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Mission

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) aspires to excel in teaching, research, and service. What makes it distinctive is its mission to provide:

Career-Oriented, Professional Education
NYIT proactively responds to students' career concerns and schedules career-related courses in their first year. The university is guided by the belief that supporting career interests helps students develop a full range of capabilities and viewpoints. Because today's students are likely to change jobs frequently throughout their working years, NYIT aspires to provide its students with lifelong learning competencies. The core curriculum, which is liberal arts-based and interdisciplinary in nature, is structured to help students improve written and oral communication skills and mathematical reasoning, as well as develop the most up-to-date technological literacy.

Access to Opportunity for All Qualified Students
NYIT makes higher education possible for those who otherwise might not be able to attend college. This commitment involves providing academic offerings that take varying abilities into account and offering a highly supportive student environment. Access also involves providing success opportunities for a diverse population of students—different ages, nationalities, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Classes are offered days, evenings, and weekends, and students can take classes at the New York City or Long Island campus, or at a global campus as well as online. NYIT offers generous scholarship and financial aid options, including federal, state, and NYIT-exclusive opportunities. All campus personnel—including the Student Life staff—are dedicated to student service and to motivating and stimulating students to achieve the college's and the student's own professional and personal goals.

Applications-Oriented Research That Benefits the Larger World
NYIT is committed to undertaking research and professional projects with practical applications. Its renowned faculty—academic experts and respected professionals in their fields—aim for goals and outcomes that can be applied toward solutions to real-world issues.

Brief History and Campus Overview

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) is an independent, comprehensive college offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. Our 9,000 students take courses through our academic schools:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Engineering and Computing Sciences
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • School of Architecture and Design
  • School of Health Professions
  • School of Management

Chartered as a not-for-profit educational institution in 1955, NYIT receives consistently high rankings in national publications for its academic reputation and campus diversity. Its numerous professional accreditations and outside validations place it among some of the nation's most prestigious institutions of higher learning.

Long Island Campus

The Dorothy and Alexander Schure Long Island (Old Westbury, N.Y.) campus was developed around the nucleus of the former C.V. Whitney estate and includes several former North Shore estates. Original buildings have been reconstructed for educational use while retaining the charm of traditional exteriors. To preserve the natural beauty of the landscape, other buildings are clustered in low, modern structures surrounded by trees and open vistas. Classroom buildings and parking areas are connected by walkways through woods and meadows untouched by construction. Plazas connect classroom buildings and act as outdoor rooms for students and faculty. Lectures and informal recreational events are frequently scheduled on campus.

New York City Campus

NYIT's New York City (Manhattan) campus is housed in six buildings on Broadway, West 60st Street, and West 61st Street, just north of Columbus Circle. Its central location, within walking distance of Lincoln Center and Central Park, is easily accessible via subway and bus routes and is close to concert halls, theaters, museums, and libraries.

The Student Activities Building, 1849 Broadway, has a student lounge, recreation areas, food services, and the offices of the Student Government Association as well as other clubs and student organizations. The Office of Student Engagement is located on the second floor. One block north, the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway has a seating capacity of 268.

Like the Long Island campus, the New York City campus includes the Offices of Student Life, Counseling and Wellness, Accessibility Services, Career Services, Residence Life, Enrollment Services Center (Enrollment Services, Bursar, Financial Aid, and Registrar), and International Education.

Student Life

NYIT, through its Office of Student Life for the New York campuses, complements the academic mission of the university by providing co-curricular programs and services to promote community, personal development, leadership, creativity, and ethical/social responsibility in a student-centered learning environment.

The Dean of Students leads and oversees programs, services, and facilities on both of the New York campuses, including the Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of Student Engagement, the Office of Residence Life, and the campus bookstore.

Student Support Services

The Office of Student Life also represents New York campus students' needs to the NYIT administration, faculty, and academic departments. The Dean of Students provides administrative leadership, supervision, and coordination for a number of services and programs, including student engagement, first-year programs, research and assessment, judicial and mediation services, residence life. In addition, the Dean of Students is involved in the overall management of disciplinary matters, academic dishonesty issues, student newspapers, new-student orientation programs, community-service programs, the student handbook, student publications, and commuter programs. Students should consider the Office of the Dean of Students as a primary resource for assistance in navigating the campus experience.

