2013 – 2018

BCC serves faculty, staff and 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 campus community the foundation and tools for success; whether an individual chooses to continue their education, enter a profession immediately upon graduation or to instill in them the value of informed and engaged citizenship and service to their communities. The Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity (OAACD) promotes an environment free of discrimination and inequity in accordance with the CUNY policies and procedures for Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Against Sexual Harassment, and with federal, state and local equal opportunity statutes and regulations.

OAACD is responsible for:

  • Developing and disseminating the yearly campus Affirmative Action Plan;
  • Recommends and monitors the attainment of faculty and staff employment goals;
  • Handles both informal resolutions and internal discrimination complaints;
  • Trains the campus community on equal opportunity and diversity issues;
  • Fosters a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment.

We responsible for upholding the College’s commitment to equal opportunity for all members of the campus community in academic programs, research, service and employment.

We will lead the way in providing faculty, staff and students with opportunities that enables them to move with equal facility into productive and rewarding careers or increasingly advanced higher education programs. We will work with faculty, staff and 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.

We envision the 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.

Contact Us

Jessenia Paoli
ADA & Title IX Compliance Coordinator
Chief Diversity Officer/Director
Location: Language Hall [LH], Room 31 A
Telephone: 718.289.5288

Oluwafemi Akinsanya
Affirmative Action Specialist
Location: Language Hall [LH], Room 31
Telephone: 718.289.5154

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