Bias Incident Response Team

The University of Mississippi

Bias Reporting Process

BIRT Reporting & Review Process

Step 1: Receive Report

  • BIRT will evaluate and determine reports appropriate courses of action within 2 days.
  • If Conduct, UPD or EORC determine that an educational sanction is deemed necessary. BIRT will plan an appropriate intervention.

Step 2: Plan Response

  • Students who file a report will be contacted by a BIRT Member within 72 hours, to determine their optional involvement.
  • BIRT will honor anonymous reports and respect students’ decision not to participate beyond the report.

Step 3: Intervention

  • A BIRT Member will work with the affected parties to reach a resolution, which may include education, outreach, and training within 5 days.

Step 4: Follow-Up

  • If necessary, the assigned BIRT Member will inform the reporter of the outcome of the case.

Step 5 Tracking Reports

  • BIRT will track the progress of each report throughout the process.
  • BIRT will keep data and prepare an annual report. Data will be shared on the BIRT website.