Revised Buffalo State College Policy on Discrimination and Harassment

From the Senior Adviser to the President for Equity and Campus Diversity
Executive Order No. 33, signed by Gov. David A. Paterson on December 16, 2009, makes it an unlawful discriminatory practice for any state agency to discriminate against any person because of his or her gender identity.

Gender identity is defined as having or being perceived as having a gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior, or expression, whether or not that gender identity, self-image, behavior, or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the sex assigned to that person at birth.

Therefore the Buffalo State College policy on Discrimination and Harassment has been revised as follows:

It is the policy of Buffalo State College to provide an employment and educational environment free from invidious discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or marital or veteran status.

It shall be a violation of this policy for any agent, student, or employee of Buffalo State College to discriminate on the basis of race, age, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or marital or veteran status against any individual with respect to the terms of employment, education, or benefits of any program or activity at Buffalo State College.

All managers, supervisors, and employees at Buffalo State College shall make diligent, good-faith efforts to ensure that all employees are afforded equal opportunity without regard to any of the areas listed above.