Climate Surveys

Queensborough Community College is rich in diversity. A core element of the 2021-2026 Strategic Plan is a commitment to developing a Culture of Care that leads to every member of the Queensborough community feeling seen, celebrated, and that they matter. Over the next few years, Queensborough will implement new initiatives to nurture a sense of belonging on campus. To measure how effective efforts are, the College needed to assess our community's existing sense of belonging. Queensborough dedicated 2021-2022 to this assessment.

Student Survey Details

From September 28 - October 26, 2021, Queensborough administered the National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climates (NACCC), a quantitative survey on campus racial climates created by the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center.  The survey assessed students’ perceptions regarding six content areas:

  • mattering and affirmation
  • cross-racial engagement
  • encounters with racial stress
  • racial learning and literacy
  • appraisal of institutional commitment 
  • impact of external environments 

Learn more about the survey content areas here.

Student Survey: The Results

In Fall 2022, the entire Queensborough community was provided three opportunities to attend presentations about the student climate survey results. Each session was dedicated to a different campus population, but all were welcome to attend any session. Below are links to a summary overview of the student climate survey results and a recording of the session explaining those results.

Click here for the Summary Overview of the Student Racial Climate Survey Results.

Click here for a recording of one of the Student Racial Climate Survey Results Overview sessions.

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Student Demographics

Our students come from 117 countries and speak 63 different languages. Twenty-four percent were born outside the United States and come from every corner of the globe, including Asia, North and South America, Africa, Europe, and Australia. The top five non-English native languages for all undergraduates are Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Creole, and Urdu. In Fall 2020, 28 percent of all degree and certificate-seeking students were Latino/e/x, 29 percent were Asian or Pacific Islander, 28 percent were Black/African American, and 13 percent were White.

(Source: QCC Fact Book)

Staff Climate Survey

The National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climates (NACCC) is a quantitative survey on campus racial climates created by the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center.  The survey was administered to staff November 16 - December 14, 2021 and assessed staff members' perceptions regarding six content areas:

  • mattering and affirmation
  • encounters with racial stress
  • racial learning and literacy
  • equity in the workplace
  • appraisal of institutional commitment 
  • impact of external environments 

In fall 2022, USC will provide Queensborough a customized report with aggregated data, an NACCC Climate Score and, most importantly, recommendations for making our campus more welcoming and inclusive.

Faculty Climate Survey

The faculty climate survey will be administered in Fall 2022

Campus Cultural Centers

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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.

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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 Gallery

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.