About the Bias Reporting System

The goal of creating a Bias Reporting System (BRS) at Case Western Reserve is to promote an inclusive community by supporting students through a clear and streamlined process for reporting incidents of perceived hate, bias, and/or discrimination. BRS acts as resource to students and the CWRU community by illustrating the current campus climate.

A bias incident is any discriminatory or hurtful behavior/action directed towards an individual or group of people. It is based upon actual or percieved identity characteristics or background including but not limited to race, sex (gender identity/expression), color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation. These acts may create hostile environment and have a negative social, emotional or physical impact on an individual, group or community.

Objectives
  • Informing and connecting students to resources
  • Conducting ongoing assessments of campus climate
  • Institute a BRS that will:
    • Intervene in crisis moments
    • Act as an immediate support system
    • Provide referrals
    • Communicate information with campus partners
    • Document incidents
    • Create reporting structures that encourage accountability and ensure student concerns are heard
Membership Structure

Members are appointed annually by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students