What should I do if I feel I’m being treated unfairly, discriminated against or harassed due to coronavirus?

April 8, 2020

Coronavirus is not specific to any ethnicity or race, and racist behavior and stereotyping – in the classroom or the workplace – will not be tolerated at UWM. Students and staff who feel they are being discriminated against are encouraged to contact UWM’s Office of Equity/Diversity Services at 414-229-5923 or diverse@uwm.edu.  Incidents may also be reported here. EDS can conduct a formal investigation of the alleged behavior, and it also can help students and staff with support, connecting to on- and off-campus resources, and informal resolutions. Those resolutions can include academic or workplace modifications, alternative assignments, and other measures to meet the needs of those who have been impacted.

UWM also encourages everyone to act with care and compassion. We are all experiencing this dynamic, evolving situation together, and it is important that we support each other. Students can get help from the Dean of Students Office at dos@uwm.edu or 414-229-4632. Employees have a wide range of services available to them through the Employee Assistance Program.