Long Island:
Office of Student Life
Student Activity Center, 2nd Floor
516.686.7882

New York City:
Office of Student Life
26 West 61st St., Mezzanine Level
212.261.1532

a. First-Year Programs

The first year of college life is crucial to strengthening a student's ability to succeed at NYIT. The first-year programs in Long Island and New York City are designed to make the transition easier and focus on teaching students strategies to enhance their academic skills, while addressing their need for early social and intellectual bonding with faculty, staff, and peers.

b. Orientation

The orientation program helps new students and their parents become acquainted with the college environment on the New York campuses. Students learn to identify campus resources as well as key faculty, staff, and administrators, and are introduced to the college and student-life environments.

c. Orientation Leaders

Orientation leaders assist new students with their transition to NYIT. Orientation leaders are selected for their academic achievement, leadership skills, and interpersonal qualities. The leaders play an integral role in all facets of first-year programs, including welcoming, mentoring, and providing peer support resources for new NYIT students.

d. Office of Student Engagement

The Office of Student Engagement on the Long Island and New York City campuses supervises the Student Government Association, the Inter-fraternity Sorority Council (governing body of fraternities and sororities), student clubs and organizations, student events, and programming boards as well as schedules campus facilities related to student life programs. Becoming actively involved in cocurricular activities and leadership opportunities enriches students' process of learning about subject matter, community-building, and themselves. NYIT has student clubs and organizations, intramural sports, athletic contests, concerts, lectures, films, student newspapers, and radio stations. Participation in such activities also helps students to develop skills and meet many new people, some of whom will become lifelong friends.

Long Island:
Director of Student Engagement
Student Activity Center, Room 210
516.686.1223

New York City:
Director of Student Engagement
Student Activities Building
1849 Broadway, Room 203
212.261.1686

e. Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the governing body, student voice, and representative organization of NYIT students. The SGA is made up of student leaders, including an executive board and various senators/representatives from each academic school and special interest group (e.g., residential students). The SGA works with the NYIT administration to discuss and resolve students' issues or concerns, including suggestions on campus quality of life, security, housing, academic operations, parking, busing, food service, and other student concerns. The SGA is also the coordinating and main funding body for student life programs, events, and activities such as movies, lectures, concerts, parties, educational speakers, student clubs and organizations, student academic affiliations, and other special events.

Long Island:
SGA Office
516.686.7500

New York City:
SGA Office
212.261.1558

f. Student Programming Boards

The Student Programming Association (SPA) in New York City and Campus Programming Board (CPB) in Long Island are our student-based organizations, funded through the student activity fee, to provide student activities through quality, diverse entertainment, including special events, multicultural programs, theater and art programs, concerts, pageants, competitions, speakers/lecturers, and off-campus activities that support unity, friendship, learning, and fun. The student programming boards are the central programming group at each campus. Students are encouraged to get involved in student programming by helping in the planning and implementation of programs or sharing their opinions and feedback for both past and future events. All meetings and events are open to NYIT students.

g. Student Clubs and Organizations

Between the Long Island and New York City campuses, NYIT has more than 100 officially recognized academic, social, cultural, communication, and athletic/sports clubs and organizations. For a list of recognized organizations by campus, visit nyit.edu. Student clubs and organizations augment the academic experience at NYIT and involvement in any campus activity is a definite plus for success. Students who are unable to find an existing club of interest should consider starting one of their own. To do so, they need only identify a small group of students who share a common interest. For additional information on joining or starting a club or organization, students should visit the Office of Student Engagement.

h. Fraternities and Sororities

Greek-letter organizations have maintained a proud tradition on college campuses for well over 100 years. Founded upon principles of brotherhood/sisterhood, high academic achievement, and service to the community, these organizations add to the overall quality of life on campus. In Long Island and New York City, NYIT has long recognized these attributes and has welcomed the formation of these organizations throughout the college's history. Students interested in joining a Greek-letter organization should discuss the possibility with the current members of several different organizations to find the one that best fits their needs. First-semester freshmen may join a Greek-letter organization if their cumulative high school GPA is 3.0 or better.

i. Office of Residence Life

NYIT provides housing options in the form of traditional residence halls on Long Island and New York City. The Office of Residence Life is committed to creating a positive living-learning experience for our students living in residence halls. Our goal is to provide a safe and clean living-learning environment where students can flourish in meeting their academic goals. Highly trained professional and student staff assist as educators, mentors, and role models to foster students' aspirations for high ideals, effective communication, ethical behavior, and knowledge for effective and contributory participation in a community. The Office of Residence Life assists students in creating living-learning environments wherein the worth and dignity of each individual is held paramount, reflecting the needs and aspirations of NYIT's diverse community.

