How to Report an Incident

To All Members of the UCSC Campus Community:

If you believe you have witnessed, or that you have been a target of, a hate-or-bias motivated incident on campus or while participating in a University-sponsored activity, you may bring the incident to the attention of the Hate-Bias Response Team.

If you are a student and believe that you have been the target of a hate- or bias-motivated incident, or you have witnessed an incident targeting a student, you may fill out the online reporting form. If you are a staff, faculty, or community member experiencing hate or bias, you may bring the incident to the attention of the Hate-Bias Response Team members.

Please describe the incident as specifically as you can. Include date, time, and location. If you do not know the identity of the person(s) who initiated the incident, provide as accurate a physical description as possible, or the names of any witnesses involved.

Should you choose to report anonymously, please note that the Hate/Bias Response Team will not be able to take action. This does not mean that your report goes unnoticed, but rather is documented should any further reports come in regarding a similar incident. It is your right to remain anonymous and the Hate-Bias Team understands the need for anonymity.

All reports are confidential to the extent permitted by law and University policy. Personal information will not be shared with others except with those University staff who have a business need to know, such as those involved with investigating a report, responding to student support needs, or assessing disciplinary action. Any student’s personal information gathered during the review of an alleged bias incident will be subject to disclosure only to the extent permitted by law such as the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) or University policy.