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Division of Student Life

Dean of Students Office
315-859-4020
315-859-4077 (fax)

Bias Incident Response Team

As part of the College's commitment to an inclusive campus community, a Bias Incident Response Team and protocol has been developed to address incidents that occur on-campus or at any Hamilton-sponsored off-campus event.

The Bias Incident Response Team consists of:

  • Vivyan Adair - Chair, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Board and Associate Professor of Women's Studies -315.859.4330
  • Phyllis Breland - Director of Opportunity Programs and Interim Director of Diversity and Inclusion - 315.859.4399
  • Allen Harrison - Chair, Bias Incident Response Team and Associate Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs and Accessibility Services - 315.859.4021
  • Kevin Herrera '16 - Student Representative
  • Natalie Klingher '18 - Student Representative
  • Jeffrey Landry - Associate Dean of Students for Health and Safety - 315.859.4021
  • Lisa Magnarelli - Interim Senior Associate Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator - 315.859.4020
  • Fran Manfredo - Director of Campus Safety - 315. 859.4141 (315.859.4000 in case of emergency)
  • Angel Mason - Associate Director of Athletics and Associate Professor of Physical Education - 315.859.4753
  • Muhammad Najib '18 - Student Representative
  • Nancy Thompson - Vice President and Dean of Students - 315.859.4020
  • David Walden - Director of Counseling and Psychological Services and Lecturer in Psychology - 315.859.4340

The Bias Response Team will respond in the following ways:

  • Review the report and ensure a timely response.
  • A member of the team will be designated to ensure that the complainant is provided with appropriate support and referrals to resources on and off-campus and relevant updates concerning any investigation.
  • Members of the team will assess the impact of an incident and determine how best to address community concerns.
  • Collect and disseminate to the campus community information about reported bias incidents


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