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Report a Bias Incident

Responding to Bias at CSUSM

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To report an emergency, DO NOT use this form. Call the University Police Department at 760-750-4567 or 911.

Report a Bias/Discrimination Incident with this form

By reporting discrimination incidents, you are helping to maintain CSUSM as an inclusive and safe campus environment. Once received, the Bias Assessment Team will review the information and may contact you for additional information.

If you are reporting an incident of discrimination or sexual harassment/assault, please report through link

We are committed to cultivating a campus climate that promotes human dignity, civility, and mutual appreciation for the uniqueness of each member of our community. Freedom from discrimination, harassment, and violence against persons or property is a basic right and is requisite for learning. CSUSM commits to protecting Freedom of speech and encourages all members of the community to promote educational opportunities that appropriately address acts of intolerance around events that have separated us as a people.   

We also commit to working together to build a more inclusive environment supportive of the University’s educational mission.

The Bias reporting system does not replace existing policies or normal avenues of reporting at CSUSM.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

  • What is a bias incident?
     Bias incidents refer to conduct, speech, images or expression that demonstrate conscious or unconscious bias which targets individuals or groups based on but not limited to their actual or perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, socioeconomic status or other social identities.
  • What happens when I report a bias incident?
      The Bias Response Team will review the report and contact you to set up a time to meet with one of the members. During the meeting, team members will review the information you provided and work with you and facilitate access to campus and community resources and support.
  • I am a faculty/staff member, can I submit a bias incident report?
     The Bias/Discrimination Incident form is for all members of the campus community including faculty, staff, students and administrators. 

Related Resources 

Consistent with CSU Executive Orders 1096, 1097 and 1098, if you have experienced an incident of discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual misconduct (including dating and domestic violence, or stalking), please contact the Title IX Deputy Coordinators for Students, Faculty, Staff, and visitors or the Deputy Coordinator for Athletics.

Hate Crimes (Hate crimes should be formally reported to the University Police by calling 760-750-4567. 

*CSUSM values freedom of thought and expression, respect for multiple perspectives and civil and open expression as well as a variety of views. It is important to note that bias incidents or hate crimes do not include speech or behavior that an individual or the institution merely disagrees with or finds offensive.