Compliance and Diversity

Website Accessibility Notice

If you have difficulty accessing information on Guttman Community College’s website due to a disability, please contact the College’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Karen Muehlbauer, at and provide the following information: the web address of the requested material, a description of the accessibility problem, the preferred format to receive the requested material, and your contact information (name, email address, and phone number).

Complaints about the accessibility of the College’s website to individuals with disabilities can be made under CUNY’s Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination and should be addressed to Jaclyn Helms, the Title IX Coordinator at Guttman Community College,

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Bryant Park landscape
Two Summer Bridge students collaborating on an assignment in Grand Central Terminal

Stella and Charles Guttman Community College is committed to addressing discrimination, sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, and sexual violence), and retaliation complaints promptly, consistently, and objectively.

We believe in a policy of non-discrimination, and as an educational institution, maintaining best practices and relevant programs to assure compliance with federal, state and city laws as well as University guidelines.

Compliance and Diversity Outreach Efforts

The Chief Diversity Officer with the help of the Provost conducts the following activities to promote management’s participation in the Affirmative Action programs:

  • The Provost, Dean of Academic Affairs, Chief Diversity Officer, and HR Director and Assistant Director of HR Operations meet each year to discuss forming search committees, strategies to avoid unintended bias, current trends, and academic trends.
  • Meet with Program Coordinators and Hiring Managers to discuss hiring issues such as diversifying applicant pools, addressing unintended bias, and meeting compliance requirements on a rolling basis (weekly)
  • Designs and implements programs/remedies to promote the attainment of placement goals on a monthly basis
  • Charge meetings cover topics including but not limited to: Equal Employment Opportunity regulations, CUNY search guidelines, importance of confidentiality, implicit bias and how to combat it, emerging trends in higher education and academic arena, the Hiring Manager discussed the needs and/or changes of the area, search time frame and overall scheduling, handling conflicts of interest, and search-related forms and documentation.
  • Review and approve plans to conduct searches to fill job vacancies

Title IX Contacts

Jaclyn Helms
Title IX Officer

Elie Yoesoep
Director of Human Resources

Courtney Stevenson
Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Rufus Massiah
Public Safety Director

Student Wellness Clinician: 646-313-8165
Women’s Center: 646-313-8812
Public Safety: 646-313-8112
Title IX Coordinators: 646-313-8015
Office of AccessABILITY: 646-313-8812

For more information, please visit the Title IX Resources website

Federal and CUNY Plans and Reports