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Policies and Procedures
An Equal Opportunity Institution
New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and
opportunity in every aspect of its relations with its faculty and staff
members, without regard to age, citizenship status, color, disability,
marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, or veteran status. This includes, but is not limited to,
recruitment, hiring or appointment, selection for training, transfer,
layoff, promotion, granting of tenure, rates of pay and other forms
of compensation, and participation in University-sponsored educational,
social, and recreational programs.
It is New York University’s firm policy, in accordance with the
requirements of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and implementing
federal regulations, not to discriminate on the basis of sex in the
operation of the University’s educational programs and activities.
Federal requirements of nondiscrimination on the basis of sex include
employment by the University and admission to the professional and graduate
schools of the University. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
is similar in its prohibition of discrimination on the basis of race,
color, or national origin.
Federal regulations require that affirmative action be taken to employ
and advance in employment people with disabilities, veterans with disabilities,
and veterans of the Vietnam era.
Inquiries regarding the application of the federal laws and regulations
concerning affirmative action and antidiscrimination policies and procedures
at New York University may be referred to Dr. Sharon Weinberg, Vice
Provost for Faculty Affairs, New York University, Elmer Holmes Bobst
Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012-1091; telephone:
212-998-2370. Inquiries may also be referred to the director of the
Office of Federal Contract Compliance, U.S. Department of Labor.
New York University is a member of the Association of American Universities
and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
(Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of
Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 215-662-5606).
Individual undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs and schools
are accredited by the appropriate specialized accrediting agencies.
Student Conduct and Discipline
The College of Dentistry places strong emphasis on those values and
attitudes that are the hallmark of a professional. To this end, students
are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times
in all their associations with the community and throughout the University.
The student’s effort to acquire and exhibit a professional manner
will be reflected in his or her academic standing.
Students are expected to familiarize themselves and to comply with the
rules of conduct, academic regulations, and established practices of
the University and the College of Dentistry as set forth in the New
York University College of Dentistry Student Handbook. If, pursuant
to such rules, regulations, or practices, the withdrawal of a student
is required before the end of the term for which tuition has been paid,
a refund will be made according to the standard schedule for refunds.
In accordance with University regulations, the College of Dentistry
has adopted a Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct that describes
the rules and regulations concerning student behavior. The Charter and
By-Laws of the University stipulate that the responsibility for student
discipline rests with the faculty of each individual college.
University Policy on Patents
Students offered research opportunities are reminded that inventions
arising from participation in such research are governed by the University’s
Statement of Policy on Patents, a copy of which may be found in the
Faculty Handbook or obtained from the dean’s office.
Academic Policy, Attendance, Examinations, Etc.
For details, please see Academic Standards and Policies in the current
Student Handbook and on the Web: www.nyu.edu/dental/intranet
(unavailable from outside NYU).
Transcripts of Record
Applications for transcripts, certifications, and other statements relating
to the record of enrollment should be addressed to the Office of Academic
Affairs of the College of Dentistry and should state the years of attendance,
all schools of the University attended if more than one, and the name
and address of the official to whom the information is to be mailed.
In accordance with the general practice of colleges and universities,
complete official transcripts and certifications (those bearing the
official signature and seal) are sent directly by the University rather
than transmitted by the applicant. A partial transcript of a University
record may not be issued. Once a final examination period has begun,
no transcript will be forwarded for any student who is currently enrolled
in courses until all of the student’s final grades have been received
and recorded. Please notify the Office of Academic Affairs immediately
of any change of address. Applications can also be made on line from
the College’s Intranet site: www.nyu.edu/dental/intranet
(unavailable from outside NYU).
A grade report is mailed to the student biannually from the Office of
the University Registrar. Students may obtain unofficial transcripts
through the NYU student information system, known as “Albert,”
at its Web site: www.albert.nyu.edu.
The University reserves the right to deny registration and withhold
all information regarding the record of any student who is in arrears
in the payment of tuition, fees, loans, or other charges for as long
as any arrears remain.
