If you are the victim of bias or witness bias related to COVID-19 or anything else, please visit our Safety at UNI website and click on the “Report an Incident” box. You will be prompted to select an option.
The University of Northern Iowa is committed to promoting an educational, working and living environment that is free from all forms of discrimination.
Several universities have experienced an increasing number of reports of stereotyping, harassment, and bullying directed at persons perceived to be of Chinese American, and more generally, Asian descent due to misinformation about the virus. The COVID-19 is a public health issue and is not the fault of any person, country or ethnic group.
Acts of bias, discrimination and harassment—whether via words or actions, publicly or privately expressed—counter the university’s core values, vision, mission and strategic plan. It is essential that we be supportive, respectful, and inclusive of the members of the UNI community who may have friends and families in the countries impacted.