The Bias Education Resource Team (BERT) functions as a complement to the University’s Critical Incident Response Team, which convenes in the wake of a critical campus incident to respond to the needs of students and the community. The BERT will convene on an as-needed basis, as determined by the Title IX/Bias Response Coordinator, in consultation with appropriate University personnel. The composition of the BERT may depend on the specifics of a given situation.

BERT members include:

  • Title IX/Bias Response Coordinator, BERT Convener
  • Assistant Provost for Inclusion and Diversity
  • Director of Student Outreach and Support
  • Director of Community Standards
  • Director of Public Safety and Security
  • Director of Residence Life
  • University Communication

Staff in the following departments and the university’s Deputy Title IX Coordinators are available to support and guide individuals seeking assistance in determining how to handle a bias incident:

  • Adult Student Life
  • Athletics Department
  • Campus Ministry
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (confidential resource)
  • International Student Services
  • Student Disability Services
  • Student Inclusion and Diversity
  • Student Success
  • Veterans Services

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Tom Sheibley, Director of Campus Ministry

610.669.3125 |

Renie Shields, Associate Athletics Director

610.660.2584 |