Visitor and Guest Code of Conduct


The Code of Conduct for Visitors and Guests (Code of Conduct) is designed to promote and preserve a safe environment for all who attend and participate in school-sponsored events or use school services.  All members of the campus community need to be aware of conduct that may adversely affect the school’s educational function, or disrupt or interfere with the rights of others to pursue their education, conduct their school duties and responsibilities, or to participate in school activities.  Toward that end, the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York adopts the following Code of Conduct for Visitors and Guests.

  1. Scope

The Newmark Graduate School of Journalism may take action against any Visitor or Guest for an offense under the Code of Conduct when such offense occurs on school premises, as part of a school-sponsored event, or in connection with school activities.  “Visitor” and “Guest” are understood to mean any person who is neither a student of the school nor a member of its faculty or staff.

  1. Action Subject to Sanctions

No Visitor or Guest shall intentionally obstruct and/or forcibly prevent others from the exercise of their rights.  Nor shall he or she interfere with the school’s educational process or facilities, or the rights of those who wish to avail themselves of any of the school’s instructional, personal, administrative, and community services.  Appropriate procedures and sanctions will be applied to any Visitor or Guest who commits, or attempts to commit, any of the following:

  1. Actions that can cause physical harm to any person or to the property of others, including that of the school.
  2. Engaging in any type of sexual assault.
  3. Interfering with the freedom of expression, movement or activity of any person.
  4. Committing theft of property or services, or possessing property that is known to be stolen, or damaging the property of others, including that of the school.
  5. Failing to comply with the directions of school officials, including those of campus public safety officers when performing their duties.
  6. Willfully refusing to leave the campus or site of a school-sponsored event when requested to do so by a School official for having committed, or threatening to commit, or inciting others to commit, any act which would disrupt, interfere with or obstruct the processes, procedures or functions of the School.
  7. Engaging in illegal use, possession, or distribution of any controlled substance, illegal drug or alcohol.
  8. Engaging in the use, possession, or storage of any weapon or dangerous material that can be used to inflict bodily harm or damage to property, with the exception of a firearm that has been expressly authorized in writing by the Dean or designee.

Engaging in disorderly or indecent conduct.

  1. Misusing school computing resources by intentionally making or receiving, accessing, altering, using, providing or in any way tampering with files, programs, passwords or hardware belonging to other computer users or to the school without prior authorization.
  2. Violating the terms of any sanction imposed in accordance with this Code.
  3. Sanctions

A person who violates any of the rules set forth in Section 2 above, depending on the infraction, may be subject to a warning (verbal or written), denial of access to school or other CUNY-sponsored events, arrest, removal and/or bar to campus, and possible adverse action with respect to future employment or admission.

  1. Implementation

The Dean of the school may adopt such procedures, rules or regulations as deemed necessary to implement this Code of Conduct.