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Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs
The Office for Diversity and Community Affairs was created in January 2001, in response to recommendations of the President's 1999 Taskforce Report. The Office for Diversity and Community Affairs leads the President's and College's initiatives concerning community, diversity, civility, equity, and anti-discrimination. The Office, working with others in the College, addresses issues from faculty, staff, students, and alumni. These concerns may overlap with equity, anti-discrimination, retaliation and due process concerns, sexual assault and other gender-based misconduct concerns. The philosophy is to encourage the College community to listen, learn, educate, and work together in positive ways. At the same time, the Office focuses on systemic issues by addressing policy and procedural concerns.
The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs
Address: 128 Zankel
Box: 220 * Phone: (212) 678-3391 * Fax: (212) 678-3201
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dear TC Community Members:
It is with heavy hearts that we write to you about a number of horrific incidents that remind us that racial biases and institutional racism persist during this pandemic. Communities of color, who already are disproportionately affected by the deadly coronavirus, are now facing harsher treatment by police. Reports of aggressive and even violent police enforcement of social distancing regulations in low-income communities continue to mount while enforcement of those same regulations is lax to nonexistent in affluent neighborhoods. These inequities remind us all that our collective work to highlight and address the needs of the most marginalized must persist even as we adjust to new ways of teaching, learning and researching. Read more...
The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs and Teachers College are monitoring COVID-19 updates and we are adjusting our day-to-day operations to maintain service to our tight-knit TC Community during these uncertain times. As we continue to engage with each other virtually, let us not forget that Teachers College is committed to providing a working, learning and living environment free from discrimination and harassment and to fostering a vibrant, nurturing community founded upon the fundamental dignity and worth of all of its members. Read more...
Grants and Awards
Title IX Compliance
TC Relief Efforts
How to Support India's COVID-19 Humanitarian Crisis:
- For those in the US, wanting to contribute, can consider reaching out to SEWA: this has historically been a very reliable source of fundraising from non-resident Indians: https://www.sewausa.
- For those whose families are locally in India or students/faculty who travelled to India and are staying there during these times, can directly reach Mr. Gautam Gambhir, Member of Parliament and representative from Delhi Govt. who is overseeing the distribution of oxygen tanks and other essential supplies to some of the worst hit areas in Delhi and National Capital Territory. Those interested and able, should contact him on +91 8595785545 (WhatsApp) to arrange for direct, family-targeted financial support.
TC Relief Efforts - Reaching out to others in need.
Information on current outreach efforts
Diversity Work @TC
Diversity Work at TC has a long history; it is continuous and on-going. It takes many forms and includes contributions from faculty, students and staff.