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As stated in its Notice of Nondiscrimination, Smith College is committed to maintaining a diverse community in an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation of differences. 

The purpose of the Bias Response Team is to support the college’s efforts to maintain an inclusive campus climate by establishing a mechanism by which it responds to bias incidents. The Bias Response Team is not a mechanism for investigative or disciplinary action. However, it enables the college to track bias incidents, collect aggregate data, identify educational responses, and connect individuals affected by bias incidents with supportive resources.

Training programs on the following topics are available from OEI or coordinated by OEI. Please fill out this intake form and an OEI staff person will contact you about how we can support your needs.

  • Inclusive Hiring
  • Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct
    OEI Staff can tailor a session to meet the needs of your group or department, but does offer several types of sessions:
    • Discrimination and Harassment for Students
    • Disability law and policy
    • Bystander Intervention
    • Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct for Students
    • Discrimination and Harassment for Employees
    • Equal Opportunity in the Workplace
    • Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct for Employees
  • Co-Facilitation
  • Tips for Inclusive Leadership
  • Responsible Reporting
  • Bias Response