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Reporting Discrimination, Hate Crimes, and Hate Incidents 

The Commission on Diversity and Inclusion

Reporting Incidents of Bias

The Commission on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI) has launched an online form for reporting incidents of bias; it can also be found on the website. CODI is tracking bias incidents so that University can better address issues of culture, climate and inclusion. Examples of incidents of bias include, but are not limited to, any activity that intimidates, demeans, mocks, degrades, marginalizes, or threatens individuals or groups based on that person/group’s actual or perceived: 


  • Ability 
  • Age 
  • Ancestry 
  • Citizenship/immigration status 
  • Creed 
  • Gender expression 
  • Parenting/pregnancy status 
  • Race/ethnicity 
  • Religious practice 
  • Sexual orientation 
  • Veteran status 


This incident bias reporting form doesn't replace reporting a situation or event to the University Police Department, Counseling Center, Equal Opportunity Office, Ethics Hotline, Victim Advocacy or other University offices. Contact: Alison Cruess at or (904) 620-2583

Equal Opportunity and Diversity

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EOD) is committed to fostering non-discrimination and non-harassment in the workplace and the educational environment by ensuring compliance with all federal and state laws, local ordinances, and agency requirements that are related to equity and compliance for universities. EOD provides leadership and support toward developing a comprehensive and institution-wide approach to achieving and sustaining a diverse and pluralistic community of students, faculty and staff. You can make a complaint about conduct that is believed to be in violation of the University's Diversity and Equal Opportunity Regulation or the University's Sexual Misconduct Regulation by filling out an EOD Complaint Form.


Contact The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity

Phone: (904) 620-2507






Online: EOD Complaint Form


LGBT Resource Center

The LGBT Resource Center's mission is to provide valuable education and resources for the entire campus community with a commitment to advocacy, equality, respect, and support for LGBT students, faculty, and staff. The LGBT RC is able to aid in navigating the process of reporting discrimination, hate crimes, and hate incidents.

Contact the LGBT Resource Center

Phone: (904) 620-2939






Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX, as is gender-based bullying and hazing. The University of North Florida has a sexual Misconduct Regulation that provides additional information.




University Police Department

University Police Department (UPD) is a state police department on campus. They operate to  preserve the peace, provide general police services to the University community, and enforce the laws of the State of Florida, the ordinances of the City of Jacksonville, as well as the rules, policies and traffic regulations of the University of North Florida. In cooperation with the entire campus community, the University Police Department also is committed to protecting the University's population, buildings, grounds and equipment. UPD offers a program called Silent Witness which does not track any information (including IP Addresses) allowing the user to remain completely anonymous.


Contact the University Police Department

Emergency: 911


Non Emergency: (904) 620-2800






Online Silent Witness Form


Victim Advocacy Program

The Victim Advocacy Program serves as a resource and support service for anyone in the University community who has been a victim of actual or threatened violence. The services offered range from emotional support to assistance navigating the criminal justice system. Twenty-four hour crisis intervention services provide immediate assistance.


Contact the Victim Advocacy Program 

Phone: 24 hours a Day (904) 620-1010