The Bias Related Incident Reporting system is a cooperative University initiative. Officials in Student Affairs, The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action, Campus Ministry, the Georgetown Police Department work together to review reports, reach out to those who experience bias related incidents, and compile statistics to publicize the extent and nature of such incidents.
The system was born after student demonstrations in 2004 prompted University President John J. DeGioia to form a Hate and Bias Working Group.
The purpose of the group was to improve the awareness of and response to acts of intolerance, bias, and hate within the University community.
The group included University administrators, staff and students who worked collaboratively to compile and provide resources to better aid the University community in confronting intolerance.
As a result of their work, the Bias Related Incident Reporting System was implemented.