Non-Discrimination Notice

This page contains information that will help you report a harassment or discrimination incident as well as the related policy.

Harassment and Discrimination Reporting

Have you seen it? Did you hear it? Have you experienced it? 

SUNY Corning Community College promotes a living, learning, and working environment of inclusion. If you see, hear or experience something that is concerning, let us know.

How do I file a complaint of discrimination or harassment? 

Complete the Harassment and Discrimination Reporting Form or contact the Equal Employment and Education Opportunity (EEEO) Officer, Connie Park at 607.962.9444 or cpark3@corning-cc.edu for an initial discussion.

Note: for situations where immediate safety concerns exist, please contact public safety 607.962.9000 or police at 911.

I witnessed an incident that may be harassment or discrimination but I was not directly involved. What should I do?

It is important for community members to report incidents of harassment and discrimination. Reports can be made anonymously. How to report an incident:

Contact Connie Park to report in person

Email: equalopportunity@corning-cc.edu with a description of the incident and your contact information

Submit a written description of the incident with details and drop it off at the HR office in Parsons Administration building. 

I want to report an incident, but I don’t want anyone else to know.

In most cases, concerns can be kept private. Only those who need to know will be informed. You will be given options and resources to aid you in resolving the situation. If however a crime has been committed or someone is at risk of harm, the College has an obligation to act in order to keep you and others safe. How will my concerns be resolved? Concerns may be resolved in multiple options based on the concerns and needs of the situation and people involved. There are options for informal interventions, mediated dialogue, or a formal investigation process. Where can I go for counseling support? o WellConnect (for students) 800-640-4777 o EAP (for staff) 607-936-1771 

Community members can also contact: New York State Division of Human Rights 44 Hawley Street Binghamton, NY 13901 888.392.3644 https://dhr.ny.gov/ 

If you have any questions, please contact: Connie Park, Executive Director of Human Resources Chief Diversity Officer Title IX Coordinator 607.962.9444, cpark3@corning-cc.edu

Policy

Corning Community College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational and employment opportunity and access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, criminal conviction, or any other protected characteristic. Employees, students, applicants, or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The College’s policy is in accordance with federal and state law and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the NYS Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations, and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to: Connie Park, Executive Director of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 1 Academic Drive, Corning, NY 14830, cpark3@corning-cc.edu, 607-962-9444. Inquiries may also be directed to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY  10005-2500, OCR.NewYork@ed.gov, 646-428-3800. The College’s complete Equal Employment and Education Opportunity Policy and the procedure for filing complaints of discrimination and harassment, is available on the College website, www.corning-cc.edu or from the Human Resources Office in the Classroom Building.