The New School has a wide range of policies to ensure fair, consistent, clear standards and practices as well compliance with applicable laws and ethical norms in higher education. University policies cover a wide range of topics and apply to students, employees, faculty, Trustees and Boards of Governors, and other categories of university affiliates.
If you seek a particular policy you cannot locate here, or if you have other questions about institutional policies, write to us at
Missing Student (PDF)
Minors on Campus (PDF)
"Policy" refers to a discrete body of principles and related procedures that provide direction on how a specific subject will be dealt with by the university.
"Student" means a policy that is only applicable to students. Students should routinely consult the applicable school/program catalog, the Student Code of Conduct along with the Rights & Responsibilities webpage for student-specific policies and practices.
"Faculty" generally means a policy that is only applicable to faculty. Full-time faculty members are subject to and should consult the Full-time Faculty Handbook for policies and practices specific only to full-time faculty. Part-time faculty members are subject to and should consult the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
"Staff" means a policy that is applicable only to administrative employees. Unionized staff members are subject to and should also consult the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
"All" means a policy that is applicable to all members (staff, faculty, and students) of the university community including visitors, guests and members of the public while on campus. Visitors, guests, and members of the public will not be afforded the same procedural rights that are provided to university staff, faculty, and students. University policies are located in the Institutional Policies and Procedures Manual ("IPPM").
Institutional Policies and Procedures Manual (PDF)
Student Handbook (PDF)
Full-time Faculty Handbook (PDF)
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Your Right to Know