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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
dmcquade@skidmore.edu
518-580-5077

Brenda Pashley

Brenda Pashley

Academic Counselor and Tutor Coordinator
Student Academic Services
bpashley@skidmore.edu
518-580-8150
Jamin Totino

Jamin Totino

Director, Student Academic Services
jtotino@skidmore.edu
518-580-8150