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Reporting Bias-Related Social Media Activity

February 22, 2021

Members of the Pratt Community:

Having received several complaints about bias related social media posts made by members of the Pratt community, we would like to remind the community of Pratt’s policies and community standards, as well as procedures for reporting bias, discrimination, and sexual misconduct. 

At Pratt Institute, it is the responsibility of each and every community member to create a culture where everyone can thrive without fear of hate, bias, discrimination, and/or harassment. Our policies and standards are designed to ensure this. Conduct on social media posts falls within the jurisdiction of these policies whenever it has an impact on members of the Pratt community.

Please review our reporting processes for students, faculty, and staff on the Bias, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Reporting webpage. If you have experienced an incident of bias, discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct, or would like to report an incident regarding a student, faculty, or staff member, please fill out the Bias, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Incident Form . Submitting an incident report allows the Institute to investigate and take appropriate actions to address your concerns. In incidents where you may prefer to place an anonymous report in confidence, you are encouraged to submit reports through EthicsPoint.

All complaints are being investigated and will be responded to in a timely manner. We appreciate members of the community who hold each other accountable for maintaining a safe and welcoming learning environment at Pratt by reporting violations through the proper procedures or administrative channels. If you have any questions about filling or completing an incident report, please contact Jazmin Peralta, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, or Judith-Faith Williams Cadet, Title IX Coordinator, by emailing bias@pratt.edu.

Sincerely,

Helen Matusow-Ayres, Vice President for Student Affairs
Nsombi B. Ricketts, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Dennis Mazone, Assistant Vice President for Campus Safety and Preparedness