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UVM Police Services

Bias Incidents

Police Services serves as the campus clearinghouse for bias incidents in accordance with our agency mission and overall alignment with the institutional commitment to eradicate oppression, bias, and intolerance at the University of Vermont. For more detailed information on the bias reporting protocol, visit the Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity.

When Police Services receives a report of bias, our trained police investigators assess criminal intent and pursue prosecution where appropriate. In all cases, if a suspect is identified and a violation of campus policy or federal/state law determined, referrals are made (e.g., campus judicial process and/or State’s Attorney’s Office). Notifications are sent to various campus resources in a timely manner to ensure support services are provided to victims and the affected community. Physical Plant is contacted if cleanup is needed (i.e., graffiti, paint, etc.), and, if appropriate, meetings held to discuss further response steps.

Data on bias related incidents is analyzed with the Dean of Student’s Office, Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, UVM Women’s Center, LGBTQA Student Services, and the ALANA Student Center, to name a few. The results of our analysis are shared with appropriate campus departments in order to assess curricular changes, residence hall programming, and other opportunities for university educators to shape the development of our students.

If you have been the victim of a bias incident, or know someone who has, please help us address this problem by completing the form below. We take bias and intolerance in our community as a serious problem and need your help to stop it.

Select the type of incident occurring:
Where did the incident occur?
Enter an exact location or address where this incident occured:
Enter any special dates/times when this incident occurs/has occured:
Explain why you suspect a bias crime/incident has or is being committed at this location (please provide as much detail as possible):
Suspect's Name(s):
Optional: If you are willing to talk to a UVM Police Officer, please provide the necessary contact information:
Your identity is revealed only with your consent.
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Last modified November 01 2010 09:21 PM

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