Reaffirmation of Commitment to Diversity/Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

The City University of New York (CUNY) has a long-standing commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in all aspects of employment practices and educational programs. At City College, I fully support the policies and practices that we have implemented to foster non-discrimination, affirmative action, and diversity and inclusion in our workplace and campus community. It is my personal belief that CUNY is enriched by the strengths of the people and perspectives represented here.

Accordingly, I am committed to oversee City College’s compliance with the CUNY policies and procedures on Equal Opportunity and 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 and to admit and provide services for students regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, partnership status, disability, genetic information, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, unemployment status, pregnancy, or status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses, or any other legally prohibited basis in accordance with federal, state and city laws. I remind you that Italian Americans are included among CUNY's protected groups. Additionally, as a federal contractor, CUNY engages in affirmative action consistent with federal requirements. I invite you to view the Equal Opportunity Policy in its entirety, including the complaint procedures and prohibition against retaliation at:

I have assigned the responsibility for the implementation and monitoring of our compliance program to the Interim Chief Diversity Officer, Diana Cuozzo, who also serves as the Section 504/ADA Coordinator, responsible for addressing complaints of disability discrimination and related matters. The vice presidents, deans, directors, managers and supervisors share responsibility for ensuring our compliance with these policies and laws. The Affirmative Action/Diversity Office is located in Shepard Hall, Room 109A-D and the telephone number is 212-650-7330 or via email at Additionally, any individual who believes that he or she has experienced discrimination should immediately contact the Office of Diversity and Compliance. I ask for your continued support to ensure equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity and inclusion in all employment practices and educational programs at City College.


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