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The Bias Awareness Resource Committee (BARC) is committed to supporting a living, learning, and working environment in which all members are respected and their differences are valued. BARC is charged with reviewing bias incident reports and with implementing strategies to educate, to strengthen, and to support the campus community when such incidents occur.

Additional Information:

It is important to note that establishing the BARC does not create a new category of prohibited behavior or new disciplinary or judicial processes.

Alleged bias conduct that may be a violation of College policy by a student will be referred for action through existing disciplinary or judicial procedures. Alleged bias conduct that may be a violation of College policy by a faculty member or staff member will be referred to the Provost or to the Director of Human Resources, respectively.

BARC is in no way a disciplinary body, and its functions are proactive as well as reactive. Thus BARC is charged with developing ways to communicate with and to respond to the community regarding bias incidents and policies, and therefore to strengthen and to support the community at all times, and most especially when bias incidents occur.

Membership Listing:

Black Student Union Representative (Chentese Stewart-Garner)

Chinese International Student Representative (Yifei Zhang)

Latin American Student Association Representative (Emily Vega & Khemilla Kedarnath)

Outer Space Representative (Lauren White)

Student Senate Representative (Luke Frigon)

Interfraternity Council Representative (Albert Kuhel)

The Chief Diversity Officer (co-chair, Jeanne Arnold)

A Co-Director of Human Resources (Jen Lucas)

A Vice Provost (Jack Ryan)

The Dean of Students (Julie Ramsey)

The Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities (Ron Wiafe)

Executive Director of The Office of Multicultural Engagement (Darrien Davenport)

Assistant Professor/Coordinator of Music Education (Brent Talbot)

Director of Communications (Paul Redfern)

Support Staff Council Representative (Jesse Mains)

Faculty Co-Chair (Chris Fee)