FIT policies are available online through the College Policy Library and on the Student Rights and Responsibilities Webpage. The College must establish standards of conduct essential to its effective and orderly function as an educational institution. The policies were prepared to guide all members of our student body. All who become members of our community have an obligation to support and obey college regulations, and all local, state, and federal laws. These policies include but are not limited to, the Code of Student Conduct, Sexual Misconduct Response, and FERPA.
Code of Student Conduct
FIT expects students to conduct themselves as responsible and ethical members of the community. In particular, students are expected to refrain from conduct that threatens or endangers the health, safety, and welfare of their community. Those who do not comply are subject to disciplinary action by the College and, where applicable, may face action by federal, local, and/or state authorities. To access the full Code of Student Conduct, please visit this page.
Sexual Misconduct Response
The State University of New York and the Fashion Institute of Technology are committed to providing options, support, and assistance to victims/survivors of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking to ensure that they can continue to participate in college/university-wide and campus programs, activities, and employment. To learn more about the College’s process, procedures, and support resources, please read the Sexual Misconduct Response Policy. You may also take a look at the Sexual Misconduct Student Bill of Rights, which applies to students reporting or otherwise involved in instances of sexual misconduct covered by FIT policy.
Victims/survivors have many options that can be pursued simultaneously, including one or more of the following:
- receiving resources, such as counseling and medical attention;
- confidentially or anonymously disclosing a crime or violation;
- making a report to: Title IX Coordinator at (212) 217-3360 or [email protected]; Department of Public Safety at (212) 217-7777; Dean of Students Office at (212) 217-3800 or [email protected]; NYPD Special Victims Division at 646 610.7272; and/or family court or civil court.
Additional resources and detailed information on the support and assistance these resources can provide is available in the Sexual Misconduct Response Policy.
FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) is a federal law that protects the privacy of personally identifiable information contained in student education records and establishes the rights of students to inspect and review their education records and, in certain circumstances, the right to request the record be amended. The law limits the rights of institutions to disclose education records and, in certain circumstances, the right to request the record be amended. The law limits the rights of institutions to disclose education records or information contained in such records without the student’s written consent. This includes parents. At the collegiate level parents have no inherent rights to a student’s education record. There are exceptions when designated personnel within the institution may see the records in order to protect the health or safety of students or other persons. FERPA also requires that campuses notify students on an annual basis. The law allows an eligible student to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education Concerning any failures by the Fashion Institute of Technology (“FIT”) to comply with the federal requirements of the Act. This policy responds to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law that protects the privacy of personally, identifiable information contained in student education records. This law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.