A statement by Dean Sarah Bartlett reaffirming the commitment to diversity and affirmative action at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism:
The City University of New York (CUNY) has a long-standing commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in all aspects of employment practices. At the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, I fully support the policies and practices that we have implemented to foster non-discrimination, affirmative action, and diversity and inclusion in the workplace. It is my personal belief that CUNY is enriched by the strengths of the people and perspectives represented here.
Accordingly, I am committed to overseeing the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s compliance with the CUNY Policies and Procedures on Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct.
The Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy states CUNY’s commitment to recruit, employ, retain, promote, and provide benefits to employees regardless of race, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, status, disability, genetic information, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, employment status, pregnancy, or status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses, or any other legally prohibited basis in accordance with federal, state, and city laws. I remind you that Italian Americans are included among CUNY’s protected groups. Additionally, as a federal contractor, CUNY engages in affirmative action consistent with federal requirements. I invite you to visit our website, www.journalism.cuny.edu, to view the Equal Opportunity Policy in its entirety, including the complaint procedures and prohibition against retaliation.
Edith Rivera, MPA, serves as the Chief Diversity Officer for the CUNY J-School. The deans, administrators, and departmental directors at the CUNY J-School share responsibility for ensuring our compliance with these policies and laws. The Office of Compliance and Diversity is located at the CUNY Graduate School and University Center, 365 5th Avenue, New York, New York 10016. Employee or applicant ADA requests may be directed to Ella Kiselyuk, Executive Director of HR, at email@example.com or 212-817-7700. Additionally, any individual who believes that he or she has experienced employment discrimination should immediately contact Ms. Rivera at 212-817-7410 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
I ask for your continued support to ensure equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity and inclusion in all employment practices at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.