Affirmative Action Policy

The policy of Columbia-Greene Community College is to take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in admission, employment, and all college activities for all qualified persons; to prohibit discrimination; and to promote the full realization of equal opportunity. This policy of nondiscrimination applies to everyone, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. in the administration of all college programs including employment. Employees, students, or applicants may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

Columbia-Greene’s policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law.

Affirmative Action Officer is Melissa Fandozzi, Director of Human Resources, extension 3337.

Note: The College reserves the right at any time to make appropriate changes deemed advisable in the policies and procedures contained in this publication.

Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Compliance Officer for New York State Education Department Regulations is Dr. Joseph Watson, Vice President and Dean of Students and Enrollment Management at Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY 12534. Telephone 518-828-4181, extension 3364.

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