Bias Incident Response Team

Who Serves on the Bias Response Team?


Karlene Burrell-McRae

Dean of the Undergraduate College

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Xuemei M. Cheng

Dean of Graduate Studies

Cheryl Horsey

Cheryl Lynn Horsey

Equal Opportunity Officer

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Tomiko Jenkins

Dean of Student Life

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Rodney Matthews

Member of the Staff Association

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A.T. Ortiz

Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion, and Community Life

Janet Shapiro

Janet Shapiro

Dean of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research

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Kim Taylor

Title IX Coordinator

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The Role of the Bias Response Team

  • To help to establish the facts and the nature of a reported incident.
  • To ensure that personal support is available to the targeted individual(s) and/or group(s).
  • To assist in directing all parties involved to available community resources and proper channels for reporting and action.
  • To assist in mediating communication between the individual(s) reporting the incident and the individual(s) responsible for it.
  • To maintain ongoing and follow-up communication with involved parties to address the concerns and needs of all parties involved.

The Bias Response Team will Track Incidents

  • To assess the potential impact of incidents on the community.
  • To gauge emerging patterns and climate of the College.
  • To inform community educational and training initiatives such as teach-ins, solidarity programs, campus speakers, and bias awareness programming.