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Bias Incident Response Team & Incident Reporting

Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT)

Incident Reporting

While at Life University, if you observe or experience an act of discrimination, harassment or hate (most often based on race or ethnicity, gender, gender identity and/or gender expression, physical or mental disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status), you may submit a Bias Incident Report Form.Once your report has been received, members of the BIRT will review it and notify the appropriate parties to address your concern. When contact information is provided, the BIRT will connect you with campus resources that best suit your needs. NOTE: While you are not required to provide contact information to submit a report, if you would like to speak with a member of the team directly, you are encouraged to include the best forms of contact.

Bias Incident Report Form

How do we help?

  1. Support students as they navigate the reporting process
  2. Recommend strategies for reconciliation between parties
  3. Document and monitor incidents in order to prevent habitual or systemic occurrences.

The Team

The BIRT is comprised of representatives from the College of Chiropractic, College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, the University clinic system, the Office of the Dean of Students and the University Executive Office. The diverse comprehensive expertise of the members of the team allow the group to review reports from a range of perspectives. The current members are:

Mr. Andre Clanton, Assistant Dean of Students for Community Living, Chair
Dr. Michael Smith, Associate Dean for Academic Engagement, Chair of the Diversity Committee
Dr. Lauren Lunk, Assistant Director of University Advisement
Dr. Bernadette Lavender, Associate Dean of Clinical Education
Dr. Karoline Oliveira, Interim Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion.

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