Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action
The City University of New York (“University” or “CUNY”), located in a historically diverse municipality, is committed to a policy of equal employment and equal access in the workplace and in its educational programs and activities. Diversity, inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination/sexual harassment are central to the mission of the University.
It is the policy of the City University of New York - applicable to all colleges and units - to recruit, employ, retain, promote, and provide benefits to employees (including paid and unpaid interns) and to admit and provide services for students without discriminating on the basis of actual perceived 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, pregnancy, status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses, unemployment status, caregiver or familial status, prior record of arrest or conviction, or any other legally prohibited basis in accordance with federal, state and city laws. This policy is set forth in CUNY’s Policy on Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination, https://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/legal-affairs/policies-procedures/equal-opportunity-and-non-discrimination-policy/
CUNY’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct prohibits all forms of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, and sexual violence. Inquiries concerning sexual misconduct or sex discrimination may be made to the individuals specified in that Policy or may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. Please refer to CUNY’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct, https://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/title_IX/documents/Sexual-Misconduct-Policy.pdf
It is also the University’s policy to provide reasonable accommodations and academic adjustments, when appropriate, to individuals with disabilities, individuals observing religious practices, individuals who have pregnancy or childbirth-related medical conditions, and victims of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses. Please refer to CUNY’s Procedures for Implementing Reasonable Accomidations and Academic Adjustments, https://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/legal-affairs/policies-procedures/reasonable-accommodations-and-academic-adjustments/
This Policy also prohibits retaliation for reporting, objecting to, or cooperating with a discrimination/sexual harassment investigation.
Kingsborough Community College as a constituent unit of the City University of New York (CUNY), a public university system, adheres to federal, state, and city laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action including among others, Executive Order 11246, as amended, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law. The “protected classes”, as enumerated in Executive Order 11246, include American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Women. Updated federal guidelines further expanded these protected classes to include two or more races.
Kingsborough’s Chief Diversity/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Officer is located in room V-231, and can be reached by telephone at 718-368-6896 or by email at AskOEO@kbcc.cuny.edu. The Chief Diversity Officer also serves as Kingsborough’s coordinator for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the American Disabilities Act and the Title IX Amendment of the education amendments of 1972. For further information concerning Kingsborough’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management (OEO) visit https://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/title_IX/Homepage.html
For the President’s Message Reaffirming Principles of Nondiscrimination Policies and Affirmative Action, go to the college website at https://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/title_IX/documents/2020EEOAAReaffirmationMemo.pdf