Affirmative Action, Pluralism & Diversity / Compliance Office

The Affirmative Action Pluralism & Diversity/Compliance Office monitors the College’s equal opportunity and affirmative action programs and policies. These policies cover application for and participation in educational programs, recreational activities and all phases of the employment process. The College has affirmative action programs for women, minorities, people with disabilities and Vietnam-Era, disabled and other eligible Veterans.

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

It is the policy of The City University of New York—applicable to all colleges and units— to recruit, employ, retain, promote, and provide benefits to employees and to admit and provide services for students without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender,  gender identity, marital status, partnership status, disability,  genetic information, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, pregnancy, or status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses, unemployment status, or any other legally prohibited basis in accordance with federal, state and city laws.   This policy is set forth more fully in CUNY’s Policy on Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination.

Sexual harassment, gender harassment and sexual violence, forms of sex or gender discrimination, are also prohibited at CUNY.  This policy is set forth fully in CUNY’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct.

It is also the University’s policy to provide reasonable accommodations when appropriate to individuals with disabilities, individuals observing religious practices, employees who have pregnancy or childbirth-related medical conditions, or employees who are victims of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses.

Retaliation for reporting or opposing discrimination, cooperating with an investigation of a discrimination complaint, or requesting an accommodation is also prohibited.



The following person has been designated at Queensborough Community College to handle inquiries and complaints relating to CUNY’s Policy on Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination:

Josephine A. Pantaleo
Administration Building 309
JPantaleo@qcc.cuny.edu
718- 631-6391

The following person has been designated at Queensborough Community College to handle inquiries and complaints relating to CUNY’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct:

Mary Jane Shaw
Administration 413
MShaw@qcc.cuny.edu
(718) 281-5755

Services for Individuals

  • Provide advice regarding EO/AA policies and procedures
  • Information and Referral
  • Investigate complaints of discrimination
  • Assist in identifying employment opportunities
  • Recommend appealed accessibility solutions for persons with disabilities
  • Assist campus committee groups to review the outcome and impact of College decisions

Services for Departments/Groups

  • Workshops on EO/AA Topics
  • Technical Assistance in resolving EO/AA issues
  • Assistance for recruitment strategies for women, minorities, people with disabilities and Vietnam Era, disabled and other eligible Veterans
  • Training programs for Non-teaching Instructional and Full-time Instructional and student presentations

Policy Development and Implementation

  • Assist in the development and monitoring of the College’s affirmative action pluralism and diversity programs
  • Assist the Personnel Office, Office of Faculty and Staff Relations and the Academic Affairs Office to analyze employment transactions and the intended or unintended impact of those activities.
  • Participation on affirmative Action Committee, ADA/504 Committee, Sexual Harassment Panel/Education Committee

Contact Information:

Queensborough Community College
Affirmative Action, Pluralism & Diversity / Compliance Office
Administration Building Room 309
Bayside, New York 11364
Telephone: (718) 631-6391
Fax: (718) 281-5668


The City University of New York/QCC is an EEO/IRCA/ADA employer.