Nondiscrimination, Equal Opportunity, And Affirmative Action Policy as to Students and Employees

Passaic County Community College (PCCC) recognizes the human dignity of each member of the College community and expects all employees and students to promote respect and dignity for others so that all employees and students are free to pursue their goals in an open environment, able to participate in the free exchange of ideas, and able to share equally in the benefits of the College’s employment opportunities and educational programs and activities.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, state and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability. An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.

Section 504, Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs receiving federal financial assistance and in the employment practices of federal contractors. The Act requires the provision of reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities, allowing them an equal opportunity to access and participate in work and education-related programs and activities.

Individuals with concerns or questions about the ADA or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act should contact:


Debra Hannibal
Director, Human Resources
Room #E305, Paterson Campus
[email protected]


Scott Janz
Assistant Dean, Office of Accessibility Services
Room #M244, Paterson Campus
[email protected]

If you feel that your needs are not being appropriately addressed, contact:

Jose Fernandez
Vice President, Human Resources Title IX/ ADA/Section 504 Coordinator Room # 305, Paterson Campus
[email protected]