Daemen University employs an online Bias Reporting Form designed to assist the University in promoting an environment that fosters civility and mutual respect for all. Members of the Daemen community may use the online form to report incidents of bias, misconduct, and harassment. One does not have to be a member of a specific gender, sex, class, or protected group in order to be a victim of bias, misconduct, or harassment. Additionally, reporters do not need to be victims of bias or misconduct themselves: this form can be used by bystanders to report incidents that they have witnessed or of which they have knowledge.

It should also be noted that not every incident can, or should, be considered "bias-related". You may find that in the course of discussion, particularly in the classroom, you will be faced with ideas and content that may challenge your current beliefs, values, and lived experiences. It is recommended and strongly encouraged that if an incident arises during the course of a class/academic discussion, you first address it with your faculty member, peers, or whoever was involved in the initial incident. We believe that part of the growth process is learning how to have difficult discussions around tough topics and finding resolutions to those issues.

How does one make a Bias Report?

A flow chart showing the process of how a bias reporting process operates. It has a white background with green, purple, and yellow boxes.

Knowingly falsifying a report is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct as well as Employee Policies and may result in disciplinary action.