From the Associate Dean for Student Affairs
The NYU Steinhardt Student Guide includes information about enrollment and student services to help undergraduate and graduate students get connected and be involved. The academic policies and procedures, also referred to as the School’s formal rules of conduct, will help you to stay informed. Use your NYU Steinhardt Student Guide together with the Steinhardt School Bulletins, your department and program handbooks, and other important publications to become actively engaged in our academic community. Familiarize yourselves, as well, with NYU Student Community Standards and University Life.
As you move into your roles as students in our diverse and global community, Steinhardt’s Office of Student Affairs is a first stop for answers and assistance with questions, concerns, issues, and academic support. We work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and colleagues to provide a broad array of programs, services, and opportunities that
- Are responsive to the dynamic nature of the educational process
- Enrich the educational experience of the School’s diverse and global undergraduate and graduate student population
- Embody the School’s concern for all phases of a student’s development and the range of student needs
Get connected. Be involved. Stay informed. It takes all of us to build and sustain a healthy community of teaching and learning.
Patricia M. Carey, PhD
Table of Contents
1. Enrollment Services
Advisement and Registration Services
Advisement and Registration Services complements services provided by your advisor; staff serve as your liaison with University offices, including the University Registrar and Bursar, clarifying policies, processes, and procedures, and addressing issues relevant to these areas.
David Zapotocky, Director
212 998 5055
Linda Chin, Assistant Director
Belkis Baez, Advisor Coordinator
212 998 9031
Andrea Fannelli, Registration Administrator
212 998 5055
Advisement in the Steinhardt School is integral to the academic experience and is organized departmentally and by program. Advisement provides the framework for educational planning and assessing progress towards education, personal, and career goals. For more information, please visit Guiding Principles of Advisement and our undergraduate advisement page.
Go to Advisement Services for:
- Advanced Placement Units
- Change of Major
- Course Substitution
- Cross-School Minor Questions
- Double Major
- Internal Transfer within NYU
- International Baccalaureate Units
- Minors in Steinhardt
- NYU Study Away Opportunities
- Petition for Off-Campus Study
- Professional Studies Program
- Re-admission Application Questions
- Re-evaluation of Transfer Units
- Undergraduate Visiting Student (Special Students)
Go To Registration Services For:
- Course Permission Forms (exceptions to course registration)
- Drop/Add Forms and all registration after the close of On-Line Registration
- Full-Time Equivalency for Masters and Certificate Students
- Pass/Fail, Auditing and Grading Options
- Maintenance of Matriculation and Extension of Matriculation
- Unit Re-Evaluation Forms for Graduate Students
- Certification for non-teaching licensure
Community College Transfer Opportunity Program (CCTOP)
Jacqueline McPhillips, Director
Office of Student Affairs
Pless Hall, 2nd Floor
212 998 5139
CCTOP recruits, award scholarships, and provides re-advisement for students transferring from 13 partner metropolitan-area community colleges.
Nancy Hall, Coordinator
Office of Doctoral Studies
Pless Hall, 5th Floor
212 998 5044
Go to Doctoral Studies for Information on:
- Full-Time Funding
- Research and Grants
- Dissertation Committees, Proposal, and Dissertation Guidelines
- Past Dissertations
Jill Stephenson, Student Services Counselor; International Student Counselor
212 998 5232
Staff meet with international students and non-native speakers of English with refugee or permanent resident status prior to their first registration.
Go to the International Student Counselor for:
- English competency testing information
- Information about the New Student Seminar for Graduate International Students (SAHS-GE 2003)
- General academic information
- Assistance with issues specific to international students
NYU Opportunity Programs
Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
HEOP/CSTEP provides pre-advisement, academic advisement, personal counseling, tutoring, and educational workshops for students enrolled through these programs.
Professional Studies (PRST) Program
Belkis Baez, Advisor Coordinator
212 998 9031
Undergraduates in their senior year who have not met departmental requirements for their original course of study are referred to, and may graduate through, the Professional Studies Program, following a liberal arts curriculum.
Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East
Undergraduate Visiting or Masters, 2nd Floor
Doctoral, 5th Floor
Non-degree (non-matriculated) students may enroll in course work as non-degree candidates at the special student advisement page.
