The Bias Education and Advocacy Team (B.E.A.T) will provide faculty and staff a safe space to have their voices heard, advocate for and empower affected individuals, and work to promote a comprehensive and timely response to bias incidents. B.E.A.T collaborates with the Office of Human Resources to ensure faculty and staff are fully aware of the support and resources available to them. The primary role of each B.E.A.T. team member is to act as a Process Advocate. Process Advocates are individuals who will provide advice, advocate, and support for staff or faculty before, during, and after the process of reporting an incident. Process Advocates are also culturally competent individuals trained to assist employees who seek understanding and/or a process about an instance of bias.
Xavier faculty and staff are encouraged to report all bias incidents on our campus. To aid in these instances, B.E.A.T. has developed a questionnaire to be completed by individuals who are/might be victims of bias or who have witnessed bias incidents. An individual may choose the type of response that is preferred from B.E.A.T.
If you know of anyone who has been physically harmed or who may harm others, please call XUPD at 513-745-1000.
Bias Incidents are unintentional or intentional acts targeted at a person, group, or property expressing negative bias or hostility on the basis of perceived or actual gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political affiliation or disability; bias incidents may consist of name-calling, epithets, slurs, degrading language, graffiti, intimidation, coercion, or harassment directed toward the targeted person or group. Bias acts often contribute to creating unwelcoming or even unsafe environment for victims and social identity groups. Acts qualify as bias acts even when delivered with humorous intent or presented as a joke or a prank. [Adapted from Student Affairs Leadership Council, 2011]