BCC will provide a reasonable accommodation (“RA”) on the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the College. BCC will make every rational effort to determine and provide the appropriate reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual upon request. BCC, in its discretion, may require the individual to provide documentation about his or her disability or limitations and an appropriate explanation on the need for a reasonable accommodation.

This statement does not require BCC to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative hardship.

Faculty & Staff Requests

Qualified employees with limitations are to submit a reasonable accommodation request form to the Office of Human Resources. If you are unable to submit the initial request to the Office of Human Resources, alternate submission sites are the Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity and/or to the Office of the Executive Counsel. The alternate site(s) will forward these requests to the Office of Human Resources for appropriate review and handling.

Request for Reasonable Accommodation

Job Applicants

Qualified applicants with limitations may request a reasonable accommodation in order to perform the essential functions for an interview, into a prospective job and/or to gain access to the hiring process. Such requests should be initially referred to the Office of Human Resources. If you are unable to submit the initial request to the Office of Human Resources, alternate submission sites are the Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity and/or to a Search Committee Chair/representative. The alternate site(s) will forward these requests to either the Office of Human Resources or the Chief Diversity Officer for appropriate review and handling.

Student Requests

A student with a disability should contact the Office of Disability Services to request an interview to discuss possible accommodations. Forms and a comprehensive list of our services are available here

Office of disability Services
Loew Hall, Room 213
718.289.5874
disabilityservices@bcc.cuny.edu

Please contact this office upon submitting an application for admission, admittance to the college or when desired.

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

Regarding a student’s religious request for an accommodation:

If a religious accommodation for non-academic services is needed, qualified students with a request should contact the Office of Student Life at 718.289.5194. When calling, the student should be prepared to provide a full name, student ID number and a description of his or her specific needs.

Regarding other programs, services or activities:

Qualified individuals with a physical and/or other known limitation who require an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of the procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity at BCC should contact the Chief Diversity Officer (also the ADA Compliance Coordinator) or in the absence of the Chief Diversity Officer, you can contact the Affirmative Action Specialist (assigned designee) for needed referrals and/or assistance in coordinating a request for accommodation. The individual(s) should be prepared to provide a description of his or her specific needs and a medical release to evaluate the circumstances properly.

Regarding victims of domestic violence, stalking and/or assault:

For anyone who is a victim of domestic violence, stalking and/or assault, you should contact Sergeant Alexandria Torres (DV Liaison) with the Office of Public Safety at 718.289.5100, x3730,or you can contact either the Office of the Executive Counsel (as an assigned designee) at 718. 289.5487, or the Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity (as an assigned designee) at 718.289.5100, Ex. 3494, for needed referrals and/or assistance in coordinating a request for an accommodation. The person(s) should be prepared to provide a description of his or her specific needs and a copy of police and/or court documents so that the DV Liaison can evaluate the circumstances properly.

Please review information from the EEOC about the application of Title VII and the ADA to applicants or employees who experience domestic or dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Please share as appropriate.Questions and Answers: The Application of Title VII and the ADA to Applicants or Employees Who Experience Domestic or Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking

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