Campus Climate Response Team

The Campus Climate Response Team comprises members of the ISU community—faculty and staff—who meet regularly throughout the year to plan and implement strategies for developing and facilitating the implementation of appropriate responses to campus climate incidents--such as bias, harassment, and discrimination--impacting the Iowa State University community.

The team is in constant communication and assembles quickly whenever there is an incident. Along with determining the appropriate outreach and action steps needed to take after an incident occurs on campus, the team also notifies the community when appropriate. Aid to those who have been affected is offered through outreaches conducted by members of the CCRT.

You are welcome to contact members of the team if you feel that you have been the target of a bias incident, harassment, hate crime, or discrimination. Or, if you prefer, incidents can be reported directly via the Incident Reporting Form, under the How To Report A CCRT Incident tab.  Additional resources can be found under CCRT FAQs.

  • Do you know of a student organization hosting a party with a racist theme?
  • Have you seen derogatory graffiti on bathroom walls and buildings regarding sexual orientation or gender identity and expression?
  • Do you have concerns about a campus climate incident, but you are not sure what to do?
  • If so, please contact the Campus Climate Response Team by submitting your concerns using the Campus Climate Incident Online Reporting Form

    If you prefer not to report the incident via the online form, other options are available during regular business hours (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday).

  • Iowa State University students, faculty, staff and campus visitors are encouraged to contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at 515-294-7612 or to report an incident and/or schedule an appointment with a staff member.
  • Reports will be acknowledged within two business days.

Anyone encountering a situation that requires immediate police assistance, medical or other emergency services should call the Iowa State University Police Department (ISUPD) at 515-294-4428 or 911.


The CCRT includes a core team of members who broadly represent the University and convene ad hoc teams as the situation demands. The current CCRT members are listed in the table below.

Office of Equal OpportunityMargo ForemanAssistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Equal Opportunity
Office of Equal OpportunityVacantInclusion Services Coordinator
Diversity and InclusionReginald StewartVice President for Diversity and Inclusion
Dean of Students OfficeVernon HurteDean of Students
Dean of Students OfficeKeith RobinderAssociate Dean of Students
Dean of Students OfficeKenyatta ShamburgerAssistant Dean of Students and Director of Multicultural Student Affairs
Department of ResidencePete EnglinAssistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Residence
Department of ResidenceVirginia SpeightAssociate Director of Residence Life
ISU Police DepartmentMichael NewtonAssistant Vice President and Chief of ISU Police
ISU Police DepartmentAaron DelashmuttAssistant Chief
Senior Vice President and ProvostDawn Bratsch-PrinceAssociate Provost for Faculty
University CounselMichael NortonUniversity Counsel
University Human ResourcesAndrea LittleManager of Employee and Labor Relations
University RelationsJohn McCarrollExecutive Director