Commitment to Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Diversity and Inclusion

The Long Island Educational Opportunity Center is committed to Equity and Inclusive Excellence by creating an educational environment centered on building a foundation of broad and integrative knowledge of histories, cultures, science, societies, and technology, along with a genuine appreciation of ethics, diversity, and inclusion.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

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

The College’s policy is under federal and state laws 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 New York State 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 Email. He can be located during regular business hours in Horton Hall, Room 130, by telephone at 934-420-2622. 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; Tel. 646-428-3800; Email OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.

LGBTQIA+ Support & Inclusivity

The Long Island Educational Opportunity Center is committed to ensuring a welcoming and safe environment for all members of the LIEOC community, including our LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners. I invite you to create and maintain a healthy, supportive, inclusive, and affirming environment for LIEOC’s LGBTQIA+ community. Together, we will:

  • Promote an inclusive community where LGBTQIA+ people can participate fully in all areas of the College.
  • Provide support and resources to address issues and concerns that impact LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities.
  • Deliver educational opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to develop a culture of understanding and respect for LGBTQIA+ people.
  • Foster a community that understands and values a person’s intersecting and complex identities and experiences.
  • Provide social, cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities, both formal and informal, for LGBTQIA+ students to connect with one another and create community.
  • Foster a community that acknowledges and changes systems of oppression through coalition building across campus sectors.
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Disability Services

The services of the Disability Services Center are designed to meet the unique educational needs of currently enrolled students at Farmingdale State College and the Long Island EOC, with documented permanent/temporary disabilities or disabling medical conditions.

The Disability Services Center (DSC) is dedicated to the principle that each student should be afforded equal opportunity to realize his/her fullest potential. The goal is to assist students with disabilities in functioning as independently as possible and ensure a comprehensively accessible college experience where individuals with disabilities have the same access to programs, opportunities, and activities as all other students at the college.

The LIEOC wants to ensure that students have access to its programs and offers programs that provide reasonable accommodations for students.
If you would like more information, please get in touch with us.
Call: 934-420-2280
Email: Mayerde@farmingdale.edu

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