Diversity at Queens College and CUNY

The borough of Queens in the City of New York has the great distinction of being the most ethnically diverse urban place in the world.   Queens College reflects this diversity, with students who hail from over 150 different countries and who speak 70 languages.  In 2016, Queens College received designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).  

The figure below represents the 2013 CUNY data for undergraduates at Queens College and the Borough of Queens data from the US Census Bureau (2010).

diversity table

The Mellon Faculty Diversity Project aims to build a faculty that better reflects the diversity of our students.  

Queens College has in place a number of offices and programs that support advancing the college’s strategic mission to create a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

The Office of Compliance and Diversity’s Strategic Plan 2013-2018
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF)
CUNY Black Male Initiative
MARC-U*STAR (Maximizing Access to Research Careers)
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
Asian American/Asian Research Institute
Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding  (CERRU)
Research Center for Korean Community
Africana Studies
Jewish Studies
Latin American and Latino Studies
Women and Gender Studies
Minority Affairs
SEEK Program
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Irish Studies
HSI-STEM Project (STEM Bridges Across Eastern Queens)


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