Right to Know
Questions on any of these may be addressed to the President's Office. Please contact Jackie Ruegger at email@example.com or 914-740-6455.
Academic Programs and Policies
Monroe College′s academic policies are designed to encourage excellence in education and allow the student to develop his or her academic potential to the fullest.
Monroe College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (Telephone: 267.284.5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
The A.A.S. programs in Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACF-EFAC), 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095 (Telephone: 904.824.4468).
The A.A.S. programs in Business Administration and Accounting, B.B.A. programs in Business Management, Accounting, General Business, and Public Accounting and the M.B.A. program in Business Management are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th St., Overland Park, KS 66213 (Telephone: 913.339.9356).
The Practical Nurse certificate program, the A.A.S. Registered Nurse Program, and the B.S. Nursing program are accredited by the Academic Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (Telephone: 505.975.5000).
The B.S. program in Early Childhood Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036.
New York State Authorization
Monroe College curricula are registered by the New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234 (Telephone: 518.474.2593).
Monroe College is authorized by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York to grant:
- Certificates in Practical Nursing, Business, and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)
- Post Baccalaureate Extension Certificate in Bilingual Education
- Advanced Certificate in Data Science
- Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees in Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, and Human Services
- Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in Accounting, Baking and Pastry, Business Administration, Culinary Arts, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Hospitality Management, Medical Administration, Medical Assisting, Nursing, and Sports Management
- Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degrees in Accounting, Business Management, General Business, Health Services Administration, Hospitality Management, and Sports Management
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Criminal Justice, Computer Information Systems, Computer Networks and Cybersecurity, Early Childhood Education, Human Services, Nursing, Public Health, and Professional Studies
- Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree in Business Management
- Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degree in Public Administration
- Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in Public Health
- Master of Science (M.S. degrees in Accounting, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Executive Leadership in Hospitality Management, Forensic Psychology, and Health Care Administration
- Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in Early Childhood Urban Education/Special Education
- Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in Childhood Urban Education/Special Education
Contact Karenann Carty, Senior Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs, 646.393.8772.
Athletics Enrollment Information
Campus Emergency Response
Timely Warning Notices: Campus Safety Alerts and Crime Alerts
The Department of Public Safety will issue a crime alert for any serious incident when the safety of the community is threatened and there are enough details known about the crime to provide useful information to the community. Alerts are routinely posted in the lobbies of academic buildings, and college residence halls and housing locations. They are also e-mailed to appropriate groups based upon the nature of the alert.
Emergency Text Messaging and Telephone Calls
It is very important that students, faculty, and staff ensure that the College has accurate contact information on file should we need to reach everyone quickly in the case of an emergency.
Students should contact Student Services to update their contact information. Staff and Faculty should contact Melinda Acito in Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event of an emergency involving an imminent threat on campus, an alert will be issued via text, voicemail, and email with information and instructions. Members of the Public Safety team will also make in-person notifications to those within campus buildings when necessary and safe to do so.
Campus Public Safety
The Mission of the Monroe College Department of Public Safety is to enhance the quality of life for the entire Monroe community by maintaining a secure and open environment where the safety of all is balanced with the rights of the individual. The Department strives to accomplish its mission while adhering to its core values of Pride, Professionalism, and Service.
The success of this mission depends upon an effective working relationship between Public Safety personnel and the diverse elements of the Monroe community, including students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Critical to this relationship is mutual respect. Therefore, we pledge to respect the diverse needs and interests of the community we serve. We pledge to be diligent and relentless in the protection of both persons and property.
In return, we ask that our partners in the community assume their individual and collective responsibilities to make Monroe College a place that is free of crime, fear, and disorder, and to provide a civil and open environment that fosters learning.
The Department of Public Safety under the direction of the Vice President of Administration coordinates the College′s Emergency Management Team. This group is comprised of Public Safety command staff and senior managers from various departments within Monroe College, who meet regularly to develop and practice the implementation of emergency plans, including disaster response and evacuation. This multidisciplinary approach is an important part of the University′s emergency response and business continuity plans.
Timely Warning Notices: Campus Safety Alerts and Crime Alerts
The Department of Public Safety will issue a crime alert for any serious incident when the safety of the community is threatened and there are enough details known about the crime to provide useful information to the community. Alerts are routinely posted in the lobbies of academic buildings, College residence halls and University apartment housing locations. They are also e-mailed to appropriate groups based upon the nature of the alert.
