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Bias Response Team Bias Response Team


Mission Statement

The Bias Response Team serves as a collaborative and proactive committee providing appropriate educational and reflective responses to incidents of bias at Alfred University. The Bias Response Team works to remediate prejudicial influences in order to encourage a campus of inclusivity that welcomes the perspectives, voices and gifts of all community members.

Reporting to the Bias Response Team

Please submit a report through AU Report It by clicking here. AU Report It may be used to report a variety of campus concerns, but those reports that deal specifically with incidents of bias, discrimination and issues with campus climate will be reviewed by the Bias Response Team. If you have questions or concerns about filling out the report, please contact the Dean of Students at 607-871-2132 or by email at pollard@alfred.edu.

Scope of Authority

The Bias Response Team will review all reports with due diligence. The committee will brainstorm adequate responses to all incidents and suggestions for redress made by the reporter will be considered to the fullest extent of the committee’s authority. In the case of judicial action affecting a student, all proceedings will be referred to the campus judicial board as per student code of conduct or other university policies. Reports pertaining to misconduct by a university employee shall be forwarded to and handled by Human Resources.

Membership

Below is the composition of the committee along with the individual(s) serving that role:

Dean of Students:

Norm Pollard

(pollard@alfred.edu)

Director of Human Resources:

Mark Guinan

(guinan@alfred.edu)

Director of Leadership Programs and the Women's Leadership Center:

Julia Overton-Healy

(overton@alfred.edu)

Coordinator of Diversity Programming:

Craig Arno

(caa2@alfred.edu)

Student Senate Diversity Director:

Kelly McNamara

(knm3@alfred.edu)

Student Representatives:

Maimoona Rahim

(mar16@alfred.edu)

Ana Fredell

(amf5@alfred.edu)

Bridgette Ortiz

(bmo1@alfred.edu)

Director of Student Activities:

Dan Napolitano

(napolitano@alfred.edu)

Counseling Services Representative:

Lily Wolf

(lrw1@alfred.edu)

Faculty Representatives:

Larry Greil

(fgreil@alfred.edu)

vacant

vacant

Residence Life Representatives:

Vinnie Gravanda

(vjg1@alfred.edu)

vacant

 

The student representatives are chosen by the Student Senate Diversity Director. The faculty representatives are recommendations made by the Faculty Senate. Representatives from Residence Life and Counseling Services are decided by the directors of the respective areas.