2019 - 2020 Summary of Bias Incidents

Below is a summary of the results of the bias incident reports submitted during the 2019-2020 academic year. This process, which was developed in 2018, is a reporting process only and is not investigative. When reports of bias are submitted, members of the bias incident reporting team aim to determine whether bias is indicated as defined by our policy and forward those that indicate bias to the appropriate investigative body. For more information on bias incident reporting, see: https://www.stlawu.edu/diversity-and-inclusion/bias-reporting.

A total of 28 bias incident reports were submitted during 2019-2020. For six of the reports, the bias was aimed at multiple protected identities. We note that, in every case of reports indicating multiple protected groups, race/ethnicity was one of the identities.

Race/ethnicity 12
Sexual orientation  9
National origin 8
Gender  2
Ability 1
Other 2

Submitted by:

Students:            22

Faculty/staff:     3

Anonymous:       3

The 28 reports were handled in the following ways:

  • 12 reports were submitted to the appropriate body for investigation
    • 2 of these reports did not appear to indicate bias but did involve policy violations
  • 11 reports resulted in a restorative process and/or a conversation between the affected parties and member(s) of the bias incident reporting team
  • 5 reports appeared to indicate bias but the identity of the responsible party &/or complainant was not known

Report submitted by the Bias Incident Reporting Team:

  • Kimberly Flint-Hamilton, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, chair
  • Rance Davis, Associate Dean for Student Life
  • John O’Connor, Director of Student Activities
  • Patrick Gagnon, Assistant Vice President for Safety and Security
  • Donna Alvah, Associate Professor of History
  • Mark Denaci, Associate Professor of Art and Art History
  • Debra Mousaw, Director of Human Resources