Skip to Main Content

SEEK History Project

SEEK History Exhibition

“Struggle to Learn, Learn to Struggle”: The Impact and History of the SEEK Program at Queens College, 1966–Today 

February 1 - May 2, 2024 | Rosenthal Library Rotunda and Tannenbaum Room

This exhibition celebrates the history of the SEEK Program at Queens College, from its origins in the Civil Rights Movement to its emergence as a national model for higher education opportunity programs across the country. The exhibition, which features publications, reports, photographs, oral histories, and ephemera from the college archives, demonstrates the incredible innovation, resilience, and impact of the program over its 58-year history. Those without a CUNY ID who would like to view the exhibit should make an appointment by emailing

Teaching Resource

Sandra M. Córdoba, Ph.D. (SEEK Program / English Department) has developed a teaching resource to engage students with the SEEK History exhibition, including suggested discussion/reflection questions and activities. Please feel free to adapt the study guide for your class (and let us know how it goes at 


A reception was held on February 8, 2024. Our photo album of the event documents the festivities, including speeches, live music, and the presentation of a very special award to long-time SEEK counselor William Modeste.