Hate / Bias Incident Reporting

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee defines a hate or bias-motivated incident as any disruptive conduct (oral, written, graphic or physical) that is against an individual, or individuals, because of their actual, or perceived, race, color, national origin/ancestry, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran and National Guard status, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, or arrest/conviction record.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee urges all members of the UWM community to report any hate/bias incident that has occurred on:

  • UWM property, buildings or housing; and/or
  • UWM sponsored events or activities, regardless of location.

Please complete the form below to help us investigate this incident and maintain safety on campus.

This reporting process is designed to maintain the privacy of those who choose to use it: to that end, information provided by you will be kept confidential to the extent possible unless you authorize its release for investigation and/or follow-up. If you wish to remain anonymous, please be advised that you will not be contacted by UWM regarding any follow-up related to this report.

Please proceed to the Hate/Bias Incident Reporting Form

Are you in an Emergency?

Please dial 911 or (414) 229-911 (UWM Campus Police) in case of an emergency or if you witness a crime in progress. For non-emergencies, the please call (414) 229-4627 for a direct line to the UWM Campus Police Department.

You can request an ombudsperson from the UWM Ombuds Office at (414) 229-4902.


Once you click on the “Submit to EDS” button on the Hate/Bias Incident Reporting Form, you will receive a confirmation number. If you requested follow-up at the beginning of this form, you will be contacted within 3 business days (7:45-4:30 M-F), which may include an option to meet and discuss a plan of action to resolve this unfortunate matter.

If you are the victim of a hate or bias-related incident, or if you witnessed a hate or bias-related incident, please do the following to document the incident as best you can:

  • If you experienced a written slur or discovered graffiti, do not erase the text. The police will need to see it.
  • If you have a camera or cell phone camera, take a picture of the evidence, any physical injuries sustained, license plate, or anything else relevant.
  • If the incident was verbal, please write down exactly what was said to the best of your recollection. Retain any contact information you may have received from possible witnesses. Speed and accuracy are critical, so please act immediately!