NDSU is committed to fostering a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment for the benefit of our entire campus community. NDSU’s bias reporting system provides NDSU students, staff, and faculty with an avenue to report incidents of bias, bigotry, or hate that occur on our campus or in off-campus settings that impact NDSU. Reports may be submitted anonymously or with the reporter’s name included. Please note that submitting a report anonymously may impact NDSU’s ability to fully respond to your concerns.
When NDSU receives a bias report, it will determine the appropriate manner to address and resolve the report in accordance with various options available at NDSU. These options include, but are not limited to:
The bias reporting system is not intended to replace the avenues that exist at NDSU to file an individual (or group) complaint when you believe you have been discriminated against or harassed because of a protected class. For NDSU’s purposes, protected classes are: age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or status as a U.S. veteran. Please see NDSU Policy 100, Equity and Non-Discrimination for more information. If you believe you have been subject to discrimination, harassment, or related retaliation and you want NDSU to take action on your behalf to resolve your concerns, you are encouraged to file a complaint using the NDSU Discrimination Complaint Form located at https://www.ndsu.edu/equity/forms/.
Bias reports are subject to the open records law of North Dakota and may be subject to subpoenas. Therefore, NDSU cannot guarantee the confidentiality of bias reports. NDSU personnel who receive bias reports generated through this system will not be made aware of the reporter’s identity if they submit a report anonymously. However, in emergency circumstances, NDSU may need to take action to learn the identity of an anonymous reporter by contacting appropriate computer and security personnel. In summary, the anonymity of a reporter can be preserved in most circumstances but NDSU cannot guarantee the confidentiality of the report itself.Important information regarding good faith reporting:
NDSU expects students, staff, and faculty using the bias reporting system to make reports in good faith. NDSU reserves the right to take disciplinary action against individuals who do not submit reports in good faith.
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