Borough of Manhattan Community College of The City University of New York does not discriminate on the basis of disability. This includes admission and retention of students and employment of faculty and staff (instructional and non-instructional employees).
Employees covered by a disability discrimination provision in their collective bargaining agreements may use their grievance procedure provided in their respective agreements. Otherwise, employees and students may avail themselves of the following procedures:
Students should communicate their concerns to the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities. Complaints received by the director will be handled on an informal and confidential basis in order to ensure the privacy of both the complainant and the accused. If the matter cannot be resolved through the informal process, the complainant may avail himself/herself of a formal complaint procedure. With respect to employees, these rules contemplate informal and or formal investigations, affording all interested persons and their representatives, if any an opportunity to submit evidence relevant to a complaint. Complaints should be addressed to Chief Diversity Officer Odelia Levy. A complaint may be filed in writing or verbally. The complainant should provide his/her name and address, and he/she should describe the alleged violation of the regulations.
A complaint should be filed within 30 days after the complainant becomes aware of the alleged violation. This requirement can be waived at the discretion of the ADA/504 Coordinator.
An investigation, as may be appropriate, shall follow a filing of a complaint. Ms. Levy shall conduct the investigation. She may, at her discretion, request the assistance of one or more members of the Committee on the Disabled.
A written determination of the status, validity, and description of the resolution if any, shall be issued by Ms. Levy, within a reasonable time period. A copy shall be forwarded to the complainant and appropriate officers of the College.