Diversity Statement

We are 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 or military status.

Multicultural Programs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) promotes an inclusive environment by serving as an educational and counseling resource that prepares students to succeed in an ever-changing diverse global society

We provide a supportive environment for intercultural communication, constructive interaction and mutual understanding.

We are committed to supporting the overall mission of the College and work collaboratively with the college community to offer year-round, all-inclusive educational, cultural, social and outreach programs for students, faculty, administrators and staff to achieve academic excellence, institutional strength and campus unity.

Programs and services:

  • Cultural, Gender, and Identity Based Co-Curricular Programming
  • Cross Cultural Dialogue Exchange
  • Mentoring and Advocacy
  • Girl Talk
  • LGBTQ Support
  • Black Male Initiative

Black Male Initiative

The Black Male Initiative (BMI) at Bronx Community College provides African American and Latino males and other underrepresented populations with mentoring and advising services that will contribute to their academic and personal success on campus.

Increase your Success

  • Serve as a mentor, speaker, tutor or role model
  • Network with campus professionals
  • Be a part of conferences and empowering workshops
  • Build relationships and connect with other CUNY BMI programs


Religious & Ethnic Calendar



Jessenia Paoli
Chief Acting ADA & Title 9 Compliance Coordinator and Diversity Office/Director

Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity

Language Hall [LH], Room 31 A

Phone: 718-289-5288

Oluwafemi Akinsanya
Affirmative Action Specialist Substitute

Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity

Language Hall [LH], Room 31

Phone: 718-289-5154

Multicultural Affairs

Office Hours
Monday – Thursday
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


RBSC, Room 102

Black Male Initiative

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