Compliance Guidelines

Americans With Disabilities (ADA)/504 Committee

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/504 Compliance

Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) states that "no qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall be excluded from, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under" any program or activity that either receives Federal financial assistance or is conducted by any Executive agency or the United States Postal Service.

The President of the College assigns the duties of the 504/ADA Coordinator to the Chief Diversity Officer. The responsibilities of the 504/ADA Coordinator are:

  • Monitoring the College for 504/ADA compliance
  • Resolving issues before they become potential grievances
  • Considering appeals and disputed accommodation decisions
  • Chairing the 504/ADA Committee
  • Maintaining information on accommodations requested and provided
  • Ensuring that pertinent records are stored securely and that confidentiality is maintained
  • Providing training, as needed, on issues related to individuals with disabilities.

504/ADA Committee

The 504/ADA Committee serves as an advisory committee to the 504/ADA Coordinator.  It assists the 504/ADA Coordinator in formulating new ideas and monitoring the College for 504/ADA compliance. It is comprised of representatives from various divisions, departments, and programs, including the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.

The members of this committee are:

First Name Last Name Representative Body
Ellen Adams Personnel Director
Martha Aspromatis HR Employee Relations Manager
Joseph Cartolano Facilities Division Representative
Ben Freier Director of Services for Students with Disabilities
Patricia Kinneary Academic Senate Representative
Isabel Hocevar College Nurse
Ysabel Macea Personnel Office Representative
Sangeeta Noel Human Resources and Labor Relations Representative
Sandra Palmer Office of Academic Affairs Representative
Jo Pantaleo 504/ADA Compliance Coordinator
Mel Rodriguez Environmental Health and Safety Officer
Joann Rollo DC 37 Representative
Andrea Salis Academic Department Chairperson

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Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination


Disability Services Program


NYC Commission on Human Rights


The City University of New York/QCC is an EEO/IRCA/ADA employer.
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NYC Equal Employment Practice

Under Resolution #~016/464C-14 of the Equal Employment Practices Commission of the City of New York, The Commission has determined that the Queensborough Community College has implemented the required corrective actions deemed necessary by this Commission for ensuring a fair and effective affirmative employment program of equal opportunity as required by the equal employment opportunity standards of this Commission and Chapters 35 and 36 of the New York City Charter. A copy of the Determination of Compliance issued to Queensborough Community College is available from the Affirmative Action, Pluralism & Diversity / Compliance Office (Administration Building, Room A-309).

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.