Policy on Diversity
The Law School is a public institution, committed to fostering respect for the rich diversity of our community, our city, our state, our nation, and, indeed, the world. To that end, the Law School has adopted the following:
THE FACULTY AND STAFF OF CUNY SCHOOL OF LAW BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP CREATE A BAR THAT IS MORE DIVERSIFIED, AND MORE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE FULL RANGE OF PEOPLE THAT MAKE UP NEW YORK CITY AND THE UNITED STATES. ACCORDINGLY, WE ACTIVELY SEEK TO RECRUIT, EMPLOY, RETAIN, PROMOTE, AND TRAIN STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF OF ALL RACES, NATIONAL ORIGINS, CLASSES, AND BELIEF SYSTEMS, WITHOUT REGARD TO SEX OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION, OR TO AGE OR MARITAL OR PARENTAL STATUS. THIS COMMITMENT IS REFLECTED IN ALL THAT WE DO, BEGINNING WITH OUR ADMISSIONS POLICIES: WE LOOK AT THE WHOLE APPLICANT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BROAD AND INCLUSIVE CRITERIA APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK.
We are all very serious about abiding by this policy. To that end, we foster an exchange of views and ideas that may often be impassioned, but should never be hostile or disrespectful. We believe this attitude to be critical to the most professional practice of law, as well as to the productive functioning of our Law School.
In the event any member of the community experiences or witnesses behavior that violates this policy, he/she should immediately report the incident to the Office of Student Affairs. There is a procedure in place to handle such violations, and all reports will be investigated thoroughly so that appropriate action may be taken.
The Law School and the Public Safety Department respect the rights and dignity of every student without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, partnership status, disability, genetic information, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses, unemployment status, or any other legally prohibited basis in accordance with federal, state and city laws. The Law School abides by the principle of non-discrimination. In terms of gender identification, we provide two gender neutral, single occupancy bathrooms on each floor. Additionally, individuals have the right to use multi-stall bathrooms consistent with their own gender identity. They also have the right to be free from harassment, exclusion, or other bias. Questions about these procedures should be referred to the Committee on Sexual Harassment, Workplace Violence and Campus Security.