Equity Defined

The New York Board of Regents provides general supervision and creates policy for all education activities within the state. In Spring 2021, the Board released a framework for diversity, equity and inclusion and a call to action for schools to address racial disparities in student outcomes. As part of the framework, the Regents defined equity as:


“Equity: The guarantee of fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all while striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of all groups.

The principle of equity acknowledges that there are historically under-served and under-represented populations and that fairness regarding these unbalanced conditions is needed to assist equality in the provision of effective opportunities to all groups. At its core, equity requires that we create the opportunity for all students to succeed and thrive in school no matter who they are, where they live, where they go to school, or where they come from.” 

Source: The NYS Board of Regents Framework on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in New York’s Schools: A Call to Action

Queensborough grounds and aligns its equity work with the definition provided by the Board. 


Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center exterior lit up at nightOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

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

Russian Ballet performing at the 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.

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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.