Bias Incident Response Team

Bias Incident Response Team

The University’s diversity vision statement sets the stage for a campus where diversity is celebrated and civility is expected. It states:

“The University of Louisville strives to foster and sustain an environment of inclusiveness that empowers us all to achieve our highest potential without fear of prejudice or bias.”

While valuing freedom of thought and expression, and multiple points of view, we recognize that some members of our campus community are affected by instances of bias and hate and need assistance. The Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) is a group of faculty and staff who are committed to creating a proactive response for students, faculty and staff to instances of hate and bias in the following ways:

  • Support those who are targeted by hate or bias.
  • Refer them to the resources and services available.
  • Educate the campus community about the impact of hate and bias.
  • Promote initiatives and new ideas that further a welcoming, bias- and hate-free climate at U of L.

Learn more about BIRT or report hate/bias at www.louisville.edu/biasreponse.