Student Conduct and Community Standards


Andrew Bennett
Director of Student Life
Room 004

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (OSC) at Guttman Community College promotes a safe and secure community and enforces The City University of New York (CUNY) rules and regulations through civility, integrity, and student learning while treating each student with dignity and respect. The OSC fulfills this mission by:

  • Developing, disseminating, interpreting, and enforcing the University`s rules and regulations;
  • Educating students about institutional expectations and holding them accountable for their actions;
  • Intervening effectively when student behavior violates the University/College’s rules and regulations;
  • Supporting students during conduct experiences to foster maturity; independence, responsibility, advocacy, and life-long learning skills;
  • Offering education and awareness to the campus community; and
  • Working collaboratively with campus officials to maintain campus safety.

Each student enrolled or in attendance at Guttman Community College (GCC), and every student organization, association, publication, club or chapter shall obey:

  • The laws of the city, state, and nation
  • The Bylaws and resolutions of the City University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees, including the rules and regulations of public order pursuant to Article 129-A of the education law (Henderson Rules) ; and
  • The policies, regulations and orders of Guttman Community College.

As such, students are expected to conduct themselves as law-abiding citizens of the College at all times. Admission to GCC carries with it special privileges and imposes responsibilities. GCC is committed to the development of students’ personal and academic excellence. As voluntary members of the GCC community, students are expected to act with civility towards others in order to foster and promote an educational environment conducive to the College’s mission.

Guttman students are responsible for familiarizing themselves and adhering to the policies outlined in the Manual of Students’ Rights and Responsibilities 2019 found on the College website or by contacting Read More

The Manual covers:

  • Disciplinary Offenses: Henderson Rules of Order; CUNY Sexual Misconduct Policy; CUNY Policy on Academic Dishonesty; Admission Fraud; and CUNY Medical Withdrawal Policy.
  • Classroom Misconduct
  • Students’ Rights and Expectations
  • Student Grievance about Faculty/Staff
  • Student Conduct Process
  • What is a FSDC Hearing
  • Hearing Process
  • Disciplinary Sanctions
  • Transcript Notations

Guttman Community College (GCC) is concerned about the safety, health, and well-being of students, faculty, and staff community. In doing so, the Office is very cognizant of students’ rights and responsibilities outlined by Article XV of the CUNY Bylaws. Students can expect the following from OSC:

  • Diligent assistance, including evidence and document review;
  • Due process;
  • Explanation of University and College rules and policies;
  • Maintenance of confidentiality and privacy;
  • Professionality and balanced judgement;
  • Protection of all materials and records in accordance the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), except under certain conditions.

As one facet of its outreach effort, the College’s Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) has been established to identify, assess, and monitor students displaying levels of distress, disruption, or behavioral dysfunction that might warrant timely intervention. The team’s primary goal is to provide threat assessments and early intervention before a crisis arises. For more information, review the BIT Manual or email