To review information about specific residential options in New York as well as to obtain information about residential staff roles, the housing-application process, room assignments, room selection and placement, opening and closing dates of residence halls, termination/cancellation of housing processes, safety and security, emergency response, housekeeping and custodial services, and other applicable amenities, including computer, TV/cable, telephone, laundry, dining and laundry facilities, students should log onto nyit.edu and select their campus of interest.

Director and Associate Directors of Residence Life: The Long Island and New York City campuses each have an Associate Director of Residence Life. The associate director and director are full-time, professional staff who are responsible for the overall coordination and operation of residence life. Responsibilities include oversight of professional staff selection, training and supervision, developing and monitoring the co-curricular program format, fiscal management, facilities maintenance and upgrade, long-range planning, and monitoring community standards.

Hall Directors (HDs): HDs are student staff members (typically graduate students) who live in the residence halls and assist the director in creating successful living environments. Each HD has received training in advising, emergency and administrative procedures, mediation, conflict resolution, community development, and campus and community resources, as well as communication and supervisory skills.

Resident Assistants (RAs): RAs are student staff members who live in the residence halls and are available to assist students with life in a residential community. As peer leaders, these undergraduate or graduate leaders have received training in advising, emergency and administrative procedures, mediation, conflict resolution, community development, campus and community resources, communication skills, programming, and limit-setting. Each residence hall has RAs available on duty every day. It's important that students know their RA and the other RAs in their building. RAs can be invaluable in assisting students with the complexities of adjusting to community living.

Long Island:
Associate Director of Residence Life
Northern Boulevard
Phone: 516.686.1401 (Bolivar Hall Storefront @ SUNY Old Westbury)
Fax: 516.686.1405

New York City:
Associate Director of Residence Life
26 West 61st St., Room M03
Phone: 212.261.1727
Fax: 212.261.1778

Counseling and Wellness Services

Counseling and Wellness Services provides free confidential counseling for Long Island and New York City students who may be experiencing personal, academic, or social concerns. Professional counselors assist students in developing greater self-understanding as well as problem-solving strategies to enhance personal development. Individual and group counseling services are learning-based, short-term, and focus on assisting students to develop self-confidence, self-reliance, and self-identity to manage emotions and solve problems in their academic, vocational, personal, and social lives. The centers provide a holistic approach to wellness education, promoting individual and community wellness through programs and outreach activities. Special programs, workshops, and time-limited groups are offered on topics such as test anxiety, interpersonal skill building, personal growth, alcohol and other drugs, relationships, wellness, human sexuality, and other personal concerns. The Counseling and Wellness Centers provide resource information and referral services to hospitals, clinics, and private practitioners when more specialized assistance is needed. Appointments are available both days and evenings.

Long Island:
Counseling and Wellness Center
Student Activity Center, 3rd Floor
516.686.7976

New York City:
Counseling and Wellness Center
33 W. 60th St., Room 308
212.261.1770

Email Disclaimer: The counseling staff cannot guarantee the privacy of email communications, and confidentiality cannot be assumed. Although we may be able to answer general questions about services and programs via email, we cannot guarantee when an email message will be read. We cannot provide personal counseling through email. If a student wants to receive counseling, they should call or visit our offices to make an appointment with a counselor.

Office of Accessibility Services: In addition to monitoring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws, the Office of Accessibility Services actively supports students on the Long Island and New York City campuses in the pursuit of their academic and career goals. All NYIT services pertaining to students with disabilities are coordinated by this office and are meant to foster a barrier-free academic environment. Identification of oneself as an individual with disability is voluntary and confidential. The Office of Accessibility Services assists with referrals and support services and sponsors activities to increase opportunities for employment, as well as academic success, disability awareness, and knowledge of disability-related issues. Students wishing to receive accommodations, referrals, and/or other services are encouraged to contact the Office of Accessibility Services as early in the semester as possible although requests can be made throughout the academic year.

