LCC's Bias Response Team (BRT) consists of a diverse group of campus representatives who are available to determine a rapid and effective response to incidents of bias and offer broader prevention and educational strategies that fit with the Mission of Diversity and Equity at Lower Columbia College.
Any action, including words, slurs, or behaviors, committed against a person or a group that is motivated by prejudice against the person's or group's perceived or actual social identity based on race, color, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, or veteran or military status, and that interferes with one's educational opportunities or disrupts the learning environment.
LCC strongly encourages members of the community to report all bias incidents that occur on or near campus, online, or off-campus involving members of the LCC community. Reporting is important even if the offending person(s) cannot be identified, and allows the College to support and assist those impacted by a bias incident, track patterns of bias and create educational interventions to improve our campus climate.
Students who may feel uncertain or uncomfortable about whether or how to best report an incident are encouraged to seek guidance from a trusted faculty or staff member. That person can provide assistance by informally reporting a bias incident at the College. Reports can be made anonymously.