Report an Incident of Bias, Discrimination or Harassment

UVM encourages any person who has experienced or witnessed a bias incident, discrimination, or harassment to report the conduct to UVM and to utilize available support services. Individuals may also wish to report criminal conduct to UVM Police at 802-656-3473. Equal Opportunity (EO) is the internal UVM office that investigates complaints of discrimination and harassment based on legally protected categories.  Protected categories include race, color, religion, disability, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, veteran status, gender/gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Bias Incidents

UVM’s Bias Education and Resource Team addresses incidents of bias targeting UVM students, faculty, and staff. The program educates the campus community about bias, and institutional policies, protocols, and resources related to bias. Bias concerns involve speech or expressive conduct that is based on or motivated by the individual or group’s real or perceived race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, disability, or gender identity and/or expression. Bias concerns may include conduct or speech that is protected by the First Amendment. Report Bias Concerns to the Bias Response Program, administered by the Dean of Students.

Hate Crimes:  A Hate Crime is a criminal offense against persons or property that is motivated by the victim’s actual or perceived membership in a protected category. Hate crimes are defined by Vermont law at 13 V.S.A. § 1455. Please report to UVM Police at 1-802-656-3473 or 911 as a first step. EO is also available as a resource, at 802-656-3368 or  

Confidential Support Services

Other UVM Resources

Community Resources

  • American Civil Liberties Union, Vermont Office: 1-802-223-6304
  • HOPE Works 24 hour hotline (support for survivors of sexual violence/misconduct): 1-800-489-7273
  • SafeSpace (Pride Center of Vermont): 1-802-863-0003
  • Steps to End Domestic Violence: 1-802-658-1996