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Non Discrimination

Owner: Diversity & Community Affairs

General Non Discrimination policy.

Non-Discrimination

Owner: Office of the Vice President for Diversity & Community Affairs

 

Non-Discrimination Statement and Policy.

 

Teachers College (“TC” or the “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. 

 

Consistent with this commitment, Teachers College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or partnership status, citizenship or immigration status, military status, disability, pregnancy, genetic predisposition or carrier status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other legally protected status in the administration of its admissions policies, educational policies, employment, scholarship, loan, and other College-administered programs; treatment, or in access to College programs or activities.

 

Students with concerns about possible discrimination may wish to speak with the Vice Provost for Student Affairs Tom Rock, 113 Zankel, (212) 678-3083, the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs Janice Robinson, 128 Zankel, (212) 678-3391, or Ombuds Officer Marie Miville, 280 Grace Dodge, (212) 678-4169.  

 

Faculty and staff with concerns about possible discrimination may wish to speak with the Associate Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Lisa Seales, 120 Whittier Hall, (212) 678-3175, Vice Provost Katie Embree, 113 Zankel, (212) 678-3991, Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs Janice Robinson, 128 Zankel, (212) 678-3391, or Ombuds Officer Marie Miville, 280 Grace Dodge, (212) 678-4169.  

 

Individuals may also seek assistance outside the TC community at:

US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (New York Office)

(646) 428-3900

(800) 877-8339 voice/TDD

OCR.NewYork@ed.gov

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

(800) 669-4000

(800) 669-6820 (TTY for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only)

(844) 234-5122 (ASL Video Phone for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only)

info@eeoc.gov

 

NYS Division of Human Rights

complaints@dhr.ny.gov

https://dhr.ny.gov/complaint

 

NYC Commission on Human Rights

(718) 722-3131

Online form: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/cchr/about/report-discrimination.page

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/cchr/about/contact-us.page

 

Sex Discrimination

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance.

 

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX:

Janice Robinson

JRobinson@tc.columbia.edu

TC Title IX Coordinator

128 Zankel

(212) 678-3391

 

Disability Discrimination

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) protect students and employees from disability discrimination.

 

The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Section 504/ADA:

Melissa Rooker

mor2102@tc.columbia.edu

Section 504 Compliance Officer

128 Zankel

(212) 678-3391

 

Juan Carlos Reyes

Jcr2101@tc.columbia.edu

Deputy Section 504 Compliance Officer

128 Zankel

(212) 678-3391

 

Pay Transparency. Teachers College will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the College or (c) consistent with the College’s legal duty to furnish information.

 

 

Responsible Office: Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs

 

Last Updated: August 2019