The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces five federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education (ED). Discrimination on the bases of race, color and national origin is prohibited by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; sex discrimination is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; discrimination on the basis of disability is prohibited by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by public entities, whether or not they receive federal financial assistance); and age discrimination is prohibited by the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.
If at any time a SUNY Broome Community College community member (student, faculty, staff, alumni, etc) feels that a complaint regarding any of the above laws is not being addressed to their satisfaction, or they feel that they would prefer an outside entity investigate the complaint, they can contact the Office of Civil Rights to address their concerns.
- Please note: If a complaint is filed with the Office of Civil Right, SUNY Broome Community College immediately ceases any investigation and/or adjudication into that complaint and defers all recommended follow up activity to the Office of Civil Rights.
Information about contacting the Office of Civil Rights can be found HERE.
For questions or assistance in contacting the Office of Civil Rights, please contact the Dean of Students at DOS@sunybroome.edu or by calling 607-778-5681.