The Inclusive Community Response Team (ICRT) serves students by fostering an open and inclusive campus and responding to instances of hate and bias. The ICRT is a cross-institutional group dedicated to advancing the values of diversity and inclusion as described in the University's strategic plan, Educate • Connect • Elevate: Illinois State. If you have a question or concern, please reach out to the Chair of the team, Dr. John Davenport, Dean of Students at ICRT@IllinoisState.edu.
All bias-related incidents will be referred to the Inclusive Community Response Team for follow up. Bias incidents can be spoken or written, or appear as symbols, signs, threats, or actions performed in person or through electronic means (e.g. email, social media). They include, but are not limited to, microaggressions (these are seemingly normal interactions that convey demeaning messages towards disenfranchised group members), bullying, vandalism, destruction of private or public property, harassment, and expressions of discrimination or hate. One thing that all bias-related incidents have in common is that they have an adverse impact on learning for Illinois State University students.
Imminent threats and emergencies should be immediately reported to 911 and/or the Illinois State University Police Department at (309) 438-8631.
Any student, faculty, staff, or community member can file a report with the ICRT using any method listed below. When filing a report, please be as specific as possible. Be sure to include date, time, specific location, names of people involved, descriptions of people involved (if names are not known), and specific details regarding the issue. It is also acceptable to submit any relevant files or pictures.