As a College, we are committed to the American project-yet unfulfilled-of promoting principles of openness, pluralism, inclusiveness, and democracy. To this regard we work toward our strategic objective to  foster a climate on campus that builds community and encourages open dialogue on issues of intellectual, ethical, and social importance, teach and model for students the practice of engagement with critical and controversial issues related to our differences in our culture, and foster a sophisticated understanding of the balance between our diversity and the commonalities inherent in our shared humanity (SPIII-Diversity Strategic Plan).

Report a Bias Incident

Discriminatory behavior or expression based upon sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or legally protected characteristics such as race, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability or military status is strictly prohibited.

Under college policy, no Dickinson College student, staff, or faculty member shall, on the basis of a characteristic protected by law or college policy, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any college program or activity.

Bias Education & Response Team

The Bias Education & Response Team (B.E.R.T)  represents a cross section of the Dickinson community (faculty, staff, and students) who serve as a resource for addressing  bias incidents or hate crimes. Team members work in conjunction with other college offices and departments to support and partner  with those targeted or impacted by bias incidents and hate crimes, maintain archival records of incidents and their resolution, and assist in coordinating responses and resolution to bias incidents and hate crimes.

Resources

A number of resources exist on and off campus to support the College's commitment to "build a supportive and inclusive community characterized by respect, equality, and accountability," as outlined in Strategic Plan III (2011-2015). The  College seeks to model for the community effective approaches for addressing and interrupting bias as well as empower those affected and impacted by such incidents through an array of resources.

College Policies on Discrimination
A number of  policies presently exist that affirm the College's goal to maintain a discriminatory and bias free environment. Please note, the Bias Incident Protocol and any mechanism created by it (e.g. B.E.R.T) are intended to serve as a resource for students seeking assistance in navigating these existing policies and procedures of the College, where such exist, and not to supersede policies or procedures already in place. For situations not covered by existing college policies and procedures, the protocol and related mechanisms are intended to assist students in determining their options for redress and to support them as they seek resolution.

Contact Us

Paula Lima-Jones
Director, Office of Diversity Initiatives
Coordinator, Bias Education & Response Team
limap@dickinson.edu

Leonard Brown Jr '92
Dean of Students & Assoc VP of Student Development
brownl@dickinson.edu

Joyce Bylander
Special Asst to President: Institutional & Diversity Initiatives
bylander@dickinson.edu