The University of Rhode Island Bias Response Team based out of the Office of Student Life, 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:
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 can help individuals connect to resources in each of these areas for appropriate resolution.
Once a report is received an individual Case Response Teams formed. A CRT is made up of a case manager, advocate and target, and other parties as needed. The members of the CRT will change from incident to incident depending on the affected parties and the range of individuals needed for an appropriate response.
The purpose of the CRT is to effectively manage a reported issue, to develop a plan for resolution, and to implement the necessary pieces of an appropriate response to each incident.
***These are closed meetings. Please contact the chair for questions or information if needed.
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There are no reports available at this time. The Bias Response Team Annual Report will be made available at the end of the school year.
Lists of staff who can provide such advice are available in the following offices:
Disability Services for Students
Office for Civility Education
Housing and Residential Life, Residental Education
Multicultural Center, Assistant Director
Office of Student Life, Dean of Students
University Chaplains: Catholic, Jewish Protestant
Violence Prevention and Advocacy Services