Emergency Text Messaging and Telephone Calls
In the event of an emergency involving an imminent threat on campus, Public Safety will confirm that there is a significant emergency or dangerous situation; in conjunction with Senior Administrative Staff, they will determine the appropriate segment or segments of the campus community to receive a notification; determine the content of the notification; and utilize the College′s mass notification (text messaging and telephone) system to notify the campus community. Students and staff can register to receive real-time notifications of these emergency events. These messages are transmitted only during emergencies and are an additional real-time avenue of communication. The text messaging system is tested campus wide at least once each year.
Missing Student Notification
The term “missing student” is defined as any Monroe College student residing in an on-campus student housing facility who is reported missing from his or her residence. Reports of missing students should be made to representatives of any of the following: the Department of Public Safety (call 914.740.6854) or the Office of Residential Life, including RAs and RD′s (call 914.740.6455) for the administrative office). Whenever a Monroe College student is believed missing, the College will initiate steps to locate them or to determine why the student has not been seen. Students are under no obligation to notify the University of plans to spend time away from their residences; however, if circumstances indicate that an investigation is warranted, concerned parties should contact the Department of Public Safety. Upon notification, the Department of Public Safety will make inquiries within the College and beyond.
If the College determines that the circumstances of the missing student require a police investigation, the Department of Public Safety will notify the local police precinct. If the police determine that the student should be classified as a missing person, they will initiate their own investigation. The College will support their investigation by providing whatever technical support is appropriate, including notices, photos, schedules, and any other information relevant to the search for the missing student.
Missing Student Contact Procedures
All students residing in on-campus student housing facilities have the option of identifying a contact person or persons whom the College will notify if the student is determined to be missing by the Department of Public Safety or the local law enforcement agency. The contact information will be confidential, accessible only to authorized campus officials and law enforcement, and may not be disclosed except in a missing person investigation. When a student who resides in an on-campus student housing facility is determined to have been missing for 24 hours, the University will:
- Notify the contact person if the student has designated one, within 24 hours.
- Notify the student′s custodial parent or guardian and/or any other designated contact person within 24 hours if the student is under 18 years of age and is not emancipated.
- Inform the local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction in the area that the student is missing within 24 hours.
Annual Security Report
Monroe College′s annual Security and Fire Safety report can be found here. The Campus Crime Statistics Report (The Clery Act) requires U.S. colleges and universities receiving federal student financial aid to disclose timely and annual information about crime on and around their campuses. Recent amendments to the law have added a requirement that schools afford the victims of campus sexual assault certain basic rights and have expanded reporting requirements.
The law was amended in 2000 to require schools to notify the campus community where public “Megan’s Law” information about registered sex offenders on campus could be obtained. Our reports have also included statistics on categories for crimes that have occurred in locales adjacent to Monroe’s campuses. These are crimes committed in public areas such as sidewalks and streets immediately surrounding the campuses, non-campus buildings, and other off-campus property used by the College in direct support of its educational mission. These additional areas are reported separately from reports of crime on campus. Information about the specific location of public property included in these statistics can be obtained from the Department of Public Safety. The crimes reported are not necessarily committed against a member of the Monroe College community.
The Federal Department of Education maintains a database of crime statistics as reported by colleges and universities.
Annual Fire Safety Report
Monroe College′s annual (2019) Security and Fire Safety report can be found here.
In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008, Monroe College is required to provide two fire safety-related sources of information:
Annual Fire Safety Report: Institutions with on-campus student housing facilities must publish annually a fire safety report that provides information on campus fire safety practices and standards. Monroe College complies with this HEOA regulation by issuing each year the Monroe College Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Information contained in this annual report includes: number and cause of fires at all on-campus student housing facilities; number of fire-related deaths; related injuries; value of fire-related property damage; information on evacuation procedures; fire safety education and training programs; fire safety systems in each student housing facility; number of regular mandatory supervised fire drills; and policies on portable electrical appliances, smoking and open flames.
Fire Log: Monroe College keeps a fire log that states the nature, date, time, and general location of each fire occurring in on-campus student housing facilities. Monroe College complies with this HEOA rule by including all fire-related incidents in the daily crime and fire log. Please note that information regarding all residence hall fires and fire alarms are maintained in a database within the Department of Public Safety.
The federal Department of Education maintains a database of fire safety statistics as reported by colleges and universities.
