September 20, 2016
Reaffirmation of Commitment to Diversity/Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
To the Baruch College Community:
The City University of New York (CUNY) has a long-standing commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in all aspects of employment practices. At Baruch College, I fully support the policies and practices that we have implemented to foster non-discrimination, affirmative action, and diversity and inclusion in the workplace. It is my personal belief that CUNY is enriched by the strengths of the people and perspectives represented here.
Accordingly, I am committed to overseeing Baruch’s compliance with the CUNY policies and procedures on equal opportunity, non-discrimination, and on sexual misconduct.
The Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination states CUNY’s commitment to recruit, employ, retain, promote, and provide benefits to employees regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital or partnership status, pregnancy, disability, caregiver status, genetic information, alienage or citizenship status, military or veteran status, unemployment status, credit history, arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sexual violence, or any other legally prohibited basis in accordance with federal, state and city laws. I remind you that Italian Americans also 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 visit our website to view the Equal Opportunity Policy in its entirety, including the complaint procedures and prohibition against retaliation.
I have assigned the responsibility for the implementation and monitoring of our compliance program to Chief Diversity Officer Kieran B. Morrow, Esq., who also serves as the Title IX Coordinator and Section 504/ADA Coordinator. The vice presidents, deans, directors, managers, and supervisors share responsibility for ensuring our compliance with these policies and laws.
The Chief Diversity Officer, Head of the Office of Diversity, Compliance, and Equity Initiatives, is located in Newman Hall, 137 East 22 Street, Room 204. Any individual who believes that he or she has experienced employment discrimination should immediately contact Ms. Morrow at Diversity@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-312-4540.
I ask for your continued support to ensure equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity and inclusion in all employment practices at Baruch College.
Mitchel B. Wallerstein
President, Baruch College