Bias Incidents


Cornell University is committed to maintaining a bias-free climate based on civility, decency, and respect. 

Cornell University prohibits its faculty, administrative and academic staff members, postdocs, and undergraduate and graduate students from engaging in any form of prohibited discrimination protected-status, harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual assault/violence, and expects these individuals to refrain from committing acts of discrimination, bias, or sexual assault/violence within the university’s jurisdiction. 

Reporting, understanding, and preventing unacceptable behaviors such as bias is essential to maintaining our caring community.

For a better understanding of the process, students can review the Student Assessment and Review Process flow chart and faculty and staff can review the Bias Tracking at Cornell flow chart.


For emergencies, including safety concerns, call CU Police at 607-255-1111 or dial 911. 

For health concerns, call Cornell Health 24/7 at 607-255-5155.

Policies: Prohibited Discrimination, Protected-Status Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Assault and Violence, Policy 6.4

Reporting Options:

To report bias incidents or related concerns, complete this form or send an email to


Know that confidential care and support for individuals affected by bias are available

For 24/7 confidential consultation with a health care provider or counselor, students may call Cornell Health at 607-255-5155


Sara Xayarath Hernández
Associate Dean of Inclusion and Student and Faculty Engagement