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The City College of New York

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
160 Convent Avenue
New York, New York 10031
(212) 650-7000
Email address
School Information
“The City College of New York (established as 'The Free Academy' in 1847) is the founding institution of the City University of New York and home to eight schools and divisions, each dedicated to the advancement of research and knowledge. We're the place where Albert Einstein first presented his theory of general relativity outside of Europe, our alumni discovered the polio vaccine, helped build the Internet, and designed the Panama Canal. And, our alumni have gone on to become Supreme Court Justices, Secretaries of State, leaders of industry, world-renowned researchers and award winning actors and musicians. We’re the City College of yesterday, today and tomorrow. See yourself here. City College” (Source: The school has over 115 academic programs. Furthermore, the school has a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1 (Source:
General Information
The school has numerous programs offered by the Office for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging, including professional development and annual Commemorative Lectures. Furthermore, the Office of the President launched its Working Group on Diversity & Inclusion. At this time, there is no requirement for DEI curriculum or for CRT training. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The Office for DIversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging offers professional development training programs for diversity primarily for faculty.
Program and Research Funding
  • The school launched the Racial Justice Fellows program, which is “a joint initiative between the Colin Powell School and CCNY’s Black Studies Program, based in the Division of Humanities and the Arts.” This program hosts workshops and features a stipend for summer internships.
  • The Office for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging hosts an annual Commemorative Lecture each spring to “honor those who embody the ethos of diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
  • The Office for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging states that the school has a mission towards “creating a safe, just, and inclusive campus.”
  • The Office of the President launched the Working Group on Diversity & Inclusion, which is tasked with the goal of promoting “systemic change towards greater inclusion, equity, and respect for diversity.”
  • The Spitzer School commits to “joining (and contributing to) the Deans’ Equity and Inclusion Initiative (DEII), an organized effort among architecture school deans to mentor junior faculty of color.”
  • The Spitzer School will partner with Dark Matter University in order to bring “racial equity directly to the design studios and into the Sciame lecture series, ‘Architectures of Care’ (fall 2021) and ‘Radical Black Space’ (spring 2022).”
  • The Spitzer School plans on “supporting students through initiatives including Hour SSA, Diversity Hour, Changemaker Scholarships, and the Spitzer Commons.”
  • Spitzer’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee works to fulfill the school’s commitment to racial equity.
Symbolic Actions
  • On June 1, 2020, CCNY released an anti-racism statement in response to the death of George Floyd.
Last updated April 23rd, 2024
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