Nondiscrimination Policy

Purchase 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 service, 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 Purchase community (including vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, treated adversely, or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

Purchase College complies with all applicable 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.

On-campus inquiries or complaints regarding Title IX violations may be addressed to:

Ricardo Espinales
Interim Affirmative Action Officer
Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577
Tel: (914) 251-6086
Email: ricardo.espinales@purchase.edu

Inquiries may also be directed to:

New York Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Tel: (646) 428-3900
Fax: (646) 428-3843
TDD: (800) 877-8339
Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov


For additional information and updates during 2013–2015, please visit www.purchase.edu/departments/humanresources/AffirmativeAction.aspx.