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New Incident Reporting System to Promote Safety and Inclusion

Norfolk State University (NSU) is committed to ensuring an inclusive and welcoming environment for students, staff, and faculty, and strives to provide an accepting place for all to work and learn.  NSU asks for institution-wide cooperation in monitoring the campus climate by reporting all incidents and concerns and recording all requests. 

Beginning April 1, 2022, an incident reporting system (Guardian by Campus Kaizen) for incidents of harassment and discrimination and accommodation requests, is now available. With the leadership of the Office of Information Technology, this system can be utilized by internal and external community members. The system implementation is the result of a major collaboration with the NSU Police Department, Residential Life and Housing, the Dean of Students Office, and the Office of Institutional Equity.

The system will be updated periodically throughout the year. NSU appreciates your support in trying to eliminate the use of paper while addressing incidents across the university, in a timely manner.

To access the system and file a complaint, report, or request, members of the community can select the following link:


The following concerns, incidents, or requests regarding NSU students, staff, or faculty should be reported using this system;

  • Accommodation Request
  • Bias Reporting
  • Title IX Sexual Harassment
  • Discrimination/Harassment based on the following:
    • Age 40 and Over
    • Color
    • Disability
    • Genetic Information
    • National Origin
    • Pregnancy
    • Race
    • Sex (including gender identity and sexual Orientation)
    • Veterans

Any emergency situation should ALWAYS be reported to the NSU Police Department, first. Emergencies can be reported by calling the NSU Police Department at 757-823-9000.

If you experience any challenges in using this system or have any questions, please contact The Office of Equity and Inclusion at


Commitment to Norfolk State University

Our internal community share a fundamental right to work and learn in a safe environment. The Office of Institutional Equity strives to provide that safe environment that is conducive to intellectual engagement, learning, and working in positive ways. Our focus on systemic issues by addressing policy and procedural concerns.

Our charge is to remind each other daily not only what our laws are but also what Norfolk State University’s strong collective spirit of fairness demands. We respect the dignity and value of each human being in our community and support the sharing of different values and perspectives. The office strives to:

  • Foster an inclusive community that promotes a positive educational environment, fairness, and access, and
  • Support compliance efforts as they relate to equal opportunities and affirmative action laws and regulations

Colleagues on our team work with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and visitors on related aspects that include:

  • Access and disability services
  • Affirmative action plans and implementation
  • Best practices for searches and hires
  • Discrimination and harassment administration
  • Educational programming
  • University Title IX