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Mission

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

Career-Oriented, Professional Education

New York Tech 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, New York Tech 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

New York Tech 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 may enroll at the New York City or Long Island campus or online. The university offers generous scholarship and financial aid options, including federal, state, and exclusive institutional opportunities. The entire campus community is student centered, and dedicated to motivating and stimulating students to achieve the university's and the student's professional and personal goals.

Applications-Oriented Research That Benefits the Larger World

New York Tech 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 in a wide range of STEM fields.

Brief History and Campus Overview

New York Institute of Technology is an independent, comprehensive university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. Our nearly 8,000 students are enrolled in one of our six 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, New York Institute of Technology receives consistently high rankings in national publications for its academic reputation and campus diversity. Its numerous professional accreditations and outside recognition place it among some of the nation's most prestigious institutions of higher learning.

Long Island Campus

The 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

The New York City campus is housed in buildings on Broadway 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.

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 Experiential Education.

Student Engagement and Development

Offices within Student Engagement and Development:

  • Student Life
  • Housing and Residence Life
  • Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
  • Career Success and Experiential Education
  • Military and Veteran Affairs

Mission Statement

In alignment with the academic mission of New York Tech, Student Engagement and Development supports students' professional and personal development through holistic and intentional opportunities for engagement with faculty, administrators, fellow students, and external partners. Through fostering inclusive and collaborative experiences, Student Engagement and Development encourages students to:

  • Develop a sense of self, critical thinking skills, and growth mindset
  • Feel a sense of belonging within our New York Tech community
  • Present a global perspective in their actions
  • Demonstrate social awareness in their communities
  • Use their voice to advocate for their academic needs
  • Be career-focused individuals who impact the greater community

Vision Statement

Student Engagement and Development will:

  • Advocate to ensure student needs/interests and career and professional development are served in all aspects of university operations and have a particular interest in supporting underserved, underrepresented, and special-interest student populations
  • Collaborate with academic programs to advance student engagement, a sense of belonging, persistence, and a commitment to social justice
  • Support students' professional development with programming to build future work skills, including social intelligence, cross-cultural competency, virtual collaboration, trans-disciplinarity, and novel and adaptive thinking
  • Promote social responsibility in students by creating experiences that allow students to develop a sense of responsibility and purpose
  • Nurture a climate of inclusivity, care, and respect for New York Tech's diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and visitors
Student Support Services

The role of the dean of students is to represent New York campus students' needs to the 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, and residence life. In addition, the dean of students is involved in the overall management of disciplinary matters, academic dishonesty issues, new student orientation programs, community service programs, the student handbook, student publications, and commuter programs. Students should contact the dean of students as a primary resource for assistance in navigating campus resources.

Email: deanofstudents@nyit.edu

Long Island:
Student Activity Center, 2nd Floor
516.686.7882

New York City:
26 W. 61st St., Lobby Level
212.261.1532

First-Year Programs

The first year of college life is crucial to a successful transition and strengthening a student's ability to connect with the New York Tech community. 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 academic skills, while addressing the need for early social and intellectual bonding with faculty, staff, and peers.

New Student Orientation

The orientation program helps new students and their families 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.

Orientation Leaders

Orientation leaders assist new students with their transition to New York Tech. 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 incoming students.

Office of Student Life

The Office of Student Life on the Long Island and New York City campuses provides transformative learning and engagement experiences for all students. The office oversees the Student Government Association, the Inter-fraternity Sorority Council (governing body of fraternities and sororities), student clubs and organizations, student events, and programming boards. Becoming actively involved in co-curricular activities and leadership opportunities enriches students' personal and professional development, as well as their sense of belonging within the New York Tech community. New York Tech has student clubs and organizations, wellness programming, concerts, lectures, films, and newspapers. Participation in these activities helps students develop skills and network with new people, some of whom will become lifelong friends.

Long Island:
Student Activity Center, Room 210
516.686.1223

New York City:
26 W. 61st St., Lobby Level
212.261.1686

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the governing body, student voice, and representative organization of New York Tech 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 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:
516.686.7500
sgaow@nyit.edu

New York City:
212.261.1558
sganyc@nyit.edu

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 quality, diverse entertainment, including special events, multicultural programs, theater and art programs, concerts, competitions, speakers/lecturers, and off-campus activities that support unity, friendship, learning, and fun. The SPA and CPB are the central programming groups 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 on both past and future events. All meetings and events are open to New York Tech students.

