The Bias Response Team (BRT)
The BRT is meant to supplement, not supplant, the responsibilities of other groups at MIT devoted to addressing bias and discrimination experienced by students and employees. There may be circumstances where the BRT may recommend referral of an individual to another group, office, or resource for support and assistance. In particular, allegations of bias or discrimination alleged to have been committed by MIT employees will be referred to MIT Human Resources, and the BRT will work closely with the Office of Student Conduct (OSC) and the Committee on Discipline (COD) to address any student violations of MIT policies. In addition, complaints alleging bias or discrimination in connection with academic decisions will generally be addressed in the relevant academic department.
Bias Response Team (BRT) Membership
- Chair, Director, Institute Discrimination & Harassment Response Office
- Institute Community Equity Officer
- Director of Engagement for Diversity and Inclusion, Institute Community and Equity Office
- Associate Dean, Student Conduct & Community Standards
- Captain, MIT Police
- Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Community Involvement
- Assistant Dean for Graduate Education
- Associate Dean and Director, Office of Minority Education
- Associate Dean, Intercultural Engagement
- Case Manager, Institute Discrimination & Harassment Response Office
- Restorative Resolutions Coordinator, Institute Discrimination & Harassment Response Office
- Communications Coordinator, Institute Discrimination & Harassment Response Office
- Manager, Labor Relations, Human Resources
- Senior Director, Communications & Special Assistant to the Dean for Student Life
- Interim Chaplain to Institute and Director of Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life
- Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
Other colleagues from across the Institute, including LBGTQ+ Services, Office of Disability Services, Student Support Services, Mental Health & Counseling, the Ombuds Office, and others will be consulted as needed for case-specific issues.
The Incident Reporting Form is available to report a bias incident committed by a student or student club/organization.
In addition to using the online reporting form, if students have concerns about bias incidents, they are encouraged to seek assistance from a trusted resource on campus, including advisors, department heads, someone in their living group, or other campus resources.