Environmental Health and Safety
NYU College of Dentistry adheres to the NYU University Smoke Free Campus Policy and the NYU Policy on Weapons, Simulated Weapons, and the Theatrical Use of Weapons.
Mandatory Health and Immunization Requirements
With the best interest of students and patients in mind, New York University
and the College of Dentistry have established health requirements for
new and returning students. All requirements must be met prior to the
student’s enrollment period and the beginning of classes. These
requirements are (1) a physical examination and/or related student health
questionnaire; (2) proof of enrollment in a health insurance plan; (3)
a record of required immunizations; and (4) CPR certification (returning
New York University College of Dentistry requires all incoming students
to be immunized and vaccinated against a number of agents before beginning
their studies at the College.
Mantoux TB Skin Test. All entering students must have
proof of a TB skin test six months prior to the start of classes. A
Mantoux, not Tine, test is required. Students with proof of a positive
reaction to the skin test should not retest, but it is mandatory to
provide the exact date of their positive test and the date of a chest
X-ray taken after. Even if the student had BCG, she or he is required
to present proof that a skin test has been taken and the date of the
test. A chest X-ray must be taken within six months prior to the start
of classes. A copy of the Radiology Report is required. The tuberculin
test must be read within 72 hours of administration. The test must be
administered before an MMR vaccine and may be taken at the same time
as hepatitis or tetanus vaccines.
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella.
For students born before January 1, 1957, NYUCD requires proof of immunity
to rubella. For students born after December 31, 1956, New York State
requires two measles vaccines, one on or after the first birthday, the
second vaccine one month after the first one. One mumps vaccine and
one rubella vaccine are also required. Acceptable proofs include childhood
immunization cards, school or college immunization records, or doctors’
records. Exact immunization dates must be recorded on the enclosed form
and initialed by a student’s doctor. In the absence of proof of
immunizations, a student can have a blood test (titer) to prove his
or her immunity. A copy of the lab report must be submitted if a titer
was done, or the student must be immunized again.
Varicella. Students immune to varicella are required
to demonstrate immunity. Students who are not immune to varicella must
complete two vaccines given 30 days apart. The two vaccines must be
completed prior to orientation.
Hepatitis B. NYUCD requests that students demonstrate
immunity to the hepatitis B virus. Students who were vaccinated, or
have natural immunity because of previous exposure, or because they
lived in an area where hepatitis B infection is common must present
proof of a laboratory test for antibody to the virus (anti HB). Students
not immune to hepatitis B must complete a three vaccination series over
a six-month period. Students are required to have the first two doses
prior to orientation. When the three vaccines are completed, the student
must provide proof of immunity. Females who believe they are pregnant
must provide a physician’s confirmation letter including expected
delivery date and the lab result for Anti HepBs. Hepatitis B vaccine
is not contraindicated during pregnancy but the decision to vaccinate
should be made in consultation with one’s physician.
Tetanus/Diphtheria. Entering students must present
evidence of tetanus and diphtheria (TD) within 10 years of their first
day at the College. Exact date of vaccine must be indicated.
Meningitis. The American College Health Association
currently recommends that college students under the age of 25 living
in residence halls consider getting vaccinated against meningococcal
Further information can be obtained from the Health Screening Unit;
telephone: 212-998-9314; fax: 212-995-4259/4240. Students are asked
to mail all vaccination records one month prior to orientation, to NYUCD/Health
Screening Unit, 345 East 24th Street, #1162W, New York, NY 10010-4086.
Exact dates are required for all immunizations. Incomplete documents
will be returned. Documents in a language other than English must be
accompanied by English translation and certified for accuracy.
Health Screening Unit
The New York University College of Dentistry employs a registered nurse
(RN) on site at the Kriser Dental Center to assist students in fulfilling
mandatory health requirements. The Health Screening Unit (HSU) office
(Weissman Building, Room 1162), a component of the Office of Student
Affairs and Admissions, has been established to assist NYUCD students
toward completion of the vaccinations required for attendance at the
College of Dentistry. Entering students must have a physical examination
within six months prior to the start of classes and performed to the
specifications of the physical examination form.