BERT Membership

Auburn University Bias Education and Response Team (BERT)

The Bias Education and Response Team (BERT) consists of a cross-disciplinary group of staff and faculty who will ensure that students, faculty, and staff have the means to report bias incidents, share information about incidents reported to the BERT, and advocate for prevention and awareness programs.  BERT members will also connect those impacted by bias-related incidents with immediate and ongoing support measures.

Bert Core Team

BERT Core Team Chair
Haven Hart, Assistant Vice President, Student Development
Student Affairs

 Core Team:

Department of Campus Safety & Security
Susan McCallister

Kelley Taylor

Office of Inclusion and Diversity
Garry Morgan

Student Conduct
Nick Wiard

Nathan Waters

Multicultural Diversity Commission
Jared Russell, Ph.D.

Faculty Representative
Tessa Carr, Ph.D.


BERT Support Team

BERT Support Team of approximately 40 students, faculty, and staff representing a broad range of populations and constituents will assist in responding to specific incidents as appropriate. BERT may respond to a bias incident report in a variety of ways, depending on the nature of the incident and the needs of those impacted. The response may include connecting those impacted with resources and support, working with university stakeholders to facilitate transparent and open communication, supporting opportunities for dialogue and restorative justice, or referring information to other offices to determine if policies were violated.

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Last modified: 04/08/2019