Registered Sex Offenders
The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (section 1601 of Public Law 106-386) is a federal law enacted on October 28, 2000, that provides for the tracking of convicted, registered sex offenders enrolled as students at institutions of higher education, or working or volunteering on campus. The Act amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act to require sex offenders already required to register in a state to provide notice, as required under state law, of each institution of higher education in that state at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student. It also mandates that state procedures ensure that this registration information is promptly made available to law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction where the institutions of higher education are located and that it is entered into appropriate state records or data systems.
A listing of all registered sex offenders in New York State is maintained by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.
Registered Sex Offenders, New Rochelle
In accordance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, information concerning registered sex offenders in New Rochelle may be obtained from the Criminal Investigation Unit of the New Rochelle Police Department. The New Rochelle Police Department is located at 475 North Avenue, New Rochelle, New York. A representative from the records department will be able to assist you between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. For more information please call (914) 654-2230.
Registered Sex Offenders, Bronx
In accordance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, information concerning registered sex offenders in the Bronx may be obtained from the local precinct. A representative from the records department will be able to assist you between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. For more information please call the police agencies having jurisdiction on our campus. They are the 52 Precinct, 3016 Webster Avenue, 718-220-5811 and the 46 Precinct, 2120 Ryer Avenue, 718-220-5211.
Reporting Sex Offense
To report a sexual offense, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking to Monroe College, please contact the Title IX Coordinator (Bronx Campus: Tina Serrano at email@example.com / New Rochelle Campus: Paula Green at firstname.lastname@example.org), the Department of Safety, or any administrator.
For more information, please see Monroe College Code of Conduct
CARES Act Student Aid Grants
Monroe computing policies include selected policies that fall under the purview of Monroe College's Information Technology department and does not represent a complete list of Monroe College's policies.
IT policies set out the procedures for information technology at Monroe College and adherence to the Computing Policies herein is essential to the establishment and maintenance of an integrated information technology environment that supports the College's academic programs, administrative functions, computer labs, and classrooms.
Any access or use of IT resources and/or services that interferes, interrupts, or conflicts with these purposes is not acceptable.
Students With Disabilities
Accommodations for students with disabilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Extended time
- Distraction free testing environment
- Notification sent to Faculty and Testing Centers on campus
- Assistance with Unlocking alarmed doors
- Recorders and calculators
- Assistance with evacuating
Monroe College is accessible to students with disabilities and admits those students whose credentials demonstrate they have the motivation and capabilities to successfully pursue their academic goals at the college. All students with disabilities have access to a Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities on each campus:
Bronx Campus: Tina Serrano • Tserrano@monroecollege.edu
New Rochelle Campus: Saadia Del Llano • email@example.com
Drug Free Workplace
The Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations (34 CFR Part 86) of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) require an institution of higher education (IHE) such as Monroe College to certify it has implemented programs to prevent the abuse of alcohol and use or distribution of illicit drugs both by Monroe students and employees, both on its premises and as a part of any of its activities. You can view the document here.
What is FERPA?
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 protects the confidentiality of student records. FERPA governs (1) the release of educational records maintained by the college and (2) access to these records. FERPA Release Form
Who is protected under FERPA?
Students who are currently enrolled in Monroe College or formerly enrolled regardless of their age or status in regard to parental dependency. Parents of students termed "dependent" for income tax purposes may have access to the student's educational records. The College does not permit the release of education information of deceased students for 25 years after their death unless authorized by the executor of the deceased student's estate or parents, or next of kin, if an executor has not been appointed.
What are the rights of a student under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act?
The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day that the College receives a request for access:
Students should submit to the Office of the Registrar, written requests that identify the records they wish to inspect. The College official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the College official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading:
Students may ask the College to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the College decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the College will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
The right to consent to the disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent:
One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the College has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Regents; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request the College discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Monroe College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education
600 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, D.C. 20202-4605
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.
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.
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 College. The only persons allowed access to such records are those who have a legitimate administrative or educational interest.
Exemptions: The following items are exempt from the Act:
- Parents’ Confidential Statement, Financial Need Analysis Report, Federal Grants, Student Eligibility Report.
- 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.
- Records about students made by teachers or administrators are maintained by and accessible only to them.
- School security records.
- Employment records for school employees who are not also current students.
- Records compiled or maintained by physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, or other recognized professionals or para-professionals acting or assisting in such capacities, for treatment purposes and which are available only to the persons providing the treatment.
Review of Records: It is the policy of the school to monitor educational records to ensure 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.
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 datecs of attendance.
Access Without Student Consent: The College may release student information without the student’s written consent to:
- Other schools which have legitimate interests.
