Student Code of Conduct

The Juilliard School strives to create a safe, secure, and professional environment that is conducive to the educational and personal well-being of all students. It is expected that all members of the Juilliard community, including school officials, employees, students, programs, and organizations contribute to fostering such an environment. In doing so, it is important to always be aware of the rights and responsibilities held by each student.

The Juilliard School Student Code of Conduct is a contract between the School and the student that supersedes all division handbooks and applies to all students enrolled at The Juilliard School until their graduation, including during school breaks and leaves of absence. The Code of Conduct is reviewed annually.

When students choose to accept admission to The Juilliard School, they accept the rights and responsibilities of membership in the School’s academic and social community. As members of the community, students are expected to uphold its values by maintaining high standards of conduct.

Institutions of higher learning exist for the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, the development of students, and the general well-being of society. Free inquiry and free expression are indispensable to the attainment of these goals. As members of the Juilliard community, students are encouraged to develop the capacity for critical judgment and to engage in a sustained and independent search for truth.

The responsibility to secure and to respect general conditions conducive to the freedom to learn is shared by all members of the Juilliard community. Juilliard has a responsibility to develop policies and procedures that provide and safeguard this freedom. Juilliard is a community dedicated to the maintenance of an environment in which all of its members may live and work free from intolerance, disrespect, or harassment. The School upholds free speech and also embraces the principles of civility and respectful discourse. Under the principles of civility, individuals within the community are expected to behave reasonably, use speech responsibly, and respect the rights of others. A creative, secure, and open community is not possible in the absence of civility.

The Juilliard School believes that the procedures, rights, and safeguards outlined below are indispensable to achieving the goals desired—freedom to teach, learn, create, and engage in artistic and academic endeavors.

Student misconduct is defined as any student behavior that violates rules of The Juilliard School as stated in this document, contained within any School publication, in print or in digital media; or state, local, or federal laws and ordinances. Depending on the nature of the violation, the School reserves the right to notify law enforcement at its discretion.

Students who are present with or accompanying others who violate the Student Code of Conduct may also be culpable and may be subject to sanctions.

Occasionally, the rules of the school and the law will overlap. However, the School does not attempt to duplicate the law or legal system. The School reserves the right to pursue matters through its student conduct procedure that may also be addressed in the legal system.

Serious violations or persistent minor violations of school rules, policies, or regulations may result in suspension or expulsion.

Non-residential students are expected to abide by the same standards of community behavior as residential students as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.

The School reserves the right to adjudicate misconduct that occurs off campus or outside the Irene Diamond Building and Meredith Willson Residence Hall where appropriate.

The Juilliard School Conduct System

The Juilliard School Conduct System is the mechanism by which the School enforces policies and community standards and departmental/divisional policies. It is the purpose of The Juilliard School Conduct System to encourage and uphold students' accountability for their actions, to aid students' learning, and to educate students about the community's values and the effects of their actions on others, while protecting the rights of all members of the School community.

Chief Student Conduct Officer (CSCO)

The CSCO is responsible for the overall administration of the policies and procedures related to Code of Conduct violations, from initial investigations to findings and sanctions. The CSCO preserves the integrity of the Juilliard Conduct System and ensures that all student rights and responsibilities are maintained in the conduct process. When a Code of Conduct violation is reported, the CSCO will assign a conduct administrator(s) to investigate the matter and adjudicate the infraction when necessary. When appropriate or when the severity of the violation warrants, the CSCO in consultation with the Dean of Student Development, will convene a Conduct Hearing Panel.

Student Conduct Administrators

Student Conduct Administrators (SCA) are trained staff and faculty assigned to investigate and/or adjudicate alleged Code of Conduct violations. The Student Conduct Administrators are authorized on a case-by-case basis to meet with students alleged to have violated School policy, determine outcomes, and impose sanctions, when appropriate.

Conduct Meeting

A conduct meeting is an informal meeting with one or two conduct administrators to discuss a policy infraction and review relevant School policies. A conduct meeting may result in a verbal or written warning or further administrative action, where appropriate.

Administrative Conduct Hearing

A conduct hearing is a formal meeting with one or two conduct administrators to address significant policy violations. An administrative hearing may result in sanctions including but not limited to educational assignments or disciplinary probation.

Conduct Hearing Panel

When a disciplinary matter may result in the suspension or expulsion of a student, the CSCO may, may in their discretion, convene a Hearing Panel. The panel reviews all documentation, meets with all relevant parties and determines if a violation occurred, and the appropriate sanctions if any. The three-person panel may consist of a combination of faculty, staff, or students. The CSCO or designee supervises the hearing.

Advisor

An advisor is a person, chosen by the involved student, to serve in an advisory capacity during the investigation and adjudication process. The advisor's primary role is to assist the student in preparing for and attending meetings and hearings and provide support for the student. The student is responsible for presenting their own information to the hearing administration or panel. Advisors are not permitted to speak or participate directly in any meetings or hearings without prior approval. Students are strongly encouraged to select an advisor, who can be any person who is not involved with the alleged conduct violation(s). Examples of advisors include a friend, parent, lawyer, acquaintance, or a Student Conduct Administrator not assigned to the student’s current case.

Jurisdiction

The jurisdiction of the School shall apply to conduct by an enrolled student that

  • occurs on or off school premises;
  • occurs during online using the School network, resources, and through any online or digital platform; or
  • occurs during a School-sponsored activity including but not limited to online courses, programs, and meetings; and
  • adversely affects the school community and/or the pursuit of its objectives while the student is enrolled at the School.

Any student found in violation of School policies is subject to disciplinary action according to the procedures outlined in the School's conduct system, which includes Title IX procedures in the Sexual Misconduct Policy.

The School will cooperate fully with federal, state, or local authorities and other agencies in the enforcement of civil or criminal laws. Depending on the nature of a school violation, The Juilliard School reserves the right to notify law enforcement at its discretion.

If a student is charged with federal, state, or local law that is also a violation of School policy, the School may initiate conduct action. The School may take action before, during, or after the disposition of the case by a court of law. Students may postpone a conduct hearing for up to ten (10) business days if there is a pending legal or criminal case stemming from the same incident.

All students charged with conduct violations are subject to conduct action, whether they participate or not.  Similarly, a student who withdraws or takes a leave from the School while disciplinary adjudication is pending will be subject to conduct action before permission to re-enroll or return to the School is granted. In such cases, the School retains the right to investigate and adjudicate alleged violations whether the student elects to participate in the process or not. A currently enrolled student’s full return to or continuation with full coursework, while disciplinary action is pending, may be contingent upon the completion of the conduct process.

Interim Action/Suspension

The Dean of Student Development or designee may impose an interim action before a hearing decision if the student presents a threat to any community member, including themselves. Depending on the circumstances, this interim action may include denial of access to the Diamond building, residence hall, rehearsals, performances, and other School activities, exclusion from other privileges granted to students, the imposition of a no-contact order, or the School contacting the student's parents or guardians.

Extraordinary Circumstances

The Dean of Student Development, Chief Student Conduct Officer, or their designees may temporarily alter or bypass the conduct system if warranted by an emergency or other extraordinary circumstances, which shall be explained.

Withholding Degrees & Diplomas

The School has the right to deny or postpone the awarding of a degree or diploma pending the conclusion of the Code of Conduct hearing process.

Preponderance of Evidence

The standard used for investigating any potential violation of the Code of Conduct, including Title IX, is the "preponderance of evidence” standard meaning that “it is more likely than not” that the violation occurred.

