the BRT itself is not a punitive body, we are still effective
when dealing with incidents of bias. There are 4 primary ways
that the BRT helps when an incident of Bias occurs.
First, the BRT can assign an advocate to someone who is utilizing
the services on campus. Forms and procedures can sometimes
be difficult to maneuver, and having a trained staff member
as a guide or someone to talk to sometimes helps through this
Second, the BRT can recommend existing campus resources,
like the Office of Affirmative Action, University Testing and Counseling Center, Student Conduct and Community Standards or
the University of Oregon Police. Your BRT advocate can assist
you with this other options.
Third, the BRT can assist in creating solutions. For example,
if a student felt uncomfortable in a classroom the BRT could
work with the faculty member to assure the student can engage in the classroom or make other arrangments in colaboration
with the student and the faculty.
Lastly, the BRT can arrange facilitated discussions between
targets and those responsible for act of bias. We also provide
educational events, like film screenings, outreach events,
and other co-sponsored university and community programs..