- 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.
- 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.
- Attorney General of the United States or their designee in response to an ex parte order in connection with the investigation of a crime of terrorism.
- Accrediting agencies.
- Parents of students who are dependents for purposes of the Internal Revenue Code. However, the school is not required to release such records.
- Appropriate persons or agencies in connection with student applications for, or receipt of, financial aid, i.e., Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services.
- 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 circumstances. In all other cases, the school shall obtain the written consent of the student prior to releasing such information to any person or organization.
What are Educational Records?
Educational records are those records, files, documents, or other materials that contain information directly related to a student and that are maintained by any employee or an agent of the college.
Educational Records DO NOT Include:
- Records made by College personnel that are the sole possession of the maker and not revealed to any other person
- Records maintained by the College Police for law enforcement purposes
- Counseling and medical records
- Alumni records
- Employment records relating to an individual who is employed by the College not as a result of their status as a student
- Records of individuals who have applied to the College, but have not attended
- Directory information
What does FERPA say about the rights of parents regarding student records?
At the post-secondary level, parents have no inherent rights to inspect a student's education records. The right to inspect is limited solely to the student. Records may be released to parents only if one of the following conditions has been met:
- Through the written consent of the student
- In compliance with a subpoena
- In connection with some health or safety issues
- By submission of evidence that the parent declare the student as a dependent on their most recent Federal Income Tax form
Monroe College is not required to disclose information from the student's education records to any parent of a dependent student. However, it may exercise its discretion to do so.
At Monroe College, what is considered Directory Information? How can a student request that directory information be withheld?
The following items are designated "Directory Information" and may be released at the discretion of Monroe College. Students may request that directory information not be disclosed by completing an "Authorization to Withhold Directory Information" form and returning it to the Office of the Registrar or the Office of Student Affairs. Please consider carefully the consequences of this decision. Should you decide not to release any of the information, any request for such information from Monroe College will be refused.
- Address (local, home, and email)
- Dates of Attendance
- Enrollment Status
- Date and Place of Birth
- Degrees conferred
- Past and present participation in officially recognized sports and non-curricular activities
- Physical factors (height, weight) of athletes
- Previous educational institutions most recently attended
What are some of the circumstances in which personally identifiable information will be disclosed by the College?
- Prior consent of student
- To authorized representatives of the following government entities:
— Comptroller General of the United States
— Secretary of Education
— U.S. Attorney General for law enforcement purpose
- To agents acting on behalf of the institution (e.g. National Student Clearinghouses)
- To parents of a dependent student
- To comply with a judicial order or subpoena
- "Student Recruiting Information" to military recruiters for recruiting purposes only (Solomon Amendment). Student recruiting information is name, address, telephone listing, age (or year of birth), level of education, and major
- To authorized representatives of the Department of Veterans Affairs for students receiving educational assistance from the agency
What are the steps for students wishing to release information to their parents on a one-time basis only/or permanent basis?
Students wishing to grant permission for release of student records to parents on a one-time or permanent basis must complete the appropriate form. See approved forms by visiting the links below:
For a complete listing of all Financial Aid and Resources, please visit the Monroe College Financial Aid section of the website.
Financial Aid Code of Ethics
The following Code of Conduct was last updated by NASFAA's Board of Directors in November 2019. Subject to enforcement procedures that went into effect July 1, 2015, NASFAA institutional members of NASFAA will ensure that:
No action will be taken by financial aid staff that is for their personal benefit or could be perceived to be a conflict of interest.
- Employees within the financial aid office will not award aid to themselves or their immediate family members. Staff will reserve this task to an institutionally designated person to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.
- If a preferred lender list is provided, it will be compiled without prejudice and for the sole benefit of the students attending the institution. The information included about lenders and loan terms will be transparent, complete, and accurate. The complete process through which preferred lenders are selected will be fully and publicly disclosed. Borrowers will not be auto-assigned to any particular lender.
- A borrower's choice of a lender will not be denied, impeded, or unnecessarily delayed by the institution, even if that lender is not included on the institution's preferred lender list.
- No amount of cash, gift, or benefit in excess of a de minimis amount shall be accepted by a financial aid staff member from any financial aid applicant (or their family), or from any entity doing business with or seeking to do business with the institution (including service on advisory committees or boards beyond reimbursement for reasonable expenses directly associated with such service).
Information provided by the financial aid office is accurate, unbiased, and does not reflect preference arising from actual or potential personal gain.