Adjudication Process

Rights of Accused Students

  • Students shall be considered not responsible for policy violations until provided notice of the charges against them and an opportunity to be heard.
  • Students shall be notified in writing of the charges against them at least three (3) business days prior to any hearings unless the student waives this right in writing. Business days encompass Monday-Friday and do not include holidays or academic breaks during which the School is closed.
  • Students shall have the right to review the conduct system procedures in their entirety and have any questions answered by a conduct administrator.
  • Students shall expect confidentiality as required by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act [“FERPA”]. Students may choose to waive that confidentiality in writing to the CSCO.
  • Students have the right to prepare a response and to have the assistance of an advisor.
  • Students may have an advisor present with them during any meetings or hearings with conduct administrators.
  • Students have the right to decline to answer questions or provide a statement during a conduct proceeding. Statements made by students during these meetings may become part of the investigation case file. Information shared during conduct proceedings may be subject to subpoena by law enforcement agencies or others if the conduct under School review is relevant to a pending legal or criminal case.
  • Students may postpone a student conduct hearing up to 10 business days if there is a pending legal case stemming from the same incident.
  • Students may review their case file by making an appointment with the Student Conduct Administrator handling the case.
  • Students shall be free from disciplinary sanctions, pending the conclusion of the hearing, except in cases where interim action is deemed necessary.
  • Students have the right to present evidence on their behalf.
  • Students have the right to have their case heard within a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 business days, excluding holidays.
  • Students may request an individual hearing when more than one student in a specific incident is alleged to have violated the Code of Conduct.
  • Students may request disability-related accommodations during the conduct process. Requests for accommodations must be evaluated and approved by the Office of Academic Support and Disability Services.

Reporting Violations

Any member of the School community may report an alleged violation of the school's Code of Conduct. Alleged violations should be submitted through an Incident Report Form and submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation occurs. Upon receipt, the Chief Student Conduct Officer will review the report. If there is sufficient information, the Chief Student Conduct Officer will assign the case to a Student Conduct Administrator. The Student Conduct Administrator will be responsible for the case from initial contact with the alleged violator through adjudication unless directed otherwise. If the alleged violation is egregious enough to warrant possible suspension or expulsion, the Chief Student Conduct Officer will convene a judicial hearing panel and assign a panel chair.

Investigation

A Student Conduct Administrator will conduct a thorough and impartial investigation of an incident. The assigned Conduct Administrator will notify the alleged violator(s) in writing via Juilliard email, that the school is investigating an allegation Code of Conduct violation including the date, time, location, and nature of the incident. This notification will inform the parties how to challenge the participation of the Conduct Administrator based on bias or a conflict of interest. The notification will also inform the student(s) of their right to an advisor and set a date and time for an investigator meeting.

During the investigation, the student will have an opportunity to be heard, to submit information and evidence, to identify witnesses who may have relevant information, and submit questions for witnesses.

Investigations for conduct matters typically will be completed within fifteen (15) business days while classes are in session. Investigations may take longer due to holidays, school breaks, availability of parties involved with the case, or extraordinary circumstances. Any extension, and the reason for the extension, will be shared with all parties involved in writing via electronic communication.

Adjudication Procedure

Administrative Notice: A violation may be resolved or addressed through a conduct meeting, administrative conduct hearing, or conduct hearing panel. The Chief Student Conduct Officer or a Student Conduct Administrator will determine which form of resolution is appropriate depending on the nature and severity of the violation.

Prior to any formal conduct proceeding, the student will be informed, in writing, of the following:

  • The day, date, time, and location of the meeting or hearing, with at least three (3) business days’ notice, unless the student waives this right in writing or the Dean of Student Development (or designee) believes extraordinary circumstances exist.
  • The specific school policies that have allegedly been violated.
  • The right to have an Advisor accompany the student to any meeting or hearing.
  • In cases of Conduct Hearing Panels, in addition to the above-listed information, the student will receive, in writing, the names of the hearing panel members and how to challenge the participation of any member of the panel for conflict of interest.

Administrative Decisions: Students that have participated in a conduct meeting, administrative hearing, or conduct panel will receive written notification of the outcome of the meeting or hearing detailing the following:

  • The determination of responsibility for the alleged policy violation(s);
  • Any accompanying sanctions, including deadlines for the completion of any educational training or assignments, as a result of being found responsible for the policy violation;
  • The process by which to appeal the outcome of the case.

Appeal: Sanctions rendered by a Student Conduct Administrator, Conduct Panel, may be appealed by the student to a designated appeals officer or panel. Appeals must be submitted to the Chief Student Conduct Officer in writing within three (3) business days of the written notification of the decision. It is the responsibility of the student who has been found responsible to demonstrate grounds for such action.

Appeals for sanctions from Code of Conduct violations may be made on the following grounds:

  • Procedural error: Appealing party alleges that there was a deviation or change from the procedure outlined in the adjudication process which had a material impact on the outcome of the decision.
  • New evidence: Appealing party alleges that subsequent to the hearing determination, new evidence became available which would have had a material impact on the outcome of the hearing.
  • Severity of sanction: Appealing party alleges that the sanctions imposed are too severe in light of the violation.

The designated appeal officer or panel may uphold or overturn the original sanctions imposed by the Student Conduct Administrator or Conduct Panel, modify sanction(s), or deny an appeal request. In all cases, the decision reached by the designated appeals officer or panel is final.

Organization Conduct

Student clubs or organizations, upon recognition by the School, become responsible for acting in accordance with school policies and all other applicable school regulations. The School may take action when the behavior of the members of a student organization violates school policies including but not limited to hazing. Examples of hazing include any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of any person or persons, forced consumption of liquor or drugs and any action that causes humiliation for the purpose of initiation into or affiliation with any organization. Both individual and organizational Code of Conduct action may be pursued for the same behavior. Student organizations may be held responsible for acts of individual members when the members are acting on behalf of the organization. These acts include, but are not limited to, the following categories:

  • When a member violates School policy and other members present either fail to discourage such activity or actively condone the violation.
  • When the violation is directly related to the organization’s activities or an environment created by the organization.

Alleged violations will be adjudicated as outlined in this conduct process. The following sanctions may be imposed upon student organizations found to have violated School policy:

  • Disciplinary sanctions as outlined in this process under Disciplinary Sanctions.
  • Deactivation or suspension of the club or organization; loss or restriction of privileges, including but not limited to School recognition or funding for a specified period of time as determined through the hearing process.

Disciplinary Sanctions

There are disciplinary sanctions the School will use, depending on the severity or the frequency of the violation under consideration. The following is a list of sanctions, of which one or more may be imposed:

Status Sanctions

Reprimand (R): The student will be issued a written warning that the student has violated the Code of Conduct. Records are maintained in the student’s conduct file via electronic means and are taken into account in the event of future violations.

Residence Hall Probation (RHP): Written notice that the student’s behavior in the residence hall or related to the residence hall community is unacceptable.  Residence Hall Probation is for a specified period of time. The student's behavior is monitored and the student may be restricted from participating in residence hall activities. Records are maintained in the student’s conduct file via electronic means and are taken into account in the event of future violations. Any further violations while the student is on RHP may result in immediate action, including but not limited to, disciplinary probation, restriction from the housing selection process, immediate removal from the residence hall, or suspension or dismissal from the school.

