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Bias Incident Response Team

Marymount Manhattan College is committed to creating a campus that is both safe and inclusive for students from all social identity categories. Misconduct that is motivated by intolerance and bigotry has no place in our College community. 

Report a Bias Incident               Report a Bias Incident  

Any member of the MMC Community may report a bias incident, discrimination incident, hate crime, or other related concern or complaint using the link above. Every complaint is carefully reviewed and sent to the appropriate person at the college. Concerns/compaints may be submitted  anonymously, in which case the College will do its best to address it without the ability to reach out for more information or to follow up once the concern/complaint has been addressed.

Students are strongly encouraged to report hate crimes or bias incidents that occur on campus or at College-sponsored activities. 

Bias Incident Response Team

The purpose of the Bias Incident Response Team is to assess and coordinate the response to bias-related campus incidents. The Bias Incident Response Team will investigate reported bias-related incidents to determine whether an incident is bias-related, and to recommend appropriate outcomes for the incident, including the necessity of involvement from law enforcement or other outside agencies.

Members of the Bias Incident Response Team include: 

  • Emmalyn Yamrick - AVP for Student Success and Engagement and Dean of Students
  • Tseday Alehgen - Executive Director of HEOP
  • Bree Bullingham - Associate Vice President for Human Resources
  • Stephen Eichinger - Executive Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Faculty Member selected by the VP for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

What is a Hate Crime, Bias Incident, or Discrimination?

hate crime is an act of violence motivated by intolerance and bigotry.  New York state law defines a hate crime as a criminal act involving violence, intimidation and destruction of property based upon bias and prejudice.  Victims of hate crimes are intentionally selected, in whole or in part, because of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation. Hate crimes are punishable by law and handled by the police, like any other criminal act.

bias incident is like a hate crime in that it is an action or conduct committed against a person that is also motivated by intolerance and bigotry, however the conduct may not rise to the level of a criminal act.  In addition, a bias incident may include verbal and nonverbal behavior that is threatening, harassing and intimidating.  All hate crimes are bias incidents, but not all bias incidents are considered hate crimes, depending on the facts and circumstances involved. Bias incidents are considered violations of the College’s Code of Conduct and Policy Against Harassment and Unlawful Discrimination.

Discrimination is defined as differential treatment based upon race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnic or national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected status that effects the terms or conditions of employment or education. As a matter of policy, the College strictly prohibits, and will not tolerate, unlawful discrimination.