The King Graduate School provides each student with assistance in planning and developing a specific academic program leading to a degree upon completion of all required courses.
Each incoming student participates in an advisement interview, at which time a complete schedule of program requirements is reviewed. Counselors are available to discuss any questions the student may have on academic matters.
After the first semester, advisors assist each student in registration and provide advisory services in academic, interpersonal, school-related and personal areas. These services are provided to assist students in the completion of their education at Monroe.
Each student’s progress is maintained in the Degree Audit Program Evaluation. This serves as the basis of certifying that all degree or certificate requirements for graduation have been satisfied.
The college has libraries with books, periodicals and various electronic resources at all campuses. When visiting libraries, students will find computer workstations, which provide access to the Libraries’ on-line catalog, selected databases and internet resources to support graduate programs. Students may also access our “virtual collection” from home. As long as you have access to the Internet, you will be able to access our electronic resources and services.
The College provides Learning Centers at each campus where students can utilize the comprehensive array of services and facilities that are available including tutors, computer programs, and audio-visual materials.
The College Day
The offices of the King Graduate School are open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday.
Administrative offices are open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The hours for libraries and learning centers are posted at the start of each semester.
Online courses are offered where students can log onto courses at any time.
Business Honor Society
Monroe College has a chapter of Sigma Beta Delta which is the international honor society for business administration and management. The objectives of Sigma Beta Delta are to recognize and promote higher scholarship in education for business students. Induction and membership are open to graduate M.B.A. students.
The bookstores on each campus offer a variety of items including textbooks, book bags, supplies, gifts, novelties, campus wear and other sundries. The Bookstore schedules for each semester will be posted outside the bookstore, and communication through memos and faculty announcements.
MonroeCard (ID Card)
All students must have a MonroeCard and are required to carry their validated ID card at all times. You must present your ID card when requested by any staff member. You will use it for borrowing books from the library, getting student discounts on tickets, using various facilities, etc. There is a $5.00 fee to replace lost ID cards. Students will not be admitted to College facilities without a MonroeCard. There will be no exceptions to this policy.
Career Education and Development
The KGS and the Office of Career Advancement offer a range of services to help graduate students in conducting a successful job search. Through the use of assessment tools, career resources, workshops covering resume preparation, interviewing techniques, as well as opportunities for networking and job postings, we will assist you to attain your career goals.
Veterans and Military Personnel
The Office of Veterans’ Services is located in the Admissions Office in King Hall, Bronx Campus. The office provides information about admissions, the Montgomery GI Bill, Dependents’ and Survivors’ Benefits, Chapter 35 benefits, and programs available to National Guard, Reservists, and active military personnel. The counselor meets with all military applicants and continuing students and certifies students for military benefits. Monroe College evaluates military transcripts and will accept credits that are applicable to the student’s chosen major. The college may also accept applicable credits earned through DANTES testing.
Students with Disabilities
Monroe College is fully accessible to the disabled and admits those students whose credentials demonstrate that they have the motivation and capabilities to pursue successfully their academic goals at the college. All disabled students will have access to the Disabled Students’ Coordinator, who may assist applicants during the admissions process.
Once the disabled student begins class, Monroe ensures full accessibility to all required classes/services. In addition to this basic guarantee, disabled students can also request the following special support services through the Disabled Students’ Coordinator:
• Adaptive furniture
• Alternative test formats
• Note takers
• Tape recorders
• “Recording for the Blind” educational materials
Any concern with regard to compliance with these regulations should be immediately brought to the attention of the Disabled Students’ Coordinator at the campus of choice. Bronx Campus: Doris Weingrad; New Rochelle Campus: Angie Sanchez.
Office of International Programs
The Office of International Programs is located at the New Rochelle Campus and acts as the College’s liaison to the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services and the US Department of State. It serves as an advocate for international students.
The office maintains a pro-active approach to immigration advising. Accordingly, it sponsors a comprehensive international student new arrival orientation, on-going workshops, and personal advising sessions aimed at providing students with the tools necessary to maintain legal immigration status while in the United States.
Monroe College offers student residences at the New Rochelle campus. Monroe offers traditional residential housing units as well as spacious furnished apartments located within walking distance to the New Rochelle Campus; for information, contact Residence Life at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monroe College is concerned with the safety and security of all its students and staff, and for the protection of College property. Therefore, the College is committed to providing an effective public safety program at all of its campuses. The safety operation is supported by strategically located administrators and staff in each building on both campuses.
Emergency College Closings
All emergency closings will be posted on the college web site and announced on the following broadcast stations:
WFAS 103.9 WINS (AM) 1010
WFAS (AM) 1230 WOR (AM) 710
WRKS 98.7 WCBS (AM) 880
News12 The Bronx (Cable) News12 Westchester (Cable)
Faculty advisors work with the students in preparing the Creative Campus, which is a literary magazine, and the Monroe Observer, which is the college newspaper. They keep the college population informed of coming events, college news and programs, and also contain interviews, poetry and feature articles.
