OUR COMMITMENT TO ADDRESSING BIAS ON CAMPUS:
Grand Valley State University strives to create an inclusive and equitable campus community where people are treated with dignity and respect. If anyone in the Grand Valley community feels belittled, disrespected, or isolated based on their identity, there is a mechanism to report the incident (see below). The university is committed to safeguarding individual’s constitutional rights to free speech and assembly and we are also committed to addressing incidents of bias that may negatively affect individuals and/or communities at the university.
Grand Valley facilitates educational dialogue to ensure that individuals understand both their right to free expression within the community and the impact of their expression on individuals and/or the community. Any time an incident is reported, the reporting party will be contacted and informed about support resources available to them at the university. Incidents reported through the bias system may violate university policies or the student code. These incidents will be investigated through the proper adjudicating body or bodies.
If you’ve arrived at this page, it’s likely that you or someone you know has experienced a bias incident on campus. That should never be something anyone on campus should experience and we want to provide you with the support and resources you need.
Incidents of bias or hate affecting a person or group are in complete opposition to Grand Valley State University’s commitment to creating an inclusive and respectful community that allows everyone to achieve their fullest potential.
What is a "Bias Incident?"
REPORTING BIAS INCIDENTS:
If you have observed or experienced a bias incident, please report it through any of the following ways:
(If you wish to remain anonymous, please use the online reporting option)
By Phone or In Person:
Scott Ayotte, Director AA/EEO & Equity Officer
Division of Inclusion & Equity
4035 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)