Conduct Policies

The following policies are outlined in the student contract students and guardians must digitally sign before attending the program.

Statement of School Policy on Substance Abuse

The nature of our rigorous program demands individual concentration, dedication, commitment, and respect. The University also recognizes the importance of maintaining the safety and well-being of the community as a whole. The possession, use, or distribution of alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes will not be tolerated on or off-campus. Upon finding evidence of the possession, use, or distribution of drugs by any student, that student can be expelled from the program

Upon finding evidence of a student possessing, using, or distributing drugs, cigarettes, or alcohol, that student can be immediately dismissed from the program without refund of tuition or fees.

Statement of School Policy on Harassment

The Tisch School of the Arts seeks to maintain an educational environment that encourages the full development of each individual’s talent and ambition. We are also committed to building a creative community that fosters the maximum amount of artistic and intellectual freedom among its members. We view harassment of any form as a direct threat to our community. We therefore endorse New York University’s Anti-Harassment below.

New York University is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment that is free of bias, prejudice, and harassment – an environment that supports, nurtures, and rewards career and educational advancement on the basis of ability and performance. Harassment based upon race, gender and/or gender identity or expression, color, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, or any other legally protected basis is prohibited by law and undermines the character and purpose of the University. Such harassment is illegal and against University policy, and will not be tolerated.

Prohibited harassment is conduct based on race, gender and/or gender identity or expression, color, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, or any other legally protected status when:

  1. Submission to or rejection of the conduct is either an explicit or implicit term or condition of employment, basis for participation or advancement in an academic program, or basis for participation in a University activity or benefit; or
  2. Such conduct creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work, academic or residential environment; or
  3. Such conduct otherwise adversely affects employment or academic opportunities.

Examples of such prohibited conduct include, but are not limited to:

  • Verbal abuse or hostile behavior such as insulting, teasing, mocking, degrading or ridiculing another person or group
  • Unwelcome or inappropriate physical contact, comments, questions, advances, jokes, epithets or demands
  • Physical assault or stalking
  • Displays or electronic transmission, included but not limited to all forms of social media, of derogatory, demeaning or hostile materials
  • Unwillingness to train, evaluate, assist, or work with an employee, faculty member or student.
  • Harassment is unacceptable in the workplace, classroom, student and faculty housing, sports, University facilities, and in other University-related settings, such as study-abroad programs and University-sponsored social functions and events. This behavior violates University policy even when it may not be sufficiently severe or pervasive to constitute a violation of law.

The following are examples of conduct considered to be sexual harassment:

  • Unnecessary physical contact
  • Sexually degrading words to describe a person
  • Unwelcome propositions or explicit demands for sexual activity

Harassment of any kind is not condoned and if such conduct occurs, prompt action will be taken, including immediate dismissal from the program without refund of tuition or fees.

Tisch Statement of Community Responsibility

Tisch is a place for serious professional and academic training, a place in which mature, focused, and considerate individuals are valued as members of a dynamic community. Work in the arts is highly collaborative, and students are expected to treat each other with respect and to work together as professionals. These high standards of citizenship apply not only to classroom behavior but to all aspects of life.

You will be fortunate to work in and with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment that must be treated with respect, knowledge, and care. You will be held accountable for your behavior in the NYU community, including the residence halls, studios, labs, and soundstages, and at extracurricular events, internships, panels, and social situations. Cheating, plagiarizing, lying, stealing, violence, prejudice, physical, verbal, and sexual harassment are not tolerated.

Any student who does not adhere to community standards in academic and social settings or who does not behave professionally may be asked to leave the program.

Your primary responsibility for the 4 weeks of this program is to yourself, your work, and your fellow students.  If you have outside agendas or people to see you must make other arrangements before or after the program.  Also, the following is non –negotiable:

  1. Zero tolerance policy on any possession, use, or distribution of cigarettes, alcohol, or illegal drugs. Any student violating this policy can be sent home immediately (there will be no refund of tuition or fees).
  2. Curfew will be explained at your orientation and will be strictly enforced.
  3. Respect your fellow students, the faculty, and the staff at all times. Unprofessional behavior of any sort will not be tolerated. This includes but is not limited to: verbal abuse, lateness, disrupting another’s work, breaking curfew, physical threats or abuse, harassment, or breaking any of the rules stated in the Tisch Statement on Community Responsibility, the Statement of School Policy on Substance Abuse and the Statement of School Policy on Harassment.

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