The Diversity Incident Response and Education Collaborative Team (DIRECT) is committed to maintaining an environment that is safe, welcoming, and responsive to unlawful discrimination or harassment. DIRECT encourages students, staff, faculty, volunteers, and visitors to make a report so that the university can respond to incidents, assess the campus climate, and provide educational initiatives as needed.
Bias incidents are actions committed against a person or group that are motivated in whole or in part, by bias against the person’s or group’s sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, race, religion, or disability or other protected class. Bias incidents may or may not be hate crimes. Hate crimes are criminal offenses motivated in whole or in part, by bias against the person’s protected class. All hate crimes are bias incidents, but not all bias incidents are hate crimes.