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Reporting and Responding to Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes

Reporting and Responding to Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes

When a member of the UMM community experiences or becomes aware of a possible bias-related incident, the U of M will provide support and address disrespectful bias and discrimination within our community. UMM has established campus procedures for reporting and responding to bias incidents. You may view this document at : UMM Campus Procedures for Reporting and Responding to Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes. Following is a summary of the campus procedures:

If you have been physically threatened or are the victim of a crime, call 9-1-1.

As a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender person, it is okay to call the Police if you have been called a pejorative name and you feel threatened. You can speak to a police officer anonymously. Campus Police are available by calling:

Student Counseling provides free, confidential support for all students, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the academic year. The Stevens Community Medical Center crisis line 1-800-568-5955 is available 24/7.

Additional reporting for those experiencing bias incidents

Immediately report all bias incidents using the U of M Bias / Discrimination / Harassment Reporting Form. Your report will be documented and responded to by UMM. Reports submitted through this site go to the U of M Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action and are sent to the UMM Human Resources/Equal Opportunity Office for response.

Reports received during the evening and/or weekend will not be received by UMM until the following business day. If you are physically threatened or the victim of a crime, contact Campus Police or local law enforcement officers for immediate assistance – call 9-1-1.

The University of Minnesota, Morris does not tolerate acts of discrimination by any agent or organization of the U of M for reasons of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, gender identification, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status and/or sexual orientation and will seek resolution of such matters.

Reporting suggestions

Reports should include as much detail as possible. Record where and when the incident occurred, document the names of witnesses, if applicable; document detailed information about the perpetrator(s), if applicable. In addition, retain any physical evidence of the incident (e.g., photos of messages written on doors, physical objects, etc.)

Employees of the University of Minnesota , Morris who become aware of a violation of University policy, the Student Conduct Code, or illegal activity are required to report the incident to their supervisor and to the appropriate campus authority, including Campus Police for criminal activity.

Every effort should be made to support the student in making the decision to contact a parent and/or guardian. Parents or guardians of students should be notified only at the request of the student or if there is a health or safety emergency.

Additional resources to offer and more detailed reporting and response information are available in the UMM Campus Procedures for Reporting and Responding to Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes.