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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:

  • Jeffrey Landry - Chair, Bias Incident Repsonse Team and Associate Dean of Students for Health and Safety – 315-859-4021
  • Vivyan Adair - Chair, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Board and Professor of Women's Studies – 315-859-4330
  • Meredith Bonham - Senior Associate Dean of Students for Strategic Initiatives and Title IX Coordinator - 315-859-4020
  • Allen Harrison -  Associate Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs and Accessibility Services – 315-859-4021
  • Robert Kazin - Director of the Counseling Center (or designee) – 315-859-4340
  • Fran Manfredo - Director of Campus Safety – 315-859-4141 (315-859-4000 in case of emergency)
  • Amit Taneja - Director of Diversity and Inclusion - 315-859-4252
  • Nancy Thompson - Dean of Students– 315-859- 4020

The Bias Response Team will respond in the following ways:

  • Review the report and ensure that an investigation is initiated in a timely manner
  • 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 the investigation and resolution.
  • Work with college administrators, to determine how best to mitigate campus tensions arising from a complaint, whether or not that incident rises to the level of a policy violation
  • Collect and disseminate to the campus community information about reported bias incidents


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