Reporting an Incident

If you or someone else is in need of assistance or has a concern that should be addressed please report using one of the methods below.

EMERGENCY situations needing immediate response should call 911 or 585-475-3333 for Public Safety.

If you have questions about any of the reporting processes listed below, you can ask them confidentially by contacting the RIT Ombuds Office.


Report Concerns about a Student

The Tiger Concern Report is used to document behavior that a RIT community member may perceive as concerning, worrisome, or threatening. Tiger Concern Reports are reviewed by the Student Behavior Consultation Team (SBCT). Reported concerns are reviewed throughout the day during regular business hours. If you feel that someone could be in immediate danger, including yourself, please contact RIT Public Safety immediately at 585-475-3333 or call 911.

Report Concerns about a Student   

Report a Crime or Policy Violation

RIT community members are encouraged to report all crimes and safety-related incidents to Public Safety in a timely manner by dialing 585-475-3333 (voice) 585- 205-8333 (text). Public Safety Officers will provide information and resources on reporting a crime to the appropriate law enforcement agency when requested by the victim. If you do not want to pursue action within RIT's student conduct system or the local criminal court system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. With your permission, a Public Safety Investigator can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity. Confidential reports are disclosed in the annual crime statistics for the University.

Report a Title IX Concern

Title IX Includes gender discrimination, sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, dating and domestic violence. If you have questions about whether a behavior might be considered a violation, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Report a Title IX Concern   

At RIT, the offices providing confidential support are:

Counseling and Psychological Services
NTID Counseling & Academic Advising Services
Ombuds Office
Spirituality and Religious Life
Student Health Center

RIT Ethics and Compliance Hotline

RIT’s Ethics and Compliance Hotline provides a simple way for RIT students, faculty and staff to anonymously report activities that may involve misconduct or violations of university policies or applicable regulations or contractual obligations. This hotline is independently operated for RIT by EthicsPoint—a third-party vendor—to maintain the anonymity of those who report irregularities or concerns.  Although RIT’s Ethics and Compliance Hotline may also be used to notify RIT of harassment and discrimination concerns, including Title IX violations (gender discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment and sexual violence), it is highly encouraged that these incidents be reported to Human Resources, RIT Title IX Coordinators, RIT Public Safety or one of the confidential resources available.

Report an Irregularity or Concern  

Report a Bias-Related Incident

A bias-related incident is any incident directed toward an individual or group based upon actual or perceived identity characteristics or background, including, but not limited to: race, religion, age, citizenship, color, creed, culture, (including deaf culture), actual or perceived disabilities, gender, marital status, ethnic or national origin, political affiliation or preference, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic predisposition.

Bias-related incidents occur without regard to whether the act is legal, illegal, intentional, or unintentional.

Types of bias-related incidents may include (but are not limited to):

(spoken, written, signed, or posted on social media)

Physical injury/
threat of injury

Property damage


Graffiti that is hateful or derogatory about an identity characteristic

Members of the RIT community who experience, witness or who are made aware of a bias-related incident are asked to report the incident immediately by: