Student Life


Student Affairs, Library Building, Room 412
Phone: 
718-631-6351
Fax: 
718-631-6352
Website

Department of Student Affairs

Brian Mitra, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Veronica Lukas, Dean for Enrollment Management
Patricia Ramos, Director, Admissions and Recruitment
Tikola Russell, Dean of Students

Office Personnel:
Annette Lazaro, Confidential Executive Coordinator
Reynald Pierre-Charles, CUNY Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Klein, Student Life Manager for Student Conduct and Academic Integrity

It is the responsibility of each person on campus to speak, act, and live from a perspective of civility.

To act with civility is to act with honesty conscious intention clarity of thought clarity of action deep interpersonal respect and personal responsibility.

Civility recognizes the importance of diversity and the value of all contributions and works to maintain the dignity and rights of every individual.

Admissions

Administration Building, Room 210, 718-631-6236 (See Admissions Section) 

Academic Success Program

Library Building, Room 434

Email: academicsuccess@qcc.cuny.edu
Website

The Academic Success program provides on-going support to students on academic probation or academically at risk. Specific information on GPA requirements and Academic Standing is provided, along with a review of individual risk-factors, personal and academic. College resources and strategies are discussed, and referrals to specific campus personnel and relevant Support Services are made. Our goal is to increase student persistence and performance by encouraging them to engage in campus life (support services, events, and other activities) and become responsible, successful learners.

Advocacy Resource Center (A.R.C.)
(Formerly known as Single Stop)

Library, Room 440, 718-631-6347

Students often face the challenge of having to choose between college or life demands. The Advocacy Resource Center connect students to social service programs and resources to overcome these obstacles. Staff members will assess what your household is eligible for, assist with the application process, and/or refer you to community organizations and more! 

Our services include FREE Benefit Screening, Financial Coaching, Legal Assistance, and Tax Preparation & Filing:

  • Benefit Screening – through a series of questions we can determine if your household is eligible for the following public benefits: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Health Insurance, Utilities assistance, Child Care, and more. 

  • Financial Coaching – a financial coach will discuss how to create and sustain a budget, review your credit report and scores, establish or repair credit, and most importantly, working towards financial goal planning for your future. 

  • Legal Assistance – discuss with an attorney the following concerns: Family Law, Consumer Law, Immigration, and Housing (eviction or housing court). 

  • Tax Preparation – certified tax preparers are available during tax season to provide basic income tax return preparation and electronic filing to qualified individuals. Inquire within for detailed information.

Counseling Center

Library Building, Room 422, 718-631-6370

Counseling is available to students who need assistance with personal problems, academic decisions, academic advisement, career exploration, veterans’ counseling, and transfer counseling. Consultations with mental health professionals provide students with an opportunity to discuss all concerns with the assurance of confidentiality. Counselors also teach Introduction to College Life (a mandatory course for all full-time incoming freshmen) and Strategies for College Success. The Counseling office is open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:45 am to 5 pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:45 am to 7 pm.

Students may also visit the website.

Financial Services

Library, Room 409, 718-631-6367

(See section on Financial Services, page 54)

Health Services

Medical Arts, Room MC-02, 718-631-6375, Fax 718-631-6330

Free walk-in services are provided for students, including first aid, medical assessments and treatments as well as referrals and counseling. Informational literature on a number of health care topics, as well as free or low cost insurance plans are available at the office. Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is provided free of cost during scheduled clinic times to ensure that students meet the New York State Health Immunization Mandate. The office also collects the response forms for meningitis, which are now required by the New York State Department of Health. In addition, Health Services sponsors the annual Health Fair, Blood Drive and work- shops throughout the year on health and wellness.

All students, regardless of credits, must provide proof of two measles, mumps and rubella immunization.

Medical Examinations Requirements

Nursing students and Massage Therapy students will be advised as to the specific medical information they must submit. Before students register for courses, they should make sure that their immunization records are on file in the Health Services Office of the College, located in the Medical Arts Building, Room MC-02. Dates for receipt of medical forms are as follows:

Fall Admission:

May 30

All students

Spring Admission

December 21

UAPC* Freshmen

* Fall Semester students accepted after August 1 must submit their medical records prior  to  registration

Center for International Affairs, Immigration and Study Abroad

Library Building, Room 431, 718-631-6611

The Center for International Affairs, Immigration, and Study Abroad (Center) focuses on the academic, social, and professional development of F-1 visa students, immigrant students, and Global Citizenship Alliance study abroad participants. To assist overseas students in obtaining an F-1 visa to come to the United States for study, the Center reviews all necessary documentation to issue them a Form I-20. Also, the Center assists F-1 students in achieving academic goals while maintaining legal status. In order to aid F-1 students’ transition from their home countries to the United States, the Center offers new student orientations, academic advisement, registration, guidance regarding on-and off-campus work authorization and professional development workshops and opportunities for intercultural exchange in classrooms and communities throughout the year. The Center assists immigrant students with academics and scholarships, engages them in community-building activities, and provides them with referrals to outside resources. The Center promotes CUNY study abroad program and scholarship opportunities as well as provides study abroad program advisement and application assistance. In addition to administering the Global Citizenship Alliance (GCA) study abroad leadership program, the Center also organizes on-campus immigration events, makes immigration law referrals, and provides commencement invitation letters for the visitor visa application process.

