Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging



New York City Council Member Eric Dinowitz Visits Guttman to Create College Access and Support for Students with Disabilities

March 10, 2023 | Advancement, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

NEW YORK, N.Y. (March 10, 2023) – Guttman Community College, part of the City University of New York (CUNY), welcomed New York City Council Member Eric Dinowitz to campus on Tuesday, March 7. The council member spoke with students, staff and administration about his new legislation, Intro 660-A, which is designed to help high school […]

Guttman Community College Awarded Campus Climate Support Grant from the City University of New York

February 7, 2023 | Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Grants, President's Office

Grant will Fund College’s Strategic Efforts to Confront Religious and Ethnic Discrimination NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 7, 2023) – In response to a rise in hate crimes across the country, the City University of New York (CUNY) has awarded Stella and Charles Guttman Community College $24,000 in funding to implement strategic action aimed at combatting […]

Statement from President Larry Johnson on the Death of Tyre Nichols

January 30, 2023 | Amplifying Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, President's Office

On behalf of Guttman Community College, I am deeply saddened by the death of Tyre Nichols. Once again, we find ourselves grappling with a needless loss of life as well as the traumatic imagery that has followed. We are aware of the impact this tragic event has on our college community, particularly our BIPOC students, […]

A CUNY Story About Soul-Searching, Calling, and True Love: Alumna Shaitasia Holley, ‘16

December 19, 2022 | Alumni, Alumni Achievement, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Global Guttman, Publication, Student Achievement

Have you ever started a conversation with the familiar “What do you do?” and found, a few minutes in, that you’ve somehow been pulled toward the more profound question of “Who are you becoming?” Talk with Shaitasia “Shai” Holley, and that’s where she gently steers the first five minutes of your dialogue. It’s not surprising, […]

Office of AccessAbility Focuses on Diversity, Disability, and Employment

September 29, 2022 | Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Guttman Focuses on Mental Health

May 1, 2022 | Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Faculty, Student Engagement

At Guttman College, Courtney Stevenson, who is the Director of Student Counseling and Wellness Services, and Douglas Medina, who is an Instructor of Political and Social Sciences, are behind enriching and innovative mental health services. The work that Director Stevenson and Professor Medina are undertaking at the college to promote positive mental health is especially crucial in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Nationally, we know the pandemic has caused an increase in mental health issues, and we have seen this to be true at Guttman and at CUNY as a whole. The pandemic caused high levels of stress, anxiety, and social isolation,” says Director Stevenson. “In addition to the general stresses associated with the pandemic, students are experiencing more academic stress as a result of the change in modality from in-person to online. They are under greater financial stress and also tend to suffer from poor sleep, which has a profound effect on mental health. I am now seeing higher levels of social anxiety since we have begun to transition back to in-person learning.”