Judicial Affairs Office

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

Discipline is a necessary accountability component of any community setting. Should a complaint be filed involving a student, it will be investigated, and if action is warranted, it can range from conciliation to a formal disciplinary hearing.

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 Brooklyn College policies for a list of the most frequently requested policies; including information regarding 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.

Students who have a complaint or concern about another student may come to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, 2113 Boylan Hall, to schedule an appointment with the Director, Student Engagement and Judicial Affairs, Moraima Cunningham. Students who have a complaint against a faculty member should visit the appropriate academic dean. 

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.

Student Behavior Form (SBF)

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to alert Student Affairs about troubling student behavior by completing a Student Behavior Form (SBF). The forms are available in 2113 Boylan Hall as well as at the link below.

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.