Nondiscriminatory Policy

Pursuant to Revenue Procedure 75-50 dated December 8, 1975, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") and Part 86 of the U.S. Department of Education regulations promulgated to effectuate Title IX, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art hereby gives notice of its nondiscriminatory policy as to students and employees.

Cooper Union is an equal opportunity institution that admits students without regard to disabling conditions. Cooper Union makes reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of disabled students on campus. A variety of supplemental services can be arranged. Disabled students should contact the Office of Student Services for assistance.

Continuing its long-standing policy of actively supporting equality of opportunity for all persons, The Cooper Union does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, or age, nor does it discriminate against qualified handicapped persons, in the administration of its admission, employment and educational policies or scholarship, loan, athletic and other school-administered programs. Rather, The Cooper Union affirms that it admits students and selects employees regardless of their race, religion, sex, color, handicap, age, national or ethnic origin and thereafter accords them all the rights and privileges generally made available to students or employees at the school.

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX or of Section 504 to any policy, program or other activity at The Cooper Union should be directed to:

Lawrence Cacciatore
E.E.O. Officer
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
30 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003

Inquiries may also be referred to:

The Director
Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
Washington, DC


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.