Bias Incident Report Form
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As per Gamma Phi Beta’s Non-Discrimination Policy, the membership of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority shall be composed of women who meet and maintain the Sorority’s Core Values.
There shall be no membership discrimination based upon factors such as race, color, national origin, ethnic heritage, religion, disability, age, marital status, veteran status or sexual orientation in any chapter of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. Men are not eligible for membership.
Members representing Gamma Phi Beta will not participate in activities which are demeaning to another individual’s race, color, national origin, ethnic heritage, religion, disability, age, gender, marital status,veteran status or sexual orientation. Gamma Phi Beta recognizes the value of each individual and expects all members to promote integrity, respect and regard for others and appreciation for the worth of all individuals.
What is a bias incident?
A bias incident is an act motivated by bigotry or hate based on someone’s actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ethnic heritage, religion, disability, age, gender, marital status, veteran status or sexual orientation.
A bias incident is not always a violation of criminal law. Examples include mocking, degrading, threatening, intimidating, harassing or using discriminatory language.
What is the Bias Incident Response Team?
The Bias Incident Response Team at Gamma Phi Beta is tasked with providing advocacy and support to members who have experienced or witnessed an incident of bias or discrimination.
The Bias Incident Response Team is composed of Gamma Phi Beta volunteers and staff to provide advocacy and support to members that have experienced or witnessed an incident of bias or discrimination. The is the Gamma Phi Beta team that responds first in coordinating responses to reports of bias and/or discrimination incidents experienced and/or perpetrated by Gamma Phi Beta members.
The team is composed of one team leader and five to seven Gamma Phi Beta volunteers and staff.
What are the responsibilities of the Bias Incident Response Team?
The Bias Incident Response Team is responsible for the following.
- Reviewing reports submitted via the Bias Incident Report Form
- Conducting outreach to individuals who report bias incidents
- Determining appropriate follow-up actions, including identifying educational opportunities and resources and recommending membership status changes to the Membership Review Committee
Gamma Phi Beta will take all necessary steps possible to ensure your privacy, but we cannot guarantee confidentiality. Gamma Phi Beta may be required to report or escalate incidents, especially in the case of a violation of criminal law.
The Bias Incident Response Team will do its best to address all reported incidents; however, the ability of the team to respond to incidents will depend on certain factors including but not limited to the recency of the incident and/or if people involved are current members.