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Incidents that potentially rise to the level of a hate crime or have extensive community may be included on our Incidents & Updates page. Bias incidents not posted on the RBIRT website remain an important part of our data analysis efforts.

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Monitoring
April 3, 2024
Chalk Messages on Campus Sidewalks and Plazas
Several chalk messages and phrases were written on various sidewalks and plazas on campus—including references to specific individuals and groups using sexist, antisemitic, and homophobic language.
Ethnicity, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender, Sexual Orientation
Monitoring
March 29, 2024
UPDATE: Flyers & Events on Campus
RBIRT has received several reports throughout the semester regarding transphobic and xenophobic flyers posted in various buildings at the University of Utah.
National Origin, Gender Identity, Gender Expression
Monitoring
March 4, 2024
Anti-LGBTQIA+ Stickers at LGBT Resource Center
Stickers with QR codes that linked to an anti-LGBTQIA+ biased website where found outside the LGBT Resource Center.
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression
Monitoring
February 25, 2024
Vandalism of Black History Month Bulletin Board
A community bulletin board featuring Black History Month was twice vandalized in Kahlert Village.
Race, Color
Closed
February 5, 2024
Drag Bingo Event Poster Vandalism
A poster featuring various events was vandalized, with only a Drag Bingo event crossed out with an ‘x’. No other events featured on the poster were crossed out.
Gender Identity, Gender Expression
Monitoring
February 3, 2024
Homophobic Slur shouted from moving vehicle
As an individual got into their car, an unidentified group reversed their vehicle and yelled a homophobic slur out the window before driving off.
Sexual Orientation
Monitoring
January 27, 2024
LGBT Resource Center Instagram Account Hacked
The LGBT Resource Center Instagram account was hacked by an unknown source that changed the account's handle and the profile picture to express transphobic messages.
Gender Identity, Gender Expression
Closed
November 29, 2023
Patient aggression and racial slurs toward healthcare workers at U of U Health
A patient at a University of Utah Health medical facility verbally and physically assaulted members of their treatment team.
Race, Sex, Gender
Closed
November 8, 2023
Defacement of Israeli Flag in Gardner Commons
An Israeli flag was defaced outside the University of Utah’s Office for Global Engagement in Gardner Commons.
Ethnicity, National Origin, Religion
Closed
November 6, 2023
Offensive Language in Kahlert Village Residence Hall Whiteboard
A whiteboard was discovered with various sexualized language, a known homophobic slur, and biased language toward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints members.
Religion, Gender, Sexual Orientation