Bias incidents are acts or behaviors motivated by the offender’s bias against any combination but not limited to identities such as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
While these acts do not necessarily rise to the level of a crime, a violation of state law, university policy, or the Student Code of Conduct, a bias act may contribute to creating an unsafe, negative, or unwelcome environment for the victim; anyone who shares the same social identity as the victim; and/or, community members of the University.
This reporting process is open to all who are the University of Washington Tacoma campus: Faculty, Staff, Students and Visitors.
This process will not replace existing structures on campus, nor should it be used in immediate or emergency situations. For immediate situations please call UWT Campus Safety at 253.692.4416 or for emergency situations please call 911.
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The Office of Equity and Inclusion was created to help cultivate an institutional vision and commitment to diversity while ensuring an equitable environment for all members of the UW Tacoma community. This means paying attention to policies and practices involving management, leadership, communication, resources, scholarship, and community. It includes focusing attention on the demographic composition of UW Tacoma and our surrounding community of the South Puget Sound to be certain that we know who are our students, faculty, staff, and community partners in order to better serve and work with all.
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It’s more important than ever for the University to recommit to engaging in efforts both seen and felt that embrace and affirm our DACA and undocumented students and respond with urgency to the many challenging issues that impact their sense of safety, belonging and thriving at UW Tacoma. President Ana Mari Cauce calls us to celebrate the strength of our undocumented students as they embody the vision, hope and promise of the type of society we hope our students will one day help build and sustain.
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The Center for Equity and Inclusion enhances the holistic education of all students by supporting the success of historically marginalized groups, empowering community members to engage difference toward justice, and build a more equitable campus.
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If you feel you’ve experienced an incident of bias on campus (including housing) or in a class, please go to the CARE reporting site and make your report. An incident of bias is typically something that you think has happened because of some aspect of your identity (gender, sexuality, race, immigrant status, language spoken, veteran status, disability, etc.). Be sure to select the box for “bias” in the menu for your report.
Bias reports may be submitted by the person who experiences the bias, or they may be submitted by someone who witnessed a bias incident, or a person who experiences a bias incident may ask a trusted advocate to file a report on their behalf. If a bias report is submitted on behalf of someone without consent of the alleged victim, then the case will move forward only if the alleged victim consents or if the bias incident is egregious enough to warrant university or legal action (e.g., a clear hate crime).
This process will not replace existing structures on campus, nor should it be used in immediate or emergency situations. For immediate situations, contact SafeCampus at 206.685.7233 or for emergency situations please call 911.
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Diversity and Inclusion are core values and priorities of the University of Washington Bothell. Our work begins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences that are represented through the many diverse and minoritized communities on our campus and in the surrounding community. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on the lives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also create conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for everyone.
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UW Bothell is committed to supporting our DACA students.
- View the centralized undocument student resources pages with all information currently known to UW Bothell. We will update it as new information and resources become available.
- Please contact Undocumented focused Program Manager, Maisha Mason at email@example.com at the Student Diversity Center for further assistance.
Undocumented student resources
The Diversity Center is run by students, for students. Provides a variety of resources, including meeting space, for veterans, students with disabilities, undocumented students, first generation college students, LGBTQI students, international students, and students of color, amongst other groups.
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All individuals may use facilities such as restrooms, locker rooms, and changing rooms that correspond with their gender identity; in other words, individuals may use the restroom of the gender they identify with. This is consistent with WAC 162-32-060
Gender neutral restrooms are available for anyone to use, including people who are trans or genderqueer. They provide greater privacy for those who prefer it, and are accessible to persons with disabilities who have a caregiver of a different gender or to parents with a child of a different gender than themselves.
Report all incidents of bias or suspected bias using the UW’s bias reporting tool, which was created in partnership with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, the Office of Student Life and the president’s Race & Equity Initiative.
This bias incident reporting tool is for non-emergency incidents. If your immediate safety is at risk, you are witnessing violence or perceive imminent harm to yourself or others, please immediately dial 911. If your experience includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and/or relationship violence, please contact UW SafeCampus at 206.685.7233 (available 24 hours, 7 days a week).
Bias reporting tool