What Students Should Know

Students at CUNY have a number of legal rights and responsibilities. The information provided here is not a complete or exhaustive list of those rights and responsibilities but rather a guide to some of the important ones that are applicable to learning in a hybrid classroom environment.

Student Rights

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), grants rights to all CUNY students and, more broadly, students across the country. This article briefly outlines FERPA and provides a link to the CUNY policy regrading FERPA and student records access.

Student Responsibilities

CUNY students have responsibilities inside the classroom, to the University and to society at large. In hybrid classes two of the big areas of concern for student responsibilities are Academic Integrity and Copyright. The following articles explain in more detail student responsibilities in those areas.


Full List of Articles on What Students Should Know

  • (C)opyright @ CUNY

    November 18, 2012Maria Pagano
    (C)opyright @ CUNY Practical guidelines are provided based on some of the more common questions that faculty, staff, librarians, content creators, and students may have about copyright.  
  • CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity

    November 18, 2012Maria Pagano
    The CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity found in the CUNY Manual of General Policy includes definitions and examples of academic dishonesty, methods for promoting academic integrity, how to report a violation of academic integrity, and procedures for academic and disciplinary actions should a violation of academic integrity be found.
  • Guidelines for the Implementation of the Student Records Access Policy and the Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

    November 18, 2012Maria Pagano
    The Student Records Access Policy of the Board of Trustees of The City University of  New York (CUNY) provides that the University and its colleges shall be in full compliance with the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and its implementing regulations. These Guidelines contain the following four sections: (I) requirements of FERPA, (II) components of directory information which may be released without prior consent, (III) annual notification of students’ rights concerning educational records and directory information; (IV) rights of appeal to the Office of the General Counsel and Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs
  • CUNY Policy on File Sharing and Copyright Infringement

    November 18, 2012Maria Pagano
    Before you share that software, music, movie or game, you should be aware of the potential legal ramifications of doing so.  If you’re not sure of the possible leagal consequences of sharing then you might want to read the ,“Notice to the CUNY Community Regarding File Sharing and Copyright Infringement.”
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