Institutional financial aid offers and/or other institutionally provided materials shall include the following:
- A breakdown of individual components of the institution's Cost of Attendance, designating all potential billable charge
- Clear identification of each aid being offered, indicating type of aid, i.e. gift aid (grant, scholarship), work, or loan
- Standard terminology and definitions, using NASFAA's glossary of terms
- Renewal requirements for each aid being offered
All required consumer information is displayed in a prominent location on the institutional web site(s) and in any printed materials, easily identified and found, and labeled as "Consumer Information."
Financial aid professionals will disclose to their institution any involvement, interest in, or potential conflict of interest with any entity with which the institution has a business relationship.
Refer to NASFAA's Statement of Ethical Principles, Enforcement Procedures, as well as the Ethical Principles, Code of Conduct and Enforcement Procedures Q&A for more information about NASFAA's ethical guidelines and how they are enforced. To report a potential violation of NASFAA's Code of Conduct, refer to the Ethics Complaint Submission Form.
Publication Date: 11/8/2019
Graduation and Retention Rates
New York State Public Law 2165 requires all students to provide the College with proof that they are immune to measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). Acceptable forms of proof include:
- Childhood immunization records showing the exact dates of shots
- Positive blood test results (titres)
- The completion of this form by your health care provider, including signature.
New York State Public Law 2167 requires the College to distribute information about meningococcal disease (meningitis) and vaccination to all students. The College is required to have one of the following documents:
- Proof of meningococcal meningitis immunization within the past 10 years
- Acknowledgement of meningococcal disease risks and a signed refusal by the student to provide evidence of immunization.
Students born BEFORE January 1, 1957 are not required to show proof of MMR immunization; they are, however, still required to complete the meningitis vaccination response below.
Meningitis is rare. However, when it strikes, its flu‐like symptoms make diagnosis difficult. If not treated early, meningitis can lead to swelling of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal column, resulting in severe and permanent disabilities, such as hearing loss, brain damage, seizures, limb amputation, and even death.
Cases of meningitis among teens and young adults 15 to 24 years of age have more than doubled since 1991. The disease strikes about 3,000 Americans each year and claims about 300 lives. Between 100 and 125 meningitis cases occur on college campuses and as many as 15 students will die from the disease.
A vaccine is available that protects against four types of the bacteria that cause meningitis in the United States – types A, C, Y and W‐135. These types account for nearly two‐thirds of the meningitis cases among college students. If you wish to obtain a vaccination against this disease, contact your physician for availability and cost.
For additional information on meningitis, you can log on to:the State of New York Department of Public Health.
|Monroe College Office of the Registrar
West Hall, 2467 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10468
Phone: (718) 933‐6700 • Fax: (718) 220‐3032
Nursing Mothers Accommodations
Monroe College is committed to the health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, and is proud to support the needs of nursing mothers on campus. Our Nursing Mothers Accommodation Policy applies to all nursing women on campus.
Refund and Withdrawal Policies
Cancellation Prior To Beginning Of Classes
There will be no financial liability for students who withdraw prior to the beginning of classes with the exception:
- Non-refundable Admissions Fee (charged to all first-time freshmen and re-admit students)
- Any bookstore liability incurred
Withdrawal From College After Beginning Of Classes
Unofficial Withdrawal: An unofficial withdrawal takes place when a student does not provide the College with official notification. In such cases, the date of withdrawal will be based on the best available academic record. After two or more consecutive weeks of non-attendance, the College may unofficially withdraw a student.
Please note: Attendance for Monroe Online students is based on submission of work each week.
Official Withdrawal: An official withdrawal takes place when students notifiy the College of their need to withdraw by any one of the following methods.
- In person
- By telephone
- By letter
- By email
- By fax
The actual date of withdrawal for Return To Title IV (R2T4) purposes will be based on the best available academic information. See section on Retention of Financial Aid as a Result of Withdrawal.
The College strongly recommends an in-person visit so that withdrawal can be expedited. One-on-one counseling is provided which results in students being well informed regarding all the ramifications of their specific withdrawal, i.e., a delay in graduation, potential financial liability, and/or potential loss of future financial aid due to academic pursuit requirements.
Financial Responsibilities For Both Official And Unofficial Withdrawals
If a student withdraws or is dismissed after classes begin, they will be responsible for the administrative fee, actual bookstore charges, and a percentage of tuition as shown on the following chart: (See additional charts for Housing and Meal Plan cost adjustments as a result of withdrawing from the college.)