Student Clubs and Organizations

On the Long Island and New York City campuses, the university has 100 officially recognized academic, social, cultural, and recreational clubs and organizations. For a list of recognized organizations by campus, visit The Cub Hub. Student clubs and organizations augment the academic experience, and involvement in any campus activity is a 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 contact the Office of Student Life at deanofstudents@nyit.edu.

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, New York Tech has long recognized these attributes and has welcomed the formation of these organizations throughout the university'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.

Office of Residence Life

New York Tech provides housing options in New York City and off-campus housing information for Long Island.

The Office of Residence Life is committed to creating a positive living-learning experience for students living in our New York City residence hall. 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 a diverse community.

To review information about residential options at the New York City campus, 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, dining and laundry facilities, students should visit nyit.edu and select their campus of interest. For housing information on Long Island, students should see our Off-Campus Housing Guide.

Director and Assistant Director of Residence Life: The director and assistant director of residence life at the New York City campus are full-time, professional staff members 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 New York City residence hall and assist the director in creating successful living environments. Each HD receives 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 receive 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.

For questions, please contact:

New York City:
Office of Residence Life
housingma@nyit.edu

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 during the day and evening. For more information, visit nyit.edu/counseling.

Long Island:
Student Activity Center, 3rd Floor
516.686.7976

New York City:
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 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. For more information, visit nyit.edu/accessibility.

Long Island:
Student Activity Center, Room 304
516.686.4934

New York City:
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 university'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 the Student Immunization Form to the Office of Wellness Services. The immunization form can also be found in your admission package and at the Office of the 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 Tech 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 New York Tech campus, or while participating in an activity sponsored by New York Tech. In addition, all students who are legally required to have health insurance will be enrolled in the Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan, which includes: all full-time undergraduate students, School of Health Professions students, and international students holding an F-1 or J-1 Visa. The cost of premiums is automatically billed to the student's account each semester. The university 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 waiver. Please feel free to contact the Office of Counseling and Wellness.

Email: immunization@nyit.edu

Long Island:
Student Activity Center, 3rd Floor
516.686.7967

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

Experiential Education

Looking for hands-on experience? Experiential Education offers opportunities for all students, in all majors and academic levels, the opportunity to gain practical experience. The Internship Certificate Program supports students during their internships by providing one-on-one guidance throughout the experience, through reflection workshops after the internship, and by securing employer evaluations of work at the mid- and end-term. The Micro-Internship Program offers students and alumni paid, project-based internships that typically do not exceed 40 hours over the course of a semester. Consultants for the Public Good is our project and skills-based volunteer program open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Sign up for an individual project or join a consulting team to gain experience while you make a difference in your community. Service Learning is any service that is connected to an academic class. In this program, experiential education staff support student classes as they apply course theory to the public good. Our Community Service Centers are student-run centers designed to get the campus community civically, electorally, and politically engaged through workshops, training sessions, campus conversations, and hands-on, community-based projects.

Get experience early and often, even in your first year! Contact us at ee@nyit.edu, or visit us on campus.

Long Island:
Student Activity Center, 2nd Floor
516.686.7585

New York City:
26 W. 61st St., Room 215
212.261.1514

Career Success

The Office of Career Success provides personal career guidance and professional development training through a series of workshops that address self-assessment, career choices, employment opportunities, résumé and portfolio preparation, interview skills, and successful job search techniques. Students have access to career resources and online tools, which provide practical direction and assistance in maintaining contact with companies and organizations seeking qualified candidates.

Handshake is New York Tech's online career platform for students to schedule an appointment with a career advisor, upload résumés, search for employers, apply for jobs and internships view events and fairs, and access career resources.

Business, government, not-for-profit, and industry representatives actively participate in on-campus recruitment activities, including industry panels, employer lunch-and-learn information sessions, networking events, and annual career fairs conducted during the fall and spring semesters. Finding a job and building a career can be a job in itself, so whether you're looking for an on-campus job, internship, full-time job, or are unsure where to start, Handshake and New York Tech's career center are here to help.

