Bias-related incidents can contribute to an unsafe environment and/or have a negative effect on an individual, group, or the campus community; therefore, the University maintains a Bias Response Team (BRT). The purpose of the BRT is to receive and review reports of bias-related incidents that occur in our community and to recommend an appropriate response. The BRT communicates with the affected persons (if applicable); communicates the nature of reports with university administration and the campus community; and informs affected persons of other supportive services. The BRT will also refer affected persons to appropriate offices such as Public Safety, Dean of Students, and Compliance and Equity Management to take advantage of available university processes and procedures. The BRT will refer trends to the Diversity and Inclusion Council and the Chief Diversity Officer for consideration in developing campus educational efforts to help maintain an environment of mutual respect.