We investigate student and employee complaints regarding all forms of unlawful discrimination, including sexual harassment. When appropriate, we coordinate supportive measures and accommodations during investigations. We also ensure all parties are provided due process.
The OCD serves as QC’s liaison to local, national, and international organizations that address discrimination prevention and workforce diversity. We consult and coordinate with academic and administrative departments to increase workforce diversity and eliminate under-representation of females and minorities, such as those who identify as Black or African-American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Italian-American, and LGBTQIAA+.
We ensure compliance with CUNY and QC policies and procedures regarding all recruitment. This includes policies and procedures related to Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, discrimination and sexual harassment prevention, and domestic violence awareness and prevention. We prepare QC’s annual Affirmative Action Plan and related reports mandated by CUNY so you can see how we’re doing.
We provide on-campus information and training regarding discrimination prevention, including sexual harassment prevention. Beyond the mandatory training that provides a foundation for safety and success during your time at QC, we offer voluntary training on topics such as Healthy Relationships, Bystander Intervention, Implicit Bias, Safe Spaces, and Conflict Resolution.
This website is designed to provide reliable and accurate information regarding workforce and student diversity at Queens College. The staff of the OCD is available to answer your questions and provide assistance during business hours. In addition, our office maintains voice-messaging and email systems, which are available 24/7.