Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Baruch College encourages the prompt and equitable settlement of all complaints and grievances of discrimination in College programs under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. Section 706) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended (42 U.S.C. Section 12101-02).
The Chief Diversity Officer 504/ADA Coordinator is responsible for overseeing compliance with all laws and regulations related to diversity and inclusion and CUNY’s Policy on Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination, providing guidance and information, and investigating complaints of unlawful discrimination. Additionally, the Chief Diversity Officer 504/ADA Coordinator is responsible for:
Ensuring that disability accommodation requests from employees, prospective employees, students and visitors are processed in accordance with CUNY procedures and addressing appeals of accommodations/academic adjustment decisions through mediation or investigation, as necessary.
Addressing, through mediation or investigation, appeals of accommodations/academic adjustment decisions based on religion and employee/job applicant appeals of accommodation decisions based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition.
Students, employees, and applicants who believe that a decision to deny the request for a reasonable accommodation or academic adjustment was based on unlawful discrimination may avail themselves of any and all of their rights under law without fear of retaliation, including filing complaints with one of one of or more of the outside agencies listed below:
- U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- New York State Division of Human Rights
- New York City Commission on Human Rights
The Chief Diversity Officer can be contacted here Mona.Jha@baruch.cuny.edu, 646-312-4542. While the college is in the remote learning phase because of COVID-19, the best method of contact is email.
Student Disability Services provides appropriate accommodations to students with disabilities to promote equal access to the college’s programs and services and can be accessed here: https://studentaffairs.baruch.cuny.edu/student-disability-services/
Employees seeking appropriate accommodations for disabilities should contact Baruch’s Human Resources Human.Resources@baruch.cuny.edu, 646-660-6590.