Public Access to Records
Policy No: GO001
The New York Freedom of Information Law is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to public records of governmental bodies in New York as set forth in the Public Officers Law §§ 84–90 of Chapter 6 of Article 47 of the Consolidated Laws of New York. As applied to FIT, it makes certain business and operating records of the college available to the public. New York Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests are handled reasonably, in a responsible and respectful manner, in compliance with the law. In conformance with FOIL, the college has designated a Records Access Officer. Requests for information from the college should be directed to the Records Access Officer. Appeals for denial of access to record requests should be directed to the Records Access Appeals Officer.
Who is Affected by this Policy
- All members of the FIT community – students, faculty, administrators, and staff
- Responsible Administrator(s): General Counsel and Secretary of the College and Vice President for Human Resource Management and Labor Relations
- Responsible Office(s): The Office of the General Council and the Office of Human Resource Management and Labor Relations
- Implementation History: Issued April 1988; Updated September 2009, April 2016
- Contact(s): Records Access Officer (General Counsel and Secretary of the College) and Records Access Appeals Officer (Vice President for Human Resource Management and Labor Relations)
View Official Policy
GO001, Public Access To Records (.pdf)
This PDF document is the official version of this policy.