On-campus student employment is also managed through our office. New York Tech provides a variety of on-campus employment, and off-campus paid community service opportunities for New York Tech students, which foster and promote career and leadership development.

These opportunities foster and promote career, personal, and professional development and aids in the ability to enhance the necessary skills needed for success after graduation. Students have the ability to apply learned skills and theories in a practical setting while earning income to assist with college expenses.

Student Employment strives to:

  • Assist students seeking part-time employment that will complement and support their academic experience
  • Provide training for career and professional development
  • Expose students to experiences that foster lifelong learning and job development
  • Assist students in financing their education
  • Educate supervisors and employers to create an impactful student experience

Email: cs@nyit.edu or ose@nyit.edu

Long Island:
Student Activity Center, 2nd Floor
516.686.7527

New York City:
26 W. 61st St., Room 211
212.261.1537

Service Offices

New York Tech offers a number of services to help students achieve success in their academic pursuits. Please refer to the website for each office 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 New York Tech 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:
16 W. 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

New York Tech's libraries provide a variety of resources to support students in completing their assignments. Internet and word processing access is available to students with valid New York Tech ID cards. 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:
Reference Commons at Salten Hall: 516.686.7633
Art and Architecture Library, Education Hall: 516.686.7422/7579
College of Osteopathic Medicine Library, Nelson A. Rockefeller Academic Center: 516.686.3743

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

Online Bookstores

New York Tech's online bookstore, operated by Akademos, Inc., is now offering a selection of branded merchandise! Get your spiritwear, gifts, and other New York Tech items in time for new student orientation, commencement, and other traditions and events.

Visit the website to place orders for course materials online and have textbooks shipped to your home (digital course material access is emailed). Created in partnership with Akademos, Inc., the online bookstore simplifies the textbook process for students and professors while providing them with a variety of physical and digital textbook formats.

Our Online Bookstore offers:

  • Quick ordering process—complete your entire order in five minutes
  • New, used, eBook, and rental textbook formats
  • An average savings of 60% off list price on "Marketplace" items
  • Price match guarantee on new books
  • Free shipping on retail orders over $49 (not including Marketplace)
  • Post and sell any textbook on Marketplace—you name the price
  • School spirit merchandise including clothing, hats, and gift items for students, family, alumni, and friends!

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 New York Tech academic requirements, policies, procedures, and resources. The AEC also provides students assistance with the inter-school 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:
33 W. 60th 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 New York Tech 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 as a supplement to existing academic support services. Online tutoring is accessible via the student menu on my.nyit.edu. 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 W. 60th St., Rooms 205/206
212.261.1533

EduPlus

New York Tech established EduPlus as part of its mission to provide 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 the 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. Please note: the EduPlus program has been suspended for the 2021–2022 academic year.

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

New York City:
33 W. 60th St., Room 328
212.261.1761

New York State Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program

New York Tech 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 the New York City campus.

New York City:
33 W. 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 New York Tech 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 to the university 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:
16 W. 61st St., 1st Floor
516.686.7878

Tuition Refund Insurance
The 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 university-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 dean of students.

School Closing Announcements

In the event of severe weather or large-scale emergency, senior administration may cancel classes, close the university, 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 the emergency information number (516.686.1010), on the university's home page, and on the my.nyit.edu portal. In addition, all current full- and part-time students automatically receive emergency alerts. Because the security of our community is of utmost importance, New York Tech Alerts is an opt-out system.

Academic Regulations

For information on academic regulations, please refer to the 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. New York Tech takes very seriously the safety of those who study, live, and work on its campuses. Through Campus Security, the university works to deter and respond to campus safety issues. Upon request, an Advisory Committee on Campus Safety can 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 website for campus crime statistics.

Long Island:
Simonson House
516.686.7789
owsecurity@nyit.edu

New York City:
26 W. 61st St., Room 020
212.261.1721
mcsecurity@nyit.edu

We're Here for Your Protection
On each campus of New York Tech, 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.