Equity Grievance Panel members are an informal source of advice and referral for those who seek a solution to problems of discrimination, harassment, or sexual assault, or who wish to discuss their concern before deciding whether to file a formal complaint.


Equity Grievance Panel members endeavor to listen to and respect the wishes of an individual who brings forward a discrimination or harassment concern. You are not alone. 

It may not be possible, however, for a conversation with a panel member to be kept in confidence due to ethical and legal obligations to investigate incidents for the protection of all members of the community. Said another way, the adviser may not be able to simply to listen, without taking action.

An individual who wishes to receive emotional support only should contact one of the following confidential counseling resources:

Panel members are trained in all aspects of the grievance process to:

  • Provide sensitive intake and initial counseling of complaints
  • Participate in conflict resolution
  • Investigate complaints
  • Act as advisers to those involved in complaints
  • Serve on hearing panels for complaints, and 
  • Serve on appellate panels.


EGP members also recommend proactive policies, and serve in an educative role for the community. EGP members receive annual training organized by the Title IX Coordinator, including a review of Colgate policies and procedures so that they are able to provide accurate information to members of the community. All EGP members are required to attend this annual training. All administrative advisers also undergo training with the panel regardless of whether they are formally appointed to the panel.

Equity Grievance Panel Chairs

Dean for Administrative Advising and Student Conduct
121D McGregory Hall
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience; Chair of Psychological and Brain Sciences
107B Olin Hall
Associate Vice President for Budget and Financial Planning
308 James B. Colgate Hall

Equity Grievance Panel Members

Associate Professor of History
308 Alumni Hall
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
409 Ho Science Center
Associate Professor of Sociology
Assistant Director for Investigations
88 Hamilton Street
Campus Safety Officer
88 Hamilton Street
Assistant Dean for Administrative Advising
116 McGregory Hall
Head Technician
313 Olin Hall
Assistant Dean and Director of First Generation Programs
116 McGregory Hall
Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies; Professor of University Studies, Chair, First-Year Seminars and Global Engagements Programs
224 Ho Science Center
Warren ’43 and Lillian Anderson Chair in Chemistry; Professor of Chemistry; Chair, Department of Chemistry
Director of the Center for Leadership and Student Involvement
Assistant Dean and Director of International Student Services
101 McGregory Hall
Associate Dean of the Faculty for Curricular and Academic Affairs; Professor of Psychology
105B McGregory Hall
Assistant Dean for Administrative Advising
Director of Recreation and Physical Education
Senior Administrative Assistant, Equity and Diversity
102 Lathrop Hall
Director of Engagement and Support
355P Case-Geyer
William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
302 Ho Science Center
Senior Associate Director for the Office of Undergraduate Studies
La Casa House
Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies
424 Alumni Hall
Professor of Anthropology and Africana & Latin American Studies; Director, Africana & Latin American Studies Program
Administrative Assistant
121 McGregory Hall
Director of ALANA Cultural Center
Professor of Art & Art History and Film & Media Studies; Director, Upstate Institute
Associate Professor of Film & Media Studies and Women's Studies; Director, Film & Media Studies Program
Administrative Assistant in the Division of University Studies, Department of Writing and Rhetoric
200 Lathrop Hall
Operations and Communications Manager
101 McGregory Hall
Director of Conference Services, Summer Programs and Auxiliary Support
310 James C. Colgate Hall
Associate Professor of Philosophy; Associate Provost for Equity and Diversity
Associate Professor of Biology; Director, Center for Learning, Teaching and Research
129 Ho Science Center