ADA Policy Statement
Bronx Community College (“BCC”) is committed to providing and promoting equal opportunities in all of its activities and services. This commitment includes following the mandates of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), a federal law that makes it unlawful to discriminate against a qualified person with a disability in all aspects of the academic and/or employment process and in the provision of services and benefits.Â BCC is also committed to its obligations, as an employer, under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended and applicable to state and local disability and discrimination constitutional provisions and statutes.
Bronx Community College (“BCC”) strictly prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in:
- admission to, access to, and/or operation of its public programs, services, or activities; and/or
- its hiring or employment practices.
An individual and/or student with a disability is any person who:
- has an actual physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of that person’s major life activities; and/or
- has a record of such an impairment; and/or
- is regarded as having such an impairment; and/or
- falls within one or more of the disabling conditions protected by the federal, state and local constitution and statutes.
Further, it is the policy of BCC (and CUNY) not to exclude persons with a disability from participation in any academic and/or employment program or activity. Accordingly, it is the policy of the BCC to provide access to all of its programs, services and facilities to persons with disabilities in accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.