Student  Activities

Student Union Building, 718-631-6233

Student Activities is primarily concerned with the enhancement of the student’s college experience through involvement in extracurricular activities and the development of leadership and interpersonal skills. The Student Activities staff seeks to involve students in campus governance and service, stimulating interests and interpersonal communication through a variety of governance, recreational, and personal interest activities. The Student Activities staff works together with the members of the QSA Student Government, including the Student Senate, and more than 30 student clubs and organizations, the Aurora yearbook staff, and the Communiqué student newspaper staff. The Student Activities staff seeks to broaden student participation at all levels. Students are encouraged to check Office 365 student email for announcements of upcoming events, as well as the online Student Activities calendar.

Student Conduct Office

Library, Room 418, 718-631-6314

The Student Conduct Office functions within the Department of Student Affairs. Its mission is to promote student learning through discipline that is innovative and thoughtful and fair to all involved, while safeguarding the integrity of the disciplinary process and furthering the college’s mission, values, goals and objectives.

For the most up-to-date information regarding student conduct policies at the College please visit the Office of Student Conduct or the The City University of New York (CUNY)'s Student Policies and Procedures.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

At Queensborough the rights and responsibilities of students have been formally developed within the framework of the Constitution and the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York, as well as the Bylaws of the Academic Senate and the Bylaws of the Faculty of the College. Queensborough students actively participate in the formulation of rules and procedures governing student activities. Student membership on the Academic Senate and every major College committee allows for student representation and has an impact on virtually every aspect of College life vital to undergraduates.

Academic Qualifications for Involvement in Student Government or other Student

Elected positions in Student Government include President, Executive Vice President, Administrative Vice President, Programming Vice President, Treasurer, President Pro-Tempore, Parliamentarian, and Executive Secretary. To be eligible to run for an elected position, or to hold an elected or appointed position*, students must meet the following academic qualifications:

  • Must be a registered student at Queensborough Community College

  • Must be matriculated at Queensborough Community College

  • To serve as SGA President must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

  • For all elected positions other than SGA President must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 to run for an elected position or a GPA of 2.0 to be named to an appointed position, and must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 while holding office.

  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 college credits and/or equated credits to petition for an elected position

  • Must carry a minimum of 12 college credits and/or equated credits while holding office (students documented with disabilities may be enrolled for a minimum of six [6] college and/or equated credits)

  • Must not hold office for more than four semesters (not necessarily consecutive semesters)

  • Must have completed and earned passing grades (i.e., A, B,  C, D) in at least 50 percent of the credits for which he/she registered the prior semester at Queensborough Community College, but no fewer than three credits. If more than 50 per- cent of the credits attempted are either F, W, WU, INC, ABS, etc., he/she is no longer eligible to hold office in the QSA.

To run for the elected positions of Vice President for Part- time Students and Vice President for Evening Students in the QSA Student Government, a student must meet the following academic qualifications:

  • Must be a registered student at Queensborough Community College

  • Must be matriculated at Queensborough Community College

  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 to run for an elected position, and must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 while holding office

  • Must have completed a minimum of twelve (12) college cred- its and/or equated credits to petition for an elected position

  • Must carry a minimum of six (6) college credits and/or equated credits while holding office

  • Must not hold office for more than four (4) semesters (not necessarily consecutive semesters)

  • Must have completed and earned passing grades (i.e., A, B,  C, D) in at least 50 percent of the credits for which he/she registered the prior semester at Queensborough Community College, but no fewer than three credits. If more than 50 per- cent of the credits attempted are either F, W, WU, INC, ABS, etc., he/she is no longer eligible to hold office in the QSA.

Any student who finds that he or she is subject to disciplinary action should read the section “Student Disciplinary Procedures,” which gives a detailed summary of rights and procedures. All discipline matters should be referred to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, who will adjudicate and/or mediate disciplinary actions. In any disciplinary proceeding, due process is assured.

 PLEASE NOTE: See Policies & Regulations (page 239 ) for rules and regulations governing certain academic policies, student conduct on campus, and parking regulations. For issues of Academic Integrity see page 37.

*Any member of the QSA may run for an elected position except those who have resigned or been impeached from a QSA office in the past.

Clubs and Organizations

Co-curricular activities play an important part in the total college experience of many Queensborough students. Independent and creative thinking is fostered by these activities and participation helps to develop initiative, responsibility, leadership, poise, and loyalty to the College. More than 30 different clubs and organizations are active on campus, including student government and political, social, religious, and special interest groups. All look forward to welcoming new members.

Clubs and Societies

  • Ally LGBTQ

  • Architecture Club

  • Art & Design Development

  • ASAP Club

  • Asian Society

  • Bangladesh Student Association

  • Biology Club

  • Black Student Union

  • Chess Club

  • CIS Stars

  • Coding Club – Sponsored by Career Direct

  • Creative Writing Club

  • Criminal Justice Student Club

  • CSTEP Club

  • Environmental Sustainability Club

  • Foreign Language Society

  • Hillel Club

  • Math Club

  • Mentor Association for Pre-Health Students (MAPS)

  • Motor Club

  • Music Society

  • Muslim Student Association

  • Newman Catholic Club

  • Psychology Club

  • QCC Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society

  • Queensborough Student Veterans Association

  • SACNAS QCC Chapter

  • Science Research Alliance

  • Society of Additive Manufacturing–3D Printing Club

  • STEM Research Club

  • Stock Market Club

  • Student Nurses Association

  • Students’ Health Club

  • Vicki Kasomenakis Business Society

  • Women In Science Club

Organizations

CUNY Coalition for Students with Disabilities at QCC NYPIRG

Student Publications

The primary purpose of the various student publications is to encourage journalistic skills and stimulate dialogue in the College community. On campus, these include Communiqué, the student newspaper, and Aurora, the student yearbook. The staff of each publication elects its own editor. Copies of the Communiqué are available on the newspaper racks located throughout campus and online.

The  Queensborough Student Association

The Queensborough Student Association is organized to give students a substantial voice in the affairs of the College, particularly in those areas that affect their academic, cultural, and social welfare.

The Student Association has primary responsibility for student events. It coordinates programs, participates in shaping policies and student regulations, charters new organizations, and recommends the allocation of student activities fees.

The Activities Program Council, a subsidiary board of the Queensborough Student Association, sponsors social and cultural programs.

The Queensborough Community College Student Activities Association, Inc.

The Queensborough Community College Student Activities Association, Inc., is a not-for -profit corporation incorporated in the State of New York to promote the educational, cultural, and  social activities of students and faculty at Queensborough Community College. The College Student Activities Association is responsible for the supervision and review of budgets generated by student activity fees. These budgets sup- port Student Government, athletic and recreation programs, tutoring services, and cultural programs.

The corporation consists of thirteen members who serve as its Governing Board. They are selected annually as follows: Three members of the administration of the College are appointed by the President of the College; three members of the faculty are appoint- ed by the President from a group of six faculty members elected by the faculty in accordance with College regulations; six student members, including the student government president, four elected students, and one elected student representing evening students, are elected directly to the Board. The chairperson of the Governing Board is the President or President’s designee.

The Queensborough Community College Auxiliary Enterprise Association, Inc.

The Queensborough Community College Auxiliary Enterprise Association, Inc., is responsible for the oversight, supervision, and review of College auxiliary enterprises such as the performing arts program, QCC bookstore, food service facilities, parking revenues, and other income-generating services. All budgets of auxiliary enterprise funds and all contracts for auxiliary enterprises are developed by the auxiliary enterprise budget and contract committee and reviewed by the auxiliary enterprise board prior to expenditure or execution.

The membership of this association consists of eleven members who serve as its Board of Directors. They are selected annually as follows: Three members of the administration of the College are appointed by the President of the College; two members of the faculty are appointed by the President and chosen from four faculty members elected by the faculty in accordance with College regulations; the five student members include the student government president, three elected students, and one elected student who represents evening students. The President serves as chairperson of the Board and President of the Association.

Bookstore

The Queensborough Community College Bookstore, the largest CUNY Barnes & Noble Bookstore, located in the W Building, maintains a complete stock of all required and recommended textbooks and paperbacks. The Bookstore services the campus with coffee and snacks in a relaxed lounge setting and an outdoor picnic area. In addition, students can purchase bestseller and discounted books, a complete line of stationery, QCC apparel, Queensborough rings, and other such items. (Temporarily Closed. Please visit the online location of the bookstore)

Food Services

There are two food service facilities on the Queensborough campus for students (faculty and staff are also welcome). The hours of operation of these facilities are listed in the Registration Guide and Schedule of Classes. The hours of operation for the Fall and Spring semesters are usually as follows:

Metro Café (Science Building):
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m.– 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.– 2:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.

Tiger Bites Pizzeria (Student Union, Lower Level):
Monday – Thursday        11:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.

There is also a Starbucks Cafe at the entrance of the Queensborough Library serving coffee, snacks and assorted prepackaged sandwiches. (Temporarily Closed)