Build & Execute an Effective Bias System – August 13, 2024

Sale price$399.00


Tuesday, August 13, 2024
2:00 – 3:30 pm ET

Manage Sensitive Incidents Consistent with Recent Court Decisions

Bias incidents, including hateful language, discriminatory actions, or an incendiary speaker, can quickly engulf your campus, leaving some students upset, fearful, or believing they aren’t truly welcome. It’s critical to have a clearly defined system in place for receiving and triaging reports of incidents alleged to be motivated by bias, a structure for swiftly analyzing and responding to them, and transparency with your community regarding what occurred and its ultimate resolution. 

At the same time, the rights to free expression, association, and academic freedom of those whose acts are perceived to have been motivated by bias must also be respected as this assessment is made. Several federal courts have rejected efforts by some institutions to address incidents of perceived bias through Bias Response Teams, leaving institutions to question what is permissible in this space. Efforts to increase feelings of inclusion, support impacted community members, and improve the campus climate have also become politicized, adding to institutional concerns regarding the best path to follow in this often emotionally charged arena. 

Join us on August 13, 2024 when our expert presenter – Allen Groves, Senior Vice President and Chief Student Experience Officer at Syracuse University and renowned speaker on legal issues affecting higher education will explore how to articulate your team’s efforts to reduce bias within legal parameters, while staying focused on the larger goal of creating a welcoming, equitable environment where all campus community members can learn and thrive. 

Topics Covered

Gain crucial, actionable takeaways that will help you:

  • Explore recent legal decisions on the subject, explained in terms of practical impact on the type of system you choose to adopt. 
  • Structure a comprehensive bias reporting and response system for your campus by responding effectively to competing demands when engaging in bias response work. 
  • Gain strategies for providing swift support to impacted reporters/witnesses/communities when a bias incident is brought to your attention, even when the act at issue is protected speech.
  • Understand the legal risks inherent in certain types of bias response or campus climate teams or structures, and how to avoid those risks in creating your own response systems so you can increase critical transparency around reports received and the institution’s response, improving trust in the process while not running afoul of FERPA.  
  • Best practice around receiving reports and investigating bias incidents – know when and how you can respond to reports of incidents, including when investigations should be referred to other professionals on campus. 


Allen Groves serves Syracuse University as Senior Vice President for the Student Experience, the Chief Student Experience Officer of the University.
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Included When You Register

Invite your entire team for one low price!

  • Live 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
  • Access for your entire team for one low price
  • Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand (available after live event)
  • Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
  • Certificate of completion for each participant
  • Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus

Instructions for live webinar access for your group are provided to you immediately upon checkout. Instructions for accessing the on-demand recording will be emailed to you approximately 24 hours following the live webinar. Feel free to contact us at or 1-866-295-0505 with any questions. For information about licensing this webinar for unlimited distribution on your institution’s internal network/server, email

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