The University of Oklahoma has revealed it will be introducing a hotline designed as a means for students to complain about microagressions and bias incidents.
The hotline promises to be a “safe place” for students to raise concerns and report incidents, which is open 24/7 all year round.
Details of the service were obtained in a contract by The College Fix, in which the service is coined as a ‘bias hotline,’ with the cost of running the service revealed at approximately $15,000 a year.
“We developed Safe Campus at the urging of some of our long standing education partners who are committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and healthy learning environment. Incidents of discrimination, bullying, harassment, and misconduct continue to be serious issues on our college campuses,” the university said in a statement.
“The hotline will be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to members of the OU community as a centralized place for assistance in locating information, resources and policies related to diversity, inclusion and equity for all campus constituency groups.”
It is understood the university is making a particular effort to understood incidents of discrimnation on campus after brothers of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity were filmed singing a racist chant.