During the 1st week
During the 2nd week
During the 3rd week
During the 4th week
During the 5th week
During the 6th week
During the 7th week
During the 8th week
During the 9th week and after
|Amount of Tuition Liability
Students who do not officially withdraw from the College by the twelfth week of the semester will receive grades submitted by the faculty.
Students who withdraw or are administratively withdrawn from the College must satisfy all financial obligations with the Bursar.
Housing And Meal Plan Refund Policy
Refunds will be processed only after the withdrawal and move-out procedures have been completed. Students who are administratively terminated from housing for violating College and Residence Life policies are ineligible for a refund.
If a student withdraws from the College or decides to move out of the dorm during the semester, the student’s liability is as follows:
Student’s Liability For Cost Of Dorm
During the 1st week
During the 2nd week
During the 3rd week
During the 4th week
During the 5th week or after
|Amount of Tuition Liability
If a student withdraws from the college, or enrolled student cancels the meal plan during the semester, the refund will be based on the dormitory refund policy. However, the student will be liable for the higher of the actual amount used or the refund policy amount.
Unused funds related to the meal plan during the semester are not refundable if the student has not withdrawn from the college.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
To remain eligible for federal Title IV aid, students must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of their degree. Satisfactory academic progress (SAP) is measured by a qualitative standard (students must maintain a minimum GPA) and a quantitative standard (students must earn a percentage of credits attempted.) Monroe College monitors SAP at the end.
Sexual Misconduct Policy
Student Code of Conduct
The Student Code of Conduct sets forth certain standards required of all students and outlines the disciplinary process created to preserve a safe, secure learning environment. Inappropriate behaviors that are contrary to the College’s mission will not be tolerated.
This Student Code of Conduct contains policies that establish standards of behavior for students at Monroe College relating to:
- Academic honesty
- Alcohol and drugs
- Endangering the safety of others
- Discriminatory and other harassment
- Disruptive conduct
- Failure to comply
- False Information
- Fire Safety
- Misuse of Materials, Services, or Property
- Residence Hall Regulations
- Sexual Misconduct
- Student Clubs and Organizations
- Weapons, Dangerous Instruments, and Explosive Chemicals or Devices
This Code of Conduct also outlines:
- Disciplinary Process
- Student Sanctions
1. Academic Honesty
All students must be honest and forthright in their academic studies. To falsify the results of one’s research, to steal the words or ideas of another, to cheat on an assignment, or to allow or assist another to commit these acts corrupts the educational process. Students are expected to do their own work and neither give nor receive unauthorized assistance. The College’s policies on academic honesty are described in the Code of Academic and Scholarly Integrity, and are administered by the Academic Affairs offices on each campus under the oversight of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
2. Alcohol and Drugs
Alcohol: Monroe College’s campuses are dry, which means that alcohol possession and/or consumption is prohibited at all times on College property, including within and around all buildings and facilities. All students must comply with applicable laws and these alcohol regulations.
Important note regarding alcohol/drug use: The College will not punish any student who is the victim or witness of sexual misconduct at or near the time while they are under the influence of alcohol/drugs. Please see the Alcohol/Drug Amnesty policy in the College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, for more information.
Prohibited Activities: The College prohibits alcohol intoxication (regardless of age), as well as the unauthorized possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale, or distribution of alcohol, and driving while impaired due to alcohol consumption while residing in the dormitory. Specifically, this offense includes, but is not limited to:
- The possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale, or distribution of alcohol by anyone under the legal age to do so.
- Alcohol in Residence Halls: No resident may possess or consume alcohol anywhere on campus including a student’s room. Possession of an open container or consumption of alcoholic beverages in any area on the campus is strictly prohibited.
- Use of Alcohol Off-Campus: The College accepts no responsibility for the possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale, or distribution of alcoholic beverages by students off-campus, including at events or functions sponsored by others. A student hosting or attending an off-campus function should be aware of the applicable laws regarding alcohol and should be aware that the College may also pursue student conduct charges for such behavior.
Drugs: The illegal possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale or distribution of drugs and drug paraphernalia is prohibited. Any violations of this drug policy may be subject to sanctions by the College and may be reported to all appropriate law enforcement authorities. All College buildings, including residence halls, are designated as smoke-free for all substances.
Important note regarding drug/alcohol use: The College will not punish any student who is the victim or witness of sexual misconduct at or near the time while they are under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Please see the Alcohol/Drug Amnesty policy in the College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, https://www.monroecollege.edu/Title-IX-andSexual-Misconduct/, for more information.
