2013-2014 catalog 
    Jan 30, 2023  
2013-2014 catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Discrimination Complaint Procedure

 Brookdale Community College is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action institution.  No person in whatever relationship with the College, shall be subjected to discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, creed, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy), marital status, civic union status, domestic partnership status, gender identity or expression, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, disability, (including perceived, physical, mental, and/or intellectual disability)or other protected catagories or activity (i.e., opposition to prohibited discrimination or participation in the complaint process). Sexual harassment is a form of unlawful gender discrimination and, likewise, will not be tolerated.

Any student who feels she/he has been the victim of discrimination or sexual harassment, should bring these concerns to the attention of the Diversity Management Officer, Sondra Canon-Harris, located in the Human Resources Office in the Administrative Center, (732-224-2695) or the Dean of Enrollment Development and Student Affairs, Richard Pfeffer, located in MAC 106 (732-224-2215) who has been designated the Section 504/ADA and Title IX Coordinator for all student matters.

If a resolution cannot be reached informally, students have the right to fiale a formal complaint with the Manager of Diversity, Inclusion and Compliance. Such complaints will be subject to an impartial investigation into the alledged harassment or discrimination by the Manager of Diversity, Inclusion and Compliance.

Upon completion of the investigation, the Diversity Management Officer will prepare a written report which may include a summary of the complaint, summary of the facts, an analysis of the allegations and facts, and a finding. The investigatory report will be submitted to the Dean of Human Resources unless the Dean has been actively involved in the investigation. In this case, the report will be submitted to the President. The Dean will review the investigatory report and make a determination as to whether the allegations of a violation of the College’s policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and hostile environments has been substantiated. If a violation occurred, the Dean will determine the appropriate corrective measures necessary to remedy the situation, including disciplinary action. The Dean will issue a final letter of determination to all parties, containing the results of the investigation.

For employment issues, contact the Dean of Human Resources, Administration Building (732-224-2234) who has been designated the Section 504/ADA and Title IX coordinator for employment matters.

Students who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities should contact the Office of Disability Services, the Diversity Management Office or the Office of the Dean of Enrollment Development and Student Affairs.