President's Annual Reaffirmation of CCNY’s Commitment to Diversity, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action

Dear All,

The City College of New York (CCNY) has a long-standing commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in all aspects of employment practices. The senior management team fully supports the policies and practices we have implemented to foster non-discrimination, affirmative action, and diversity and inclusion in the workplace. CCNY is enriched by the strengths of the people and perspectives represented in our institution. Accordingly, I continue to be committed to the CCNY's compliance with the CUNY Policies and Procedures on Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination, and on Sexual Misconduct.

The Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy states CUNY's commitment to recruit, employ, retain, promote, and provide benefits to employees without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, partnership status, disability, genetic information, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, unemployment status, status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses, or any other legally prohibited basis in accordance with federal, state and city laws. Additionally, as a federal contractor, CUNY engages in affirmative action for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans consistent with federal requirements for employees in all title groups. I also remind you that Italian Americans are included among CUNY's protected groups. I invite you to view the Equal Opportunity Policy in its entirety, including the complaint procedures and prohibition against retaliation at:

CCNY’s executive and administrative officers are responsible for maintaining a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment, and for promoting diversity and inclusion in their respective units. I have assigned the responsibility for the implementation and monitoring of our compliance program to the Chief Diversity Officer, Diana Cuozzo, who also serves as the Section 504/ADA Coordinator, responsible for addressing complaints of disability discrimination and related matters. I encourage all managers to contact her to discuss diversity and inclusion strategies that would advance their unit's strategic goals. The Office of Diversity and Compliance is located in Shepard Hall, Room 109A-D and the telephone number is 212-6507330 or via email at . Additionally, any individual who believes that they have experienced discrimination should immediately contact the Office of Diversity and Compliance.

I ask for your continued support to ensure equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity, and inclusion in all employment practices at CCNY.


Vincent Boudreau Signature

Vince Boudreau

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