The Bias Response Team (BRT) is a critical part of realizing the goals of the University Strategic Plan related to Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, which states:
We value each member of the Pacific community. We celebrate the richness that our diversity of backgrounds brings to the learning environment, to academic inquiry, and to achieving excellence in our educational mission.
The BRT serves as a safe and confidential resource for members of the University community to raise immediate concerns regarding specific incidents of bias or acts of harassment and discrimination that impact the Pacific community.
The BRT contributes to advancing the diversity and inclusiveness of the Pacific community as well as enhancing the learning environment by ensuring that all members have the means to share incidents that negatively affect their sense of belonging and their ability to be successful.
We understand that the BRT is one of the many ways that the University maintains a safe and welcoming campus climate. The BRT is comprised of:
- the Core Team performs case management and administrative oversight;
- the Extended Team members serve as liaisons, advocates, and consultants with expertise related to the specific student populations served by their offices and departments throughout the University. This is a critical part of the institution's ability to craft immediate as well as future responses;
The Bias Response Team is jointly chaired by:
- Rhonda Bryant, Associate Vice President & Dean of Students
- Heather Dunn Carlton, Associate Dean of Students
- Grant Bedford, Executive Director, Public Safety
- Colleen Smith, Associate Director, Intercultural Student Success
Individual Campus Points of Contact:
- Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry contact: Stan Constantino, Assistant Dean for Admissions, Student Affairs and Diversity 415.749.3342
- San Francisco Campus contact: Kara Bell, Campus Director 415.929.6454
- McGeorge School of Law contact: Rebekah Grodsky, Interim Assistant Dean for Student Affairs 916.739.7177
- Sacramento Campus: Heather Dunn Carlton, Associate Dean of Students 209.946.2936
If you have any questions about how to complete the Bias Reporting Form, or if you would prefer to meet with someone personally to discuss the incident we encourage you to visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section for more information.
Members of the University community are strongly encouraged to report all crimes and suspicious activity to their campus Department of Public Safety/Security or appropriate police agency in a prompt and timely manner.
Stockton Campus - 209.946.3911
Sacramento Campus - 916.739.7200
San Francisco Campus - 415.929.6411