University of Vermont


Bias Incidents & Hate Violence

Candlelight vigil on the Green UVM's, “Our Common Ground” values statement, says: “As a just community, we unite against all forms of injustice, including, but not limited to, racism. We reject bigotry, oppression, degradation, and harassment, and we challenge injustice toward any member of our community.” Sexual orientation and gender identity are both protected classes in UVM’s non-discrimination policy.

Speak Out

If you witness a bias incident on campus, please report it. Every voice makes a difference.


Call any of the offices listed below for support.


SafeSpace provides support for LGBTQ survivors of violence. 863-0003

Help Burlington remain safe for its LGBTQ citizens. If you witness an incident of hate violence, please contact the Burlington Police Department by phone or via their online incident report form.

Why We Take Bias Seriously

Victims of bias and discrimination can experience shame and embarassment and are often reluctant to report on it or openly talk about it. When you report bias you either witnessed or experienced, you get the support you need and deserve.

Unchallenged and unreported bias relieves the perpetrator of any accountability and reinforces the message that "it's okay to speak or behave in this manner." Documented incidents of bias and discrimination through the UVM system and processes help us to change this attitude, and offer meaningful statistics to guide further inclusive policymaking.

Last modified August 09 2017 12:20 PM