University of Oregon's Bias Response Team


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What is the BRT?

The core purpose of the Bias Response Team is to ensure a just campus.  We do this by offering a process and space for targets of bias to have their voices heard, by promoting civility and respect, effecting change around these important issues in a responsive manner, and to ensure a comprehensive response to bias incidents.

While the BRT does not adjudicate student conduct code violations, affirmative action issues, or issues of state or federal law we can help individuals connect to resources in each of these areas for appropriate resolution.  The BRT also collects and publishes information about bias incidents and to support those who have witnessed, or themselves become a target, of an act of bias. With the gathered information, through “For Action” reports and “For Information” reports is used to help the BRT keep track of campus climate.

The BRT provides educational programming and campus presentations and strives to ensure the evaluation of policies and procedures. If you are interested in having a program or presentation, please contact us.

Other Resources

Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity

The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity is responsible for working with all members of the University of Oregon community to ensure that the university is meeting the letter and spirit of its legal obligations related to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and nondiscrimination, and to support the university’s commitment to diversity.  Gender expression and gender identity are in the University of Oregon equal opportunity statement.

Student Conduct and Community Standards

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards strives to maintain and protect an environment conducive to learning. Please feel welcome to talk with a SCCS staff member when you feel your ability to learn and live as a student is affected by other students' behavior.

University of Oregon Police Department

Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to report crimes to the University of Oregon Police Department. UOPD works closely with campus partners to ensure that reports regarding gender identity and gender expression are addressed in a professional and effective manner.  To file a report, contact UOPD directly.

University of Oregon Police Department
2141 E. 15th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon
(541) 346-2919

The Department Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The University of Oregon Police Department's services are available twenty-four hours a day.

ASUO Legal Services

The ASUO Legal Services Clinic, located on the 3rd floor of the EMU, provides legal representation to enrolled UofO students for a variety of issues (landlord/tenant, personal injury, uncomplicated divorces, name changes, criminal…and the list goes on). Interested students can visit https://www.facebook.com/asuolegal or http://blogs.uoregon.edu/legalservices/ for more information.