Stop Bias at the University of Florida

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on February 9, 2015.

During the spring of 2014, the Division of Student Affairs created a work group to respond to bias incidents that occur at the University of Florida. Throughout the summer months, the Bias Education and Response Team was formed. The purpose of the Bias Education and Response Team is to provide impacted parties of bias incidents opportunities to be heard and supported; understand and respond to situations that effect the University of Florida; educate and inform the community; and create awareness of ignorance and intolerance. The BERT provides services to witness(es), bystander(s), targeted individual(s), offender(s), or a member(s) of the community. It is not the purpose of the Bias Education and Response Team to investigate, adjudicate, or to take the place of other University of Florida processes or services; rather, the aim is to complement and work with campus entities to connect impacted parties and communities with appropriate support and resources. The members of the Bias Education and Response Team would appreciate the opportunity to come talk to any student organization about the Stop Bias campaign and ways to report bias incidents. If you are interested, please fill out the “Request a Training” form online at http://www.umatter.ufl.edu/stopbias/trainings so we can schedule a fifteen minute presentation at one of your staff meetings. Additional information about the Bias Education and Response Team and ways to report bias incidents can be found online at http://www.umatter.ufl.edu/stopbias.