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Nichole Burnside, Nichole Burnside, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program Manager
and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Implementation Lead
Learn more about Nichole.
Sharon Kardia, Professor of Epidemiology; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Implementation Lead
A bias incident is conduct that discriminates, stereotypes, excludes, harasses or harms anyone in our community based on their identity (such as race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or religion).
Bias may stem from fear, misunderstanding, hatred or stereotypes. It may be intentional or unintentional.
Compliance is a willingness to follow a prescribed course of action, i.e. laws and regulations. In our University setting, compliance is not primarily about policing people’s behavior; it is about understanding which laws apply to U-M’s activities and making sure we meet them.
Since U-M engages in almost every activity imaginable, the number and scope of laws that apply is extensive – which makes understanding them (and complying with them) a challenging endeavor. Read more about the kinds of laws that U-M must comply with.
Sexual misconduct can take a variety of forms, including sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking and retaliation against those who raise concerns about these forms of sexual misconduct.
Behavior that creates a hostile environment or is perceived to impact a person’s employment, academic standing or participation in university programs could be considered sexual misconduct.