Compliance and Diversity

Commitment to Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Long Island Educational Opportunity Center is committed to Equity and Inclusive Excellence by creating an educational environment that is centered on building a foundation of broad and integrative knowledge of histories, cultures, science. societies, technology along with genuine appreciation of ethics, diversity and inclusion.

Pursuant to the Federal and State guidelines and regulations prohibiting discrimination, the Long Island Educational Opportunity Center is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University College community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The Long Island Educational Opportunity Center’s policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Pursuant to the Federal and State guidelines and regulations prohibiting discrimination, the Long Island Educational Opportunity Center is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University College community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The College’s policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

The Long Island Educational Opportunity Center is committed to ensuring a welcoming and safe environment for all members of the LIEOC community, including our LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners. I invite you to engage in the creation and maintenance of a healthy, supportive, inclusive, and affirming environment for LIEOC’s LGBTQIA+ community. Together we will:

  • Promote an inclusive community where LGBTQIA+ people have the opportunity to participate fully in all areas of the College.
  • Provide support and resources to address issues and concerns that impact LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities.
  • Deliver educational opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to develop a culture of understanding and respect for LGBTQIA+ people.
  • Foster a community that understands and values a person’s intersecting and complex identities and experiences.
  • Provide social, culture, educational, and recreational opportunities, both formal and informal, for LGBTQIA+ students to connect with one another and create community.
  • Foster a community that acknowledges and changes systems of oppression through coalition building across campus sectors.