Manhattanville College strongly encourages the reporting of all such incidents occurring on campus or at college sponsored events and activities. Reports of bias behavior help the College identify those community members in need of institutional support, as well as those who could benefit from training and education in empathy and sensitivity.
Bias reporting is about:
cultivating an inclusive and supportive community
creating an atmosphere of mutual respect and inclusivity
learning and unlearning
creating a set of shared values
learning about and addressing the concerns of campus members
Bias reporting is not about the expression of an idea or point of view some may find offensive or which causes some intellectual discomfort. Manhattanville College values freedom of expression and the open exchange of ideas. The expression and analysis of a wide range of views is a vital part of campus discourse. While this value of openness protects controversial ideas, it does not protect harassment or expressions of bias or hate aimed at individuals or groups that violate College policies.
Any member of the Manhattanville Community (including faculty, staff, student, or administration) who experiences or witnesses a bias-related incidents may file a report by:
Contacting any member of the Bias Education Reporting Team
When a report is submitted, the Dean of Students (BERT Chair) will review the report and determine the appropriate referral (see Protocol diagram). The Dean will convene the BERT team to review reports that are not violations of college policy. The BERT team determines an appropriate course of action including how to support the affected individual and community. This support could take the form of facilitated dialogue, mediation, or educational outreach. Data is kept in aggregate form and shared with the community at the end of each academic year. The identities of individuals will not be shared.