Bias and Hate
A hate/bias incident is any physically or verbally harmful act that is motivated by (or appears to be motivated by, in whole or in part) any of the following factors: age, disability, gender, gender identity/gender expression, marital status, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race/ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veterans or military status, or any other identity status protected by University policy 29.
Bias and Hate Incident Report
Members of the UW-Parkside community may use this form to report concerning behavior related to bias and hate incidents. The reporting form is securely transmitted to the Dean of Students Office and the Campus Care Team. The Campus Care Team will review all reports and determine appropriate follow-up to ensure we maintain our university vision and mission to “a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on students’ success, diversity, inclusion, and community engagement.”
In many cases, incidents of bias do not violate campus policy, but instead offer opportunities for educational follow-up to improve our campus climate.
What is a Bias/Hate Incident?
Any physically or verbally harmful act that is motivated by (or appears to be motivated by, in whole or in part) any quality/qualities of someone's identity.
What is the purpose of this form?
The purpose of this form is to monitor the occurrence of hate/bias incidents both on and off campus. Submitting this form may or may not result in criminal or university action, depending on the type of incident and the victim's/target’s willingness to take further action. Submitting this form does not constitute a formal complaint.
Who should complete the form?
Anyone who has experienced, witnessed, or learned of a potential bias and hate incident should complete this form.
Information obtained through these reports will assist UW-Parkside in responding to and tracking incidents of bias and hate. Reports may be anonymous; however, anonymous reports may limit the university's ability to respond to the incident.
You may also contact the Dean of Students Office, located in Student Center room 209, 262-595-2451 or University Police, located in Tallent Hall room 188, 262-595-2455 (non-emergency), 262-595-2911 (emergency). If you prefer to report an incident in person, please contact the Dean of Students Office in Student Center room 209, 262-595-2451.
What happens after I submit this report?
Each report is reviewed by the Dean of Students Office for potential violations of University Policy and/or criminal law. Each report is also reviewed by the Campus Care Team for a more global University response. Every effort will be made to evaluate your report promptly; however, the timing and manner in which the University addresses the report will vary depending on the information provided and whether you wish to remain private. The University cannot guarantee it will respond directly to all who submit reports. Please provide as much factual information as possible to increase our ability to provide assistance and to use your report to influence things such as policy, trainings, educational opportunities, etc.
Members of the Campus Care Team
(include but are not limited to)
- Dean of Students Office
- Assistant Dean of Students
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Human Resources
- International Students Services/Study Abroad
- Multicultural Student Affairs
- Student Health, Counseling, and Disability Services
- University Police
- Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
- Vice Provost for Student Affairs & Enrollment Services
- Veterans Services