Students should dress respectfully, in a manner that suits a professional college student. Clothing should provide full coverage. Hats or any type of head covering may not be worn in any building or office. Exceptions will be made for documented religious or medical reasons.
Upon acceptance and registration, all students become voluntary members of the academic community at Monroe. Initial and continued participation in this community is dependent upon the students’ under-standing not only of their rights and privileges, but of their responsibilities as well. Therefore, it is understood that all students accept the obligations of this relationship as outlined in the “Code of Conduct.”
Code of Conduct
Student rights, basic to the freedom to learn, carry with them the responsibility for conduct based on mutual respect, which is compatible with the functioning of the college as a community. Enrollment at Monroe College, therefore, assumes an agreement by each student to obey the rules and regulations of the college, as well as the laws of the State of New York and the United States. Violations of these rules, regulations, and laws are subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion. Such violations include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Falsification of information to the college through forgery, alteration, or intentional misuse of college documents, records or identification;
2. Theft of, or damage to, property;
3. Failure to comply with directions, of college employees, acting in the performance of their duties;
4. Failure to show proper I.D. to requesting college employees, acting in the performance of their duties;
5. Gambling in any form;
6. Attendance in any class, or college-sponsored function, under the influence of alcoholic beverages, or narcotics and illegal drugs, or the unauthorized possession and/or sale of alcoholic beverages, narcotics or illegal drugs on the college campus;
7. Students may use classrooms for meetings only with the prior consent of the administration;
8. Students shall obey all instructions of faculty and administrative personnel, even if they may disagree with them;
9. Disruptive conduct in or near classrooms that prevents instructors from performing their functions;
10. Students shall comply with the usual standards of academic conduct; cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated;
11. Infringement upon the rights of other members of the college community by physical or verbal assault or abuse;
12. Abuse of library and/or Learning Center privileges and procedures;
13. Smoking is not permitted in any college facility;
14. Any act that interferes with normal operation of the college, or which adversely affects the student’s suit ability as a member of the college community;
15. Visitors and guests are not permitted without permission;
16. Students, who request permission to invite a guest on campus, will be held responsible and liable for any disturbances and/or inappropriate behavior of said guest.
Any student in violation of any aspect of the Code of Conduct is subject to any or all of the following penalties depending on the seriousness of the offense:
If you are subject to suspension or expulsion, you may appeal that action by requesting in writing a hearing within ten days.
Send your request for an appeal to Dean of Graduate Program.
A committee that will include administrators, faculty, and counselors will be convened to hear your appeal in person. The committee will advise you of its decision within five days of the hearing. The determination of the disciplinary committee shall be final. Any penalty imposed shall be noted on all of your appropriate student records.
As Monroe College prides itself on the respectful atmosphere it provides for its students, all students at Monroe should expect to be treated with respect, courtesy, and fairness. However, there are times that matters will arise about which reasonable people may disagree. If such a disagreement occurs, students may avail them-selves of the following procedure. Students should raise their concerns within ten calendar days of the event, which gave rise to the concern.
Problem Resolution for Classroom and Academic Matters
Students with concerns, which are related to classroom matters, should first address them with the faculty member involved. Monroe believes that open communication between faculty and student is the best approach. However, if the matter is not resolved or the student prefers not to address the faculty member, the student should discuss the matter with the KGS Office. If the matter is not successfully resolved, the student may ask that the matter be addressed by the Vice President for Academics or other appropriate administrator.
Problem Resolution for Nonacademic Matters
Students with concerns that are not academically related should first address them with the KGS Office. That office will act as a mediator with other departments in the college. Should the matter remain unresolved, the student may present the matter in writing to the Vice President, Campus Dean or other appropriate administrator for final resolution.
Charges of Discrimination - Complaint Procedures
A. Informal Resolution
1. A student who alleges that an act of discrimination has been committed shall immediately notify the Vice President for Student Affairs, at (718) 933-6700 or by mail care of:
2501 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, New York 10468
2. A potential student who alleges that his/her rights have been violated shall immediately notify the Vice President for Student Affairs. If possible, the situation will be remedied immediately. If this is not possible, a complaint form will be provided.
3. If it is found that the complainant’s allegation is valid and if the correction is within the scope of authority of the Vice President, within ten days after receipt of the complaint, the appropriate administrator will correct the situation.
B. Review of Title IX and Section 504 Vice President’s Decision
If the complaint has not been resolved by the Vice President for Student Affairs to the satisfaction of the complainant within ten days, the complainant may enter a formal complaint on the form provided by the college, and file it with the Vice President for Student Affairs who will appoint a review committee which will be composed of administrators.
The review committee will review the case and, if necessary, conduct an investigation. A decision will be made and sent to the complainant in writing within 14 days from presentation of the complaint. The action of the review committee is final.
