Bias Response Protocol

In keeping with the Stonehill College Mission Statement and the Mission of the Division of Student Affairs, we strive to provide a learning, working and living community free from hate, discrimination, harassment, and intolerance.

How to Report an Act of Bias

Step 1. Report it to Campus Police

If you are a witness to or target of a bias act, please call Campus Police immediately at (508) 565-5555 to report it.

Step 2. File a report with Intercultural Affairs

Next, please submit a Bias Reporting Form to Intercultural Affairs by hand, e-mail or campus mail. (.pdf). Form may be submitted directly to the Director of Intercultural Affairs, Connie Cabello, at ccabello@stonehill.edu 

Bias Response Team & Protocol

Given Stonehill's commitment to providing a "multicultural academic community in which the dignity and worth of each of its members is respected", the Bias Response Team and Bias Response Protocol were launched as a resource for the Stonehill community to report and respond to incidents of bias.

The Bias Response Team is also the formal body that documents bias related incidents in order to address issues of discrimination more effectively.

Purpose

The purpose is to provide a structure for action, assistance, and appropriate communication in the event of a bias incident or hate crime in both a timely and productive manner.

Process

The team gathers to determine which, if any, information should be communicated, considers the gravity of the incident(s), relays a comprehensive response and follow-up, and suggests ways to proactively address issues of difference, diversity, acceptance, civility and respect via the Bias Educational Team.

Last Update: August 2015