At Emory University, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and respectful environment for all members of our community. Our mission is to proactively address bias in all its forms and ensure that every individual feels valued, safe, and supported. Through education, accountability, and continuous improvement, we strive to create a campus culture that celebrates diversity, promotes equity, and empowers everyone to thrive.

Our vision is to be a beacon of inclusivity and fairness, where every person is embraced for their unique background, perspective, and identity. We envision a community where biases are not only acknowledged but also actively challenged and transformed into opportunities for growth and understanding.

The purpose of Bias Support Services (BSS) is to uphold our vision of inclusivity and fairness. We are dedicated to fostering a community where individuals are valued for their diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. Our primary mission is to confront biases and transform them into catalysts for personal and collective growth and understanding.

Through the cultivation of open dialogue, empathy, and cultural competence, we strive to create an environment in which individuals can excel in their work, teaching, living, and learning experiences, to reach their fullest potential. BSS is firmly commited to the appreciation of differing opinions and the establishment of a civil and respectful environment for addressing potential conflicts, ensuring continuous opportunities for personal development and growth. 

In pursuit of our mission, we endeavor to construct a space where respect, compassion, innovation, openness, flexibility, and accountability thrive. Together, we lead the way in shaping a world that acknowledges and honors the inherent dignity and worth of every individual.