The Bias Reporting Program is established to assist the College in promoting an environment that fosters civility and mutual respect for all. Members of the Daemen community are strongly encouraged to report all incidents of bias, misconduct, assault and harassment. One does not have to be a member of a specific gender, sex, class, or group in order to be a victim of bias, misconduct, assault, or harassment. Additionally, reporters do not need to be the victims of bias or misconduct. This form can be used by bystanders to report incidents that they have witnessed or have knowledge of.

One must also note that not every incident can, or should, be considered "bias related". You may find that in the course of discussion, particularly in the classroom, you will be faced with ideas and content that may challenge your current beliefs, values and lived experiences. It is recommended and strongly encouraged that if an incident arises during the course of a class/academic discussion, you first address it with your faculty, peers or whomever was involved in the initial incident. We believe that part of the growth process is learning how to have difficult discussions around tough topics and finding resolutions to those issues.

How does one make a Bias Report?

Daemen College urges all members of our community to promptly report all bias incidents using the Bias Reporting Form. Only DC students, faculty and staff may submit Bias Reporting Forms.

What happens to the report?

Any reports submitted will routed to the appropriate office, either Student Affairs if it involves a student, or the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and/or Human Resources, if it involves an employee. All bias reports will be reviewed promptly. For reports containing contact information, a designated staff member will contact the reporting person and will be available to meet and discuss resources, policies, procedures, and services.

Reports and related follow up will be treated as confidentially as possible and handled with the utmost sensitivity. Other College offices may be contacted as needed to ensure safety and a prompt response.

Please be aware that although reports can be submitted anonymously, doing so will impact our ability to not only investigate a report but to provide a successful resolution or outcome.

Knowingly falsifying a report is a violation the Student Code of Conduct as well as Employee Policies and may result in disciplinary action.