The Bias Response Team serves as a responsible group for assessing and referring reports of bias or acts of harassment and discrimination that impact a personal sense of belonging and value in our campus community. 

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 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:

The Bias Response Team is jointly chaired by:

  • Maria Blandizzi, Vice President for Student Life
  • Mary J. Lomax-Ghirarduzzi, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Rolly Kali-Rai, Senior Director of Culture and Belonging/Ombuds
  • Elizabeth Trayner, Director of Equitable Rights & Responsibilities & Title IX Coordinator
  • Jared Stammer, Assistant Dean of Students, Student Conduct & Community Standards
  • Suong Ives, Chief People Officer

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