If you are visiting this page, you or someone you know may have experienced a bias incident, hate act, hate crime, harassment, or discrimination on campus or in the Decorah community.
At Luther, acts of bias go against our mission and our community values. We seek to provide you a timely response and support. Bias refers to language and/or behaviors against persons because of, but not limited to, others’ actual or perceived: Age, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity/expression, genetic information, national origin, race/ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or veteran status.
Please provide as much detail about the incident as possible. Someone from the bias response team will follow up with you. Anonymous reports are accepted, but may limit the college's ability to fully address the incident.
Once submitted, the report goes directly to the Vice President and Dean for Student Life (Corey Landstrom), Dean for Institutional Equity and Inclusion (Lisa Scott), Associate Dean of the Faculty (Sean Burke), Director of Campus Security and Safety (Bob Harri), Assistant Dean and Director of Residence Life (Kris Franzen), Director of Human Resources (Marsha Wenthold), Associate Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator (Matt Bills), and Faculty Harassing Conduct Officer representative (Erin Flater). The primary goal is to provide support to the individual or community affected. However, reports will be evaluated to determine if further investigation is required for potential violations of College policy and/or criminal law.
The response team will review the report and make a determination regarding its response. The response team is not responsible for adjudicating or sanctioning any individual or individuals named in the report. Rather, they will seek to advise the reporter of the options they have available through college processes. The team will make sure, as necessary, referrals to the appropriate professional staff are made and will follow-up to ensure a timely response has been received. The team may be directly involved when education and follow-up conversations may be requested or are a reasonable response. If you have questions, please contact one of the response team members.
Resources and policies:Luther College Student Handbook - https://www.luther.edu/studentlife/student-handbook/Bias Incident, Hate Act, Hate Crime, Harassment, and Discrimination Policy - https://www.luther.edu/studentlife/student-handbook/?policy_id=678289Student Sexual Misconduct Policy - https://www.luther.edu/studentlife/student-handbook/?policy_id=678287Luther College Title IX - https://www.luther.edu/titleixFaculty Handbook - https://www.luther.edu/academics/dean/faculty/resources/handbook/Staff Handbook - https://www.luther.edu/hr/faculty-staff/staff-handbook/
On-campus Confidential Resources: Counseling Service, Health Service, College MinistriesOn-campus Resources: Diversity Center, Student Life Office, Human Resources, Harassment Advisors