Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.79
Liaison Lindsey Kayman
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
PA-7: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.58 / 3.00 Lindsey Kayman
Environmental Health and Safety Director
Public Safety and Risk Management
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Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :

The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:

It is the policy of The City University of New York and John Jay College of Criminal Justice to recruit, employ, retain, promote, and provide benefits to employees and to admit and provide services for students without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, legally registered domestic partnership status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic violence. Sexual harassment, a form of sex discrimination, is also prohibited. The City University of New York, as a public university system, adheres to Federal, state, and city laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination
and affirmative action including among others Section 1324b of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), Executive Order 11246, as amended, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended and the Age
Discrimination Act of 1975, the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law.
John Jay College is committed to addressing discrimination complaints of all members of the College Community promptly, consistently and fairly. The College’s Director of Compliance & Diversity functions as the Sexual Harassment Coordinator and Coordinator for Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in federally assisted education programs. The University Policies and Procedures on Non-Discrimination and Sexual Harassment can be accessed at http://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/ohrm/policiesprocedures/NonDiscriminationandSexualHarassment.pdf


Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team)?:

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team:

https://www.jjay.cuny.edu/bias-and-hate-crimes In order to effectively handle and investigate incidents of bias-related crimes and prevent future occurrences of such crimes, victims or witnesses of a hate crime are encouraged to immediately report incidents to the Department of Public Safety by calling (212) 237-8524. Please remember that any evidence such as graffiti, e-mails, written notes or voice mail messages should be preserved. The Department of Public Safety will investigate and follow the appropriate college adjudication procedures. Victims of bias crimes can also avail themselves to counseling and support services through the Office of Counseling by calling (212) 237-8111. More information is at: https://www.jjay.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/contentgroups/pub_safety/bias-related_incidents_and_hate_crimes_-_brochure_-_hc.pdf

If a student or staff member engaged in an activity sponsored by the Center for Career & Professional Development (including but not limited to job listings, workshops, panels, counseling sessions, employer presentations, career fairs, interviews, mentoring, internships, off campus recruiting, and employment) believes that the Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedure may have been violated, he or she is urged to contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action and the Deputy Director for the Center for Career & Professional Development.

Examples include:

When hateful, biased graffiti is found on college property Public Safety will contact the NYPD Hate Crimes Unit and file a police report. NYPD officers will come on campus and perform an investigation. If a perpetrator is identified and is affiliated with the college they will be disciplined appropriately. If unaffiliated, the person will be placed on the college's denied access list.

If a person reports being the victim of a bias crime, the incident is reported to the Chief Diversity Officer, the individual is offered the opportunity to file a police report with the assistance of Public Safety, and if they are affiliated with the college, Public Safety advises them of onsite counselling service for students, and offsite counselling available through the EAP program for employees.

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit academic staff from underrepresented groups?:

Does the institution have programs designed specifically to recruit non-academic staff from underrepresented groups?:

A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups:

John Jay College has programs focused on attracting/retaining individuals from diverse communities (such as veterans, women, historically underrepresented ethnic populations, students with disabilities, low-income students or first-generation college students).

As a college of City University of NY, John Jay uses the Federal TRiO Programs (Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science, Veterans’ Upward Bound, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Centers, and the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program) help students to overcome class, social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education. TRiO services include assistance in choosing a college; tutoring; personal and financial counseling; career counseling; assistance in applying to college; workplace and college visits; special instruction in reading, writing, study skills, and mathematics; assistance in applying for financial aid; and academic assistance in high school or assistance to reenter high school or college.

Several times a day, CUNY jobs are posted to an alternate browsing website, http://cuny.jobs, administered through a not‐for‐profit consortium of large employers, DirectEmployers (DE), which posts the jobs at many diversity sites such as: African American https://africanamerican.dejobs.org/
AfricanAmericanJobsite.com http://www.africanamericanjobsite.com/ (DE Member Jobs Only)
AsianAmericanJobsite.com http://www.asianamericanjobsite.com/ (DE Member Jobs Only)
Asian American https://asianamerican.dejobs.org/
The Black Perspective https://blackperspective.com/career-search-engine/
Campus Pride http://campuspride.jobs
DirectEmployers Diversity https://diversity.dejobs.org
Diversityworkers.com http://www.diversityworkers.com/ (DE Member Jobs Only)

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs designed specifically to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs designed specifically to support academic staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support non-academic staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:

A brief description of the institution’s programs designed specifically to support students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups:

In 2019-2020 the John Jay Teaching and Learning Center supported two Faculty Fellows in Inclusive Teaching and Online Teaching, respectively, and 7 funded seminars.

John Jay offers unique student success programs including Apple Corps, PRISM, CUNY Service Corps, SEEK, the Pre-Law Institute, Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program, and the Honors Program. The Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM) aims to provide science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students with faculty-led research experiences throughout their undergraduate career. PRISM students attend the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students and the Annual CSTEP Student Conference to present their work in the fields of chemistry, toxicology, cellular and molecular biology, environmental sciences, microbiology and other disciplines.

Urban Male Initiative
Immigrant Student Success Program
https://www.jjay.cuny.edu/sasppeers SASP - peer success coach - APPLE Corps, Adelante, Dream.US, Early Start – receive their own dedicated (and super friendly!) SASP Peer Success Coach to guide them through their first year at John Jay and beyond.

Junior Faculty Mentoring Program: http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/u1372/5.0_JFMP%20description%2009.17.pdf

Does the institution have training and development programs, teaching fellowships and/or other programs that specifically aim to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members?:

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:

The McNair Scholars Program is made possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Its purpose is to support undergraduate students’ scholarly activities throughout the academic year and summer. John Jay College is funded to serve 27 students per year.

The objective of the program is to encourage low-income and first generation students (as well as students from underrepresented populations) to pursue graduate study, provide academically enriching experiences and mentoring to prepare students for graduate school admission and eventual doctoral study. https://www.jjay.cuny.edu/ronald-e-mcnair-post-baccalaureate-achievement-program

Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:

Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for underrepresented groups is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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