Disciplinary Warning (DW): Written notice that the student’s behavior is unacceptable and that further misconduct may result in more severe penalties. Disciplinary Warning is for a specified period of time and may be accompanied by other educational sanctions or restrictions. Records are maintained in the student’s conduct file via electronic means and are taken into account in the event of future violations. Disciplinary Warning status does not become part of the student’s permanent school record.

Disciplinary Probation (DP): Written notice that the student is no longer in good standing with the School. Disciplinary Probation is for a specified period of time and may be accompanied by conditions or other educational activities or sanctions. Depending on the rules of specific departments or organizations, a student on disciplinary probation may be restricted from participating in school activities, representing the School in an official capacity (Teaching Assistant, Residence Assistant, Ambassador, etc.), holding an office in school groups of any kind including Student Congress, participating in School-sponsored travel, may be removed from School promotional material, or denied privileges. Violation of Disciplinary Probation is considered grounds for further disciplinary action, including suspension or expulsion, if further misconduct takes place or if sanctions are not completed on time or completely. At the conclusion of the disciplinary probation period, the student is returned to good standing. Electronic records are maintained in the student’s conduct file and are taken into account in the event of future violations. Disciplinary Probation becomes part of the student’s permanent school record; however, it is not automatically placed on the student’s transcript. Violations of sexual misconduct are recorded on the student’s transcript in compliance with New York State Article 129B.

Suspension (S): Written notice that the student is separated from the School for a designated period after which the student may seek to re-enroll. The student seeking to re-enroll must demonstrate that they have satisfied any accompanying terms of the suspension. A student who has been suspended is required to vacate on-campus housing (if applicable) within 24 hours of written notice or by a specified date and time. Students who are suspended are required to leave campus within 24 hours of notification unless the decision qualifies for, and is awaiting, an appeal hearing. Faculty are not obligated to permit students to make up missed assignments, and absences from class are not considered excused. The suspended student is prohibited from entering school property without prior approval from the Dean of Student Development (or designee), even as an audience member or guest. No refunds will be issued and the suspension becomes part of the student’s permanent school record and will be accompanied by a transcript remark.

Expulsion (EX): Written notice that the student is permanently separated from the School. An expelled student is required to leave campus including on-campus housing within 24 hours of notification. If the decision qualifies for and is awaiting an appeal hearing, the student will be placed on an interim suspension until the appeal process has been completed. A student who has been expelled is prohibited from entering any School premises, including as an audience member or guest; participating in any school activity or program, and may not apply for readmission. No refunds will be issued and the expulsion becomes part of the student’s permanent school record and will be accompanied by a transcript remark.

Educational Sanctions

Any sanction may be accompanied by an appropriate assignment(s) that the student is directed to complete. The student will be given specific deadlines for the completion of these assignments. Failure to complete assignments or to meet the deadlines may be grounds for further action. Records are maintained electronically and are taken into account in the event of future violations. Educational sanctions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Educational training, including participation in relevant seminars, classes, or workshops.
  • Community restitution including programming requirements or service hours that benefit the School or surrounding community.
  • Written papers including:
    • Reflection paper: The student must write a paper reflecting on the incident, including but not limited to, how the incident has affected themselves and those around them.
    • Research paper: The student must write a paper researching a specific topic and must include several sources and citations to receive credit.

Academic Sanctions

When a student is found responsible for academic misconduct or dishonesty, there are a wide variety of sanctions that can be applied as stand-alone sanctions or in conjunction with status sanctions, educational sanctions, or accompanying terms for sanctions within the Code of Conduct. Academic sanctions include, but are not limited to:

  • Oral or written reprimand;
  • Make-up assignment;
  • Mandated Writing Center attendance or tutoring;
  • No credit issued for original assignment/exam;
  • A failing grade (F) issued for original assignment/exam;
  • A reduced final grade for the course;
  • A failing grade (F) for the course;
  • Denial of participation in rehearsals, performances, or like experience;
  • Termination from leadership position (i.e. Teaching Assistantship, Fellowship, or like)
  • Denial of participation in Juilliard competitions, grants, or other award-based opportunities.

Accompanying Terms for Sanctions

A conduct administrator or panel may impose accompanying terms to any sanction designed to ensure responsible behavior and the well-being of the community, to help the responsible student learn from the experience, and to amend the effects of the conduct on the aggrieved member of the Juilliard community. The following terms may accompany any of the sanctions described above, except when noted:

  • No Contact Order: The student will be issued a No Contact Order which prohibits direct or indirect interaction with the aggrieved member of the Juilliard community.
  • Loss/Denial of Privileges: The student will be denied privileges, including but not limited to, termination of leadership positions, loss of membership in School-sponsored groups, limited ability to use campus or School resources/facilities, removal from performances and/or rehearsals, denial of participation in Juilliard competitions, grants, or other award-based opportunities and removal from promotional or marketing materials for the School.
  • Parent/guardian notification: Parents/guardians may be notified, in accordance with applicable regulations, of the outcome of any student conduct hearing.
  • Health/Counseling notification: Health/Counseling staff may be notified, in accordance with applicable regulations, of the outcome of any student conduct hearing. Health/Counseling staff may be asked to provide an assessment and/or continued care if needed.
  • Faculty/Staff notification: Faculty or staff may be notified, in accordance with applicable regulations (FERPA), of the outcome of any student conduct hearing.
  • School file entry: A written entry of a violation and sanction into a student's official School file. A copy of the written notification to the student of the outcome of the hearing is placed in the student's official School record. Records are maintained in the student’s file via electronic means and are taken into account in the event of future violations.
  • Restitution: Restitution is the repayment to the School or to an affected party for damages to property resulting from a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • Removal from School housing: Separation of a student from School-operated housing (residence hall) may accompany the sanction of any student conduct hearing or conduct panel. The separation from School housing must be for a designated period of time. Conditions for readmission to School housing may be specified.
  • Transcript remark: A transcript remark is a notation on a student's official School transcript. A transcript remark may accompany a suspension or expulsion.
  • Fines: When appropriate, a fine may accompany the sanction of any student conduct hearing or conduct panel. In general, fines may range from, including but not limited to, $25 (e.g., damage or theft to School property, failure to evacuate when a fire alarm sounds) to $1,000 (e.g., pulling a false alarm).
  • Other accompanying terms: Other terms designed to ensure responsible behavior may accompany the sanction of any student conduct hearing or conduct panel. These terms may include but are not limited to, educational projects, meetings with educators/counselors, community restitution, housing relocation and other assignments as warranted.

Conduct Records Retention

The School will keep a confidential student conduct file of all conduct reports and proceedings for students involved in the conduct process. This file is separate from a student’s permanent school record. This information will be used by the School to monitor repeat complaints against the same individual and to document the frequency of Code of Conduct violations in the Juilliard community. Juilliard will maintain conduct files for a minimum of seven years from the date of incident or for four years after a student’s graduation or separation, whichever period is longer. Records of students who continue into new programs will be retained and the retention period extended as appropriate. After the maximum file retention period, the files will no longer be available for disclosure at the student’s request except in cases resulting in suspension or expulsion which are retained indefinitely.

Disciplinary proceedings conducted by the School are subject to the Family Educational Records and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law governing the privacy of student information. FERPA generally limits disclosure of student information outside of the School without the student’s consent, but it does provide for limited release of student disciplinary information without a student’s consent. For more information about FERPA, please click here.

Any information gathered in the course of an investigation may be subpoenaed by law enforcement authorities as part of a parallel investigation into the same conduct, or required to be produced through other compulsory legal process.

