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Baruch College Code of Student Conduct

Regulations Governing Student Conduct

Baruch College is dedicated not only to learning and the advancement of knowledge but also to the development of ethical and responsible persons. It seeks to achieve these goals through a sound educational program and policies that encourage independence and maturity. Regulations governing student conduct have been formulated with these objectives in view.

The regulations described below have been promulgated by the duly established college authorities pursuant to Article XV, Section 15.1, of the Bylaws of the Board of Higher Education of The City of New York (see page 240). Procedures for the enforcement of campus codes are detailed in other sections of Article XV (see pages 240–42). Nothing contained herein shall conflict with the rights of The City University of New York as stated in the Rules and Regulations for the Maintenance of Campus Order pursuant to Article 129A of the Educational Law of New York State (see pages 244–45).

Members of the Baruch College community are bounded by federal, state, and municipal laws as well as by the regulations enacted by the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York and by the duly established college authorities designated by the president and dean of students. Institutional discipline is aimed at conduct that directly and significantly impairs the opportunities of members of the college community to attain their educational objectives. The rules are intended to protect the health and safety of persons in the college community and to maintain and protect property. There are, also, guidelines for the keeping of records and the sponsoring of non-classroom activities, such as lectures, concerts, athletic events, and social functions.


Sanctions can result from the commission of any of the following offenses:

  • Academic cheating or plagiarism.

  • Knowingly furnishing false information to the college, forgery, or alteration or use of college documents or instruments of identification with intent to deceive.

  • Lending a Baruch College identification card to anyone or failure to present it when requested by a duly authorized and identified college official.

  • Misrepresenting oneself as a Baruch College or City University of New York representative.

  • Violation of regulations relating to the entry and use of institutional facilities, including closing hour restrictions.

  • Physical or verbal abuse or harassment of any person on college premises or at college-sponsored or supervised functions.

  • Theft, willful destruction, damage, or misuse of college property, including library materials.

  • Theft, willful destruction, or damage of property belonging to a member of the college community on college premises.

  • Advertising, soliciting, or selling any merchandise or service or soliciting of information on campus without permission of the Office of the Dean of Students.

  • Use or sale of unlawful drugs on campus.

  • Use of alcohol on campus at other than duly authorized social functions. (The sponsoring organization must obtain prior permission from the Dean of Students or his/her authorized representative in compliance with all applicable civil laws pertaining to the consumption of alcoholic beverages and provide for adequate supervision.)

  • Gambling. The Penal Law of New York State prohibits loitering in a public place for the purpose of gambling with cards, dice, or other gambling paraphernalia.

  • Intentional disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, or other institutional activities.

  • Failure to comply with directions of duly authorized and identified college officials acting in performance of their official duties.


The commission of any of the above offenses shall be subject to the following sanctions: admonition, warning, censure, disciplinary probation, restitution, suspension, expulsion, ejection, or complaint to civil authorities. The definition of these sanctions can be found in the Baruch College Undergraduate Bulletin. The procedures for the administration of these penalties are detailed in the section on disciplinary procedures in the Baruch College Undergraduate Bulletin.

Sale and Purchase of Research Papers for Course Use

The sale or purchase of term papers, student essays, reports, and other written assignments intended for use in credit courses is prohibited. Purchase from commercial term paper firms for use as course papers is illegal and subjects a student to disciplinary proceedings.

Smoking Regulation

Smoking is prohibited in all Baruch facilities.

Academic Integrity

Integrity Matters

Academic integrity in its best form involves upholding the principles and expectations of doing one’s own work and giving credit to others for theirs. Academic integrity strengthens the educational environment by valuing original work and providing a fair environment for all students.


Baruch College Academic Honesty Policy:
Baruch College expects that students will give credit to the proper sources for their work, meet their professors’ expectations when doing group work, and prepare for and take examinations without the assistance of prohibited sources or tools.

Penalties for academic dishonesty may include academic sanctions, such as failing the course(s) in question or otherwise receiving reduced grades, and/or disciplinary sanctions, which include suspension or expulsion from the institution. To review the College’s specific policies and sanctions, please visit:

CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity:
Baruch’s policies are a reflection of the expectations set forth by the City University of New York. Check here to review the CUNY Academic Integrity policies (PDF).

Avoiding Academic Dishonesty:
There are several strategies students should use to avoid plagiarism and cheating, and to maintain academic integrity in group projects.

How to Report Academic Integrity Violations:

Please use this link ( to report any concerns of academic integrity violations. Please be prepared to provide information on the accused student, and any relevant information or evidence regarding your concerns. Download the Guide for Submitting an Academic Integrity Report (text version of the guide).

See the list of resources on academic integrity for both students and faculty, and learn the Bearcat Commitment.

For further information on matters relating to Academic Integrity, contact Dr. Annie Virkus-Estrada in the Office of the Dean of Students at (646) 312-4570, Room 3-175, Newman Vertical Campus.