Reporting an Incident
Reporting an Incident
RIT Red Folder
The Red Folder is a resource that provides information on common indicators of student distress.
For emergency assistance call 911 or RIT Public Safety at 585-475-3333 (voice) | 585-205-8333 (text)
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. If you have questions about any of the reporting processes listed below, you can ask them confidentially by contacting the RIT Ombuds Office.
Your concern for the health and safety of the RIT community is appreciated. If you encounter an individual not adhering to current COVID-19 protocols, follow our RIT community expectations guidance and try communicating directly with the individual. If you observe ongoing violations related to COVID-19 protocols, please complete a COVID-19 report.
Report Employee-Related Incidents or Concerns
Use this form to report a concern or incident relating to or involving an alleged violation of RIT policy by an RIT employee, visitor, or vendor.
Report Sex or Gender-Based Incidents or Concerns about Employees or Students
Use this form to report incidents of alleged sex discrimination or harassment, or gender-based misconduct involving any member of the RIT community, including employees, students, or visitors, regardless where the incident occurred.
RIT Ethics and Compliance Hotline
The RIT Ethics and Compliance Hotline is independently operated that may be used by any member of the RIT Community to report, either directly or anonymously, activities involving violations of university policies, laws or regulations. Please note that this hotline is not intended to replace existing reporting methods or protocols, and reporting anonymously may limit the university’s ability to resolve an incident.
Report Concerns about a Student’s well-being
The Tiger Concern Report is used to document a student’s behavior that a RIT community member may perceive as concerning, worrisome, or threatening from a health and wellness context. Reported concerns are reviewed throughout the day during regular business hours by the Student Behavior Consultation Team (SBCT). The report can be filed anonymously however it is helpful to include your contact information, should SBCT have additional questions. 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 a Biased-Related Incident
If you experience, witness, or are made aware of a bias-related incident involving a student please contact RIT Public Safety for incidents that require an immediate response or require further investigation. You may also submit a Bias-Related Incident Report online. If an incident involves an employee or third party, please use the Report Employee-Related Incidents or Concerns process outlined above.
What is a Bias Incident?
A bias incident is an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, violence, or criminal offense committed against any person, group, or property that is motivated by prejudice or bias toward another’s 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. Expressions vary, and can be in the form of language, words, signs, symbols, threats, or actions that could potentially cause alarm, anger, fear, or resentment in others, or that endanger the health, safety, and welfare of a member(s) of the community, even when presented as a joke.
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)
threat of injury
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:
Public Safety is available for reporting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can provide an immediate response to a concern for safety.
Confidential Support and Resources
The Red Folder is a resource available to faculty and staff that provides information on common indicators of student distress. This resource offers in-the-moment process tips on how to best help a student in distress by providing a decision tree and detailed list of campus resources.
Confidential offices are not mandated to report Sex or Gender Based incidents. These offices should be used to discuss situations and learn more about reporting processes.
The offices providing confidential support for students are:
- Counseling and Psychological Services
- NTID Counseling & Academic Advising Services
- Ombuds Office
- Spirituality and Religious Life
- Student Health Center
The office that provides confidential support for employees are: