During the 2018-19 academic year, Ithaca College launched the Bias Impact Reporting Form as an online tool for members of our campus community to report bias-related incidents, access additional resources, and receive support. Originally started as a pilot program, the Bias Impact Reporting Form has become an integral part of the college’s strategic response to identify and address patterns of behavior and areas where culture is counter to the College’s values of respect, accountability, and equity.
The form is meant to be utilized as a centralized way for any individual to access resources if they experience or witness a bias incident on campus, in a digital space, and/or at a college-affiliated event. The Bias Impact Reporting process is utilized as an additional resource to the Formal Complaint options available to individuals. Please note that the Bias Impact Reporting Form is not meant to be utilized as an immediate response service and that any individual who witnesses or experiences a bias-related incident is urged to utilize the formal complaint option for immediate support. In the case of an emergency situation, the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management can be contacted 24-hours a day at (607) 274-3333.
Bias Impact Reporting Form submissions are forwarded to the Bias Impact Resource Team comprised of:
- Sean Eversley Bradwell, Assistant Professor (Education)
- Fatima Hajjat, Assistant Professor (Marketing)
- Bill Kerry, Director of Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management
- Linda Koenig, Title IX Coordinator
- Luca Maurer, Director of Center for LGBTQ Education, Outreach, and Services
- Yasin Ahmed, Director of Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
- Marsha Dawson, Dean of Students
The Bias Impact Resource Team reviews all form submissions and works collaboratively to ensure that impacted individuals are connected to the resources and support that they need. The team also works strategically with other campus partners to develop plans to address areas of concern to prevent future acts of bias within our campus community.
Please visit the Diversity and Inclusion website to get connected with more information.