Skip Navigation

Southern Oregon University

Diversity & Inclusion

Who is the Bias Response Team?

The BRT provides a place for reflection upon campus trends and new issues; the development and revision of policy; and the coordinated response to bias-related incidents.  The BRT also provides a proactive approach to enhance our campus climate through educational programming pertaining to issues of diversity and inclusion.

The ultimate goal of the team is to support the individuals involved while changing the behavior of those that have offended through educational means. The team does not advocate for the individual who has been impacted by the bias "at all costs."  If the rights of others would be violated in carrying out the action requested by an individual, the team will develop a response that protects the rights of all parties involved.  The team will never condone responses or action that violate the law or university policy.  The team's response does not always satisfy all parties.