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The Bias Response and Referral Network (BRRN) responds to reports of bias incidents on the Twin Cities campus. See below for filing incident reports on all campuses. The BRRN’s goal is to contribute to a campus climate that is welcoming, inclusive, and respectful for all. The BRRN provides support resources to impacted parties, promotes education and dialogue, and affirms the University's commitment to equity and diversity, free speech, and academic freedom.

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Incident Reporting

Submit anonymous Twin Cities incident reports online at BRRN UReport.

– Report an incident on the Crookston Campus

– Report an incident on the Duluth Campus

– Report an incident on the Morris campus

– Report an incident on the Rochester Campus

Incident reports can also be sent to

In case of emergency call 911.

An incident that involves a student who is not receiving Disability Resource Center-approved accommodations may be addressed here.


Bias Response and Referral Network (BRRN) FAQ

Learn more about the BRRN on our FAQ page.


What we do:

  • Refer those who report incidents to appropriate campus offices that can effectively respond through investigation, educational coaching, or other resources, depending on the nature of the incident
  • Refer students, faculty, and staff to support resources
  • Log all reported incidents and track for trends
  • Notify campus leaders of ongoing bias incidents and trends
  • Educate and consult about the BRRN to campus groups
  • Inform the campus community about our work through informational meetings and annual reports

What we don't do:

Free speech and academic freedom

The University is committed to safeguarding the free expression rights of all University community members, even if the expression is biased, hateful, and contrary to University values of equity and diversity.

Nevertheless, biased and hateful expression causes harm and fractures in our campus community that must be addressed. The BRRN, along with other campus bodies, responds to bias incidents in ways that support those most impacted and promote education and dialogue.

The BRRN is committed to upholding free speech and academic freedom on campus and does not have an investigative or disciplinary role in responding to any bias reports.

Visit the Academic Freedom and Free Speech at the University of Minnesota webpage for our statement of these values and links to additional information.