Bias Response & Intervention
What is the Bias Response & Intervention Team?
The Bias Response & Intervention Team (BRIT) serves as a safe resource for members of the Moravian community to raise immediate concerns regarding specific incidents of bias or acts of harassment and discrimination that impact them and the Moravian College community.
BRIT is not a disciplinary body, however, reported incidents that may potentially violate College policies may be held accountable through the Conduct process. However, certain reported acts of bias incidents may be constitutionally protected speech and not subject to College action or formal investigation. Participation of individuals in a restorative process, such as facilitated dialogue or Circles, is voluntary. BRIT offers assistance to the Moravian community by providing resources to individuals impacted by and/or involved in a reported incident.
Moravian College values open expression and debate in the context of civility and mutual respect for diverse individuals and communities; bias incidents directly impact our ability to know, trust, support, and learn from one another.
What is a Bias Incident?
A bias incident is a perceived act of bigotry, harassment or intimidation committed by or against a Moravian College community based on actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, marital status, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability, use of guide or support animals and/or mechanical aids, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. This includes, but is not limited to, slurs, graffiti, written messages, or images that harass or intimidate individuals or groups because of their membership in the above listed protected classes.
Moravian College is a welcoming community that embraces and values the diversity of all members of the campus community. We accept the uniqueness of all individuals, and we cultivate an environment that respects, affirms, and defends the dignity of each member of our community.
Moravian College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, marital status, citizenship status, veteran/military status, disability status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law.
HOW TO REPORT AN INCIDENT
You can report a Bias incident in any of the following ways.
- Campus Safety Anonymous Tip Line (610) 861-1539
- Submitting a Bias Incident report: bit.ly/2ReportBiasIncident
- Informing a Faculty and/or Staff member
- Reporting it to a Residence Life Student Staff member (SRA, RA, HR, CA)