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Onondaga County/Syracuse Commission on Human Rights

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

John H. Mulroy Civic Center
15th Floor East 
421 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 435-3565

Free call for individuals housed at Jail or Jamesville (315) 435-3567

Welcome to the Onondaga County/Syracuse
Commission on Human Rights
• A division of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Mission of the Human Rights Commission:

Our Mission: To promote understanding and acceptance of diversity, facilitate intergroup communication, identify and address sources of intergroup tension and conflict, reduce conditions which can lead to discrimination and restrict opportunity, and to provide related education, information and referral.

The Human Rights Commission especially focuses on addressing prejudice and discrimination on the basis of color, creed, sex, age, religion, nationality/national origin, language used for communication, disability, marital status, and sexual orientation.

The Human Rights Commission Director serves as the County's coordinator for its non-discrimination policies under Title VI of the federal Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you feel that you have been wrongly denied access to Onondaga County's programs or services, or discriminated against by a county employee, you can contact the Human Rights Commission for information about the county's policies and complaint procedures.


The Human Rights Commission staff are also the contact point for the new Jail Oversight Committee. For more information, or to address serious concerns about treatment or conditions at the Onondaga County Jail, please contact the Human Rights Commission staff.

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Our office is generally staffed from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, unless one of us has a meeting or other activity outside the office. Please call ahead if you wish to speak with one of us in person.

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Meetings of the Human Rights Commission:


The Members of the Onondaga County / Syracuse Human Rights Commission meets once a month at 5:30 pm on a Wednesday night.  Please see the specific dates and locations listed below. 



2021 Human Rights Commission meeting dates

Date Location Agenda Minutes
January 20 Virtual click here  click here
February 17 Virtual click here  forthcoming
March 17 Virtual    forthcoming
April 21 Virtual    forthcoming
May 19 Virtual    forthcoming
June 16 Virtual    forthcoming
July 21 Virtual    forthcoming
August 18 Virtual    forthcoming
September 15 Virtual    forthcoming
October 20 Virtual    forthcoming
November 17 Virtual    forthcoming
December 15 Virtual    forthcoming


For Meeting Agendas and Available Minutes from Past Years, click here



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