Office of Compliance and Diversity

Office of Compliance and Diversity

Welcome to the Office of Compliance and Diversity

The City University of New York (“CUNY”) and Hostos Community College (“Hostos”) are committed to maintaining a learning and working environment that is free of bias, prejudice, discrimination and harassment - an environment that supports, nurtures, and rewards educational and career advancement based on ability and performance. Hostos is committed to ensuring a discriminatory free environment, where all persons are treated fairly and with respect regardless of their protected status. The Office of Compliance and Diversity (“OCD”) is dedicated to promoting an open and inclusive environment, addressing complaints as they arise, creating initiatives which support diversity and awareness and ensure that the college complies with all applicable policies and laws. OCD is available to all members of the community.

Please note that, consistent with the protocol in effect at CUNY, we are currently conducting our work remotely. If you need assistance filing a complaint of unlawful discrimination/harassment, obtaining a reasonable accommodation, or if you have any questions regarding the policies enforced by the OCD. Our staff is working during business hours and is available by email at

If you are in danger please contact 911. You can also call Hostos Public Safety at (718) 518-6888 or email them at

Non-Discrimination Notice

Hostos Community College is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or any other category protected under federal, state, and city laws in its programs and activities.

The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Philip Oliveri
Chief Diversity Officer
Hostos Community College
475 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 518-4284

Individuals may also contact the Office of Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Education), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York State Human Rights Division, or New York City Human Rights Commission to file a complaint.

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – Enforcement Office
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th floor
New York, NY 10005 – 2500
Telephone: 646-428-3900
TDD: 877-521-2172

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: 212-336-3790
TTY: 800-669-6820

New York State Division of Human Rights
Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building
163 West 125th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10027]
Telephone: 212-961-8650

New York City Commission on Human Rights
1932 Arthur Avenue, Room 203A
Bronx, NY 10457
Telephone: 718-579-6900

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