Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018
Students Rights and Responsibilities and College Regulations
The College of Staten Island of the City University of New York
For information please visit the Policy on Student Conduct.
The computer resources of The City University of New York and the College of Staten Island must be used in a manner that is consistent with the University's educational purposes and environment. All users of computer resources are expected to act in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation, and to adhere to the regulations for their use set forth in this document. As a user of CUNY computer resources:
The University reserves the right to monitor, under appropriate conditions, all data contained in the system to protect the integrity of the system and to ensure compliance with regulations.
Any user who is found to be in violation of these rules is subject to the following:
"Computer Resources" is an inclusive term referring to any and all computing/information technology: hardware, software, and access. Hardware includes, but is not limited to, terminals, personal computers, workstations, printers, wire, monitors, cabling, peripheral devices. Software includes, but is not limited to, mainframe shared software, networked software, and stand-along software residing on personal computers. Access includes, but is not limited to, accounts on timesharing systems as well as access to stand-along personal computing systems and other relevant technology.
For more information please visit the CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity.
It is necessary to complete this form to report an incident of suspected and/or resolved academic dishonesty. Make a copy for your records and forward the original, along with copies of all available supporting documentation, to the:
Office of the Academic Integrity Officer
[Fill in name of college]
Course: ________________Section:_________________Semester: ________________
Student Name: _______________________________ Student ID#:________________
Date of Incident: ________________________________________________________
Type of Incident: ________Cheating ________Plagiarism _________Other
Description of Incident: ___________________________________________________
Did the student admit to the charge of cheating, plagiarism or other act of academic
dishonesty? Yes_____ No_____ Student could not be contacted _____
Explanation of recommended sanction _______________________________________
Signature of Faculty Member________________________________ Date_________
Resolution of the Case after Adjudication
Academic sanction _________________________________________
Disciplinary sanction ________________________________________
Signature of Academic Integrity Officer _______________________ Date__________
New York State law requires that students attending postsecondary institutions be immunized against measles, mumps, and rubella. Specifically, all matriculated students born on or after January 1, 1957 must file a form with the Medical Office, signed by a physician, certifying immunity to these diseases prior to registering for more than five credits.
Students unable because of religious beliefs to register or attend classes on certain days:
6-a. It shall be the responsibility of the administrative officials of each institution of higher education to give written notice to students of their rights under this section, informing them that each student who is absent from school, because of his or her religious beliefs, must be given an equivalent opportunity to register for classes or make up any examination, study, or work requirements which he or she may have missed because of such absence on any particular day or days. No fees of any kind shall be charged by the institution for making available to each student such equivalent opportunity.
For information on the CUNY Policy on Rights Concerning Education Records please visit www.csi.cuny.edu/currentstudents/FERPA.pdf.
It is the policy of The City University of New York—applicable to all colleges and units— to recruit, employ, retain, promote, and provide benefits to employees and to admit and provide services for students without discriminating on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, partnership status, disability, genetic information, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, pregnancy, status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses, unemployment status, caregiver or familial status, prior record of arrest or conviction, or any other legally prohibited basis in accordance with federal, state and city laws. This policy is set forth in CUNY’s Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination.
CUNY’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct prohibits all forms of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, gender harassment and sexual violence. Inquiries concerning sexual misconduct or sex discrimination may be made to the individuals specified in that Policy or may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.
It is also the University’s policy to provide reasonable accommodations and academic adjustments, when appropriate, to individuals with disabilities, individuals observing religious practices, individuals who have pregnancy or childbirth-related medical conditions and victims of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses. The process for addressing these issues is set forth in CUNY’s Procedures for Implementing Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments.
Retaliation for reporting or opposing discrimination, cooperating with an investigation of a discrimination complaint, or requesting an accommodation or academic adjustment is also prohibited.
To access CUNY’s Policy and Procedures on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination, Policy on Sexual Misconduct, and Procedures for Implementing Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments, please visit these links:
The following person has been designated at The College of Staten Island to handle inquiries and complaints relating to CUNY’s Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination and Policy on Sexual Misconduct and to ensure compliance with CUNY’s Procedures for Implementing Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments:
Interim Director/Chief Diversity Officer, Title IX Coordinator, and 504/ADA Coordinator
Office of Diversity and Compliance
Building 1A, Room 103
The City University of New York and the College of Staten Island (“the College” or “CSI”), in compliance with Sections 503 and 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ("Rehabilitation Act"), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), New York State Executive Law §296, and New York City Human Rights Law, provides qualified individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in programs, activities, or employment.
For the full policy please visit the Reasonable Accomodations and Academic Adjustments.
For more information please visit the Policy on Sexual Misconduct.
The Campus is patrolled by uniformed Campus Peace Officers 24 hour a day 365 days a year. The Public Safety Office is located in building 2A room 108. There are two Public Safety satellite desks located at the front entrance of the campus center (1C) and the lobby of the Library (1L). The Office of Public Safety is charged with the maintenance of security and personal safety of all members of the College community and visitors while on campus. All students and members of the faculty and staff are required to have a valid, updated college identification card in their possession while on campus.
The Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 mandates that every college in the nation publicize the incidents of crime reported on its campus. For more information please visit the College of Staten Island's Annual Security Report.
The College complies with The City University policy prohibiting the use of tobacco on all grounds and facilities under CUNY jurisdiction, including indoor locations and parking lots; outdoor locations such as playing fields; entrances and exits to buildings; and smoking, which prohibits smoking inside all facilities of the College; tobacco industry promotions, advertising, markieting, and distribution of marketing materials on campus properties; and tobacco industry sponsorship of athletic events and athletes. For more information on please visit the CUNY Tobacco Free Policy website.
For more information please visit The City University of New York Campus and Workplace Violence Prevention Policy.