What is a Bias Related Incident?
Bias related-incidents are incidents where a member or a group of the SUNY Broome community has been mistreated due to that individual’s or group’s actual or perceived age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any combination of these or related factors.
Some examples of bias incidents include, but are not limited to:
- Verbal, physical, or online harassment (e.g. text, social media)
- Damage to property via written slur, graffiti, or hate symbol
We encourage any reports of Bias to be directed to the Office of Public Safety
Emergency: Dial 911
Non-Emergency: +1 (607) 778-5083
If you would like to report an incident is Bias on campus without contacting Public Safety, you may access our online reporting form:
What do we do?
SUNY Broome Community College strives to respond to all incidents in a swift manner that upholds our belief in an educational process focused on the support of those affected, the reparation of the harm that has been done, and the adjudicatory process for those found responsible. Throughout this process, the welfare of those affected will be the priority and the process may be altered in support of their well-being.
Please review our response procedure by using the link below. Questions about how we respond to acts of hate or Bias on our campus can be made by contacting Dr. Carol Ross-Scott, Vice President for Student Development and Chief Diversity Officer at +1 (607) 778-5199 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is on the Bias Incident Response Team?
SUNY Broome has a dedicated group of staff and faculty that are here to assist members of the SUNY Broome Community is addressing any concerns that you may have. This multi-disciplinary team reviews any reported case of bias and takes action to best ensure the concern is appropriately addressed. They are:
Dr. Carol Ross-Scott
Vice President for Student Development & Chief Diversity Officer/Executive Director
Department(s): Administration, Faculty Student Association, Student Development & Diversity
Phone: +1 (607) 778-5199
Venessa L. Rodriguez
Department(s): Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
Phone: +1 (607) 778-5234
Scott A. Corley
Department(s): History, Philosophy & Social Science
Phone: +1 (607) 778-5093
Department(s): Public Safety
Phone: +1 (607) 778-5083