By Ryan Miller
In its third full academic year of operation, the Campus Climate Response Team continues to support those who experience acts of bias at the university, connect university leaders working toward an inclusive campus environment, and collect and share data related to campus climate. The Campus Culture goal of the DDCE Strategic Plan aligned with the Campus Climate Response Work Group Report to call for creation of the CCRT to address bias incidents affecting the university community.
This spring, the team released its second Trend Report detailing bias incidents reported during the 2013-2014 academic year, as well as the responses coordinated by CCRT. During the 2013-14 academic year (including summer 2014), the team received 670 reports regarding 69 separate bias incidents. Of note in this year’s report are new sections that detail incidents reported 10 or more times to the team.
The 2013-2014 Campus Climate Trend Report is available at:
To accompany the Trend Report, CCRT also released an opinion piece in The Daily Texan outlining the team’s purpose and function:
Anyone who experiences a bias incident on campus is encouraged to report it to the Campus Climate Response Team by visiting:
Anyone encountering a situation that requires immediate police, medical, psychological or other emergency services should call 911 or the University of Texas Police Department (UTPD) at 512-471-4441 for assistance, during regular business hours and during the evening, weekends, and holidays.