Go To Special Student Advisement For:
- Information on admission and advisement
- Assistance with registering for courses
- Restrictions applicable to non-degree students
Mark Perez, Manager, Certification Services
212 998 5033
Go to Certification Services For:
- NYS Department of Education application procedures
- NYC Department of Education application procedures
- Information on education statues, requirements and certification on other states
- Requirements for New York State Teacher Certification Examinations
- NYS/NYC fingerprinting requirements
Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Graduate Housing
Financial aid, including federal and state grants and loans, is centralized in the Office of Financial Aid. You may also consult your department chair for information about scholarships and fellowships that may be available through your department. New Graduate Students, see Graduate Admissions.
Financial Aid Appeals for Undergraduates. Returning undergraduates may use the appeal form to request a review of financial aid packages for additional financial aid or direct your appeal in writing to Patricia M. Carey, Associate Dean, Pless Hall, 2nd Floor. Appeals are considered on an individual basis.
Go to the Office of Graduate Admissions For:
- Admission information on graduate study
- Graduate housing
- Information on financial aid for new graduate students
- Financial aid appeals for returning graduate students
2. Student Services And Activities
Jeanne Bannon, Director
212 998 5058
Justine Kelly-Fierro, Assistant Director
212 992 7727
Margarita Zilberman, LCSW, Counselor
Counseling and Wellness Services – Student Health Center (SHC)
212 998 5061
Angela Ellis-Jones, Student Services Counselor; HEOP and CSTEP Counselor
212 998 5679
Nija Leocadio, Student Services Counselor
212 998 5047
Jill Stephenson, Student Services Counselor; International Student Counselor
212 998 5232
Go to Counseling and Student Services:
Get Connected: Orientation Programs
Steinhardt Online Orientation Portal
NYU Welcome Week
New Student Seminar (SAHS-UE 1)
- Graduate (MA/CERT)
Welcome & Information Sessions
New Student Seminar for International
Students (graduate only) (SAH-GE-2003)
Information regarding English proficiency
Office of Doctoral Studies Personal Counseling Clarify issues and confidentially develop strategies for personal development. Career Exploration Meet with staff from the Wasserman Center available in Student Services twice weekly. Educational Consultation Discuss issues related to the academic experience, including educational goals. Leaves of Absence/Exit Interviews Workshops Personal/Professional Development, Study Skills, Time Management, and more at the Graduate Student Organization Be Involved: Online Guide to programs, activities, services, and opportunities focused on masters students
- Student Government
Undergraduate Student Government (USG)
Pless Hall, 3rd Floor, 212 998 5351
Graduate Student Organization (GSO)
Pless Hall, 3rd Floor, 212 998 5351
USG/GSO plan programs, activities, and services and co-sponsor departmental student organizations and clubs to help meet the cultural, social, and educational needs of both undergraduate and graduate students, USG/GSO participate actively in governance, representing the “student voice” on designated School/University committees.
- Student Programs
Conversations of Color – Discuss topics of diversity with fellow students, staff and faculty
Dean’s Hour – Meet and greet Steinhardt Deans
Tea @ 3 – Take a study break with coffee, tea, and treats
Fast Break Bagel Breakfast – Grab a bagel during finals week
Let’s Talk International – Discussion group on all topics international open to all students
- Awards & Honors
Doctoral Student Travel Fund
Graduation Awards and Honors
National Scholarship Competitions
Student Research Grants
Follow @SteinhardtLife on Twitter and read the Student Matters blog to keep up-to-date on upcoming events, programs, and opportunities for Steinhardt students.
- University Resources
NYU Steinhardt works collaboratively with the University Office of Student Affairs and Services which offers programs, services, and resources that enrich student life at NYU.
Barbara Kotlikoff, Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations
Steinhardt Alumni Relations
25 West 4th Street
1831 Fund: A scholarship created by students, for students.
3. Academic Policies and Procedures
Note: Students should consult with their academic advisors for specific departmental/program requirement and academic policies. Follow the links as noted for:
A – All School Requirements
For Undergraduate Students:
Expository Writing Requirement
New Student Seminar (SAHS-UE 1)
B - Academic Options & Registration Policies
For Graduate Students:
- Information and a copy of forms
- Financial aid and polices
- International student visa policies
- Internal transfer within NYU
Grade Point Average (GPA)
Incomplete Grade Contract
Honor Roll/Dean’s List
Maintenance of Matriculation
Academic requirements/Senior Check Sheet
Leave of Absence
Substituition of Required Coures
Transcripts and Permanent Records
Withdrawal (Exit) from School
II. STATEMENT ON ACDEMIC INTERGRITY
A. "Your degree should represent genuine learning"
The relationship between students and faculty is the keystone of the educational experience in the Steinhardt School at New York University. This relationship takes an honor code for granted. Mutual trust, respect, and responsibility are foundational requirements. Thus, how you learn is as important as what you learn. A University education aims not only to produce high quality scholars but also to cultivate honorable citizens.
