A. *Diversity is affirming the uniqueness of and differences among persons, ideas, values and ethnicities. A culture of diversity embraces acceptance and respect. Diversity involves understanding ourselves and each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the richness of each individual. While diversity can be about individual differences, it also encompasses institutional and systemwide behavior patterns. * Source: Dreachslin, 1999; Anderson, Scrimshaw & Fullilove, 2003
*A policy or a program that seeks to redress past discrimination through active measures to ensure equal opportunity, as in education and employment.
* Source:The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company
A. All inquires and/or complaints regarding discrimination or harassment should be directed to the Executive Assistant to the President and Chief Diversity Officer.
A. Farmingdale State has adopted The State University of New York’s Discrimination Complaint Procedure.
A. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the federal agency responsible for enforcing Title VII. The EEOC Guidelines, 29 C.F.R. Section 1604.11, provide the following definition of sexual harassment:
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual, or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.
Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to the following:
More information is available at www.eeoc.gov
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A. It is helpful for the victim to directly inform the harasser that the conduct is unwelcome and must stop. The victim should use any employer complaint mechanism or grievance system available.