Campus Rules and Regulations

In accordance with the requirements of the Education Law of the State of New York, the Trustees of Icahn School of Medicine of New York University has adopted rules for the maintenance of order in the School and have established a program for their enforcement. Following is the text of the statement of rules of conduct.

The Trustees of Icahn School of Medicine of New York University (hereinafter called the "School") do hereby adopt the following Rules and Regulations for the maintenance of public order on the campus of the School and other property used for educational purposes and do establish a program for the enforcement of such Rules and Regulations, and do hereby authorize the Dean of the School to file a copy thereof with the Regents and the Commissioner of Education pursuant to Article 129-A of the Education Law of the State of New York.

  1. Rules of Conduct

    1. All members of the School community, including faculty, students, members of the staff of the School, and all visitors and other licensees and invitees, are expected to obey national, state, and local laws, as well as applicable Mount Sinai policies.
    2. All members of the School community are prohibited from conduct which is proximate cause of or does unreasonably and unduly impede, obstruct, or interfere with the orderly and continuous administration and operation of the School in the use of its facilities and the achievement of its purposes as an educational institution or in its rights as a campus proprietor. Such conduct shall include, but is not limited to, that which is the actual or proximate cause of any of the following:
      1. Unreasonable interference with the rights of others
      2. Intentional damage to School property
      3. Unauthorized occupancy of classrooms, laboratories, libraries, faculty and administrative offices, patient care facilities, auditoriums, public halls and stairways, recreational areas, and any other facilities used by the School (unauthorized occupancy being defined as failure to vacate any such facility when duly requested by the Dean, an Associate Dean, an Assistant Dean, a Hospital administrator of similar responsibility, a Department Chairperson or Center Director of the School)
      4. Malicious use of or intentional damage to personal property, including records, papers, and writings of any member of the School community
      5. Any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or involves the forced consumption of liquor or drugs for the purpose of initiation into or affiliation with any organizations. The penalties set forth below are in addition to any penalty pursuant to the penal law or any other chapter to which the violator or organization may be subject for violation of this paragraph.
    3. Visitors and other licensees and invitees shall at all times conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with the maintenance of public order on the premises of the School or of the Hospital. They may not impede, obstruct, or interfere with the orderly and continuous administration and operation of the School in the use of its facilities and the achievement of its purposes as an educational institution, or in its rights as a campus proprietor. Their privilege to remain on School or Hospital property shall terminate upon decision by the Dean, an Associate Dean, an Assistant Dean, a Hospital administrator of similar responsibility, a Department Chairperson or Center Director of the School that they are in violation of these Rules and Regulations. The reinstitution of this privilege shall be subject to review by representatives of the students, faculty, and administration.
    4. Nothing contained in any of the foregoing Rules and Regulations is intended to nor shall it be construed to limit or restrict freedom of speech or of peaceful assembly, or other individual rights guaranteed by the Constitution.
  2. Program of Enforcement

    1. Invitees, Licensees, and Trespassers: When the Dean, an Associate Dean, an Assistant Dean, a Hospital administrator of similar responsibility, a Department Chairperson or Center Director of the School in his/her discretion determines that the privilege of an invitee or licensee to be on School or Hospital premises should be withdrawn, he/she shall ask the invitee or licensee to leave the premises and the invitation or license thereby shall be terminated. A trespasser has no privilege of any kind to be on School or Hospital property. If any person, whether initially a trespasser, visitor, or other licensee or invitee, fails to leave School or Hospital premises upon request by any one of the above designated individuals, the School will use all reason able means to effect his/her removal.
    2. Organizations: Any organization which authorizes prohibited conduct may be subject to rescission of its privileges to operate on campus property.
    3. Members of the School Community: A member of the School community who is charged with violation of the Rules and Regulations set forth above shall be subject to disciplinary action.
  3. Violations of Rules and Regulations by Faculty

    1. When a member of the Faculty is charged by the Dean, an Associate Dean, an Assistant Dean, a Department Chairperson, a Center Director, or a School or Hospital administrator of similar responsibility with misconduct based on a violation of these Rules and Regulations, the matter shall be referred to his/her Department Chairperson or Center Director (and if the charge involves a Chairperson or Center Director, to the Dean), who will try to resolve the matter on an informal basis. The Chairperson or Center Director may request assistance from the Security Department in investigating the matter.
    2. If the matter cannot be resolved on an informal basis, a charge of misconduct shall be drawn up in writing by the Office of the Dean and delivered or mailed to the faculty member concerned and filed with the Disciplinary Tribunal. The Tribunal will hold a hearing on the charge in accord with the procedures set forth in Chapter IV.
  4. Violations of Rules and Regulations by Students

    The Student Handbook should be consulted for the procedure for dealing with violations of these Rules and Regulations by students.

  5. Violations of Rules and Regulations by Administrative Officers and Other Staff

    1. When a member of the staff of the School other than Faculty is charged by the Dean, an Associate Dean, an Assistant Dean, a Hospital administrator of similar responsibility, a Department Chairperson or Center Director of the School with misconduct based on violation of these Rules and Regulations, the charge shall be considered and determined administratively in accordance with the established practice, contractual provisions, and such procedures as the President of the School determines be appropriate.

    2. If the person against whom the charge has been brought is both an administrative officer and a member of the faculty, and the charge is of such a nature as to call into question his/her continued qualification as a member of the faculty, the case shall be considered under the guidelines set forth above for violation of the Rules and Regulations by faculty. Penalties which may be imposed include those set forth for faculty.