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BISS by the Numbers 2019-20

Download the PDF of Bias Incident Support Services "by the Numbers" report for 2019 to 2020

Bias Incident Support Services has been sharing BISS by the Numbers each year since 2020 to provide the campus community with an overview of both campus trends and the unit's proactive offerings.

Overall Reports

69 reports received
42 incidents logged

(Note: Reports received are all the reports made to BISS. The log does not include reports that the university could not look into. Reports involving the same incident are typically logged once.)

Locations reported

Residence halls: 24.5%
Academic buildings: 22.9%
Online: 44.3%
Other/Outside: 8.3%

Motivations reported

Motivations reported for bias incidents during 2019-2020

Race/Color: 38
Sexual Orientation: 16
National Origin: 9
Citizenship: 7
Gender/Sex: 6
Religion: 6
Disability: 1


25 trainings and proactive programs
27 reports involving restorative practices
5 referrals to on- and off-campus entities
10 reports with UMPD involvement


2,672 contact hours with impacted parties
36 one-on-ones with impacted parties
15 Hate-Bias Response Team meetings
37 consultations with departments
New Student Advisory Group

Prior to COVID: 3% of reports involved online incidents
During COVID: 95% of reports involved online incidents

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The University of Maryland values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive and respectful campus for students, faculty and staff. If you have been impacted by hate, bias, intimidation, sexual misconduct or discrimination, you can file a report with the units here.

You may also contact UMPD by calling:

Emergency: 911 or 301-405-3333 - Mobile Phone #3333

Non-Emergency: 301-405-3555