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How to report a bias incident

Several mechanisms are available to DePauw students, faculty, and staff members who want to report incidents that may be based on bias.  In an emergency situation, dial 911.  Here are non emergency options:

DePauw University Bias Incident Reporting Form
If a situation does not pose an immediate safety risk or does not require an immediate response, you may report an incident using this form. A member of the Bias Incident Response Team will respond within 72 hours.

During business hours
Report in person during University business hours:

    • To report an incident in which a faculty member might have shown bias, contact the Dean of the Faculty in the Academic Affairs Officer, Julian Room 377
    • To report an incident in which a staff member might have shown bias, contact the Director of Human Resources in the Administration Building First Floor
    • To report an incident in which a student or another individual (local resident, campus guests, etc.) might have shown bias, contact the Coordinator of the Bias Incident Response Team, Dean of Students Myrna Hernandez in Union Building Room 210

After business hours
Resources that are available 24 hours a day include:

    • Students who wish to speak to a trained staff member about a bias incident outside of  University business hours may call the DePauw dispatcher at (765) 658-4800 and ask to speak with the Student Academic Life on call Responder.  The Responder is available to meet and assist with any immediate needs a student may have after hours.  The Responder will refer to the Bias Incident Response Team or other appropriate offices for follow up.
    • BIRT Hotline:  Call (765) 658-6641 to speak with a professional staff member.  In most situations, this is a phone call to consult.  These professionals are trained to talk to students, faculty and staff about incidents of bias and will refer them to the Bias Incident Response Team or other appropriate offices for follow up.
    • Public Safety:  Call (765) 658-5555 to speak with an Officer.  Officers are available to address any criminal activity, gather information, conduct immediate inquiries, access resources and make referrals for investigations.  Public Safety will refer to the Bias Incident Response Team or other appropriate offices for follow up.