Thank you for visiting the SUNY Erie Community College Equity and Inclusion website.
SUNY Erie takes pride in its rich diversity as our college community is comprised of students, faculty, and staff representing all corners of the state, country and world. We embrace the diversity of thought, identities, experiences, and expressions each member of our community brings to SUNY Erie and recognize that embracing this diversity is vital to our ability to truly carry out the mission and vision our Institution.
We invite you to join us on this exciting journey as we continue to empower students to transform their lives and positively impact the world.
Erie Community College meets the needs of a diverse student body and contributes to regional economic vitality by providing high-quality, flexible, affordable and accessible educational programs committed to student success.
Erie Community College will serve as an innovative learning resource by striving for universal access to lifelong learning, catalyzing economic and cultural development, and supporting a diverse and mobile student body.
Erie Community College is committed to ensuring equal employment, educational opportunity, and access to services, programs, and activities by not discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, familial status, military status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, veteran status, criminal conviction, or any other characteristics protected by law.
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, 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.
Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to Lydell Fortune, Employee Relations Manager & Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Equity and Diversity, City Campus, Room 174, 121 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203; or by phone (716) 851-1842 or fax (716) 851-1129. Inquires may also be directed to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor, New York, N.Y., 10005-25010; Tel (646) 428-3800; Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.