The fabric of our community can be impacted by negative behaviors and language and treatment towards one another. As such, the Bias Incident Prevention & Response Team (BIPRT) and Bias Incident Protocol were implemented to hold each other accountable and to address when individuals choose to participate in bias-related and hateful acts.
Stonehill College takes these actions seriously, and bias related incidents are addressed swiftly.
How to Report a Bias Incident
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.
Next, please complete and submit the Bias Incident Reporting Form. Your report will be sent to members of the Bias Incident Prevention & Response Team.
3. Expect a Response
Upon receiving your report, the Bias Incident Prevention & Response Team (BIPRT) will gather to determine which, if any, information should be immediately communicated to the larger community. The team 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.
What is a Bias Incident?
Behavior reflecting bias may constitute a violation college policies including but not limited to the Opposition to Sexual & Gender Based Misconduct & Intrapersonal Violence, the Opposition to Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Discrimination policy, Community Standards & College Policies, and Residence Life Policies & Procedures. These behaviors may also violate local, state and/or federal laws and regulations.
Bias Incident Prevention & Response Team (BIPRT)
The purpose of the BIPRT 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.
Role of BIPRT
- Receive timely and sensitive information on a need to know basis
- Assess the circumstances of the incident as thoroughly and quickly as possible
- Assist in implementing of a coordinated and appropriate community response (engaging partners as needed)
- Engage community members in education, dialogue and awareness to provide a learning, working and living community free from hate, discrimination, harassment, and intolerance
- Inform the community of resolutions as needed
- Serve as campus resources for a person(s) experiencing bias
|Bias Incident Prevention & Response Team (BIPRT) Members|
|Constanza Cabello||Director of Intercultural Affairsfirstname.lastname@example.org||508-565-1411|
|Kevin Piskadlo||Dean of Studentsemail@example.com||508-565-1099|
|Rita Pisapia||Director of Community Standardsfirstname.lastname@example.org||508-565-1816|
|Peter Carnes||Chief of Policeemail@example.com||508-565-1717|
|Kristen Pierce||Director of Residence Lifefirstname.lastname@example.org||508-565-1290|
|Jim Hermelbracht||Director of Student Activitiesemail@example.com||508-565-1020|
|Maryann Biedak||Director of Human Resourcesfirstname.lastname@example.org||508-565-1106|