The QCC Male Resource Center

About the QCC Male Resource Center

The Queensborough Male Resource Center is dedicated to increasing the retention and graduation rates of male students, with a particular focus on self-identified Black and Latino males who are disproportionately impacted by opportunity barriers along their academic journey. The Queensborough Male Resource Center's programs and activities will be open to all Queensborough students, faculty and staff, without regard to race, gender, national origin, and other characteristics. The Queensborough Male Resource Center is a one-stop student services center where male students from all disciplines can come together to interact, learn, grow and build successful traits towards their personal and professional goals in life. We aim to provide students with all the tools and culturally responsive resources and programming necessary to address our members’ specific needs.​ We are dedicated to preparing each student to become leaders and innovators in their communities and in the world.

Join the QCC Male Resource Center

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What Do Members Gain from QMRC?

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The mentors in the QMRC are fellow students who have achieved success at QCC. They are here to support members as they navigate college by sharing their experiences and providing information that will help guide members on their educational journeys.

Mentor / Mentee Matching Assessment

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Members are provided tutoring services in English and Math courses with an emphasis on members receiving tutoring from mentors who reflect a shared racial identity. 

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Development of personal and professional goals set forth by members of the community.

trophy   Financial Resources/Employment and Internships

Offering access to financial aid assistance as well as providing support to help its members identify grants, campus employment and internship opportunities

trophy   Events and Activities

Providing events and activities specifically designed to engage its members’ interests and inspire joy.

Calendar of Programming and Events

Office Hours:











* QMRC is closed on Saturday and Sunday.



Black Male Initiative (BMI) is a networking community that is rooted in building discipline, accountability, and strengthening personal and professional relationships. Those relationships are built and sustained through internships, peer mentorships, consistent advisement, and career services.


QCC XL is an opportunity-based program for Black Males who have had a break in their education and Black Males who may be at risk of taking a break in their education. QCC XL is designed to improve their sense of belonging on campus. Within the program, members will learn how to navigate higher education and life through improved relationships with faculty, staff and students alike.


QMRC is a safe space on campus where students can interact and grow together with culturally appropriate resources and intentional programming needs. Students will have access to tutoring, mentorship, leadership development, and mental wellness.

Meet the Staff

QMRC Director Jamal Biggs

Jamal Biggs

QMRC Director

QCC XL Peer Mentor Isaih Wells

Isaih Wells

QCC XL Peer Mentor

Our Mission, Vision and Goals

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Queensborough Community College Male Resource Center (QMRC) is to provide a one stop student services center dedicated to supporting the needs of self-identified Black and Latino males on campus. 


To create and sustain a one stop student services center that provides a safe and welcoming space for all self-identified Black and Latino male students to excel, grow, learn, and experience tremendous support specifically geared towards helping them succeed at QCC and in life.

Department Goals

  1. Creating a safe space on campus for Black and Latino Males to come together to interact, learn, grow and build successful traits towards their personal and professional goals in life.
  2. Provide Cultural, Artistic, and Networking Events for Students, Faculty and Staff that celebrate diversity and community.
  3. Develop and maintain a comprehensive peer mentorship program designed to help Black and Latino students remove opportunity barriers by presenting academic and personal resources necessary for students to excel and graduate.

Contact Us

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Location: Upper Level of SUL

Phone: 718-281-5645


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