C. Appeal to the Department of Education
Any person who has a complaint that discrimination exists in any program funded by the Department of Education and who has exhausted the college’s complaint procedure indicated above may notify the Office for Civil Rights. A complaint should be filed by letter to:
Director, Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education, Washington, DC 20201
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 Statement of Compliance
1. General Policy: Under the Authority of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, students have the right to examine certain files, records or documents which are maintained by the school pertaining to them. The school must permit students to examine such records within forty-five days after submission of a written request and to obtain copies of such records upon payment of the cost of reproduction.
Students may request the school to amend their education records on the grounds that they are inaccurate, misleading or in violation of their right of privacy. In the event that the school refuses to so amend the records, students may, after complying with the Monroe Complaint Procedure, request a hearing.
2. Education Records: Education records are all files, records or documents that contain information directly related to the students. Examples include student placement and financial aid files. Such records are maintained by and are in custody of the school. The only persons allowed access to such records are those who have a legitimate administrative or educational interest.
3. Exemptions: The following items are exempt from the Act:
a. Parents’ Confidential Statement, Financial Need Analysis Report, Federal Grants, Student Eligibility Report.
b. Confidential letters of recommendation received after 1974. The Act permits students to waive their right of access if the letters are related to admissions, employment, or honors.
c. Records about students made by teachers or administrators are maintained by and accessible only to them.
d. School security records.
e. Employment records for school employees who are not also current students.
f. Records compiled or maintained by physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, or other recognized professional or para-professionals acting or assisting in such capacities, for treatment purposes and which are available only to the persons providing the treatment.
4. Review of Records: It is the policy of the school to monitor educational records to insure that they do not contain information that is inaccurate, misleading or otherwise inappropriate. The school may destroy records that are no longer useful or pertinent to the students’ circumstances.
5. Directory Information: Directory information is that information that may be unconditionally released without the consent of the student unless the student has specifically requested that the information not be released. The college requires that such requests be made in writing to the Office of the Registrar within 15 days after students start class. Directory information includes: student’s name, address (es), telephone number(s), date and place of birth, course of study, extra-curricular activities, degrees and awards received, last school attended, post-graduation employer(s), academic awards or equivalent, and dates of attendance.
6. Access without Student Consent: The college may release student information without the student’s written consent to:
a. Other schools which have legitimate interests,
b. Other schools where students have applied for admission. In this case, students must be advised that the records are being sent and that they may receive a copy,
c. Authorized representatives of the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General of the United States, or state and local education authorities as part of an audit or program review process,
d. Attorney General of the United States or his designee in response to an ex parte order in connection with the investigation of a crime of terrorism,
e. Accrediting agencies,
f. Parents of students who are dependents for purposes of the Internal Revenue Code. However, the school is not required to release such records,
g. Appropriate persons or agencies in connection with student applications for, or receipt of, financial aid, i.e., Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services,
h. Courts, in compliance with a court order or subpoena with appropriate notification to the student, unless it is an ex parte order that does not require student notification. Appropriate persons or agencies in the event of a health or safety emergency, where such release without consent is necessary under the circum stances. In all other cases, the school shall obtain the written consent of the student prior to releasing such information to any person or organization.
In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-690 Title V Subtitle D) and the Drug- Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), please be advised of the following:
• That the possession, use and/or distribution of any controlled substance and the unauthorized and/or illegal use of alcohol are prohibited within the confines of the properties owned or leased by Monroe and at all activities sponsored by the college,
• That the sale and/or the possession of any controlled substance including marijuana is illegal under New York State Law,
• That all employees, students and guests of the college are required to comport themselves in a drug-free manner and atmosphere,
• That the Student Services Centers and the college libraries provide drug-free awareness literature and the availability of drug counseling,
• That sanctions or required rehabilitation of an employee or student convicted of work place/college grounds based drug abuse will be imposed. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action (which can include expulsion or termination of employment) and/or referral to outside authorities.
By establishing this policy, the college seeks to ensure the continuation of a very positive work environment by maintaining a drug and alcohol-free workplace.
Campus Crime Investigations
Monroe College maintains a close working relationship with the police departments responsible for the Bronx and New Rochelle campuses. The college has plans in place to expedite investigation of any violent felony offenses. This includes immediate notification of the appropriate police agency and open communication between campus safety directors and the police. Each semester, college personnel and representatives of the police meet to review plans that are in place and make recommendations for changes, if any as necessary. In the Bronx, the campus is within the jurisdiction of the 46th and 52nd precincts of the New York City Police Department. The New Rochelle campus is covered by the New Rochelle Police Department.
In the event of a circumstance where a student is deemed “missing” from campus housing, the college initiates an internal investigation that includes contacting family and friends in search of the person, interviews with faculty, staff, and students to track the person’s last known movements, and E-mail and telephone messages left with persons the individual is likely to contact. Simultaneously, the college notifies the appropriate police jurisdiction and provides updated information as that agency carries out its investigation.
Information regarding the plans for investigation of violent felony offenses and students missing from campus housing may be obtained from the director of public safety at each campus.
Campus Crime Data
Campus Crime data are available on the Monroe College website and also from the U.S. Department of Education website: http://www.ope.ed.gov/security.