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Student Community Standards

Student Standards

Purpose:

Academic communities exist to facilitate the process of acquiring and exchanging knowledge and understanding, to enhance the personal and intellectual development of its members, and to advance the interests of society. In order to realize these goals, community members must be free from the threat of personal injury or harm; bias or harassment; intimidation or coercion; the threat of damage or loss of their property; the disruption of community educational and social activities; unreasonable interference with the exchange of concepts and ideas; and unreasonable interference with the administrative and supporting services offered by the University.  The function of the Office of Community Standards and Compliance is to support the educational mission of the University through efforts to preserve the social and academic integrity of the University environment and to facilitate the potential academic, career and personal growth of students by addressing and resolving issues involving students whose behavioral choices are negatively impacting themselves and the community.


Core Functions:

The Office of Community Standards and Compliance, within the Division of Student Affairs has five core functions at New York University: Student Conduct, Anti-Harassment Policy, Student Grievance Procedure, Compliance, and Student Conduct Records.

The office has jurisdiction over matters involving alleged violations of the University Rules of Student Conduct and related University policies.  The office also oversees the management of violations of Residence Hall policies by coordinating the resolution of cases at the residence hall level or by directly adjudicating cases in the Office of Community Standards (utilizing Department of Residence Life and Housing Services procedures) as the circumstances warrant.  The Office also oversees the management of allegations of violative behavior by recognized student groups by coordinating the management of such cases through the Office of Student Activities or by directly adjudicating cases in the Office of Community Standards as the circumstances warrant.  Finally, the Office serves in a consulting and advisory capacity to other units of the University to support their conduct related responsibilities and by maintaining a central repository of student conduct records.

The Office of Community Standards has responsibility for overseeing (through the University Judicial Board) the final appeal phase of the Student Grievance Procedure which affords students a venue to address complaints that an administrator/office has failed to follow the established policies and procedures in a matter involving that student. Learn More.

Student conduct records may be kept for a minimum period of time or permanently, depending upon the nature of the disciplinary action in which the student was involved.  Students are strongly encouraged to consult the University Records policy for information concerning the retention of disciplinary records and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act for information concerning the manner in which student records are protected with respect to disclosure.

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Thomas W. Grace - B.A., M.S., Ed.S.,  Ed.D
Director of Community Standards and Compliance
726 Broadway, Room 768
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-998-4403
Email: thomas.grace@nyu.edu

Adam Fertmann - B.S., M.A.
Assistant Director of Community Standards and Compliance
726 Broadway, Room 769
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-998-4887
Email: adam.fertmann@nyu.edu

Jill Creighton - B.A., Ed.M
Global Community Standards Administrator/Educator
726 Broadway, Room 770
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-998-4430
Email: jill.creighton@nyu.edu

Andrew Lignelli  - B.A.
Graduate Intern 
726 Broadway, Room 728
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-998-4312
Email: andrew.lignelli@nyu.edu

Sophia Cinel - B.A.
Graduate Assistant
726 Broadway, Room 728
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-998-4312
Email: slc534@nyu.edu 

 

 

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