The BEST’s mission is to educate and support members of the campus community impacted by bias incidents and empower them to respond effectively. It is not the purpose of BEST to investigate or sanction any student, faculty, or staff. It is not the purpose to take the place of other UVU processes such as Title IX or the Office of Student Conduct. The BEST does not impinge on free speech rights or academic freedom.

What is a Bias Incident

Actions or expressions that are motivated by prejudice against or hostility toward a person, or group, because of the person’s or group’s actual or perceived age (40 & over), color, disability, gender identity gender expression, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, retaliation, sex, sexual orientation, and veteran status. The incident may include on or off campus. The source of bias may include students, faculty, staff, or visitor. Bias incidents for purposes of BEST, are not violations of law or policy.


The Bias Education Support Team is here to support our campus community by preserving and advocating for community members rights, providing support and education, as well as empowering an inclusive campus climate.

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