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Brooklyn College Policies and Support Information

Academic Integrity

BC Student Handbook – p. 50

The faculty and administration of Brooklyn College support an environment free from cheating and plagiarism. Each student is responsible for being aware of what constitutes cheating and plagiarism and for avoiding both. The complete text of the CUNY Academic Integrity Policy and the Brooklyn College procedure for policy implementation can be found at www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/policies. If a faculty member suspects a violation of academic integrity and, upon investigation, confirms that violation, or if the student admits the violation, the faculty member MUST report the violation. Students should be aware that faculty may use plagiarism detection software. 

*Cheating – The CUNY Board of Trustees has adopted an Academic Integrity Policy that applies to all students at Brooklyn College. Academic dishonesty is prohibited and is punishable by penalties, including failing grades, suspension, and expulsion. Cheating is the unauthorized use or attempted use of material, information, notes, study aids or devices, or communication during an academic exercise.

*Plagiarism – Plagiarism is the act of presenting another person’s ideas, research or writing as one’s own. Internet plagiarism includes submitting downloaded papers or part of term papers, paraphrasing or copying information from the Internet without citing the source, and cutting and pasting from various sources without proper attribution.

Refer to the CUNY Bylaws Article XV: Students’ Section 15.0 to Section 15.6.

Video and/or Audio Recording of Class Sessions

Video and/or audio recording of class lectures and review sessions without the advanced consent of the instructor is prohibited. Upon written request, the instructor may grant in writing permission for students to record course lectures, on the condition that these recordings are only used as a study aid by the individual making the recording. Students with approved accommodations from the Center for Student Disability Services permitting the recording class meetings must present the accommodation letter to the instructor in advance of recording. On any days when classes will be recorded, the instructor will notify all students in advance. Distribution of recordings without written permission of the instructor is a violation of educational law.

Student Disability Services

BC Student Handbook – p. 63

The Center for Student Disability Services (CSDS) is committed to ensuring students with disabilities enjoy an equal opportunity to participate at Brooklyn College. In order to receive disability-related academic accommodations, students must first be registered with CSDS. Students who have a documented disability or suspect they may have a disability are invited to schedule an interview by calling (718) 951-5538 or emailing Josephine.Patterson@brooklyn.cuny.edu. If you have already registered with CSDS, email Josephine.Patterson@brooklyn.cuny.edu or testingcsds@brooklyn.cuny.edu to ensure accommodation emails are sent to your professor. 

Division of Student Affairs: Personal Counseling

Personal counseling is available to Brooklyn College undergraduate and graduate students. A staff of psychologists, counselors, and social workers are available to assist you with personal issues or problems you may experience during your academic years. Emergency consultations and referrals to outside services are also provided. Workshops are offered on stress management, time management, test anxiety, etc. All services are free and confidential. No information is released without consent of the student. Initial appointments for services must be made in person. The PC Office is located at 0203 James Hall.

Sexual and Gender-based Harassment, Discrimination, and Title IX 

Brooklyn College is committed to fostering a safe, equitable and productive learning environment. Students experiencing any form of prohibited discrimination or harassment on or off campus can find information about the reporting process, their rights, specific details about confidentiality, and reporting obligations of Brooklyn College employees on the Office of Diversity and Equity Programs website. All reports of sexual misconduct or discrimination should be made to Ivana Bologna, Title IX Coordinator (718.951.5000, ext. 3689), and may also be made to Public Safety (719.951.5511).

Additional information

Support Services Information

Center for Student Disability Services
138 Roosevelt Hall
Email: Josephine.Patterson@brooklyn.cuny.edu.
Academic Advisement and Student Success, Center for (CAASS)
3207 Boylan Hall
Email: caass@brooklyn.cuny.edu 
Division of Student Affairs Personal Counseling
0203 James Hall
Reporting Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence
Title IX coordinator, Ivana Bologna
4128 Boylan Hall
718.951.5000, ext 6468
Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Department
1204 Boylan Hall
Prof. Alan Aja, PRLS Department Chair
Email: aaja@brooklyn.cuny.edu 
Brooklyn College Library
Librarian, Prof. Beth Evans PRLS Subject Area Specialist
PRLS Library Guide 
Email: bevans@brooklyn.cuny.edu 

CUNY-Brooklyn College COVID-19 Guidelines and Protocols

Please see the CUNY Brooklyn College COVID-19 Guidelines and Protocols site for information on the following:

  1. CUNY Vaccination Policy 
  2. Latest Updates
  3. Mask Guidelines
  4. Random Testing Compliance
  5. Campus Access
  6. New Guidelines on Booster Shots for Students
  7. What to do if you test positive for COVID-19, if you feel sick, or if you have been exposed to COVID-19