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Students walk across Phillip Fulmer Way in front of the stadium as the early monring sun lights up the Ped Walkway Bridge and Student Union on September 09, 2021. Photo by Steven Bridges/University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is committed to providing students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors an environment that is safe, as well as civil, and one that encourages the exchange of ideas through discourse in every aspect of campus life. All members of the campus community are encouraged to report bias-motivated incidents.

The Office of the Dean of Students addresses bias incidents through the university’s Bias Education & Referral Team (BERT).

The purpose of BERT is to:

  • manage the timely and appropriate response to bias incidents
  • implement a plan of action and coordinate referrals to address the bias incident
  • conduct appropriate follow-up to bias incidents

 

Have you witnessed or been the recipient of a bias-motivated incident?

All members of the campus community are encouraged to report bias-motivated incidents.

Report a bias-motivated incident