Be Ethical And Responsible (BEAR)
Join BEAR or one of the many groups whose missions already resonate with the theme of active civility:
- Community Action Team
Student peers trained in student conduct process policies and procedures to assist in preparing for a hearing or creating an appeal. They do not serve as advisers, merely a resource in navigating the student conduct process.
- Dispute Resolution Services
This service is designed to resolve conflicts between members of the campus community including students, faculty and staff.
- Sexual Incident Response Team
Team members are trained to work with victims of sexual misconduct. Training includes information about trauma and referral to agencies in our area.
For more information, see SUNY Potsdam's Sexual Misconduct Policy (PDF).
- Active Minds
Programming to bring campus awareness regarding mental health issues.
- Wellness Advocates
After completing training, each WA is put on a rotating on-call schedule for evenings and weekends or assigned to the Crane Office. They can be called to assist students who are in crisis or who need a kind ear.
- Bias Response Team
Team members are trained in how to work with students who are victims of bias-related incidents.
- Red Band
Provides students with knowledge, awareness and skills to prevent toxic drinking deaths and to promote a student culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion and mutual respect.
- Academic Peer Mentors
Peer mentors are upper-class students who live on all-freshmen halls within the First Year Experience program. Provides many programs for the students within the building, especially academic ones.
- Resident Assistants
The RA lives on a floor with 15-30 residents and answers questions, confronts violations, refers students to counseling, solves maintenance problems and plans activities for their residents.
The 24-hour hotline service assists Potsdam members by providing information and crisis assistance.
- Campus Rescue Squad
The rescue squad assists students through medical emergencies.
- Night Guide Team
The Team of males and females will be available to escort students home from around campus at night.