Bias Reporting System

Emergency Situations

If you are concerned for the immediate safety of yourself or others, please contact the CWRU Police at 216.368.3333 or dial 911. This online form and the information presented here is only for use in non-emergency situations.


Complainants have the right to request confidentiality of a complaint of perceived bias. The responsibility of the BRS is to weigh requests for confidentiality against the need to investigate and protect the university community. The BRS will attempt to keep complaints private to the extent possible and consistent with legal requirements and/or the university's requirement to investigate allegations and take appropriate action.

In order to protect the integrity of the inquiry, investigation, and resolution through the use of this process, all parties and witnesses are expected to maintain the confidentiality of the process. However, confidentiality is not required if disclosure is required by law, or if disclosure is necessary to report a crime or violation of law or to engage in concerted activity regarding terms or conditions of employment, or in relation to the right of a student respondent or complainant to re-disclose the outcome of the process under FERPA and/or Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) laws.

Bias Reporting System (BRS)

Case Western Reserve University embraces diversity and inclusion through the civility, free exchange of ideas, and appreciation for the distinct perspectives and talents of each individual. As such, the University strives to provide services and resources to students, faculty, and staff to foster an environment where all community members are respected, valued, and free to equally take part in academic, co-curricular, and social activities.

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.

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