Long Island:
Office of Accessibility Services
Student Activity Center, Room 304
516.686.4934

New York City:
Office of Accessibility Services
33 W. 60th St., Room 308
212.261.1759

Office of Wellness Services: The Office of Wellness Services provides Long Island and New York City students with information on immunization compliance and maintains the college's immunization records. The office also provides assistance with, and information about, the student accident and sickness insurance claims. In addition, monthly health and wellness lectures and programs are offered as well as annual health and wellness fairs on the New York campuses.

Immunization Records and Requirements: New York state public health law §2165 and §2167 require all students enrolled for at least six semester hours or equivalent per semester, or at least four semester hours per quarter in New York, to provide written proof of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, and meningococcal meningitis vaccination response. Students must submit a completed copy of NYIT's Student Immunization Form to the Office of Wellness Services. The immunization form can be found in the admission package and online at www.nyit.edu/registrar. Students will not be permitted to register for classes or attend classes without such written proof until the Office of Wellness Services has cleared them. Only the coordinator of wellness services may clear a student, record an exemption or grant an extension. Extensions must be supported by a student acknowledgement letter.

Student Accident and Health Insurance: All New York NYIT students receive coverage for medical expenses incurred as a result of accidental bodily injury. The cost of the accident policy is automatically charged to all students' bursar accounts each semester. Full-time students are covered 24 hours a day, worldwide. Part-time students are covered only while on any NYIT campus, or while participating in an activity sponsored by NYIT. In addition, all students who are legally required to have health insurance will be enrolled in the Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan effective Fall 2019, which includes: all full-time undergraduate students, student athletes, School of Health Professions students, and international students holding an F-1 or J-1 Visa. The cost of premiums are automatically billed to the student's account each semester. NYIT has no financial stake in promoting this plan.

Online only students are not automatically enrolled in Aetna student health insurance. Depending on your insurance, you may be able to waive Aetna if you have other coverage that meets the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements. International students are not eligible for the health insurance waiver.

View more information regarding the waiver and deadlines

Think Before You Waive

Even if your current coverage meets ACA requirements, AETNA Student Health may be a more affordable and convenient option.

Predictable Costs

If you need to see a doctor, fill a prescription, or go to the emergency room, you'll pay a fixed dollar amount when you use a network provider. The plan pays the rest. Copays keep your out-of-pocket costs predictable and manageable.

Convenience

There's a wide network of participating providers.

Qualifying Life Events

If you are not automatically enrolled in Aetna Health Insurance and experience a qualifying life event, you may be eligible to enroll. However, you must provide documentation within 30 days of the event in order to add coverage. Qualifying life events include:

  • Changes to your parent's or spouse's plan
  • Getting married or divorced
  • Aging out of coverage provided by a parent's plan
  • Loss of a job

We look forward to assisting you with any questions you may have regarding the mandatory enrollment and hard waiver effective Fall 2019. Please feel free to contact the Office of Counseling and Wellness.

Long Island:
Office of Wellness Services
Student Activity Center, 3rd Floor
516.686.7967

New York City:
Office of Wellness Services
33 W. 60th St., Room 308
Phone: 212.261.1770/1790
Fax: 516.686.1410

immunization@nyit.edu

International and Experiential Education

Professional international student advisers and support services are based on the Long Island and New York City campuses to meet the special needs of international students. Individual and group services are available to assist students with immigration rules, housing, employment, health, personal concerns, and academics. Campus activities and special programs—including English conversation groups, companion programs, cultural festivals, social activities, and trips—are planned each semester in cooperation with the international student associations. Special-interest international student organizations provide social and cultural activities on each campus throughout the year.

Long Island:
Director of International and Experiential Education
Student Activity Center, 3rd Floor
516.686.7585

New York City:
Senior Director of International and Experiential Education
26 West 61st St., Room 104
212.261.1514

oie@nyit.edu

Career Services

NYIT Handshake is the Office of Career Services' online career management system where students can find employment opportunities, register for on-campus career events, send themselves email updates, manage all job search-related documents, keep track of their job-search schedule, and much more. Career expos, specialized job fairs, on-campus recruitment, and career events help students connect with employers.

