The university has developed a system through which students, faculty, staff and community members who have experienced or witnessed incidents of bias, prejudice or discrimination involving a student can anonymously report their experiences to the university’s Bias Report and Support System (BRSS) team. If you would like to report a bias incident that does not involve a student, please contact Human Resources.
Options for filing a report
If you have witnessed an incident of hate, bias and/or discrimination involving a student, you have several options for filing a report:
- Complete the BRSS online form. Once the online form has been completed, the BRSS coordinator will receive an email notification and assign your report to a BRSS team member.
- Fill out a phone report by calling the BRSS at (314) 935-7535 during business hours of 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. After-hours calls will be returned during the next business day.
- Submit a BRSS paper form (PDF) via campus mail to the BRSS office at Campus Box 1061.
- Provide an in-person report during a meeting with the BRSS coordinator or a BRSS team member. Schedule a meeting by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is a bias incident?
A bias incident is any discriminatory or hurtful act that appears to be or is perceived by the victim to be motivated by race, ethnicity, age, religion, national origin, sex, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status or socioeconomic status. To be considered an incident, the act is not required to be a crime under any federal, state or local statutes, nor does it have to violate university policy.