Report a Bias Incident
Responding to Bias at CSUSM
By reporting bias incidents, you are helping to maintain CSUSM as an inclusive and
safe campus environment.
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 any Protected Status: i.e., Age, Disability, Gender (or sex), Gender Identity, Gender
Expression, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Nationality, Race
or Ethnicity, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Sex Stereotype, and Veteran or Military
Report an Incident
Bias Incident Form
The Bias reporting system does not replace existing policies or normal avenues of
reporting at CSUSM.
Not for Emergencies
To report an emergency, DO NOT use this form. Call the University Police Department
at 760-750-4567 or 911.
Bias Reporting Process
The Bias Assessment 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.
- Anyone may report anonymously, but the university may be limited in its ability to respond.
- The bias incident form is for all members of the campus community including faculty, staff, students and administrators.
We are committed to working together to build a more inclusive environment supportive
of the university’s educational mission. CSUSM is committed to protecting freedom
of speech. We encourages all members of the community to promote educational opportunities
that appropriately address acts of intolerance that separate us as people.
Additional Reporting Options
If you are reporting an incident of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual
misconduct, dating and/or domestic violence, or stalking, please report using one
of these two options:
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 Office for Title IX / Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation at 760-750-6020.
The office is located in Craven Hall 3200.
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.