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NYADI Students’ Bill of Rights and Code of Conduct

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Student’s Bill of Rights and Code of Conduct

Students’ Bill of Rights

All students have the right to:

1. Make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police;

2. Have disclosures of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault treated seriously;

3. Make a decision about whether or not to disclose a crime or violation and participate in the judicial or conduct process and/or criminal justice process free from pressure by the institution;

4. Participate in a process that is fair, impartial, and provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard;

5. Be treated with dignity and to receive from the institution courteous, fair, and respectful health care and counseling services, where available;

6. Be free from any suggestion that the reporting individual is at fault when these crimes and violations are committed, or should have acted in a different manner to avoid such crimes or violations;

7. Describe the incident to as few institution representatives as practicable and not be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident;

8. Be protected from retaliation by the institution, any student, the accused and/or the respondent, and/or their friends, family and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the institution;

9. Access to at least one level of appeal of a determination;

10. Be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise a reporting individual, accused, or responding party throughout the judicial or conduct process including during all meetings and hearings related to such process; and

11. Exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or judicial or conduct process of the institution.

Student Code of Conduct

Commensurate with the career goals and academic atmosphere that prevail at NYADI, all students are expected and required to follow the rules and regulations pf NYADI and to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Any unseemly behavior that tends to distract other students and disrupt routine class procedure will not be tolerated.

“ZERO TOLERANCE” – Any disrespect; verbal, non-verbal, or physical, directed towards instructors, employees, or other students will be considered just cause for discipline, which can include suspension and or terminated.

The following are unacceptable actions:

  • practicing any form of bigotry or discrimination;
  • cheating, plagiarizing, cooperating with or assisting others to cheat or plagiarize, stealing or circulating evaluation materials, or participating in any other breach of academic integrity which gives an unfair advantage to a student(s);
  • failing to comply with the directions of authorized school officials in proper performance of their duties or failing to identify oneself to a school official when directed to do so;
  • smoking anywhere on the premises of the campus. Students who smoke outside and who block the front door of the building or adjacent doorways will also be subject to disciplinary action;
  • possessing any dangerous instrument or material that can be used to inflict injury on any individual or damage to property on the school premises or in the building;
  • using, selling or distributing drugs and substances that are prohibited by state and federal law;
  • behaving in a disorderly manner or using language or actions that are likely to encourage or incite physical violence against any individual on the premises of the campus;
  • violating regulations relating to entry or use of the premises, facilities, or resources of the campus, including unauthorized entry or occupancy, blocking access, or removing, relocating, or using property without permission;
  • stealing, damaging or defacing of campus property or the property of any other individual on the campus;
  • being on the campus under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs;
  • refusing to appear before school officials or committees of the institution in performance of proper official duties;
  • knowingly providing false information to the institution, forging, altering or using school documents with the intent to deceive, or using another individual’s ID;
  • interfering with the institution’s educational processes or facilities;
  • using duress, intimidation, threat of, or actual physical or verbal abuse that interferes with others on the campus, exercising their rights to pursue legitimate activities;
  • acting in any way that endangers the safety or security of any individual on the premises of the campus and the immediate surroundings;
  • gambling on the premises of the campus;
  • misuse, mutilation, or defacing of educational materials, institutional records or forms, or school property;
  • misuse of or tampering with fire alarms, firefighting equipment, safety equipment, or electrical equipment on the premises of the campus;
  • violation of any school regulation as stated in the catalog, Student Handbook, or posted on the institutional bulletin board.
  • violation of school uniform policy will result in the student being requested to leave the building until the policy is successfully adhered to.

Students dismissed from the school under this provision will not receive a certificate or degree. A student who is dismissed from the institution may be considered for readmission upon final review of the Dean of Academic Affairs.