Silver Climate Support Protocol for Students
Please note that this school-level protocol is separate from and is complementary to NYU’s Bias Response Line.
At the core of our Climate Support Protocol for Students is the Silver Climate Support Team (SCST), which was designed to provide a support system for students who have experienced harm based on their identity, which may include but is not limited to race, gender and/or gender expression, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, and citizenship status.
Members of the SCST are key NYU Silver administrators who are responsible for repairing harm and engaging affected individuals in the development of an alternative, non-punitive, resolution. The SCST seeks to help reintegrate individuals back into the Silver community and offer guidance on the navigation of School and University policies, procedures, and resources. It is neither an investigative nor oversight body.
While the SCST will honor the privacy considerations of the situation shared with them, please note that the information students provide is not confidential and may need to be shared with the NYU Bias Response Line or other campus offices if punitive/accountability measures are required.
The SCST is led by Silver’s Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Richeleen Dashield. Students who have experienced harm as a result of identity-based bias, discrimination, harrassment, and/or retaliation should report your complaint to Mrs. Dashield (212-992-9217) to receive assistance from the SCST.
Students who reach out to Mrs. Dashield will also be able to request the assistance of a Silver Peer Advocate. Silver Peer Advocates are students, faculty, and staff members who have participated in training and been selected by the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to assist those who have been affected by bias, discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. They are available to provide information and referral to University and community-based resources, provide support in working towards your resolution and goal established with the SCST, provide assistance on how to file a complaint through NYU’s Bias Response Line, and guidance on the navigation of policies and procedures.
Please note that Silver Peer Advocates are not involved in complaint investigations or agreement processes. Like the SCST, they will honor the privacy considerations of the situation shared with them, but may need to share information provided to them with NYU’s Bias Response Line or other campus offices if punitive/accountability measures are required.