Reporting and Response to Incidents of Hate and Bias / Division of Student Life

Web -- Hate and Bias on Campus (Dean of Students) -- Hate/Bias Incident Report Form

Email -- Dean of Students Office

(608) 263-5700 -- Dean of Students Office

Drop-In Hours
Fall and Spring Semesters: Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Winter Break and Summer: Monday-Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Division of Student Life
70 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1380

(from the website)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison values a diverse community where all members are able to participate fully in the Wisconsin Experience. Incidents of Bias/Hate affecting a person or group create a hostile climate and negatively impact the quality of the Wisconsin Experience for community members. UW Madison takes such incidents seriously and will investigate and respond to reported or observed incidents of bias/hate.

Reports may be submitted electronically, or by visiting the following offices where staff will assist students in submitting the report (* denotes offices that may have staff available after normal business hours):

Bias/Hate Definition: Single or multiple acts toward an individual, team, or their property that have a negative impact and that one could reasonably conclude is based upon actual or perceived age, race, color, creed, religion, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, spirituality, cultural, socio-economic status, or any combination of these or other related factors.

Bias/Hate Incidents: Include, but are not limited to slurs, degrading language, epithets, graffiti, vandalism, intimidation, symbols, and harassment; that are directed toward or affect the targeted individual or team. Incidents of Bias or Hate contribute to a hostile campus environment and can occur even if the act itself is unintentional or delivered as a joke, prank, or having humorous intent.