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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy

Borough of Manhattan Community College of The City University of New York (CUNY) is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, transgender, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage or citizenship, partnership status, status as victim of domestic violence, or marital, military, or veteran status. It is a violation of this policy for any member of the college community to engage in discrimination or to retaliate against a member of the community for raising an allegation of discrimination, filing a complaint alleging discrimination, or for participating in any proceeding to determine whether discrimination has occurred.

The college's equal opportunity/affirmative action policy incorporates, as applicable, the nondiscrimination and affirmative action obligations set forth in federal, state, and local law including, but not limited to: Executive Order 11246, as amended, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Civil Rights Law, as well as the policies of the City University's Board of Trustees.

As an urban institution in the City of New York that is committed to the concept and values of pluralism and diversity, the college seeks to have its workforce reflect the diversity of its student body, the surrounding community, and the representation of qualified individuals available in the labor force. To that end, the college's affirmative action employment program (AAP) is designed and implemented with the dual goals of increasing employment opportunities for all legally mandated protected groups and assuring the effective realization and utilization of their talents and skills.

Pursuant to law "protected groups" are defined for affirmative action purposes as: Black or African American (non-Hispanic), Hispanic or Latino, Puerto Rican, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native, women, special disabled and Vietnam Era veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Moreover, in accord with the University Chancellor's mandate of 1976, Italian-Americans are also designated an affirmative action protected category within CUNY.

Iyana Y. Titus, Esq. is the college's Affirmative Action Officer and Coordinator for the Title 504 and Title IX programs. Complaints, comments and/or questions regarding applicable policies, procedures or the college's affirmative action program, or discrimination generally, should be directed to the Office of Affirmative Action & Compliance located in the Room S750d, telephone: (212) 220-1236.

President Antonio Pérez
August 2011