Judicial Affairs Office

2113 Boylan Hall
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday evenings by appointment
P: 718.951.5352
E: discipline@brooklyn.cuny.edu


The Office of Judicial Affairs works to collaboratively with the campus community to guide students to act responsibly and educate them about the University's policies.

What We Do

The Office of Judicial Affairs is responsible for investigating and addressing complaints and concerns about student behavior. The student disciplinary process, outlined in the CUNY Bylaws, Article XV, is used to investigate alleged violations of the Rules and Regulations for the Maintenance of Public Order and other college policies.

Visit policies for a comprehensive list of Brooklyn College and CUNY policies including Title IX - Combating Sexual Assault and Unwelcomed Sexual Behavior. Additionally, a policy binder is available for review (by appointment) in the Office of Student Affairs.

Please note: Alleged Title IX or sexual misconduct violations will be investigated by the College’s Title IX Coordinator.

Student Responsibilities

All Brooklyn College students are expected to abide by all of the College’s and CUNY’s policies, rules, and regulations while on and off campus. Failure to abide by any of these rules may lead to disciplinary action.

In line with the College’s mission statement, vision and values, the Office of Judicial Affairs strongly encourages students to follow these standards of behavior:

  • Lead responsibly
  • Act ethically
  • Engage in civil dialogue and respectful interaction
  • Guide your conduct with respect and accountability

Behavioral Education and Support Team at Brooklyn College

The Brooklyn College Behavioral Education and Support Team (BEST) seeks to promote a civil campus environment and support students who may be in distress. Our work includes communication, collaboration, education and prevention with respect to behaviors of concern, while protecting the privacy and the rights of the individuals involved.

How To Make a Report

Students, faculty, or staff who have a complaint or concern about a student should complete a Student Behavior Form. This form is available in 2113 Boylan Hall as well as at the below links. 

Please note: for safety concerns or urgent/threatening incidents, immediately contact the Office of Public Safety at 951-5511.

Academic Integrity

Faculty members who suspect or have confirmed, upon investigation, that a violation of the CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity has occurred are required to report the violation by completing and submitting a Faculty Action Report (FAR) Form (pdf). 

The form should be forwarded to the appropriate academic integrity official. For a violation in an undergraduate course, send the form to Patrick Kavanagh, 3208 Boylan Hall; for a violation in a graduate course, send the form to Professor Philip Gallagher, 3227 Boylan Hall.

Dean's Certification Forms

Dean's Certification Forms are used to check students' disciplinary record and are often required by colleges and prospective employers as part of their application process. These forms (often titled Dean's Certification, Credentials, or Disciplinary Clearance) are obtained from the college or employer to which you are applying.

In order to ensure timely completion of your form, it is strongly advised that you drop off the form and an envelope with the correct destination address and postage to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs 10 business days before you will need to have the certification ready. You may pick up the sealed certification and mail it yourself, or we can mail it for you. You must supply an envelope and postage for each certification; certifications submitted without postage will result in your certification being delayed. Dean Certification Forms are not letters of good academic standing or letters of recommendation; they deal only with disciplinary issues.