidents

Who We Are

Representatives from both Student Affairs and Academic Affairs constitute the Bias Response Team. Team members contribute diverse expertise that allows the group as a whole to evaluate cases from multiple perspectives and disciplines. The Bias Response Team does not adjudicate student conduct code violations, affirmative action issues, or issues of state or federal law. The Bias Response Team will help individuals connect to resources in each of these areas for appropriate resolution.

Contact Us

If you experience or witness an incident of discrimination based on your physical or mental disability, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, gender identity and/or gender expression at the University of Rhode Island, please contact the Bias Response Team at or

Bias Response Team members will review your case, keep your information confidential, inform you of your options, and connect you with campus resources that best suit your needs.