What to Expect

Immediate Response

1. University Police will investigate to assess any immediate danger or harm

2. The Review Group, led by the Dean of Students and the Chief Diversity Officer, receive the report.

Review Group Members

  • Adam Goldstein, Dean of Students and Associate VP of Campus Life, appointed by VP Campus Life;
  • Angela Mazaris, Director of LGBTQ Center, appointed by Chief Diversity Officer and Assistant Provost for Diversity & Inclusion;
  • José Villalba , Senior Associate Dean for Faculty, Evaluation, and Inclusivity, appointed by Dean of the College;
  • Donna McGalliard, Dean of Residence Life and Housing and Associate Vice President of Campus Life, appointed by VP Campus Life
  • Tanya Jachimiak, Title IX Coordinator

Short-Term Response

The Review Group:

1. reviews report;

2. directs report to appropriate office for investigation and resolution in accordance with the applicable University policy;

3. reaches out to individual submitting report (if identified) to provide care and support;

4. assesses avenues for minimizing or eliminating the possibility of future harm;

5. may appoint a smaller team of appropriate individuals to provide ongoing support to the individual(s) involved and/or to explore avenues to minimize future harm;

6. supports ongoing community healing and educational outreach.

Long-Term Response

1. The Review Group aggregates reports and response actions into the Annual Bias Incident Report and shares it with the Bias Steering Committee.

2. The Bias Steering Committee reviews the aggregate Annual Bias Incident Report, identifies gaps, makes institutional recommendations, presents them to the Cabinet, and shares its recommendations with the University community on the reportbias.wfu.edu website.

3. Annual report informs ongoing educational and institutional reforms and initiatives.

Bias Steering Committee Members

  • Penny Rue, VP Campus Life
  • Tim Auman, Chaplain
  • Regina Lawson, Chief, University Police