Vision Statement

Bronx Community College will lead the way in providing students with an education that enables them to move with equal facility into productive and rewarding careers or increasingly advanced higher education programs. BCC will graduate students who are prepared to live within, profit from, and contribute to a 21st century global environment marked by diversity, change and expanded opportunities for learning and growth.

The Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity envisions Bronx Community College as an inclusive community where equal opportunity is afforded to all, and individual contributions are valued and supported in the college’s pursuit to become a top public institution within the City University of New York.

Mission Statement

Bronx Community College serves students of diverse backgrounds, preparations, and aspirations by providing them with an education that is both broad in scope and rigorous in standards. Our mission is to give our students the foundation and tools for success, whether they choose to continue their education and/or enter a profession immediately upon graduation and to instill in them the value of informed and engaged citizenship and service to their communities. The Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity must begin to promote an environment free of discrimination and inequity in accordance with the CUNY Policies and Procedures on Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination and Against Sexual Harassment, and with federal and state equal opportunity statutes and regulations.

The BCC Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity is responsible for:

  • Developing and disseminating the college’s Affirmative Action Plan;
  • Recommend and monitor the attainment of faculty and staff employment goals;
  • Handles both informal resolutions and internal charge of discrimination complaints;
  • Train the college community on equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action issues; and lastly,
  • Fosters a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment.

The BCC Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity is responsible for upholding the college’s commitment to equal opportunity for all members of the campus.

For additional information or questions about the Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity, please contact 718.289.5100 Ext. 3494.

Bronx Community College is committed to providing an educational and work environment free of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, gender/sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, citizenship/ancestry, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, military status. The College will conduct its educational programs, related activities, and employment practices consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and orders to provide equal opportunity, access, and affirmative action to persons from traditionally underrepresented groups.


Jessenia Paoli
ADA & Title IX Compliance Coordinator
Chief Diversity Officer/Director
Language Hall [LH], Room 31 A

Oluwafemi Akinsanya
Affirmative Action Specialist
Language Hall [LH], Room 31

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