The Office of Career Services maintains an extensive website for researching employers, business etiquette, interview tips, résumé building, career planning, job information by major, career search, and an events calendar. The VAULT Online Career Library, an excellent career tool, provides exclusive access to more than 3,500 employer profiles, 90 downloadable career guides, 1,100 career-advice articles, and 2 million messages concerning insider employer information.

Long Island:
Director of Career Services
David G. Salten Hall, Room 3
516.686.7527

New York City:
Director of Career Services
26 West 61st St., Room 208
212.261.1538

Student Employment: The Office of Student Employment is housed in the Long Island and New York City Offices of Career Services and coordinates the on-campus student employment process, including job postings, hiring, and managing time records. The Office of Student Employment works with the Office of Financial Aid to identify students with work-study awards and with payroll to coordinate student pay. The Office of Student Employment assists supervisors, students, and off-campus agencies with student employment-related issues and develops off-campus jobs at non-profit agencies. For students, the Office of Student Employment also provides job descriptions, employment authorization, and employment eligibility forms. The goal of the Office of Student Employment is to assist students working on-campus, or in paid community service positions, to gain work experience and develop transferable skills that will enhance their experience at NYIT and add to their professional résumé.

There are a limited number of on-campus jobs for students that do not have work-study, including international students. Students who are interested in work-study should contact the Office of Financial Aid for information related to the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and their work-study eligibility.

Long Island:
David G. Salten Hall
516.686.7606

New York City:
26 West 61st St., Room 209
212.261.1688

Athletics and Recreation

Intercollegiate athletics and recreation programs are conducted in Long Island and in New York City in a manner designed to protect and enhance the physical and educational welfare of all students. All programs shall be maintained as a vital component of the educational experience at the college. All members must conduct themselves with honesty and good sportsmanship. The behavior of all department members shall reflect the high standards of honor and dignity that characterizes participation in competitive activities within the college setting. Intercollegiate athletics and recreational activities have an important place in the general educational process, and we must pledge ourselves to cooperate with others in the field of education. We believe that in every case where a choice is presented, academics come before athletics. We acknowledge that such beliefs may mean accepting modest goals and achievements on our playing fields. We commit to all students that their welfare is our number one priority.

We believe that proper administration of all programs and activities offers effective methods for developing high ideals of sportsmanship, cooperation, courage, unselfishness, self-control, and a desire for a healthy and productive lifestyle with the highest respect for discipline and authority. We believe these admirable characteristics, properly instilled by each of us through teaching and demonstration, will have a positive impact on our student-athletes and will help them to become better citizens.

We commit ourselves to what's pure, honest, and true. We believe that tradition is not instituted but developed. This development begins with each of us.

College sports unite a college community—students, faculty, staff, alumni, and fans from the local area. NYIT sponsors 12 men's and women's intercollegiate programs that compete with other colleges throughout the United States. The talented student-athletes on our Bears teams bring pride and spirit to everyone in the NYIT family. NYIT's Long Island campus offers a competitive intercollegiate athletic program; men's teams compete in baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and cross country. Women's teams include cross country, soccer, softball, and basketball. The intercollegiate athletics program competes under the auspices of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) and the East Coast Conference (ECC). All programs compete on the Division II level. For information on game schedules and venues, visit nyit.edu/athletics.

Long Island:
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation
Athletics Facility
Phone: 516.686.1133
Fax: 516.686.1219

Recreation and Intramurals: Intramural and recreational activities vary on each New York campus and may include aerobics, basketball, soccer, flag football, softball, swimming, weightlifting, billiards, and table tennis. Students are always encouraged to recommend new activities, new clubs or start their own sports club. Organized activities promote development through competition, teamwork and leadership, providing student-opportunities to improve emotional and psychological qualities, and to develop skills in leadership, discipline, loyalty, and fair play.

Long Island:
Assistant Director of Athletics and Recreation and Intramurals
Student Activity Center
516.686.1209

New York City:
Associate Director of Student Engagement
Student Activities Building
1849 Broadway, Room 202
212.261.1686

College Services

NYIT offers a number of services to help students meet with success in their academic pursuits. Please see the website for each to obtain more detailed information.

Registrar, Bursar, and Financial Aid

The offices of Registrar, Bursar, and Financial Aid are located in the Enrollment Services Center (ESC) in Long Island and New York City. Each office offers a variety of services with which all students should become familiar.

