Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


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The mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is to promote an institutional climate that embraces and celebrates differences while championing equitable and inclusive practices, policies, and procedures in all College activities. The Office leads and supports practices that foster safe, inclusive, and accessible facilities and activities for all community members.

HCCC Awards and Badges


Palestinian Museum Trip
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
HCCC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Ndaba Mandela
HCCC MLK Observance Day
DEI Local Impact Summer Retreat
HCCC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Reverend Al Sharpton
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
HCCC Pride Parade
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DEI Services at HCCC

Hudson County Community College is committed to providing you with access to services that will make your experience safe, equitable, and inclusive.
Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services provides access to educational opportunities for students with documented needs. The office coordinates reasonable accommodations and services to provide students with access to HCCC’s programs, activities, and services.

Cultural Affairs

Each semester HCCC’s Department of Cultural Affairs offers free, educational opportunities for community members, students, faculty, and administration to engage in art exhibitions, lectures, and events that strengthen our learning neighborhood and collective identity.


The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (PACDEI) provide leadership, support, and counsel in fostering a welcoming, diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that embraces our shared values among all HCCC constituencies.

Title IX Compliance
Welcoming an Inclusive Campus Environment

As outlined in its Policy on Sexual Harassment and Title IX, the College is committed to creating and sustaining a welcoming and inclusive working and learning environment that is free from sexual harassment and sex-based discrimination for students, faculty, staff, campus visitors, and all members of the College community.


Access to resources and information is essential to making informed decisions and yielding the power you have in the next steps of your journey. 

Continuous Notice of Non-Discrimination

The College and its Board of Trustees (“Board”) are committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination and unlawful harassment based on sex, affectional or sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait (AHCBT), liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, creed, handicap, marital status, familial status, genetic information, refusal to submit to genetic testing, refusal to provide genetic information, or nationality of that person or that person’s spouse, partners, members, officers, managers, superintendents, agents, employees, business associates, suppliers, or customers (collectively the “protected classifications”).

The College will not tolerate discrimination or unlawful harassment in admissions to, access to, treatment, or employment in all programs and activities for students and employees, as outlined under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin (including language); Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination based on disability; Title II of the Civil Rights Act on Public AccommodationsTitle IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities; Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which prohibits discrimination based on age; and U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulation 6 C.F.R. Part 19, which prohibits discrimination based on religion in social service programs, including any federal, state, and county regulations and guidelines as may be amended from time to time. Acts or incidents of unlawful harassment should be promptly reported. To contact designated compliance officers, please refer to the information listed below.

Title IX Coordinator:
Yeurys Pujols, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Ed.D.
(201) 360-4628

Section 504/Title II Facilities Coordinator:
Danielle Lopez, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Accessibility Services
(201) 360-5337

The College will investigate all reports of unlawful harassment. Retaliation against anyone who takes action to oppose discrimination, files a report, grievance, or participates in the investigation of a grievance, is prohibited. Violation of this Policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination from employment or removal from campus. Those who violate this Policy also risk personal legal liability.

The Board delegates to the President the responsibility to develop procedures and guidelines for the implementation of this policy. The Office of Human Resources will ensure compliance with this policy in all personnel actions.

Visit The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI)


Access to quality education is the key to enlightenment and upward mobility. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion partners with campus-wide departments and stakeholders who stand firm in embedding diverse voices, supporting equitable policies, and creating inclusive and safe spaces. 


View HCCC's Religious Accommodations

Ours is not the struggle of one day, one week, or one year. Ours is not the struggle of one judicial appointment or presidential term. Ours is the struggle of a lifetime, or maybe even many lifetimes, and each one of us in every generation must do our part.
John Lewis


Out of the Box Podcast - The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Student Passport Program (DEISPP)

October 2023
Joining the President for this session are Veronica Gerosimo, HCCC Assistant Dean of Student Life and Leadership, Amaalah Ogburn, HCCC Associate Director, North Hudson Campus, Instructor, and Campus Coordinator and Gerardo Leal, HCCC alum to discuss the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Student Passport Program (DEISPP).

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Contact Information

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
71 Sip Avenue - L606
Jersey City, NJ 07306