Disposal of Records

In the absence of any legal action or current school investigation, conduct records may be destroyed or disposed of upon completion of their use and generally will be destroyed at the end of their retention period but may be maintained longer in the School’s sole discretion. The appropriate method of destruction depends on the record’s physical form or medium and subject matter or content. Absent any special instructions or circumstances, retaining any record past its mandatory retention period will be permitted after weighing the potential usefulness of the record against cost or space limitations.

I. Abuse of the Student Conduct System

1. Students must inform themselves and abide by all processes, procedures, and directives issued during the student conduct process. Students who do not understand any school policies are expected to contact school officials to clarify information. Questions regarding the Student Code of Conduct may be directed to [email protected].

Violations pertaining to the abuse of the student conduct system include the following:

  1. Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information within the conduct process.
  2. Disruption or interference with the orderly administration of conduct proceedings.
  3. Initiation of a student conduct proceeding or filing a false report in bad faith.
  4. Attempting to discourage or improperly influence an individual’s proper participation in or use of the student conduct system, including as a witness.
  5. Attempting to influence the impartiality of a School official or a member of the hearing panel before and/or during the course of conduct proceedings.
  6. Bribing (money, materials, goods, services, or anything of value) a School official or a member of a student conduct panel before, during, and/or after a student conduct proceedings.
  7. Harassment (written, verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a School official or a member of a student conduct panel before, during, and/or after a student conduct proceedings.
  8. Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under the student conduct system.
  9. Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the student conduct system.
  10. Retaliation against any individual involved in the conduct process.

II. Academic Misconduct and Dishonesty

Academic misconduct and dishonesty encompass all classroom, studio, and performance work. The School defines academic misconduct as any action or attempted action that may result in creating an unfair academic advantage for oneself or an unfair academic advantage or disadvantage for any other member or members of the academic community. Students at Juilliard have an important role in fostering individual and communal commitment to academic integrity and are expected to be honest and forthright in their academic endeavors. The maximum possible sanction that may be imposed for academic misconduct is dismissal from the School.

Plagiarism

1. A student shall not represent, whether intentionally or unintentionally, all or any portion of the work of another as their own. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Direct quoting, paraphrasing, or summarizing oral or written content, including but not limited to that found on the internet, without proper attribution;
  2. Submitting a document or assignment, composition, or any other material which in whole or in part is identical or substantially identical to a document or assignment, composition, or any other material not authored by the student.
  3. Unauthorized use of materials or resources (“cheating”): A student shall not use unauthorized materials or resources in an academic activity. Unauthorized materials or resources shall include:
    1. Any paper or project authored by the student and presented by the student for the satisfaction of any academic requirement if the student previously submitted or simultaneously submits substantially the same paper or project, to satisfy another academic requirement and did not receive express authorization to resubmit or simultaneously submit the paper or project;
    2. Any materials or resources prepared by another student and used without the other student’s express consent and without proper attribution to the other student;
    3. Any materials or resources which the faculty member has notified the student or the class are prohibited;
    4. Use of a “crib sheet” or cheat sheet when not authorized to do so or use of any other resources or materials during an examination, quiz, or other academic activity without express permission, whether access to such resource or materials is through a smartphone (iOS, Android, etc.), other electronic devices, or any other means.

Prohibited collaboration or consultation

2. A student shall not collaborate or consult with another person on any academic activity without express authorization from the faculty member. It is the responsibility of the student to seek clarification on whether or not the use of materials or collaboration or consultation with another person is authorized prior to engaging in any act of such use, collaboration, or consultation. If a faculty member has authorized a student to use materials or to collaborate or consult with another person in limited circumstances, the student shall not exceed that authority. If the student wishes to use any materials or collaborate or consult with another person in circumstances that are not clearly allowed, the student should first consult with the faculty member. Prohibited collaboration or consultation shall include but is not limited to:

a. Collaborating when not authorized to do so on an examination, take-home test, writing project, assignment, or coursework;

b. Collaborating or consulting in any other academic or co-curricular activity after receiving notice that such conduct is prohibited;

c. Looking at another student’s examination or quiz during the time an examination or quiz is given. Communication by any means during that time, including but not limited to communication through text messaging, telephone, email, gesturing, other writing, or verbal communication, is prohibited unless expressly authorized.

False or misleading statement for the purpose of procuring an academic advantage

3. A student shall not intentionally or in bad faith make a false or misleading statement for the purpose of procuring from the person to whom the statement is made an academic advantage for any student.

Use of fabricated or falsified information

4. A student shall not use or present invented or fabricated information, falsified research or other finding if the student is aware that the information, research or other finding has been fabricated or falsified.

Interference with or sabotage of academic activity

5. A student shall not do any act or take any material for the purpose of interfering with or sabotaging an academic activity. Sabotage includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Removing, concealing, damaging, destroying, or stealing materials or resources that are necessary to complete or to perform the academic activity;
  2. Tampering with another student’s work;
  3. Stealing from another student's materials or resources for the purpose of interfering with the other student’s successful completion or performance of the academic activity or of enhancing the offending student’s own completion or performance.

Unauthorized taking or receipt of materials or resources to gain an academic advantage

6. A student shall not without express authorization take or receive materials or resources from a faculty member for the purpose of gaining academic advantage.

Unauthorized Recordings

7. A student shall not, without express authorization from the faculty or staff member, the division and, if required by law, from other participants, make or receive any recording, including but not limited to audio and video recordings, of any class, co-curricular meeting, organizational meeting, conduct proceeding, or meeting with a faculty, staff or student member of the Juilliard community, whether in person or online. 

Bribery

8. A student shall not offer, give, receive, or solicit a bribe of money, materials, goods, services or anything of value for the purpose of procuring or providing an academic advantage. A student shall not coerce, threaten, or intimidate any student, including for the purpose of procuring an academic advantage.

Submission of paper or academic work purchased or obtained from an outside source

9. A student shall not submit, as their own work, a paper or other academic work in any form that was purchased or otherwise obtained from an outside source. An outside source includes but is not limited to a commercial vendor of research papers, a file of research papers or tests maintained by a student organization or other body or person, or any other source of papers or of academic work, in hard copy or digital format.

Collaboration to commit academic dishonesty

10. A student shall not collaborate with any other person to commit an act that violates the Student Code of Conduct and is considered, in part or in its entirety, academic misconduct, and dishonesty.

Disruptive Classroom Behavior

11. Disruptive behaviors are any actions that interfere with the instructor’s ability to teach or distracts from the concentration of other students. Such behavior may include but is not limited to:

  • talking to a neighbor in a disruptive manner
  • using electronic devices for non-academic purposes
  • inappropriate language
  • physical violence or threat of physical violence of any kind
  • frequently arriving late and/or leaving early
  • aggression toward other students or faculty/TAs
  • aggressively and excessively interrupting or talking over others in a class
  • refusing to stop talking when asked to by the instructor

III. Alcohol, Illegal Drugs, and Controlled Substances

Alcohol Policies

1. Students must understand and abide by all alcohol policies.

  1. Students under the age of 21 may not purchase, possess, or consume alcoholic beverages on campus or at school-sponsored events.
  2. Public intoxication: Regardless of the age, appearing in a state of intoxication at any campus facility, including the Irene Diamond and Samuel B. and David Rose Buildings, or any School activity is prohibited.
  3. Manufacturing: Regardless of age, manufacturing alcoholic beverages for personal use or use by others on campus, including both the Irene Diamond and Samuel B. and David Rose Buildings, or at any School activity, is prohibited.
  4. Distribution/Sale: Regardless of age, distributing or selling alcoholic beverages to any student under the age of 21 is prohibited.
  5. Excessive rapid consumption: Regardless of age, facilitating, arranging, or participating in any extreme alcohol consumption activity that constitutes, facilitates, or encourages competitive, rapid, or excessive alcohol consumption when such activity occurs within any School facility or at any School activity, is prohibited. Examples of such prohibited extreme activities include but are not limited to keg standing, party balls, mixes or mixed beverages containing alcohol, alcohol luges, and drinking games.
  6. Possession or open-container violations: Regardless of age, consuming, possessing, or storing alcoholic beverages in student lockers, student dressing rooms, classrooms, practice rooms, performance, or other spaces, including public, common, or outdoor areas within or adjacent to the Irene Diamond Building and the Samuel B. & David Rose Building, at a School facility or any School activity is prohibited. Alcohol consumption may be permitted at pre-authorized and monitored School-sponsored events for students who are over the age of 21.
  7. Parties or large gatherings: Parties or other large gatherings organized by students in which alcohol is present are not permitted in any School facility.
  8. Guests under the age of 21 are not permitted to possess or consume alcohol.