Students register for courses and request academic transcripts at the Office of the Registrar; grades are also processed through this office. At the Office of the Bursar, students and their parents pay tuition and fees and receive information on payment dates and payment plans. At the Office of Financial Aid, students may obtain information on grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs. The ESC is a one-stop resource where students can get answers to their questions, take care of their registration and financial needs, and learn more about all that NYIT has to offer.

Long Island:
Harry J. Schure Hall, 1st Floor
Bursar: 516.686.7510 / Fax: 516.686.7833
Financial Aid: 516.686.7680 / Fax: 516.686.7997
Registrar: 516.686.7580 / Fax: 516.626.0673
Enrollment Services Center: 516.686.7878 / Fax: 212.261.1750

New York City:
New Technology Building, 16 West 61st St., 1st Floor
Bursar: 212.261.1620 / Fax: 212.261.1646
Financial Aid: 212.261.1590 / Fax: 212.261.1501
Registrar: 212.261.1600 / Fax: 212.261.1608
Enrollment Services Center: 646.273.6077 / Fax: 212.261.1750

Libraries

NYIT libraries provide a variety of resources to support students in completing their assignments. Internet and word processing access is available to NYIT students with valid NYIT ID card. The library's catalog, subscription databases, and e-book collection (NetLibrary) can be accessed at nyit.edu/library. An interlibrary loan system provides access to materials located at all campus libraries. At each facility, professional staff are ready to assist students with research needs. Instruction on library use may be arranged on an individual or class basis.

Long Island:
George and Gertrude Wisser Memorial Library: 516.686.7657
Art and Architecture Library, Education Hall: 516.686.7422/7579
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Library, Nelson A. Rockefeller Academic Center: 516.686.3743

New York City:
Manhattan Library, 1855 Broadway, 1st & 2nd Floors: 212.261.1526

Bookstores

On the Long Island and New York City campuses, NYIT contracts with Follett Corporation to operate bookstores at NYIT locations where students may purchase books and other materials for all classes, as well as general school supplies, snacks, and NYIT-branded items. Each bookstore is managed separately to meet the needs of the students, faculty, and staff on that campus. Students are reminded to bring their class schedules when purchasing their books. MasterCard, Visa, and American Express are accepted for payment as well as cash or checks (with preprinted name and two forms of ID). Refund policies may be obtained at each of the locations. The bookstores have a buyback program each semester. The buy-back policy allows the bookstore to buy books in current editions as long as they are in good condition.

Long Island:
David G. Salten Hall, 1st Floor
516.686.7584

New York City:
Student Activities Building
1849 Broadway, 1st Floor
212.261.1551

Advising and Enrichment Center

The Advising and Enrichment Center (AEC) develops, promotes, and supports effective academic advising programs. Though students receive primary advising from assigned faculty or staff within their academic departments, the AEC provides supplemental professional and student-led advising support. With the assistance of information technology and videoconferencing, based on sound advising and teaching skills, the AEC provides timely and accurate information about NYIT academic requirements, policies, procedures, and resources. The AEC also provides students assistance with the interschool transfer process.

Long Island:
Senior Director, Anna Rubin Hall, Room 317A: 516.686.7615
Coordinator, Harry J. Schure Hall, Room 209A: 516.686.3963
Manager, Whitney Lane House, Room 105: 516.686.7591

New York City:
Director, 33 West 60st St., Room 326: 212.261.1744

Learning Center

The Learning Center supports the mission of the institution by providing high-quality academic support services to students in order to maximize their potential for academic success. The Learning Center provides free individual and small-group tutoring, and skills-based workshops to all NYIT students who request academic support. Peer tutoring is offered in a broad range of courses, including mathematics, sciences, engineering, architecture, and business. Students also have access to online tutoring offered by NYIT as a supplement to existing academic support services. Online tutoring is accessible via the student menu on NYIT Connect. The most important goals of the Learning Center are to provide students with the basic academic skills and confidence they need to become self-directed and independent learners.

