Office of the President

OFFICE OF DIVERSITY, COMPLIANCE, AND EQUITY INITIATIVES

The responsibility for equal employment opportunity and affirmative action ultimately lies with the President, but that responsibility is shared by others in the College's organizational structure. Administrators, faculty members, and supervisors must adhere to these policies and practices as they deal with employment and affirmative action issues. All members of the College community share in the duty to carry out the College's commitment to equal opportunity, diversity, and affirmative action, and I ask all of you to join with me to ensure the success of our efforts.
Later in this message you will find Baruch College's official policy statement regarding affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. Although an abbreviated version appears in all College publications, I believe it is valuable to read through the entire policy occasionally, to help keep the goals clearly visible throughout the College's activities. Progress requires cooperative, positive actions by all of us to prevent discrimination, whether intentional or not, in College employment, student enrollment, and student services. A quick overview of the key people and policies should help to make everyone better acquainted with this important college-wide endeavor.
The Chief Diversity Officer is responsible for overseeing the collection and analysis of data, monitoring and reviewing affirmative action policy, compliance and/or procedures, submitting written reports to the President and other College officials, providing counseling and information on diversity & affirmative action issues, serving as liaison between the College community and campus interest groups, and working with deans, chairs, and directors of administrative units in the development of innovative recruitment efforts. The Chief Diversity Officer also investigates claims brought under the University’s Non-Discrimination Policies, serves as Title IX Coordinator, and is also the Section 504/ADA Coordinator. The Chief Diversity Officer serves as liaison to the University Office of Diversity and Recruitment. The Chief Diversity Officer may be reached at 646-312-4542 or diversity@baruch.cuny.edu. The Office of the Chief Diversity Officer is located at 55 Lexington Avenue (Newman Vertical Campus), 5th Floor, Room 205.
The Office prepares the College's annual affirmative action plan, which is available there for review between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Copies of the plan are also available in the Library.

STATEMENT AND NOTIFICATION OF BARUCH COLLEGE POLICY

It is the policy of The City University of New York and of Baruch College to recruit, employ, retain, promote, tenure and provide benefits to employees and to admit and provide services for students without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, legally registered domestic partnership status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence or any other legally protected status under federal, state, and city law. Sexual harassment, a form of sex discrimination, is also prohibited.
The City University of New York (CUNY), as a public university system, and Baruch College, as a constituent college of CUNY, adhere to federal, state, and city laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action including among others: Section 1324b of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA); 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 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended; 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 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law.
In addition to the following protected race and ethnic categories: Black or African American; Latino or Hispanics; Asians; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; Native American or Alaska Natives, and White— Chancellor Robert E. Kibbee expanded the protected race and ethnic class for CUNY on December 9, 1976 to include Italian-Americans. In addition to these race and ethnic categories, there are many other protected categories under federal, state, and city law that Baruch College continues to safeguard. Should any federal, state, or city law or regulation be adopted that prohibits discrimination based on grounds or characteristics not included in this policy, this policy shall be read to prohibit discrimination based on those grounds or characteristics as well.,
Inquiries concerning the application of non-discrimination policies and laws should be directed to the College's Chief Diversity Officer.
RESOURCES AT BARUCH
Kieran Batts Morrow, Chief Diversity Officer; Sexual Harassment Coordinator; Title IX Coordinator; Section 504/ADA Coordinator for the Disabled; Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue, Room 5-205; 646-312-4542
Ms. Barbara Sirois, Coordinator for the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities; Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue, Room 2-270; 646-312-4590
Professor Mindy Engle-Friedman, Ombudsperson, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue, Room 8-283; 646-312-3815
POLICIES
Please consult the Baruch Policy Index atwww.baruch.cuny.edu/bpi/index.htm to access the CUNY Policies and Procedures on Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination, and against Sexual Harassment; CUNY Policies and Procedures Concerning Sexual Harassment, Stalking, and Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence against Students; Non-Discrimination of Students on the Basis of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Related Conditions; CUNY Workplace Violence Policy; and any other related policies. You may also consult the CUNY website.


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance. It also prohibits sexual harassment (including sexual violence) against students, which is a form of sexual discrimination.


Title IX Reporting Protocol for Reporting of Allegations of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Stalking, or Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence against Students

Title IX applies to complaints made:

By students against employees, other students, and third parties;

By and against individuals of either sex; and

By and against someone of the same sex.

If anyone seeks to file a complaint or receives information regarding an allegation that a student has been the victim of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, stalking, or domestic or intimate partner violence perpetrated by another CUNY student, faculty, or staff member, the following individuals must be notified:

1)

The Baruch College Title IX Coordinator: Kieran Batts Morrow, Chief Diversity Officer, Vertical Campus Building, 55 Lexington Avenue, Room 5-205, (646)312-4542; affirmativeaction@baruch.cuny.edu.

2)

Public Safety: John Siotkas, Assistant Director of Public Safety, 17 Lexington Avenue, Room 102, (646) 660-6007,john.siotkas@baruch.cuny.edu ; and

3)

Student Affairs: Christina Diggs, Assistant Director for Student Affairs, 55 Lexington Avenue, Room 2-255, (646)312-4573,christina.diggs@baruch.cuny.edu.

If any member of the Title IX Team becomes aware of such an allegation, that team member will notify the other team members. Upon notification, the Title IX Team will take immediate steps to handle the complaint, eliminate the harassment, prevent reoccurrence, and address its effects.

Title IX Information and Resources - Combating Sexual Assault and Other Unwelcome Sexual Behavior

To view the CUNY Policies and Procedures on: (1) Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination, and against Sexual Harassment,; (2) Domestic Violence in the Workplace; (3) Non-Discrimination of Students on the basis of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and (4) other related policies, please consult the Baruch Policies Index at www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpi.

 

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