Definitions: The term "drugs” broadly includes, but is not limited to, any stimulant, intoxicant (other than alcohol as it is covered above), nervous system depressant, hallucinogen, or other chemical substance, compound or combination, including any otherwise lawfully available product, which has not specifically been prescribed for that student at the dose consumed according with the current prescription, or used for any purpose other than its intended use.
The term “drug paraphernalia” broadly includes any material, product, instrument, or item used to create, manufacture, distribute, use, or otherwise manipulate any drug and includes, but is not limited to, bongs or marijuana pipes, grinders, vaporizers, hypodermic needles, and syringes.
Prohibited Activities: Specific violations of this standard include, but are not limited to:
- The possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale, or distribution of any illegal drug or drug paraphernalia, prescription, or prescription drug not prescribed to the student; b) The transfer, delivery, or manufacture or intent to transfer, deliver, or manufacture any drug or drug paraphernalia;
- The transfer, delivery, or manufacture or intent to transfer, deliver, or manufacture any drug or drug paraphernalia;
- The possession of a prescription or prescription drug not issued to the student;
- The misuse, sale, delivery, or transfer of a prescription or prescription drug;
- Driving while impaired by any drug, whether it be legal or illegal, while residing in the dormitory; or
- A violation of any applicable local, state, or federal law relating to drugs or drug paraphernalia.
3. Endangering the Safety of Others
A student shall not endanger the lives or safety of oneself or others.
Prohibited Activities: Specific violations of this standard include, but are not limited to:
- Creating an unsafe condition or environment that could cause harm to the student or others;
- Acting in a manner that endangers or reasonably could endanger the health, safety, or welfare of the student or anyone else; or
- Instigating, participating, or otherwise encouraging others to engage in a fight, riot, or other disruption.
4. Discriminatory Behaviors and Other Harassment
Any verbal, written, or physical conduct toward another that unreasonably creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive learning, living, or working environment or unreasonably interferes with an individual’s academic or work performance is prohibited.
5. Disruptive Conduct
A student shall not impair, interfere with, or obstruct the orderly conduct, process or function of the College or any of its students, faculty members, College officials, guests, or the surrounding community.
Specific violations of this standard include, but are not limited to:
- Committing or threatening to commit any act of physical violence against self or another. This includes, but is not limited to, hitting, kicking, scratching, punching, shaking, slapping, burning, or restraining;
- Threatening the health, safety, or welfare of another;
- Interfering with the freedom of movement of another;
- Invading the privacy of another;
- Interfering with the right of another to enter, use, or leave any College building, facility, property, service, resource, or activity;
- Interfering with a faculty member or College staff member in the performance of their duty;
- Interfering with the freedoms of speech, religion, or association of another;
- Making, exhibiting, or producing any inappropriate, loud, or disruptive noise or behavior or cursing in public places on the campus;
- Acting recklessly or in a manner that causes a disruption to the orderly function or operation of the College;
- Exhibiting public nudity or lewd behavior; or
- Interacting with cell phones or other electronic devices without an academic purpose and causing disruption in the classroom.
6. Failure to Comply
It is a violation to ignore, disobey, disregard, or otherwise violate any provision of this Code of Conduct; rules or processes of student conduct hearings or proceedings; reasonable directives, or orders from College administrators, campus Public Safety, or law enforcement; or any other applicable rule of the College.
7. False Information
Making a false or misleading oral or written statement to any College official, staff member, or faculty member (including, but not limited to, with respect to an application for admission, financial aid, residency classification, or participation in any special programs sponsored by the College) when the student knew or should have known the statement was false is prohibited.
8. Fire Safety
A student shall not engage in any behavior that creates a fire hazard nor shall a student inhibit or impede another person who is responding to a fire hazard.
Prohibited Activities: Specific violations of this standard include, but are not limited to:
- Setting or causing a fire;
- Tampering with, misusing, or damaging fire or safety equipment, such as fire alarms, heat sensors, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, or hoses;
- Blocking or otherwise preventing the use of a fire exit, including hallways, windows, doors, and stairwells;
- Failing to immediately exit any College facility or building when a fire alarm has been activated, or hindering or impairing the orderly evacuation of any College building or facility; or
- Disobeying the command of any College official or faculty member in connection with a fire, alarm, or other safety or security measure.
