Report a Bias Incident to the WPI Police Department (WPI PD)
You are also able to file a bias incident report directly with WPI PD. When filing with WPI PD, they will investigate the report of bias by gathering details, collecting evidence, sharing information with law enforcement partners, and/or consulting with legal experts. Please note that should you file both a criminal and university incident, the Bias Response Team (BRT) will work in partnership with WPI PD.
Emergency: (508) 831-5555
Non-emergency: (508) 831-5433
Address: Founders Hall,
The BRT is not a judicial group with the ability to adjudicate, but rather, a coordinated network of support to WPI’s formal reporting channels. For incidents involving harassment, discrimination, and/or hate crimes, BRT will connect you with the department responsible for addressing these incidents.
Here are the different options available if you would like to report directly to these offices:
Sexual Misconduct Incident: You may file an incident involving WPI's Sexual Misconduct Policy (including gender-based discrimination - actual or perceived gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation) to the Title IX Coordinator. Note: To report a sexual misconduct incident without disclosing your identity, you can use the anonymous report form.
The WPI Care Team was established to receive, consider, and, when appropriate, act upon information or behavior(s) of concern exhibited by a student or group of students. The Dean of Students Office coordinates the group of professional staff that meets weekly during the academic year to address the safety, welfare, and academic success of students. The WPI Care Team includes representatives from across the institution, with a focus on reaching out to students whose behavior has in some way come to the attention of others. The Team then determines a plan of action (if deemed appropriate and needed) that is in the best interest of the student and the campus community. If you feel the student’s behavior is classified as distressed, disruptive, or dangerous, we encourage you to contact us. Access the Care Team’s I’m Concerned About a Student form.
Should the incident involve harassment or discrimination based on disability and/or accessibility accommodations, the incident will be referred to the Office of Accessibility Services (students): email@example.com or the 504 Coordinator (employees): firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employee Incident: Should the incident involve employee harassment or discrimination, the incident will be referred to the Talent HR Partners.
Criminal Incident: If you choose to file a criminal incident, WPI Police Department (WPI PD) will provide you with support throughout the process.
You are not required to file a criminal incident. You may choose to file a criminal incident in addition to a university incident. For more information, contact WPI PD:
Emergency Phone: 508-831-5555
Non-Emergency Phone: 508-831-5433