While UC Merced prides itself on being a welcoming and inclusive community, there are times when incidents happen that hurt and/or endanger the LGBTQ+ community. If you have experienced any form of harassment, hate crime(s), micro/macroaggressions, alienation or violence and are interested in reporting it, please submit an informal incident report to the Bias Incident Response Team (BIRST). This reporting system will be annonymous in order to protect those who do not wish to be identified.
**BIRST is not a formal reporting or investigative body. **
However, they do a continual assessment of the campus climate, which alligns with UC Merced's Principles of Community, through this process. If you would like to formally report an incident, please see the list of reporting departments in the left side bar.