The Culinary Institute of America

  • Nondiscrimination Statement
  • Nondiscrimination Statement

    Nondiscrimination Audio Statement

    The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment, in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and other federal, state, and local laws.

    The CIA does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, or any other protected group or classification under federal or state laws. These principles also apply to admissions, financial aid, academic matters, career services, counseling, housing, employment policies, scholarship programs, medical services, and all other programs and activities available at the CIA.

    The Culinary Institute of America, pursuant to Title IX, Title VII, and state laws, also prohibits sexual harassment, which includes sexual assault and sexual violence.

    The Senior Director, Faculty Relations is designated as the Title IX Coordinator and Age Discrimination Act Coordinator for the CIA and is responsible for coordinating compliance with the above applicable laws, statutes, and regulations as set forth in this statement. Inquiries to the CIA concerning the application of the Age Discrimination Act and Title IX, and their implementing regulations, may be referred to the Title IX and Age Discrimination Act Coordinator, or to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education.

    The Director of Compliance is designated as the Section 504 Coordinator for the CIA and is responsible for coordinating compliance under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Inquiries relating to Section 504 may be referred to the Section 504 Coordinator.

    Additionally, complaints, including the procedure for filing a complaint regarding this Nondiscrimination Statement and the CIA’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and other federal, state, and local laws, may also be directed to the following Civil Rights Compliance Officers:

    Joseph Morano, Senior Director—Faculty Relations
    Title IX and Age Discrimination Act Coordinator
    The Culinary Institute of America
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538
    Office: Roth Hall, Room S-324
    Telephone: 845-451-1314
    E-mail: j_morano@culinary.edu

    Maura A. King, Director—Compliance
    Section 504 Coordinator
    The Culinary Institute of America
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538
    Office: Roth Hall, Room S-351
    Telephone: 845-451-1429
    E-mail: m_king@culinary.edu

    Or

    U.S. Department of Education
    Office for Civil Rights
    Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building
    400 Maryland Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20202-1100
    Telephone: 1-800-421-3481
    Fax: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-877-521-2172
    E-mail: ocr@ed.gov

    The complete Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Discrimination Policy can be found here. (PDF)

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    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499

    845-452-9600

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