Meredith Willson Residence Hall Alcohol Policies

2. Students must understand and abide by the residence hall alcohol policies.

  1. Resident students under the age of 21 may not possess or consume alcohol in the residence hall.
  2. Open containers of alcohol are not permitted in any common area within the Meredith Willson Residence Hall, including hallways, lounges, common rooms, practice rooms, laundry rooms, etc.
  3. Alcohol may be possessed and consumed in the Meredith Willson Residence Hall for residential students who are of legal drinking age in New York State (21 years or older).
  4. Resident students aged 21 and older may not provide alcohol to any students under the age of 21.
  5. If a resident of a double-occupancy room is age 21 or older, that student may possess or consume alcohol in their room. However, the only person under the age of 21 permitted in the room while alcohol is being consumed is the second occupant of the room.
  6. Students that reside in the 21+ suites may consume alcohol in the suite common area provided that all individuals present are age 21 or older and the drinking does not result in intoxication.
  7. Guests, regardless of age, may not bring alcohol into the residence hall. Guests under the age of 21 are not permitted to possess or consume alcohol.

Illegal Drugs and Controlled Substances

3. Students must understand and abide by all policies pertaining to illegal drugs and controlled substances.

  1. Possession of illegal, harmful, or illegally obtained or possessed drugs or controlled substances is prohibited in any School facility.
  2. The use of illegal, harmful, or illegally possessed drugs or controlled substances including marijuana in any School facility is prohibited.
  3. The manufacture, distribution, sale, or possession with intent to distribute or sell illegal, harmful, or illegally possessed drugs or controlled substances including marijuana is prohibited in any School facility.
  4. Unauthorized receipt, purchase, use, possession, or distribution of prescription medication.
    1. Prescription medication must be appropriately labeled and used only by the individual to whom the medication is prescribed.
  5. Possession or use of any type of drug paraphernalia, including for decorative purposes (e.g., hookahs) is prohibited in any School facility. “Drug paraphernalia” is anything commonly known to be used in illicit drug usage whether an illegal substance is present or not. Paraphernalia is defined as all equipment, products, and materials of any kind which are used, intended for use, or designed for use in growing, harvesting, manufacturing, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, transporting, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance.

Federal Regulations on Marijuana Use

The Juilliard School receives federal funding through Title IV in the form of student financial aid (grants, loans, and work-study programs). As a condition of accepting these funds, Juilliard is required to certify that it complies with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) (20 U.S.C. 1011i; 34 C.F.R. part 86). The federal government regulates drugs through the Controlled Substances Act Page 48 of 62 (CSA). Thus, to comply with the DFSCA and avoid losing federal funding, Juilliard prohibits all marijuana use, including recreational and medical marijuana on Juilliard’s campus including in the residence hall. Students may be subject to conduct action for its use, regardless of New York state laws permitting such use.

Amnesty Policy for Alcohol and/or Drug Use

Pursuant to New York State law, and in order to keep Juilliard students safe and healthy, Juilliard has adopted the Amnesty Policy for Alcohol and/or Drug Use below. As such, in cases of significant intoxication as a result of alcohol or other substances, the School encourages students to seek medical or other assistance for themselves or others. This Amnesty Policy benefits our campus by encouraging students to make responsible decisions in seeking medical attention in serious or life-threatening situations that result from alcohol and/or other drug use or abuse and in any situation where medical treatment or other assistance is reasonably believed to be appropriate. This policy seeks to diminish fear of disciplinary and conduct sanctions in such situations and to encourage individuals to seek needed medical or other attention to ensure their health and safety, as well as the health and safety of others.

The health and safety of every student at The Juilliard School are of utmost importance. Juilliard also recognizes that students who have been drinking and/or using drugs (whether such use is voluntary or involuntary) at the time that violence, including but not limited to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault occurs may be hesitant to report such incidents due to fear of potential consequences for their own conduct. Juilliard strongly encourages students to report domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault to appropriate School officials. A bystander acting in good faith or a reporting individual acting in good faith who discloses any incident of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault to Juilliard officials or law enforcement will not be subject to Juilliard’s Code of Conduct action for violations of the School’s alcohol and/or drug use policies occurring at or near the time of the commission of the domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault.

If medical or other assistance is sought or a student otherwise needs to report an incident of violence, the School will not pursue conduct charges against the following individuals for violations of the School’s Alcohol and Drug Policy:

  • The intoxicated student
  • Student(s) actively assisting the intoxicated student

Actively assisting requires that an individual:

  • Call NYPD (911) or seek another individual qualified to assess the student’s condition, such as a Resident Assistant (RA) or other Residence Life professional
  • Monitor the intoxicated student’s condition

The following are not covered by the Amnesty Policy:

  • Students waiting until the police or other authority arrive before seeking assistance
  • Violations of the Code of Conduct other than the alcohol/drugs policy
  • Possession with the intent to distribute drugs

Actions by the School:

  • The intoxicated student (and under some circumstances those who were attending to/assisting the student) will be required to meet with a member of the Student Development staff or other school official who may issue educational requirements that may include but are not limited to, alcohol and/or drug education, counseling, and/or a substance abuse assessment.
  • Serious or repeated incidents will prompt a higher degree of concern/response.
  • Failure to meet with a School staff member and/or failure to complete the educational assignments or treatment recommendations generally will result in disciplinary action.
  • The student will be responsible for any costs associated with drug or alcohol education interventions.

The Juilliard School’s comprehensive Alcohol & Drug Policy can be reviewed here.

See The Juilliard School’s Biennial Review of the Alcohol and Drug Policies, Procedures, Support Services, and Educational Programs for the period of July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2020, as required by the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act. The next review will be conducted in 2022.

IV. Building and Space Usage

Juilliard Identification (ID) Cards

1. The Juilliard ID card is proof of an individual’s affiliation with the School. It is intended to facilitate access to Juilliard internal resources that are only available to current Juilliard students. Pursuant to ensure authorized access to School facilities and to generally increase security and safety, the following policies apply to the use of Juilliard-issued ID cards. The following policies apply to the use of Juilliard-issued ID cards:

  1. Juilliard students are required to carry their ID at all times while inside the Irene Diamond Building.
  2. Students must show their ID upon request to any School official or security officer.

  3. If a student forgets their ID card three (3) or more times, the student may be subject to disciplinary action and/or financial penalty. 