Long Island:
Harry J. Schure Hall, Room 215
516.686.7661

New York City:
33 West 60st St., Room 319
212.261.1533

EduPlus

NYIT established EduPlus as part of its mission to improve access to opportunity for qualified students. It provides supplemental enrichment for motivated students who would benefit from additional academic and personal support to reach their full potential. Incoming first-year students who demonstrate a strong willingness to learn and work toward their goals, but whose grades and test scores do not meet NYIT's regular admissions criteria may be admitted to EduPlus at the Long Island or New York City campus. EduPlus provides a wide range of support that includes academic advising, skill building, academic monitoring, professional individual tutoring, personal and career counseling, and guided access to resources.

Long Island:
Harry J. Schure Hall, Room 215
516.686.7661

New York City:
33 West 60st St., Room 328
212.261.1761

New York State Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program

NYIT sponsors and administers the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) on the New York City campus in conjunction with the New York State Education Department. To be eligible for the program, students must be New York State residents whose educational experience and economic status indicate a need for academic and financial assistance to complete a college degree. The program provides a wide range of support that includes a five-week summer program for all incoming first-year students, strengthening of study skills, tutoring, individual and group counseling, and financial assistance. Participation requires enrollment in a full-time program at NYIT's New York City campus.

New York City:
33 West 60th St., 3rd Floor
212.261.1545
heopma@nyit.edu

Enrollment Services Center

The Enrollment Services Center (ESC) is committed to helping students stay on track both academically and financially to maximize their NYIT experience. All undergraduate students work with a personal ESC manager who is dedicated to enhancing student satisfaction and retention by streamlining all administrative procedures including those relating to financial aid, billing, registration, and advisement. In addition, the ESC facilitates the successful transition of all new students into NYIT and supports the academic success of each student from the first year through graduation. The ESC provides a wide range of services intended to promote student success and retention.

Long Island:
Harry J. Schure Hall, 1st Floor
516.686.7878

New York City:
New Technology Building
16 West 61st St., 1st Floor
516.686.7878

Tuition Refund Insurance
NYIT's Tuition Refund Plan offered by A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. is an elective insurance plan that provides 75% or 100% coverage of the insured term's tuition, fees, housing costs, and meal plans (if applicable) if you need to withdraw from classes and leave school due to medical or mental health reasons. All students registered for classes in the fall, spring, or summer terms are automatically enrolled in the plan. To opt out, email dewarins@nyit.edu from your NYIT issued email account no later than midnight the day before the semester begins. For more information, call 516.686.7510.

Processes connected to tuition refunds due to medical withdrawal are managed by the Office of the Dean of Students.

School-Closing Announcements

In the event of severe weather or a large-scale emergency, NYIT senior administration may cancel classes, close the college, or delay the day's opening. If this becomes necessary, students, faculty, and staff have several resources from which to receive more information. Details about closings or delayed openings are available as soon as decisions are made on NYIT's New York emergency information number (516.686.1010); on NYIT's home page at nyit.edu; and on the myNYIT portal. In addition, unless opting out, students receive emergency alerts, including text messages.

Academic Regulations

For information on academic regulations, please refer to the NYIT Academic Catalog.

Campus Security

Campus safety and security does not just happen. It takes the commitment and cooperation of every member of the college community, from students and faculty to staff and visitors. NYIT takes very seriously the safety of those who study, live, and work on its campuses. Through Campus Security, the college works to deter and respond to campus safety issues. Upon request, the Advisory Committee on Campus Safety will provide all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education. This information may be obtained from the Security contacts listed below or from the United States Department of Education's web site for campus crime statistics.

Long Island:
Director of Security
Simonson House
516.686.7789
owsecurity@nyit.edu

New York City
Director of Security
26 West 61st St., Room 020
212.261.1721
wjoseph@nyit.edu

Here for Your Protection
On each campus of NYIT, students will find an Office of Campus Security that provides continuous, year-round security. These offices are staffed with private security officers who receive ongoing training throughout the year. These security professionals respond to a variety of calls for assistance, from medical emergencies to crimes in progress. Foot and vehicle patrols of campus grounds, buildings, and residence halls are made 24 hours a day on the Long Island campus, and the New York City campus has security coverage at all times that buildings are open. During these patrols, officers also report any conditions they notice that might pose a threat to campus security (such as broken windows or inoperative lights). In addition, the Office of Campus Security provides vehicle assistance to the college community for jump-starts and lockouts. If a student is in need of vehicle assistance, they should call security and give their location and vehicle description. They will be given an estimated time that an officer will arrive.