Bias Incident Resource Team
Welcome to the Bias Incident Resource Team (BIRT) home page!
The purpose of a bias response team is to collect reports of incidents of bias that have impacted the campus community. They reach out to and work to provide support to reporters and impacted parties, as well as work to engage them in voluntary educational activities such as conversations, trainings, and workshops. They keep up with emerging trends that may impact the campus climate. They do not discipline, punish, and/or sanction community members.
SJSU community members reserve the right to thrive, learn, and participate in activities freely, while being who they are. Bias response teams provide the campus community with an opportunity to address the impact of actions that do not fall in under the category of a university policy violation and/or violation of the law.
Reporting Process for BIRT