Ross DEI: Incident Reporting Guidelines

Navigating Incident Reporting

Reporting an incident at the University of Michigan can be tricky. There are quite a few different places you might choose to report an incident. We’ve compiled a breakdown of reporting mechanisms below in an attempt to simplify the process.

Ross DEI Incident Reporting

The Ross DEI Incident Reporting feature below is to be used when you would like support in working through an equity or inclusion issue, concern, or incident.  

Climate (DEI) Issues

Anyone who feels they have been affected by a campus climate concern is encouraged to make a report to Campus Climate Support (CCS). CCS is not a disciplinary body, cannot impose discipline, and does not require participation in any aspect of CCS’s work. CCS’s purpose is to support students, faculty or staff connect to resources after experiencing a campus climate concern.

TITLE IX Reporting

The Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office (ECRT) oversees, facilitates and supports the University’s efforts to ensure equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Sexual and Gender-based violence

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center offers prevention education for students, confidential support for survivors (students, faculty, and staff), and collaborates with other offices to offer trainings, programs, and innovative community engagement strategies to collectively create a campus free from violence.

Michigan Ross Incident Reporting

Michigan Ross is committed to improving and expanding diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and is dedicated to maintaining a safe, bias-free environment for all students, faculty, staff, and other community members.

An incident of concern can include actions that discriminate, stereotype, exclude, harasses or harm anyone in our community based on their identity (such as race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, physical, mental, and intellectual disabilities, as well as past/present history of mental disorders).

Concerns may stem from fear, misunderstanding, hatred, or stereotypes. Behaviors may be intentional or unintentional. It is our shared responsibility to stop discrimination and bias when we see it and to work together to build a safer, healthier, stronger, more respectful and inclusive community.

It is possible that some minor issues can be addressed with a trusted mentor (e.g., a supervisor or faculty), who can provide guidance regarding the most appropriate next step. Members of DEI committees at Ross can also serve in this role.

Please note that most University of Michigan staff are legally mandated reporters of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking, as well as child abuse or neglect.

Community members can also contact the Director of Diversity and Inclusion (Thomn Bell:

The Incident Report Form

Completing the Incident Report Form will enable you to describe an incident of concern and will give us at Ross a better idea of how to assist you. It also provides us with a very important tool to become the inclusive and respectful Michigan Ross community that we aspire to be.

It is our goal to achieve positive outcomes for all incidents that are reported, our main concern is ensuring students, staff, and faculty get the resources they need.  Therefore, each incident might have different outcomes and processes depending on the situation, and our team will handle each situation with fidelity and care.  In addition to supporting the individual(s) impacted by the situation, we also will use these data at an aggregate level to understand the overall cultural health at Ross, and use these data to make suggestions and changes for the School if/when necessary.

Once you click “Submit” on the form, you should receive an email confirming your submission soon thereafter (usually within hours). 

A member of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will respond to you shortly (usually in 48 hours or less) regarding the information you submitted in your report.

To the extent possible, confidentiality of all parties involved in the incident report will be maintained.

The form is for reporting non-emergency incidents only. Do not use this form to report events that present an immediate threat. 

For emergencies, including safety concerns for members of our community, contact the

Division of Public Safety and Security: 734-763-1131 if you are on campus,
or dial 911 if you are off campus.

Several other mechanisms exist within the University to report incidents of concern relating to DEI. These are listed below and vary in their degree of formality and confidentiality. We encourage you to use these resources as appropriate and to encourage others to report if they have been the target of or witness to an incident of concern. 

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion