Student Conduct & Community Standards

Macaulay Honors College is committed to providing a fair and educationally based system for administering the University’s student conduct system. This system creates a safe, welcoming, and equitable campus community for all students. The process for responding to alleged violations of the Macaulay Honors College Code of Conduct and/or Henderson Rules is outlined in Article XV of the CUNY Bylaws.

In addition, Macaulay students must continue to uphold the values of an honors student, as detailed in the Honors Integrity Pledge.


Reporting a Violation

A student accused of violating a college policy will meet with a staff person to discuss what took place and how the disciplinary process will proceed. In addition to the accused student and the staff overseeing the process, witnesses to events, reporters of events, and other college officials such as faculty and staff members are often consulted during the process.

The violation may be referred to the student’s home campus for adjudication by their FSDC (Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee).

If you would like to file a complaint about another student’s conduct and start an investigation, please email


Academic Integrity

Matters of Academic Integrity within Macaulay Honors College offered courses should be referred to the Chief Academic Officer,


Student Support Team

If you are concerned about a student’s behavior, noticed changes in mood, behavior or appearance, or other possible indicators of concern about a student’s safety, you can refer them to the Student Support Team. The Student Support Team’s mission is to ensure the safety, wellbeing, and personal growth of all members of the Macaulay community.  The Team is comprised of Macaulay staff members from different departments who convene to discuss reports, gather information, and make recommendations.  We are not a disciplinary committee, but rather a group committed to a holistic, discrete, and efficient process for mitigating concerns regarding members of our community.

Student Support Team


Sexual Misconduct

Violations of CUNY’s sexual misconduct policy should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator. For more information, click here: Enough is Enough: Combating Sexual Misconduct