To protect the health and safety of our CSI community, current CUNY policy requires all students and instructors attending in person classes to be vaccinated, unless medically exempt. Moreover, students are required to get the booster shot once eligible. Masks are now optional.
CSI will be operating in person and remotely during our regularly scheduled hours, which are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. We are constantly monitoring all communications received via email and voicemail. All calls & emails will receive a response within one business day. Thank you, and be well
In 2008, AHRC NYC’s Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program (MRHEP) launched one of its first, fully inclusive college experiences for non-matriculated students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at CSI. Mirroring the baccalaureate degree track, this program has persisted as a successful model, enabling participants to immerse themselves in college classes, co-curricular programs, civic engagement, and carefully designed learning experiences to support self-sufficiency. Each student has the opportunity to build lifelong relationships, and to develop the hard and soft skills needed to obtain competitive employment and participate more fully in society. MRHEP students are supported by highly trained mentors, who are current or recently graduated students from CSI, to ensure holistic support throughout their time in the program. MRHEP is a celebrated and deeply embedded partnership at CSI for social justice, innovation, and the advancement of our legacy of place, as comprehensive junior and senior college on the former grounds of the Willowbrook State School.