SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Reaffirmation of Non-Discrimination Policy
Public Notification Of Non-Discrimination/Sexual Misconduct Policy
It is the policy of the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center (Downstate, University, or DMC) to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law) predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation.
It is the policy DMC to provide equal educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender (sex) and to maintain an environment free of harassment on the basis of any of these grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation.
This policy is in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Section 503 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1974, Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Civil Rights Act of 1991, New York State and City Human Rights Laws and Provisions of Anti-Discrimination in Collective Bargaining Agreements of DMC.
Downstate's non-discrimination/sexual misconduct policy sets forth the procedures for employees, students and others who do business with, use DMC facilities or otherwise interact with DMC to file complaints of unlawful discrimination or retaliation based upon such complaints. Complaints may be filed by contacting Downstate's Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) or by filing with one of the agencies identified below. A copy of DMC's non-discrimination/sexual misconduct policy may be obtained from ODI by emailing AskODI@Downstate.edu; or by calling: (718) 270-1738.
Inquiries regarding laws, regulations and other policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to the Assistant Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion & Title IX.
Victoria A. Ajibade, Esq.
Assistant Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion & Title IX
Inquiries may also be directed to External Resources:
U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
New York District Office
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Tel: (212) 336-3620
Office for Civil Rights New York Office
U. S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Tel: (646) 428-3900
New York State Division of Human Rights
1 Fordham Plaza - 4th Floor
Bronx, New York 10458
Tel: (718) 741-8400
New York City Commission on Human Rights
22 Reade Street - 1st Floor
New York, NY 10007
Tel: (212) 306-7450