As part of the College’s commitment to an inclusive campus community, a Bias Incident Response Team and protocol has been developed to address incidents that occur on-campus or at any Hamilton-sponsored off-campus event.

Report an incident

The Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) is a group of administrators from across the institution who are committed to creating a proactive response to instances of hate and bias. When a student reports a bias and/or hate incident, the BIRT will support the student, connect them with the appropriate resources, and follow-up with them until the situation has been resolved.

The BIRT is:

  • Committed and organized to assist students who report instances of hate and/or bias
  • Dedicated to fostering a welcoming and inclusive campus community for all students
  • Action oriented initiatives that will provide early intervention and education on acts of bias and hate for the campus community

The BIRT is not:

  • An investigative unit or punitive body (BIRT will connect students with the Title IX Coordinator, as appropriate)
  • Crisis or emergency services. Any student in need of campus safety, police intervention or immediate assistance should call Campus Safety at (315) 859-4000 or, if the student is not on campus, local police at 911.

Team Members

Maria Genao-Homs

Chair, Bias Incident Response Team and Associate Dean of Students for Diversity & Inclusion

Catherine Berryman

Title IX Coordinator

Nathan Goodale

Associate Dean of Faculty and Associate Professor of Anthropology

Ashley Place

Director of Community Living

Sarah Solomon

Associate Dean of Students for Student Support Services

David Walden

Director of the Counseling Center and Lecturer in Psychology


Office / Department Name

Dean of Students Office

Contact Name

Dean of Students Office

Office Location
Elihu Root House
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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