  4. All individuals are required to display their Juilliard-issued ID on Saturdays when inside the Irene Diamond Building during the academic year and at other times as required by Public Safety.               

  5. IDs should not be displayed outside the Irene Diamond Building.

 

ID Administration

  • If a Juilliard student does not have an active Juilliard-issued ID card or has forgotten their ID card, the student will need to register with the Department of Public Safety at the main desk, located at the 65th Street entrance of the Irene Diamond Building.
  • IDs that are lost or stolen must be reported immediately to the Department of Public Safety (Room 230 or the main desk at 65th Street) or the Facilities Department (Room 232) or by calling (212) 799-5000, ext. 311. All ID cards that have been reported lost or stolen will be deactivated.
  • Replacements for lost/stolen ID cards may be obtained through the Facilities Department. Individuals will be required to show a government-issued ID (e.g., driver’s license, passport) before a replacement ID is issued. The replacement cost is $50, payable at the Student Accounts Office.

Visitor and Guest Access Administration

Specific requirements for visitor access are as follows:

  • Visitors requesting to see specific individuals must be sponsored by that individual (i.e., their host) who must be a current member of the Juilliard community. All hosts are responsible for their visitors while inside the Irene Diamond Building or Meredith Willson Residence Hall.
  • Visitor passes are issued upon presentation of a government or other official ID card to a public affairs officer present at the main security desk at the 65th Street entrance.
  • The Meredith Wilson Residence Hall is operated by Lincoln Center. Visitation requirements and procedures for residential students within the Residence Hall can be viewed under Residence Life Visitation Policy.

Student Policies for Visitors and Guests

2. The following policies apply to students with regard to visitors and guests:

  1. Students must register all visitors using the visitor registration form on MyJuilliard. This will allow visitors and guests to obtain a visitor pass upon arrival.
  2. Each student is limited to two visitor passes per day.
  3. Students are not permitted to sign-in visitors into the Diamond Building when classes are not in session.
  4. All visitors to the Irene Diamond Building, exclusive of performance patrons, must register or be cleared for entry before entering internal spaces (i.e., beyond the turnstiles).
  5. Students are responsible and will be held accountable for the behaviors and actions of their visitors and guests while on campus.
  6. Visitors and guests must adhere to School policies and procedures and must abide by any directives issued by Juilliard Public Safety. Juilliard Public Safety may dismiss visitors and guests at any time.
  7. Visitors may not use or share performance, classroom, or practice facilities at the School without prior permission from the appropriate department and/or other appropriate Juilliard administration official.

Studios, Practice Rooms, and Other Spaces Designated for Student Use

College students may reserve a practice room during normal building hours by using the electronic kiosks located throughout the 4th and 5th floors. Please go to https://my.juilliard.edu/music/practice-rooms for a step-by-step process on how to reserve a room. Academic classrooms, offices, and large studios have prescribed schedules by semester. For information on how to reserve these spaces when not already in scheduled use, contact the Registrar’s Office in room 224.

For all other common area spaces, performance venues, recording studios, computer labs, and any other on-campus space, students must abide by all posted hours of operation and procedures for reservation and use.

Do NOT leave instruments and/or personal items unattended. Juilliard is not responsible for lost or stolen property, either during the term of a reservation or if belongings are left in a room after the reservation ends. Please contact the Security Desk, extension 246, to report missing property.

Practice Room Policies

3. Students must abide by the following studio and practice room policies:

  1. By reserving any studio or practice room, students assume responsibility for the space and any equipment for the duration of the reservation period, regardless of whether other Juilliard students are present.
  2. Students must display the same Juilliard photo ID card used to make the reservation in the door window at all times.

  3. If multiple students are practicing in a room or studio space all ID cards must be displayed.

  4. Door windows may not be covered or obscured by any type of materials.
  5. Students are not permitted to leave outside visitors unattended to practice in, or otherwise use Juilliard practice rooms.

  6. No food or beverages are allowed in practice rooms.

  7. Pianos may not be moved.

  8. Piano stools, benches, chairs, and music stands must remain in the room.

  9. All community members are expected to be considerate and civil when obtaining or utilizing a practice room.

  10. Students are not permitted to teach private lessons to non-Juilliard clients in the practice rooms or anywhere in the Irene Diamond Building or Meredith Willson Residence Hall.

  11. No practicing is permitted at any time in teaching studios, dance or drama classrooms, and studios without proper authorization (procedures vary by department).

  12. Please contact Piano Maintenance, extension 276, if a piano is in need of tuning or repair. For other maintenance concerns, please follow the instructions and QR code posted in each practice room.

Destruction and Unauthorized Use of Juilliard Space

Use of Juilliard space and resources is a privilege to be respected and taken seriously. It is incumbent upon all members of the Juilliard community to ensure that a positive environment is maintained at all times.

4. Students must understand and abide by all policies pertaining to the destruction of space/property and will be responsible for unauthorized use of space/property.

  1. Theft, damage, or vandalism to personal or School property, or illegal possession of personal or School property is prohibited.
  2. Unauthorized entry, use, or occupation of School facilities that are locked, closed, or otherwise restricted to public use, is prohibited.
  3. Students must vacate a Juilliard or Lincoln Center space if instructed to do so by Juilliard Public Safety, faculty, staff, or Lincoln Center officials if the space is not properly reserved by the student or for health and safety reasons.
  4. Interference with, or willful negligence of, the security of any campus facility. This includes but is not limited to:
    1. unauthorized duplication of keys,
    2. propping doors open;
    3. not utilizing a valid School ID when entering the School or residence hall;
    4. not properly displaying the School issued ID in practice room doors;
    5. providing an unauthorized person the use of another person’s School issued ID or privileges;
    6. obstructing School video surveillance;
    7. any other acts deemed negligent by Public Safety or another School official.

Library Policies

5. The following policies pertain to the use and restrictions of the Juilliard library. Visit JUILCAT for further information:

  1. No food or drink may be brought into the library.
  2. Items may be checked out at the circulation desk with a barcoded Juilliard ID card.
    1. Books and scores circulate for a four-week period and may be renewed once after the item has been out for a minimum of fourteen days.
    2. Compact disc/sound recordings circulate for a period of one week, and may not be renewed.
  3. Reserve materials circulate for a 2-hour period; most are restricted for use within the Library.
  4. Extended semester loans for materials required for ensemble classes may be made by special arrangement at the circulation desk.
  5. You must have your ID card with you in order to use the listening library or the video viewing room.
  6. Overdue fines are charged at the rate of $.25 per item per day for books and scores, and $1 per item per day for sound recordings. For overnight reserves, a fine of $1 per hour is charged after the 10:00 a.m. return deadline.
  7. Outstanding library fines may prevent a student from officially registering for classes, or receiving a diploma or transcript.
  8. The loss of books, scores or recordings should be reported at once to the library in order to prevent the accumulation of overdue fines. Charges for current replacement cost, plus a $30 service fee, are imposed for lost materials.
  9. Failure to return library material constitutes theft and may result in conduct actions.

Concert Office and Recital Approvals

6. The following policies pertain to performances requiring the use of Juilliard spaces:

  1. The Concert Office must approve all recitals and public performances. Please email [email protected] or visit https://my.juilliard.edu/concert-office for recital and concert space reservation procedures, and recital protocols. Students must abide by all policies and procedures as listed on the website.
  2. Concerts, recitals, or other performances that are not part of the Juilliard curriculum are subject to the Independent Student Projects policy.