Academic integrity is the guiding principle for all that you do; from taking exams, making oral presentations, to writing term papers. It requires that you recognize and acknowledge information derived from others, and take credit only for ideas and work that are yours.
You violate the principle of academic integrity when you
- Cheat on an exam
- Submit the same work for two different courses without prior permission from your professors
- Receive help on a take-home examination that calls for independent work
New York University is committed to maintaining learning and working environment that is free of bias, prejudice, and harassment – an environment that supports, nurtures, and rewards career and educational advancement on the basis of ability and performance. Harassment based upon race, gender and/or gender identity or expression, color, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran military status, sexual orientation, martial status, citizenship status, or any other legally protected basis is prohibited by law and undermines that character and purpose of the University. Such harassment is illegal and against University policy, and will not be tolerated. Students in the Steinhardt School may refer instances of harassment to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Pless Hall, 2nd Floor, 212 998 5065.
IV. FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 (FERPA)
Among its several purposes, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Acts of 1974 (FERPA) was enacted to
- protect the privacy of students’ educational records
- established the rights of students to inspect and review their educational records
- provide students with an opportunity to allow inaccurate or misleading information in their educational records to be corrected
V. AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)
The Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities provides comprehensive services and programs for students with hearing and visual impairments, mobility impairments, learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, chronic illness, and psychological impairments. The Moses Center functions to determine qualified disability status and to assist students in obtaining appropriate accommodations and services.
For further information, please contact The Moses Center, 726 Broadway, 2nd Floor, 212 998 4980 or visit
VI. STUDENT COMPLAINT PROCEDURE
A. Student whose complaints relate to academic or non-academic matters and who seek a review of their complaints should follow the procedures outlined below within 15 days from the time the action occurred and/or the grade was posted. If a student exhausted the School’s procedures for student complaints and believes that the School’s procedure and/or process for receiving the complaint were implemented as set forth in the Steinhardt School Student Complaints Procedure, he/she may also seek consultation through the ombudsperson. The ombudsperson, a tenured professor who is elected by students, attempts to achieve equitable resolutions to student complaints by ensuring that processes and procedures are followed.
- Student complaints begin with the person against whom the complaint is being made. If the issue involves the instructor of a course, the complaint is with the instructor. The student shall first contact the instructor and attempt to resolve the complaint. Pertinent documentation should accompany the complaint.
- If the complaint is not resolved at the level of the instructor, the student should schedule an appointment with the program director, the next level for the review of complaints.
- If the complaint is not resolved at the level of the program director, the next level of appeal is the department chair. The department chair, at his or her discretion, may call a meeting of the instructor, the program director, and the student. If resolution of the complaint is achieved at either stage two or three, the program director or department chairs, respectively, will send confirmatory memo to all who have been involved.
B. If there is no satisfactory resolution of the student complaint at the departmental level in the judgment of the student or if the nature of the complaint involves a personal or confidential matter, the student may proceed as follows:
- The student may bring the complaint to the attention of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. The Associate Dean is responsible for administering the student complaint procedure and may, when appropriate, make recommendations for the resolution of student complaints.
- As a final level of appeal, the student may request a review of the complaint by the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, who may then refer it to the Dean of the Steinhardt School.
- A student may also speak with the Ombudsperson, an associate/full tenured professor, elected by students to attempt to achieve equitable resolutions to student complaints by ensuring that processes and procedures are followed. Thus, when a student, who has completed the above procedure, believes that procedures and process as for reviewing complaints were not implemented as set forth, he/she may consult the Ombudsperson.
VII. STUDENT DISCIPLINE WITHIN THE STEINHARDT SCHOOL
A. School Jurisdiction
Policies on Student Discipline within the School work in tandem with University Policies and Procedures that inform student conduct, academic regulations and established practices.
