College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  

Office of Diversity and Compliance
 Reasonable Accommodations Policy

The City University of New York, in compliance with Sections 503 and 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ("Rehabilitation Act"), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), New York State Executive Law §296, and the New York City Human Rights Law, provides qualified individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in programs, activities, or employment.  The full policy may be accessed here.

The term "reasonable accommodation" means actions taken which permit an employee or prospective employee with a disability to perform in a reasonable manner the activities involved in the job or occupation sought or held and include, but are not limited to, provision of an accessible worksite, acquisition or modification of equipment, support services for persons with impaired hearing or vision, job restructuring and modified work schedules; provided, however, that such actions do not impose an undue hardship on the business, program or enterprise of the entity from which action is requested. New York State Human Rights Executive Law §292(21-e)

For more information please contact us

Students with disabilities may contact:

Center for Student Accessibility
718-982-2510
Center for the Arts (1P), Room 101
CSA@csi.cuny.edu

Faculty, staff, and applicants for employment with disabilities may contact:

Office of Human Resources
718-982-2379
Building 1A, Room 204
HumanResources@csi.cuny.edu

For additional questions or concerns about any accessibility accommodations, please contact:

Office of Diversity and Compliance
718-982-2250
Building 1A, Room 103
ODC@csi.cuny.edu

The College has a 504/ADA Compliance Coordinator who is appointed by the President. This person is responsible for:

  • Monitoring the college for 504/ADA compliance
  • Resolving issues before they become potential grievances
  • Making sure that employees with disabilities are accommodated
  • Making sure that students with disabilities receive the same opportunities that other students receive in the most integrated fashion
  • Providing training to those who interact with people with disabilities

The 504/ADA Compliance Committee serves as an advisory committee to the 504/ADA Compliance Coordinator. The committee assists in formulating new ideas and monitoring the College for 504/ADA Compliance. The Committee is comprised of representatives from various divisions, departments, programs, and services that make up the College. The Coordinator for Disabled Student Services is a member of the committee.

College of Staten Island 504/ADA Compliance Committee Members: 

Danielle Dimitrov, 504/ADA Coordinator
Director, Diversity and Compliance, 1A-103
(718) 982-2250
danielle.dimitrov@csi.cuny.edu

Hope Berté
Director, Human Resources, 1A-204
(718) 982-2379
hope.berte@csi.cuny.edu

Stephen J. Brennan
Assistant Vice President for Campus Planning and Facilities Management, 1M-203F
(718) 982-3209
stephen.brennan@csi.cuny.edu

Joanne D'Onofrio
Interim Director, Center for Student Accessibility, 1P-101
(718) 982-2514
joanne.donofrio@csi.cuny.edu

Professor Gordon DiPaolo
Business Department, 3N-114
(718) 982-2936
gordon.dipaolo@csi.cuny.edu

Professor David Goode
SASW Department, 4S-236
(718) 982-3757
david.goode@csi.cuny.edu

John Jankowski
Director, Center for the Arts, 1P-116A
(718) 982-2506
john.jankowski@csi.cuny.edu

Salvador B. Mena
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 1A-301
(718) 982-2335
salvador.mena@csi.cuny.edu

Lillian McGinn
Director, New Campus Development, 2A-301
(718) 982-2595
lillian.mcginn@csi.cuny.edu

Sheryll Porter
Center for Student Accessibility, 1N-217
(718) 982-3331
sheryll.porter@csi.cuny.edu

Professor Jeffrey Rothman
Chair, Physical Therapy Department, 5N-203
(718) 982-3153
jeffrey.rothman@csi.cuny.edu

Professor Adler Schiff
Library, 1L-219B
(718) 982-4064
rebecca.adlerschiff@csi.cuny.edu

George Targownik, AIA
Director, Campus Planning, 1M-203
(718) 982-3214
george.targownik@csi.cuny.edu