Responding to Bias-Related Incidents on Campus

Executive Briefing for Student Affairs Leaders

Eighty-nine percent of university provosts and presidents reported personally spending more time on campus climate issues in the past year, particularly as the volume and complexity of issues on campus have risen.

Addressing incidents and perceptions of bias on campus is a critical issue that can impact student wellness, institutional reputation, and the educational experience. However, it’s a complex issue to address. Many institutional attempts and responses have come under scrutiny recently, leaving administrators wondering how to appropriately balance protecting free speech with addressing student concerns about bias and safety.

This executive briefing is designed to help inform senior leaders across campus to consider Bias Response Teams (BRTs), and includes key terms, related lawsuits and legislation, and next steps you can take.

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