Thus, in its work, the Committee on Student Discipline is concerned with the development and welfare of each student as well as for the welfare and standards of the School. Areas of school disciplinary jurisdiction include the following:
- Violation of Academic Integrity, e.g. cheating, plagiarism, and forgery of academic documents.
- Disruption of the academic process and/or academic facilities, including interference with across to facilities and disruption of the classroom.
- Library violations, including failure to return books or destruction of library materials.
- Physical detention or restraint of a student, instructor, staff member, or administer while that person is attempting to exercise his/her duties.
B. Informal Resolution
When a charge of misconduct is reported, the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, in cooperation with the relevant parties including the student(s), shall try to resolve the matter on an informal basis, e.g. without convening a panel/hearing.
C. Committee on Student Discipline
- If the matter cannot be resolved accordingly, the Associate Dean will convene the Committee on Discipline, which will conduct a hearing to review the facts and related evidence/information, make a determination as to the responsibility of the student for violations of school/university policies, and impose sanctions as deemed appropriate.
- Composition. The Committee on Discipline is composed of ad hoc committees as the number of cases warrant. Each ad hoc committee will be composed of two full-time faculty members, two undergraduate students, and two graduate students. The Director of Counseling and Student Services serves as an ex officio member.
D. Initiating Disciplinary Proceedings
- Any member of the faculty, administration, or staff or any student may file disciplinary complaints against any student(s) for violation(s) of University rules of conduct and/or polices of the Steinhardt School with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. Notification will include names of parties, dates, a description of circumstances leading to the action, and any other pertinent information.
- After receiving the complaint, the Associate Dean will convene the committee (see section C.2. above), assemble requisite materials, and schedule a hearing date.
- Notification to the Student. The Student about whom a disciplinary complaint is filed will be notified by the Associate Dean in writing by registered mail and/or electronic mail, with returned receipt requested. The student will be told of the specific charges brought against him/her, including the name of person making the charge; the date, location, and circumstances on which the action is based; the place and date set for the hearing; and the procedures that will govern the hearing.
E. Conduct of the Hearing
VIII. POLICY ON BULLYING, THREATRNING, AND OTHER DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR
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. Essential to this mission is that all members of the University Community are safe and free to engage in a civil process of teaching and learning through their experiences both inside and outside the classroom. Accordingly, no student should engage in any form of behavior that interferes with the academic or educational process, compromises the personal safety or well-being of another, or disrupts the administration of University programs or services.
4. Steinhardt Offices & Resources
For a fuller list, please visit NYU Steinhardt Main Page
- Advisement Services - 212 998 9031/5053
- Community College Transfer Opportunity Program (CCTOP) - 212 998 5139 ∙
- Counseling and Student Services - 212 998 5065
- Doctoral Studies - 212 998 5044
- Global Programs - 212 998 9380
- Graduate Admissions - 212 998 5030
- Graduate Financial Aid - 212 998 5030
- International Student Advisement - 212 998 5232
- Opportunity Programs (HEOP/CSTEP) - 212-998-5679
- Registration Services - 212 998 5054/5055
- Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs - 212 998 5065
- Teacher Certification - 212 998 5033
- Undergraduate Student Government (USG) - 212 998 5350
- Graduate Student Government (GSO) - 212 998 5351
5. All University Resources
- Academic Resource Center (ARC) - 212 998 2272
- The College Learning Center - 212 998 8085 ∙
- Commuter/Off-Campus Student Services - 212 998 4418
- Counseling and Wellness Services - 212 998 4780
- Graduate Student Life - 212 998 4937
- Office of Global Services 212 998 4720
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Student Services - 212 998 4424
- Moses Center for Students with Disabilities - 212 998 4980
- Center for Multicultural Education and Programs (CMEP) - 212 998 4343
- Center for Student Activities, Leadership, & Service - 212 998 4700
- Student Health Center - 212 443 1000
- Student Resource Center (SRC) - 212 998 4411
- Center for Spiritual Life - 212 998 4959
- Transfer/Transitioning Student Services - 212 998 4411
- Washington Square Campus Map
- Wasserman Center for Career Development - 212 998 4730
- Wellness Exchange - 212 443 9999
- Writing Center - 212 998 8866