Student Handbook

Statements on Affirmative Action, Diversity, Civility, and Non-Discrimination


SUNY Affirmative Action Statement

SUNY recognizes the importance of diversity for assuring the success of students and graduates in an increasingly global environment. We seek to establish the diversity that will provide all of our students with a learning environment to develop leaders and lifelong learners. Our efforts to attract a diverse student body will be enhanced by attracting diverse staff and administrators.

SUNY is committed to equal treatment in every aspect of hiring and employment. SUNY proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status,

status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under federal and state laws and executive orders. We recognize, too, that achieving equal treatment may require proactive measures to offset obstacles and barriers faced by the groups for whom we seek inclusion. At SUNY, we are committed to the incorporation of proactive recruitment and retention practices as an integral part of the work of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

MCC Diversity Statement

MCC is an academic community made up of individuals who reflect differences in color, culture, ethnicity, gender, nationality, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, and skill.

As a community of global learners, we are proud to affirm and celebrate the rich diversity that exists among us. We believe acknowledging and celebrating our diversity is essential to maintaining academic freedom and inquiry. We maintain that valuing differences can teach us more about ourselves as human beings and provide us with creative energy that comes when we learn from each other.

Valuing diversity requires a willingness to respect and attempt to understand the full range of thought and feeling of others’ views. To achieve this dialogue, we strive to maintain open and unprejudiced minds; we suspend our final judgment and seek to enter into others’ views and knowledge. The MCC community supports learning and activities that enhance our knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of diversity.

MCC Civility Statement

We, the students, faculty, staff, and administration of Monroe Community College are committed to core values that include:

    · Creating an environment of value and respect for each other;
    · Promoting a community that encourages the tolerance of divergent opinions and constructive resolution of conflict;
    · Exchanging ideas and enriching our lives through the exploration of our multi-faceted culture;
    · Embracing responsibility, honesty, integrity, and courtesy;
    · Respecting the dignity, rights, and freedoms of every community member;
    · Respecting the intellectual and physical property of others; and
    · Respecting College property, including both public and private spaces.

We, as a community of learners, are affirming these core values to guide our actions and behaviors.

MCC Notice of Non-Discrimination

Monroe Community College prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, familial status, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, socioeconomic status, criminal conviction, or any other characteristic or status protected by state or federal laws or College policy in admissions, employment, and treatment of students and employees, or in any aspect of the business of the College.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to:

Kristin Lowe, Esq., Title IX Coordinator
Monroe Community College
1000 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 292-2108 or klowe5@monroecc.edu

Melissa Fingar, Esq., Assistant Title IX Coordinator
Monroe Community College
1000 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 292-2117 or mfingar@monroecc.edu