Discrimination

CUNY Policy on Equal Opportunity and 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 discriminating on the basis of actual or perceived 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, status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses, unemployment status, caregiver or familial status, prior record of arrest or conviction, or any other legally prohibited basis in accordance with federal, state and city laws. This policy is set forth in CUNY's Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination.

CUNY's Policy on Sexual Misconduct prohibits all forms of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, gender harassment and sexual violence. Inquiries concerning sexual misconduct or sex discrimination may be made to the individuals specified in that Policy or may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

It is also the University's policy to provide reasonable accommodations and academic adjustments, when appropriate, to individuals with disabilities, individuals observing religious practices, individuals who have pregnancy or childbirth-related medical conditions and victims of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses. The process for addressing these issues is set forth in CUNY's Procedures for Implementing Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments.

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

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy

 

Categories of Discrimination

  • Age 
  • Alienage or Citizenship 
  • Ancestry 
  • Disability 
  • Gender Identity
  • Marital or Partnership Status
  • Military or Veteran Status
  • National or Ethnic Origin 
  • Predisposing Genetic Characteristics
  • Race or Color 
  • Religion
  • Retaliation 
  • Sex
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Orientation 
  • Status as Victim of Domestic Violence, Sex Offenses or Stalking 

Charges of Discrimination

If you have experienced discrimination based on one of the protected categories outlined above and would like to file a discrimination complaint, please complete the form listed below and email it to equity@qcc.cuny.edu. If you would like to speak with a staff member regarding an experience of discrimination before completing the form, please contact the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (OEIB) at equity@qcc.cuny.edu or 718-631-6391.

Charge of Discrimination Form

 

The following persons have been designated at Queensborough Community College to handle inquiries and complaints relating to CUNY's Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination.

Amaris Matos
Chief Diversity Officer
Administration Building A 309
718-631-6391
AMatos@qcc.cuny.edu

Belinda Delgado
Title IX Officer
Administration Building A 413
718-281-5755
BDelgado@qcc.cuny.edu

Sexual Misconduct

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities at universities receiving federal funds. Under Title IX, discrimination based on sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, sexual assault, sexual coercion, and gender harassment. Each CUNY campus has a designated Title IX Coordinator who supports students and employees who experience incidents of sexual misconduct and investigates allegations.  

Inquiries concerning sexual misconduct or sex discrimination may be made to the Office of Title IX Compliance or referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

Office of Title IX Compliance Staff

Belinda Delgado
Title IX Officer
Administration Building A 413
718-281-5755
BDelgado@qcc.cuny.edu

Lourdes December 
Administrative Coordinator 
Administrative Building A 413
718-281-5755
LDecember@qcc.cuny.edu 

Queensborough Office of Title IX Compliance Website

CUNY's Policy on Sexual Misconduct 

CUNY's Sexual Misconduct Complaint Form 

Stop Sexual Harassment Act Notice  

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