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Addressing Incidents of Bias the Butler Way

Butler University was founded on the principle that everyone deserves an education, regardless of race or gender. In keeping with that tradition, Butler is committed to creating and maintaining a respectful educational environment in which all of our community members are welcomed, respected, and supported. 

What is a Bias Incident?

A bias incident is an act or behavior motivated by the offender’s bias against facets of another’s identity. These facets may include, but are not limited to: race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, military status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information. Bias occurs whether the act is intentional or unintentional. Bias may be directed toward an individual or group. Bias may contribute to creating an unsafe or unwelcoming environment.


There are many resources available to individuals who have experienced an incident of bias, both on and off campus. This page outlines those resources, including confidential resources on campus.

Report an Incident

An individual who has witnessed, experienced, or been informed of an incident of bias has reporting options. Learn more about each of those options here.

Community Standards

Here you will find applicable policies and processes related to incidents of bias.


Find out answers to questions you may have about Butler’s approach to reported incidents of bias.