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Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct
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Trained sexual and gender-based misconduct advisors for responding students

The sexual and gender-based misconduct (SGBM) advisor is a Skidmore Community staff or faculty member, appointed by the dean of student affairs, who is trained to support responding students.

  • While students can elect not to use a SGBM advisor, students are strongly encouraged to choose and to work with an advisor.
  • Advisors are available at the request of the responding students.
  • Responding students may choose from a diverse list of potential SGBM advisors and may switch SGBM advisors at any point should they choose.
  • The SGBM advisor is trained to help the responding student understand the nature of the formal complaint and to discuss the sexual and gender-based misconduct policy and all processes involved.
  • The SGBM advisor assists the responding student in understanding the alleged violation of the sexual and gender-based misconduct policy, the severity of the accusations against them, the process and all possible sanctions.
  • The SGBM advisor may assist the responding student throughout the campus conduct process, including being present at the conduct hearing. SGBM advisors may not speak at the conduct hearing.
  • In consultation with other college officials or faculty members where appropriate, an SGBM advisor may assist in arranging accommodations, which may include:
    • Change of on-campus student housing to different on-campus location
    • Exam (paper, assignment) rescheduling
    • Taking an incomplete in a class
    • Transferring of sections
    • Alternative course-completion options


Trained Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Advisors for Responding Students

Denise McQuade
Denise McQuade
Senior Teaching Associate, Biology

Brenda Pashley

Brenda Pashley

Academic Counselor and Tutor Coordinator
Student Academic Services
Jamin Totino

Jamin Totino

Director, Student Academic Services