To all Students, Faculty and Staff,

In an effort to better represent the areas of service we provide, the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action (ODAA) is now named the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (OIDE).

OIDE will continue to operate in the same capacity as ODAA, providing support and services in the areas of Title IX, Equity and Inclusion, and Diversity. Its office location, phone and fax numbers will remain the same.

I am also pleased to announce that Director of OIDE and Title IX Coordinator Marjolie Leonard will assume the role of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator. As ADA Coordinator, Marjolie will work with OIDE to ensure institutional compliance with ADA provisions and provide education, training and guidance on policies and procedures related to the ADA.

Additionally, OIDE has partnered with West Campus Human Resource Services, University Hospital Human Resources, Long Island State Veterans Home Human Resources, and the Office of Student Affairs to address issues relating to disabilities and accommodations. The relevant Human Resource Services office will now address faculty and staff accommodation requests, while Disability Support Services will continue to provide support and resources to students.

For more information about OIDE, please visit

Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.