Undergraduate Student Handbook

Incident Response Team (IRT)

In addition to the response outlined in the Reporting & Resources section, the Incident Response Team (IRT) addresses issues relating to bias-related incidents and hate crimes.  The IRT aids in developing recommendations to help the Student Life Office determine if, when and how the community should be informed of a bias-related incident or hate crime that has occurred.  They also discuss and implement appropriate educational and programming opportunities in response to an incident.

The IRT is composed of the Dean of Inclusion and Leadership, Director of Multicultural and Leadership Programs, a member of the residence life staff, an additional member of the student life staff, a member of the faculty, the Director of Regional Sites, and a student representative appointed by ASC and Multicultural Programs.  The IRT convenes when an incident occurs.

Campus Security may work with the IRT in order to improve communication about incidents and their implications for groups and individuals within our community.  The Newberg Police Department may also be invited for discussion of bias-related incidents or hate crimes and may meet with the IRT as appropriate.

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