Bias and Hate Incident Reporting System: Reporting and Resources

How do I report a bias incident?

If you have experienced or witnessed a bias incident, there are several ways to submit a report:

  1. Online: Submit a bias incident report using the online form.

  2. Report by phone: Call Narce Rodriguez at 503-352-1457 during business hours. If you choose to leave a message, your call will be returned at the earliest possible time during the next business day.

  3. Report in person: Request a face-to-face meeting with Narce Rodriguez by emailing nrodrigu@pacificu.edu

What Happens After I Submit a Bias Incident Report?

After submitting a bias incident report, the Bias Incident Response Team will evaluate the report and work in collaboration to develop an appropriate response. Responses may include: providing care and support to community members negatively affected; learning more about the incident; engaging in educational dialogue and interventions; providing access and referrals to campus resources; and, coordinating efforts to restore individuals and groups negatively affected. In addition, the reporting party will receive a follow-up communication from the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to make sure the reporting party has received the support and information needed to resolve the incident.  

How Will Reports Be Used?

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will summarize incidents to determine and indicate the types of bias that have been reported. When the Bias Incident Report refers to other concerns, the report may be routed to Human Resources, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs or other areas as appropriate. These summary reports will also inform choices about future education and prevention programming efforts to address and reduce bias incidents at Pacific University.

Protocol Jurisdiction

The protocol applies to any bias incident reported that occurs at Pacific University, including the Forest Grove campus, Hillsboro campus, Eugene campus and Woodburn campus, at any Pacific University sponsored activity, and all other property owned or controlled by Pacific University. In addition, the protocol may, at the discretion of the Bias Incident Response Team, be initiated whenever a reported bias incident adversely affects a Pacific University community member.

Other Types of Bias

Bias incidents related to sexual harassment, sex/gender discrimination, sexual assault, sexual violence, rape, stalking, and relationship violence (including domestic and dating violence) may also be reported to the Title IX Coordinator (titleix@pacificu.edu). More information about reporting options related to these topics can be found online.

Safety

If your immediate safety is at risk, if you are witnessing violence, or if you perceive imminent harm to yourself or others, please immediately dial 911. Pacific Campus Public Safety can be reached 24/7 at 503-352-2230 (Forest Grove) and 503-352-7207 (Hillsboro Campus); The Red Caps at 541-501-9286 (Eugene Campus); and Woodburn Police 503-982-2345 (Woodburn Campus).

Privacy

Every effort will be made to protect the identity of individuals involved, and to maintain the level of privacy requested by the reporting party. Persons reporting the incident may self-identify or remain anonymous. Anonymous reporting, however, may impact the university policy and the law, should details of the report need to be revealed.

For reports that fall under Clery Act reporting requirements, aggregate, non-identified data will be shared in the University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

Support and Resources

Experiencing or witnessing a bias incident can result in physical and emotional trauma. All members of Pacific University community who have been impacted by a bias incident are encouraged to report it by submitting a Bias Incident Response Form.

However, whether or not you choose to submit a bias incident report, many resources are available to you on campus to provide you with support.

 

Contact Us

Narce Rodriguez | Chief Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Marsh Hall, 338 | 503-352-1457 | nrodrigu@pacificu.edu

UC Box A163
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116