Office of Diversity and Equity

At Brooklyn College, we believe that diversity is one of our greatest assets, and fostering this diversity is central to our mission. The Office of Diversity and Equity provides education about and facilitates the college’s compliance with state and federal affirmative action and nondiscrimination laws, including laws prohibiting sexual harassment. The office also implements university policies that enforce those laws.

How to Report Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct

Brooklyn College complies with the City University of New York Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion (including antisemitism and Islamophobic discrimination), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, 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 CUNY Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination is available here.

Brooklyn College also prohibits sexual misconduct in accord with CUNY Policy. The CUNY Policy on Sexual Misconduct is available here (PDF).

The Office of Diversity and Equity also serves as the Section 504 coordinator for the college and hears appeals of the denial of requests for reasonable accommodation pursuant to the CUNY Policy on Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments, available here.

To file a complaint of discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct, please contact the Title IX coordinator (contact information below) and/or complete and submit the appropriate complaint form:


The Office of Diversity and Equity offers training to increase awareness about implicit bias, promote fairness and equity in the college’s search and hiring process, and facilitate compliance with university nondiscrimination policies.

Learn More

Contact Information

Office of Diversity and Equity

2147 Boylan Hall
P: 718.951.4128
F: 718.951.4109

General Counsel and Interim Chief Diversity Officer: Jaclyn Helms, Esq.
P: 718.951.4128

Associate Director: Tunji J. Fussell
P: 718.951.4128

Title IX Coordinator: Michelle Mendez
P: 718.951.4128

People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Suggestion Box

How are we doing? Submit your suggestions/comments below. Please note, this is NOT a complaint form.

* Indicates Required Field

Brooklyn. All in.