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UT Non-Discrimination Statement

Read UT's Notice of Non-Discrimination.

The University of Tampa fosters a campus culture that is inclusive and supportive to aid in student success and persistence efforts through the core values of diversity and inclusion demonstrated by:

  • Creating a learning environment that fosters dialogue and encourages and supports unique perspectives and values;
  • Recognizes and addresses the needs of differing student populations; and
  • Offers programs and services that promote and demonstrate inclusion.

All members of our Spartan community have a responsibility to take an active role in reporting acts of bias that compromise our inclusive learning environment to the Bias Education Resource Team (BERT).

About BERT

The Bias Education Resource Team (BERT) is a group of University employees that provides support and resources to those individuals who have been targeted or impacted by an act of bias. The role of the BERT is to offer impacted community members a space to have their voice heard, opportunities for education to mitigate or prevent similar occurrences in the future, and to ensure a comprehensive and timely response to bias incidents. Collectively, this will lead to positive change for both the individual and the campus climate.

The BERT is intended to educate the UT community and support those who experience bias and harassment. The BERT is a support and resource campus entity, not a governing body.

The BERT does not replace existing University protocols (i.e. Student Conduct, Academic Integrity and Campus Safety).

Contact BERT

Report at bias-related incident one of three ways.

Incident Report Form — commonly used for bias-related incidents that involved a violation of the Student Code of Conduct

Spartan Support Form — commonly used for bias-related incidents that do not involve a violation of the Student Code of Conduct but may require support directly for the persons affected.

Email — Contact us with questions, comments and to report bias related incidents at BERT@ut.edu.