Independent Student Projects

Students who wish to use Juilliard facilities or resources for performances or other projects that are independent of the Juilliard curriculum are required to obtain appropriate approvals. In order to initiate the approval process, students must first schedule a meeting with the Coordinator of Student Development.

Posting and Signage

8. The following policies pertain to the posting of signs and fliers in School facilities.

  1. All publicity for events must be posted on approved bulletin boards, glass showcases, or in approved posting areas. A complete list of these areas is available in the Student Affairs Office upon request. Posting in unapproved areas will be permitted only in exceptional circumstances.
  2. Fliers and posters may not be placed on boards reserved for academic departments or other specific uses, or on glass doors/windows where they could obstruct vision.
  3. All publicity, including fliers, posters, and other printed announcements, must include the name of the sponsoring department(s) or organization(s).
  4. Publicity (including media releases, fliers, etc.) about events held on Juilliard’s campus that is being distributed off-campus as well, must be reviewed by the communications and creative services team.
  5. Student organizations must obtain approval from the Office of Student Affairs for any materials promoting a club activity.
  6. Fliers for posting in glass showcases must be approved and posted by Student Affairs. Students must obtain approval from the appropriate departments to post fliers on departmental bulletin boards.
  7. Posted material may not threaten or target an individual or group based on perceived or actual characteristics such as race, color, religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, or others.
  8. Posting of content that could be reasonably interpreted as harassment of any Juilliard community member(s) is prohibited
  9. Posted material must state the exact date, time, and location of the event.
  10. Chalking on Lincoln Center or Juilliard campus property is not permitted.
  11. Fliers for posting in the Meredith Willson Residence Hall must be approved and posted by the Office of Residence Life.
  12. All posted material must comply with Juilliard’s Non-Solicitation and Distribution Policy.
  13. The School reserves the right to remove printed materials that do not comply with this policy, including but not limited to materials that do not name a sponsor or are posted in unapproved areas.

V. Correspondence Policy

Juilliard students are responsible for reading all official School notices and correspondence sent to their Juilliard email account. It is Juilliard’s policy to have all departments correspond to students via email. Please be sure to check your email daily and check your spam or junk folders regularly.

1. Students must understand and abide by all policies related to correspondence via email or phone with faculty, staff, or other School officials:

  1. A prompt reply to all emails and calls from faculty, administrators, or other Juilliard officials is required.
  2. Students may not use another person’s Juilliard account, nor allow another person to use their account.
  3.  The intentional misuse of Juilliard email or other inappropriate forms of communication towards faculty, staff, students, or other individuals is prohibited.

VI. Falsification, Disruption, Non-Compliance

1. Students must understand and abide by all policies pertaining to falsification of school documents and records, disruption of school activities, and noncompliance, and will be held accountable for violations as follows:

  1. Forgery, alteration, fabrication, or misuse of School materials including but not limited to identification cards, records, grades, diplomas, School documents.
  2. Providing false or misleading information to School officials or misrepresentation of any kind to school offices or officials. This includes but is not limited to the impersonation of another individual for personal gain; to defraud a School official or School operations, or through electronic, written, or digital formats.
  3. Failure to behave honestly in dealings with the School, School officials, members of the faculty or Lincoln Center officials. This includes but is not limited to the omission of information relevant to the dealings with the official, alteration of information in verbal or written form, or the misuse or alteration of electronic communication or digital media.
  4. Disruption or obstruction of the legitimate or rightful movement of any individual in a school facility or lawful activities of the School or its students, faculty, and staff.
  5. Disruption of or interference with any School or School-sponsored activity, including but not limited to classes, rehearsals, performances, extra-curricular activities or events, the performance of School staff, or general operations of the School, including educational, administrative, and disciplinary activities.
  6. Failure to comply with directions of School officials, including but not limited to staff, faculty, student staff members, Juilliard Public Safety, or Lincoln Center Security while acting within the scope of their duties.
  7. Actions or false statements that incite or lead to harassment, the threat of or actual harm, or create a hostile environment.
  8. Conduct that infringes upon the rights and safety of members of the Juilliard community.  In addition to the other provisions of this section, such conduct may include bullying, aggressive behavior, threatening or targeting individuals or groups based on protected characteristics,  failure to comply with public health and safety directives, or misuse of property.
  9. Violation of School policies published in print or on any digital platform including those published on any part of the Juilliard website or MyJuilliard is prohibited.
  10. Failure to abide by city, state, or federal laws and regulations, or executive orders. This includes any interim orders or guidance pertaining to public emergencies or ongoing crisis management.

VII. Fire Safety

1. Students must understand and abide by all policies pertaining to fire safety and will be held accountable for the following prohibited behaviors:

  1. Conduct that causes or attempts to cause a fire or explosion.
  2. Falsely reporting a fire, explosion, or explosive device.
  3. Tampering with or interfering with fire safety equipment, including misuse of fire alarms, fire extinguishers, elevators, or other safety and security equipment or programs in any Juilliard or Lincoln Center facility.
  4. Failure to evacuate during a fire alarm on the School’s campus at a School facility or during a School activity.
  5. Possession and/or use of fireworks, including but not limited to sparklers, or explosives of any kind on the Lincoln Center campus, at a School facility, or during a School activity.

VIII. Information Security and Governance Policy

The Juilliard School creates and manages sensitive and confidential information that must be protected. To that end, the Information Security and Governance Policy specifies permissible information management practices that align with the School’s tolerance for risk.

Specifically, the policy governs the management of confidential or sensitive information and the use of devices that store, process or provide access to School information. Anyone who studies at or is employed by the School including third parties, and uses Juilliard information resources must abide by this policy.

IX. Physical Harm, Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct

Physical Harm and Harassment

1. Students must understand and abide by all policies pertaining to physical harm and harassment, and they will be held accountable for violations as follows:

  1. Acts of physical violence, assault, and relationship or domestic violence or other forms of physical abuse.  
  2. Actions causing physical injury or that actually cause (or would cause a reasonable person) significant emotional or mental distress. Such actions may include physical, verbal, oral, written, electronic communications, or other conduct that recklessly or intentionally places another individual(s) in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm through words or actions directed at that person. This may include but is not limited to bullying, intimidation, or chronic teasing.
  3. Endangering one’s own health or safety or the health or safety of others
  4. Conduct or course of conduct that threatens the mental or physical health or safety of any person or persons, including hazing, stalking, and other forms of destructive behavior. Examples of hazing include any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of any person or persons, forced consumption of liquor or drugs and any action that causes humiliation for the purpose of initiation into or affiliation with any organization. Course of conduct means a pattern of conduct composed of a series of acts over a period of time, however short, demonstrating intentional actions.

Discrimination

The Juilliard School does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law (collectively, “Protected Classes”) in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment. Juilliard’s Nondiscrimination and Harassment Policy is intended to protect members of the Juilliard community from discrimination.

Visit the Nondiscrimination and Harassment page to learn about:

  • Definitions of discrimination and harassment
  • Reporting guidelines
  • Obtain contact information for the Bias Response Team

Students must understand and abide by Juilliard’s Nondiscrimination and Harassment Policy, as well as federal, state, and local laws. This includes avoiding any acts of retaliation, which are also strictly prohibited under applicable law and School policy.

Sexual Misconduct

Juilliard strives to foster an environment free of sexual misconduct and other forms of unlawful discrimination. We seek to shape a culture of prevention and awareness. In accordance with Juilliard’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, as well as federal, state and local laws, Juilliard takes action to stop acts of sexual misconduct, prevent their recurrence and remedy their effects. Examples of sexual misconduct include sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking and intimate partner violence. Retaliation is also strictly prohibited under the School’s Policy.

