Statement of Purpose   

The General duties and Powers of the Sullivan County Human Rights Commission are as follows:

  1. To foster mutual respect and understanding in the general population for the rights of all persons in Sullivan County.
  2. To encourage equality of treatment for, and discourage discrimination against, a person on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, age, disability, actual or perceived sexual orientation/preference, marital status, or criminal conviction only to the extent provided by Correction Law 752.
  3. To inquire into incidents of tension and conflict among or between various racial, religious and nationality groups and to act to relieve this tension.
  4. To conduct and recommend programs in education to increase good will among inhabitants of the county.
  5. To receive complaints of alleged discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, age, disability, actual or perceived sexual orientation/preference, marital status, or criminal conviction only to extent provided by Correction Law 752 and to attempt to resolve such conflicts through direct intervention or referral. 

If you are interested in volunteering for the Human Rights Commission, please complete the following Volunteer Form.