Division of Inclusion and Equity

Reported Bias Incidents Summary

Date: January 10, 2012

Reported Biased Incidents Summary
Fall Semester 2011
There were 15 biased incidents reported to the Dean of Students Office during the fall semester 2011. Thirteen incidents occurred on the Allendale campus and two occurred on the Pew campus. Eleven incidents were reported in housing areas, 2 incidents were reported in Kirkhof, 1 incident was reported in Kleiner, and 1 incident was reported in a parking lot. Reports included 8 incidents regarding sexual orientation, 5 incidents regarding race, 1 incident regarding gender, and 1 incident regarding ethnicity/religion. Four incidents involved anonymous written comments, and 11 incidents involved comments made by individuals. All reported incidents were investigated and appropriate follow-up actions were taken with individuals identified as making biased comments and support was provided to victim(s) and/or the reporting individuals.

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