Campus Diversity & Inclusion

BASS Team - Bias, Awareness and Support Services at Union

Mission

The Bias, Awareness and Support Services (BASS) Team’s mission is to support the College’s commitment to respecting personal identities of each community member. We suggest avenues for recourse for individuals or groups found responsible for engaging in bias-related incidents. Additionally, BASS makes recommendations for educational interventions to help the larger College community deepen awareness and fluency on the diversity of human experience along with offering recommendations for avenues of support for specific communities that may be impacted by bias-related incidents. Part of our goals is also to provide recommendations for institutional policies and procedures and to inform students, faculty, and staff about opportunities for students, faculty, and staff who may have experienced bias incidents to voice their experience.

Bias Response Team Membership

Charless Assini, College Council
Amanda Brink-Forrest, Associate Director of Human Resources
Fran'Cee Brown-McClure, Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students
Darcy Czajka, Chief of Staff
Jennifer Fredricks, Dean of Academic Departments and Programs
Christa Grant, Assistant Dean for Intercultural Affairs
Chris Hayen, Director of Campus Safety
Ryan Ribeiro, Director of Community Standard
Leah Rosen, Vice President for Communications and Marketing
Mary Simeoli, Title IX Coordinator and Interim Director of Equal Opportunity