In keeping with the Stonehill College Mission, we strive to provide a learning, working, and living community free from hate, discrimination, harassment, and intolerance. As such, the Bias Incident Response Protocol has been developed to address instances of bias that undermine our campus mission.

The fabric of our community can be impacted by negative behaviors, language, and treatment towards one another. As such, the Bias Education Response Team (BERT) 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. The purpose of the BERT 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. Stonehill College takes these actions seriously, and bias related incidents are addressed swiftly.

Faculty, staff, students, vendors, and visitors are strongly encouraged to report a bias incident or hate crime to the College. Additionally, we recognize that you may have witnessed or been involved in something on campus that made you feel uncomfortable, unsafe, or concerned, but was not reflective of a bias incident or hate crime as defined above. In order for your concerns to be fully addressed in these instances, students are encouraged to contact their Residence Director and/or the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students, Dr. Kevin Piskadlo (kpiskadlo@stonehill.edu, 508-565-1363). Faculty, staff, visitors and vendors are encouraged to contact the Director of Human Resources, Lily Krentzman (lkrentzman@stonehill.edu, 508-565-1105).

For immediate assistance or in the case of an emergency, please contact Campus Police at x5555 from an on-campus phone, or 508-565-5555 from an off-campus or cell phone. To report an incident electronically, use the form below.

Please note: Depending on their nature, reports are sent directly to the Director of Intercultural Affairs, Provost, Director of Human Resources, and/or Dean of Students. Persons reporting an incident may self-identify or remain anonymous by calling the Office of Student Affairs at 508-565-1363, the Office of Intercultural Affairs at 508-565-1409, or by completing the electronic form. Anonymous reporting, however, may impact the College’s ability to respond or pursue appropriate action against the alleged offender.

Expect a response: All reports of bias incidents related to students are reviewed by the Director of Intercultural Affairs and the Dean of Students; all faculty reports will be reviewed by the Director of Human Resources and the Provost; and all staff reports will be reviewed only by the Director of Human Resources. An assessment is made to ensure that appropriate College officials can be notified of a bias incident. If the reported act is determined to be a bias incident or hate crime, the Team will work to consider appropriate educational measures to address the incident if the report was sent anonymously. If the reporter is known, then the Team will work with the individual to decide a resolution.