Reporting Bias

It is advised that the scene of the incident be preserved (vandalism, damage, etc.) until the University Police can investigate. Personal well-being and safety are a priority at the University. If you are involved in, or are a witness to, a bias incident, please make sure you are not in threat of possible or actual physical danger when reporting.

How do I report?

Faculty, staff, students, vendors, and visitors are strongly encouraged to report a bias incident or hate crime to the University. 

  • For immediate assistance or in the case of an emergency, please contact the University Police at x4911 from an on-campus phone, or (508)626-4911 from an off-campus phone or from a cell phone.
  • To provide anonymous information to FSU Police, send a text message to 67283 containing the word “FSUTIP,” followed by a space, and then your message.
  • To report an incident electronically, please fill out the Bias Incident Response Form.
  • Any Residence Life staff member (Area/ Resident Director, Resident Assistant, Student Desk Attendant, etc.) may take a report.
  • Any supervisor, chair, manager and/or director of a department may take a report.

Reports made anonymously will impact the University’s ability to respond or pursue appropriate action against the alleged accused. Persons reporting may self-identify or remain anonymous by calling the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement at (508)626-4515, the Dean of Students Office at (508)626-4596, or the Office of Human Resources at (508)215-5859 or by completing the Bias Incident Response Form.

Who receives my report?

Incidents reported electronically via the Bias Incident Response Form are sent directly to the Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement; Director of Equal Opportunity, Title IX, and ADA Compliance; and the Associate Dean of Students for Student Development.