Prevention and Training

The Office of Compliance and Diversity (OCD) is here to answer your questions and provide you with information, resources, and options regarding discrimination and harassment. Hostos Community College is committed to responding to incidents of bias, sexual misconduct, harassment and discrimination and preventing such incidents through education and training.

OCD conducts interactive trainings to help Hostos students and employees understand CUNY’s policy on equal opportunity and non-discrimination, and its policy on sexual misconduct (amended in August, 2020).

OCD’s trainings cover a variety of topics, including but not limited to: terms and definitions in CUNY’s Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination and CUNY’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct; managers’ responsibilities and the scope of inappropriate behaviors under these policies; understanding what constitutes discrimination (including sexual harassment/misconduct); rights and responsibilities as a student and/or employee; the investigation process; the role of responsible/confidential employees; and cultural sensitivity, anti-discrimination, and inclusive language.

For trainings on the CUNY Policy on Sexual Misconduct, OCD created a one-page summary to assist in understanding the main points of the policy. OCD also created a flow chart to help the College community understand the steps taken for both Title-IX and Non-Title IX Investigations <pdf>.

To schedule a meeting or seek training on any of the above mentioned topics please contact