Policies and Forms

College Policies

FIT’s policies connect the College’s mission to the everyday actions of its community, clarify the institution’s expectations of its individual members, mitigate institutional risk, enhance efficiency, and support the College’s compliance with laws and regulations.

A complete listing of FIT College Policies is located in the FIT Policy Library. Additionally, all FIT students should be familiar with the FIT Students Rights and Responsibilities Manual

All students are expected to read the Code of Student Conduct prior to starting their academic journey at FIT. The Code of Student Conduct outlines Prohibited Conduct at the College and outlines the disciplinary process if a student has allegedly violated the Code.

All students must be aware of the prohibited conduct described within the Sexual Misconduct Response Policy prior to their start at the institution. Students who violate the Sexual Misconduct Response Policy may be subject to disciplinary sanctions as outlined in said Policy.  

FIT is a drug- and alcohol-free campus. All students are expected to follow the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy. Students who violate the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy may be subject disciplinary sanctions as outlined within the Code of Student Conduct

Students who imitate or copy another person’s idea or written work and claim it as original or cheat, shall be subject to penalties as described in the Academic Honor Code.


Students who transfer out of the institution in the middle of their academic journey at FIT or those that are choosing to continue their academic pursuits post completion of their degree may be asked to complete a Dean’s Certification Form from the proposed institution. The Dean of Students Office shall complete the form for the student but requests that the student allow for at least five business days from time of drop-off to pick-up.

The Dean of Students Office will send out an extended absence notice to a student's Professors in cases where they are going to be absent from classes for an extended period of time (72 hours or more) due to a prolonged medical illness/injury, extended hospitalization, and/or death in the family. Supporting, verifiable documentation will need to be provided by the students in order for this notice to be sent out. Once the notice is sent, it is the responsibility of the student to communicate with each of their Professors to make up the work they miss.

An extended absence notice from the Dean of Students Office does not excuse the absence as only your Professor(s) can excuse your absence. The notice will corroborate the reasoning behind your absence. Students who must miss class for minor illnesses or routine medical appointments are expected to communicate directly with their professors about their absence. The Dean of Students Office does not provide absence notices for students who miss class for minor medical reasons.

Questions or requests should be directed to [email protected]. You may also contact the Dean of Students Office at (212) 217-3800 or stop by the office located in the Business and Liberal Arts Center, Room B-221.

FIT recognizes that students may choose to use a name other than their legal name to identify themselves. The College will use a student’s preferred name, when possible, unless the student’s legal name is required by law. At this time we request that Public Safety assist the following student in acquiring a FIT ID card utilizing their preferred name. 

The Preferred Name Form is accessible online here.  


Reporting an Incident

Students, faculty, staff and any other community members who wish to file a complaint or incident report may do so by visiting the Department of Public Safety, located at 236 West 27th Street on the first floor. Please be as specific as possible with regards to dates, times, students involved (include contact information and FIT ID number, if possible) and statements that were spoken directly to you (please use quotations) vs. those which you overheard. All complaints need to be submitted in writing. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the Dean of Students Office at (212) 217-3800 or [email protected].

The Dean of Students Office may reach out to you for clarification regarding your report. Additionally, the Office will update you on the handling of the situation while maintaining privacy confidentiality of all parties involved. Information may also only be shared with necessary parties on a need-to-know basis. If you do not hear from the Office, do not assume that the incident is not being investigated. Please note that depending on the complexity of the report or when the report was made, the follow-up from the Office may take anywhere from a few days to a longer period of time. Each incident is different. The Office does its best to protect the privacy of the reporting party, however confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. Incident reports cannot be assumed to be anonymous. As always in cases of emergencies immediately contact the Department of Public Safety at (212) 217-7777.