What are some of the resources available if you believe you have been a target of, or if you are aware of a bias incident or hate crime?

Prior to and during the process of filing a bias incident report, the complainant may receive the counsel and support of an advisor of his or her choice. The advisor may be any member of the Colby community (faculty, staff, coach, or peer) and may provide the complainant with support and guidance.  We offer below a list of faculty and staff who can provide support and guidance during the Colby College hate crime and bias incident reporting process and who are committed to expectations of privacy.

  • Emily Schusterbauer, Director of the Gender and Sexual Diversity Program/Associate Director of the Pugh Center – 207-859-4093, eeschust@colby.edu
  • Betty Sasaki, Interim Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity – 207-859-4257, betty.sasaki@colby.edu
  • Joe Atkins, Assistant Dean of Students and Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, 207-859-4253, jeatkins@colby.edu
  • Kurt Nelson, Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life, 207-859-4272, kdnelson@colby.edu

Other Colby Resources

  • Dean on call and/or counselor on call (after hours),  207-859-5911
  • Dean of Students Office, 207-859-4250
  • Campus Life Office, 207-859-4280
  • Security,  207-859-5911
  • Hall Staff members

Local, State, and National Resources

  • Waterville Police Department, 911 or 207-680-4700
  • MaineGeneral Medical Center, 207-872-1300
  • Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center, 207-660-6277
    • State hotline, 1-800-871-7741
  • Maine Attorney General,  207-626-8800
  • Stop the Hate – Program that provides anti-hate tools for colleges and universities
  • Teaching Tolerance – 10 ways to fight hate
  • ADL Hate Crimes – Statistics and Strategies for Fighting Hate