9. Guests on Campus
Students are responsible for the behavior of their guests and must ensure that guests comply with College regulations, including the standards in this Code of Conduct. Guests are not allowed in residential dormitories overnight without special permission from the Office of Residence Life. Guests visiting dormitories must comply with specific days and times established by the Office of Residence Life.
10. Misuse of Materials, Services, or Property
A student shall not misuse any material, service, or property belonging to the College or another party.
Prohibited Activities: Specific violations of this standard include, but are not limited to:
- Destroying, damaging, or misusing any property belonging to another;
- Destroying, damaging, misusing, reproducing, altering, or defacing any student identification card, College-provided key or access card, residence hall key or access card, laboratory equipment, emergency phone, athletic equipment, or any material issued or owned by the College;
- Destroying, damaging, or defacing any College building, facility, or property; or
- Impairing or otherwise hindering another’s use of a College material, service, or property.
11. Residence Hall Regulations
All students shall comply with all provisions of this Student Code of Conduct, and any additional rules and responsibilities related to students living on campus are set forth in the signed Housing Agreement administered by the Office of Residence Life.
12. Sexual Misconduct (see separate Sexual Misconduct Policy)
Sexual misconduct includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sex discrimination. All incidents of sexual misconduct will be resolved through the College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy.
13. Student Clubs and Organizations
Student clubs and organizations must adhere to the same standards of conduct applicable to individual students.
Students may not take or possess the property of the College, its guests, or any member of the College community without right or permission.
15. Weapons, Dangerous Instruments, and Explosive Chemicals or Devices
The possession, use, or threat of use of any object that may reasonably be believed to cause physical injury to another person is prohibited.
Prohibited Activities: Specific violations of this policy include, but are not limited to, the possession, use or threat of use of any of the following items:
- Any deadly weapon, defined as any instrument, item, or material readily capable of causing death or serious physical injury;
- Any firearm (including any weapon or instrument from which a shot, projectile, or other object may be discharged by force, whether operable or inoperable, loaded or unloaded) or ammunition;
- Any BB gun, pellet gun, air rifle, paint gun, or toy gun which, based on color, design, or appearance, would be considered by a reasonable person to be an actual firearm;
- Any knife (other than an ordinary pocketknife carried in a closed position, with a blade of three inches or less, or cutlery of a reasonable size when used in a kitchen or other food preparation area); or
- Any explosive chemical or device including a substance or a combination of substances possessed or prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration, or detonation, including fireworks and illegal or potentially dangerous chemicals.
Note: Possession of a license to possess or use any of the above items shall not constitute a defense of any violation of this section.
Student Refund Disbursements
Monroe College has partnered with BankMobile Disbursements to give students a choice of how to receive their refunds. For more information about BankMobile, visit this link: http://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoices/.
View our institution’s contract with BankMobile.
For further information, please contact the Bursar's Office:
|Bronx Campus • (646) 393-8239 or 8514
New Rochelle Campus • (914) 740-6861 or 6701
Tuition and Fees
The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®
- Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® Eligibility: The Post-9/11 G.I. BilL® is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. The student must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®
- Applications can be made online at: VA benefits or by calling 888.442.455
- Monroe Tuition and Fees covered by the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill®:
Full time students: Students are encouraged to apply for the federal Pell grant and NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) by completing their FAFSA at www.fasfa.gov. and at www.tapweb.org for the NY State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).
Students’ Federal Title IV aid (Pell, SEOG, Direct Loans) will not be used in calculating students VCH33 eligibility.
- Stipend for books and supplies, up to $1000 annually
- Transfer of Eligible Benefits (TEB) to dependent spouse or children.
- Service members who are enrolled in the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® may be able to transfer unused education benefits to their dependent spouse or children.
For further information about veteran’s educational benefits contact Monroe Veteran’s Affairs Liaison,
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available.
State Grievance Reporting
Monroe College's Information Technology Department (IT) is the department, office, and administrative unit with technological responsibility for the acquisition, operation, and maintenance of the College's computing and network resources.
The mission of the IT Department is to enable Monroe College to achieve its institutional goals through the effective and secure use of technology.
The principal objective of the IT Department is to provide reliable, consistent, high quality, cost-effective, and secure service to Monroe College's community which will ensure that the College's institutional, constituent, and community objectives are met as well as for the advancement of Monroe College's educational, research, and service objectives. Learn more about:
Data Classification Guidelines
Data Governance & Classification Policy
Data Incident Response, Reporting & Investigation