Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion

Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion

John Jay College is proud of its richly diverse student body and its standing as a Minority-Serving and Hispanic-Serving Institution. We are committed to hiring a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive community that is reflective of our society. We also investigate or help resolve incidents involving employment discrimination or harassment.

For Guidance on Employee Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity 

The Office of Compliance and Diversity oversees the College’s affirmative action and recruitment programs by providing training and reviewing recruitment data to ensure fair and equitable hiring practices. 

For general questions regarding compliance with employment-related laws and policies, contact Gabriela Leal at or 646-557-4674.

For questions regarding employee hiring and recruitment procedures at John Jay, contact Henry Cruz, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator, at,  or 212-887-6220

For Confidential Counseling 

Although only the Office of Compliance and Diversity and Human Resources are equipped to address directly or investigate any instances of employment discrimination, employees who wish to speak confidentially about the impact of employment discrimination can access supportive confidential resources, including private counseling from CUNY’s employee assistance program, CCA@YourService. To access the program, call the toll-free Helpline at 800-833-8707 or log on to the website, and use the company code: CUNY.

* Students who wish to receive confidential counseling for employment (or non-employment-related) matters may contact the Counseling Center, L68.NB, 212-237-8111 (the Center’s Director is Erin Thompson,, or the Women’s Center for Gender Justice, NB, L.67NB, 212-237-8184 (Jessica Greenfield is the Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response Advocate,, 646-557-4535). 

To File a Complaint 

Employees and prospective job candidates who have experienced instances of employment discrimination can file a formal complaint by filling out this complaint form or by contacting Gabriela Leal, Interim Director of Compliance and Diversity, at or 646-557-4674. They may also contact Human Resources at the BMW Building (555 W. 57th St., 10th Floor) or 212-237-8517.

Annual Affirmative Action Plans 

We work with critical partners to help ensure compliance with regulations and policies that foster an inclusive environment and assist in developing, maintaining, and implementing John Jay's Affirmative Action Plan.

These are the College’s annual Affirmative Action Plans in furtherance of CUNY’s Affirmative Action Policy:

Annual Affirmative Action Plans:
2022 Report
2021 Report
2020 Report
2019 Data Tables
2018 Report
2017 Report
2016 Report
2015 Report
2014 Report 
2013 Report

For emergencies, counseling, filing a complaint, and other options

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