Hudson County Community College (hereinafter referred to as the “College ”) has a strong commitment to provide a work environment free from 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 unlawful harassment. Acts or incidents of unlawful harassment should be promptly reported in accordance with the procedures outlined below. The College will promptly investigate all reports of unlawful harassment. Employees who violate this Policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination from employment. Employees who violate this Policy also risk personal legal liability.


    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the gender of students and employees of educational institutions which receive federal financial assistance. This statute states as follows: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance..." 20 U.S.C. § 1681.

    In accordance with Title IX and applicable federal, state, and local law, Hudson County Community College does not discriminate in its employment practices or in admission or access to the College’s educational programs and services on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, citizenship, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or marital status.


    Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and 34 C.F.R. Part 106, Title IX, the Title IX Coordinator assesses institutional compliance with Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act, and other related federal and state discrimination laws and guidance documents. The Title IX Coordinator develops, implements, updates and serves as the principal coordinator for policies, procedures, and programs to raise awareness of gender equity and sex discrimination across the College. The Title IX Coordinator oversees all complaints of sexual misconduct and sexual discrimination for all members of the College community and is responsible for Title IX and Sexual Harassment training of all segments of the College community (click here for Sexual Misconduct Policy). The duties and responsibilities related to the coordination of the College’s Title IX compliance efforts include but are not limited to:

    1. Notification and Education, including Training for Students, Faculty, and Staff
    2. Consultation, Investigation, and Disposition
    3. Providing Appropriate Remedies, Including Interim Measures
    4. Institutional Monitoring and Compliance Assurance

    The College’s Title IX Coordinator is:

      Vivyen Ray
      Assistant Vice President for Employee Relations
      70 Sip Avenue
      Jersey City NJ 07306

    The Title IX Coordinator is also responsible for investigating complaints when an Administrative, Faculty or Staff employee is accused of sex discrimination or sexual misconduct.


    Pursuant to Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and 34 C.F.R. Part 106, Title IX, Title IX Deputy Coordinators help to process and investigate complaints of sexual misconduct and sex discrimination and assist with general education and compliance efforts. All Deputy Coordinators are knowledgeable about and will provide information on options for complaint resolution after consultation with the Title IX Coordinator.

    The Deputy Coordinator for Students/Jersey City is:

      Dr. David Clark
      Associate Dean of Student Affairs
      70 Sip Avenue
      Jersey City NJ 07306

    The Deputy Coordinator for Students/North Hudson is:

      Yeurys Pujols
      Executive Director, North Hudson Campus
      4800 Kennedy Boulevard
      Union City, NJ

    Inquiries or complaints that involve potential violations of Title IX may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, which can be reached at:

      New York Office
      Office for Civil Rights
      U.S. Department of Education
      32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
      New York, NY 10005-2500

      Telephone: 646-428-3900
      FAX: 646-428-3843; TDD: 800-877-8339
      Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov

    Inquiries or complaints may also be referred to the Educational Opportunities Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): http://www.justice.gov/crt/complaint/#three.

  • Contact Information

    HCCC Human Resources

    70 Sip Avenue

    3rd Floor
    Jersey City, NJ 07306