Bias Reporting


St. Olaf College is committed to providing a respectful, safe, and healthy environment for all its students, employees, and guests. To that end, the College prohibits all forms of discrimination based on an individual’s race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance. The College also prohibits all forms of harassment based upon any of these legally protected characteristics. These behaviors not only harm individuals, they also damage the St. Olaf community as a whole. In addition, some forms of these behaviors are crimes.

The College is committed to administering its policies and procedures in a fair, impartial manner that treats all persons with dignity and respect. When the College determines that a violation of this Policy has occurred, the College will take prompt and appropriate measures to stop the violation, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.

Use the navigation links on this page to learn more about the college’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Misconduct, and to access information and resources to support anyone who has been affected by, knows of, or wants to help prevent an incident or pattern of behavior. There are many individuals you can contact with questions and concerns, beginning with the St. Olaf College Interim Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Reginald Miles (

Bias Reports

Total Reports* Intakes** Restorative Justice Process Investigations
51 48 1 1

*Reports are from Sept 2021 – Apr 2022

**Intakes are not done when a report is anonymous or the reporting party requests to not be contacted

***Reporting Parties: 36 students, 10 staff members, 1 Anonymous, 4 Faculty

****Responding Parties: 9 students, 4 staff members, 10 Unknown, 25 Faculty, 4 Institutional Organization

*****Targeted parties: 42 students, 2 staff members, 6 Unknown, 1 Faculty

Required Referral Obligations

The following resources will help guide you through your obligations as a non-confidential employee of the College when incidents of bias, discrimination, or sexual harassment come to your attention.

Required Referrals FAQ Handout

Required Referrals Training Video – Student Employees

Required Referrals Training Video – Faculty and Staff

Please review some examples of information faculty and staff can share with students they instruct or supervise to help students understand their role as supportive but non-confidential resources.

Sample Statements


The Bias Response Team is responsible for the initial evaluation of all reports of Prohibited Conduct the College receives. During this initial evaluation, the Bias Response Team will determine if the College should proceed with disciplinary procedures or, in a case where there is no policy violation, discuss other relevant procedures.

Students looking to report an instance of Prohibited Conduct can contact anyone on the Bias Response Team.

Prohibited Conduct

Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Misconduct

See College Policy