Illinois State University Tells Students To Report “Microaggressions”

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Frequently Asked Questions


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Why should I file a report with the Inclusive Community Response Team (ICRT)?


    • Diversity is one of Illinois State’s five core values under the University’s strategic plan, Educating Illinois. As such, it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that our community is one that encourages respect for differences and that our institution fosters an inclusive environment characterized by cultural understanding, ethical behavior, and social justice. Filing a report offers the institution the opportunity to ensure that all ISU students are included in the Redbird experience.

What bias-related incident should be reported to the ICRT?


    • Bias incidents occur in many different ways. They can be spoken or written, or appear as symbols, signs, threats, or actions performed in person or through electronic means (e.g. email, social media). They include, but are not limited to, microaggressions (these are seemingly normal interactions that convey demeaning messages towards disenfranchised group members), bullying, vandalism, destruction of private or public property, harassment, and expressions of discrimination or hate. One thing that all bias-related incidents have in common is that they have an adverse impact on learning for Illinois State University students.
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