Visit Juilliard’s Title IX webpage to access the most up-to-date information about:

Students must understand and abide by Juilliard’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, as well as federal, state, and local laws. This includes avoiding any acts of retaliation, which are also strictly prohibited under the School’s policy.

X. Residence Hall Policies and Regulations

All students living in the residence hall and all visitors are required to comply with the Residence Hall Policies and Regulations outlined below, as well as with Juilliard Code of Conduct policies.

  1. The following items are prohibited in the residence hall. Please review the Guide to Residence Hall Living for protocol regarding the confiscation of prohibited items and a list of allowable items. This guide is provided upon move-in to the building.
    1. Major appliances (washers, dryers, and dishwashers).
    2. Electrical appliances including, but are not limited to rice cookers, portable stoves, halogen lamps, and anything with exposed or open heating elements (i.e., hot plates, panini presses, Foreman grills, etc.).
    3. Furniture including, but is not limited to large items such as personal mattresses, waterbeds, dressers, and other non-Juilliard furniture. (All rooms come adequately furnished with a desk, dresser, bed, and closet space.)
    4. Incendiary or flammable devices, including but not limited to fireworks, live holiday trees, and items with open flames such as candles, incense, and potpourri burners.
    5. Firearms, ammunition, and other weapons.
  2. The following actions regarding fire safety and security are prohibited.
    1. Tampering with fire alarms, fire extinguishers, or any other fire equipment;
    2. Hanging objects from sprinkler heads, pipes, and electrical conduits;
    3. Blocking doorways, entries, and exits with furniture or personal belongings;
    4. Failing to evacuate during a fire drill or alarm as instructed.
  3. “Invasion of privacy” is prohibited. It is defined as transmitting, recording, or photographing the image or voice of another person without their knowledge or consent while in an environment considered private or where there is an expectation of privacy, such as a residence, bathroom, locker room, or office.
  4. Residents are not permitted to loan or copy residence hall keys and/or access cards.
  5. Pets are prohibited in the residence hall except for fish in a 5 gallon or less aquarium. Students requesting a service animal or emotional support animal should review the Service Animal Policy and Emotional Support Animal Policy.
  6. Students must understand and comply with residence hall noise policies.
    1. The residence hall maintains 24-hour "courtesy hours," meaning that noise should always be kept to a reasonable level.
    2. Quiet Hours are from 10:00 pm to 10:00 am weekdays, and 1:00 am to noon on the weekends, meaning that any noise that can be heard from the outside of a room with the door closed is unacceptable.
    3. Floor 17 is designated as the “Quiet Floor.” Audible practicing is prohibited on this floor, and loud noises should not be heard outside rooms or suites.
  7. Students must comply with the following practice room policies in the residence hall.
    1. Practicing is not permitted before 6:00 am or after midnight seven days a week.
    2. Practicing is permitted in bedrooms, Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 10:00 pm, with the exception of Floor 17 (Quiet Floor).
    3. Practicing is not permitted in lounges, common areas, bathrooms, or suite areas.
  8. Smoking of any substances or using e-cigarettes is not permitted in the residence hall or in any public area of Lincoln Center.
  9. The cohabitation of non-affiliated individuals or other Juilliard students that are not assigned to that specific room is prohibited.
  10. Subletting of residence hall rooms or any other space is not permitted.
  11. Students must comply with the following residence hall guest policy.
    1. Residents are responsible for the actions and conduct of their guests at all times.
    2. Residents may host guests 24 hours a day during the regular semester, except during periods specified by the Office of Residence Life.
    3. Guests are subject to all Juilliard and residence hall policies and regulations while in the residence hall.
    4. Violations of residence hall policies can result in restriction of guest privileges and other sanctions for the host and immediate, temporary, and/or permanent restriction of residence hall access for the guest.
    5. Guests may be required to leave the residence hall at the discretion of Residence Life staff.
    6. Hosts must escort guests at all times while guests are on School premises and are responsible and accountable for the behavior of their guests.
    7. Guests under 18 years of age are not permitted without written approval from the Office of Residence Life professional staff (this does not include student staff) prior to the guest arriving on campus. No guests under 16 years of age will be permitted.
    8. Guests will be required to present a valid photo ID upon checking into the visitor management kiosk on the 11th floor.
    9. Guest privileges are suspended during School breaks.
    10. Residents are permitted to have guests in their rooms overnight as long as the roommates and suitemates have given permission.
    11. Residents are allowed to have a maximum number of two guests/visitors at any given time.
    12. Overnight guests must be registered with the Office of Residence Life.
    13. The maximum guest stay is five (5) consecutive nights.
    14. A resident may have guests a maximum of twenty nights within a semester, regardless of whether or not there is a vacant bed in the room/suite.
    15. All conduct matters concerning a non-resident Juilliard student will be forwarded to the appropriate adjudication officer.
    16. Tampering with window guards or throwing items out windows is prohibited. Requests for window repairs must be communicated to the Office of Residence Life.
  12. No solicitation of any type (by canvassing, salesperson, etc.) is permitted in the residence hall. All flyers, posters, or other forms of advertisement must be approved and stamped by the Office of Residence Life before posting in the hall.

XI. Smoking

Information about smoking cessation programs and resources is available through Health and Counseling Services.

  1. Students must understand and abide by the following policies:
    1. Smoking is prohibited on the Juilliard campus. For the purposes of this policy, smoking is defined as burning any type of tobacco product, illegal drugs, or controlled substances including marijuana,  including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, hookahs, vape pens, and e-cigarettes.
    2. Smoking materials may not be sold or dispensed within any property owned, leased, or controlled by the School.
    3. Organizers and attendees of public events, such as conferences, meetings, public lectures, social events, and cultural events that use the School facilities are required to abide by this policy.
    4. Hosts are responsible for ensuring their guests abide by this policy. Hosts will be held accountable for violations caused by their guests.

XII. Solicitation and Distribution Policy

1. The following policies apply to solicitation and distribution on the Juilliard campus:

  1. Solicitation by Juilliard community members for charity, personal benefit, services, distribution of commercial literature, or distribution for sale of merchandise on School property or through School issued electronic communication platforms is prohibited. (Students who wish to fundraise in the School or through electronic channels for a charitable cause must seek approval from the Office of Student Affairs.)
  2. Third parties are not permitted on school property or to use School electronic platforms to solicit, distribute literature, or to sell merchandise.
  3. The creation of merchandise using the Juilliard name is strictly prohibited. Students or groups who wish to create custom merchandise must contact The Juilliard Store (212) 799-5000, extension 7232.

XIII. Trademark Policy

1. Juilliard is the exclusive owner of all rights, title, and interests in and to the words “The Juilliard School,” the trademark JUILLIARD, Juilliard branded merchandise, related logos, and artwork, and any and all variations, translations, or derivatives thereof. It is a violation of federal laws to use the Juilliard trademark without permission. The following School policies apply to all students:

a. Students may not use the Juilliard logo or any other Juilliard mark or image on personal websites or web pages.

b. Students may not use the Juilliard name to promote or endorse any product, service, charitable cause, or political party without prior written approval.

XIV. Use of Non-Vehicular Transportation

1. The following policies apply to the use of nonvehicular transportation in the vicinity of the Irene Diamond Building and Meredith Willson Residence Hall.

  1. Nonvehicular transports including but not limited to bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, skates, and scooters may not be utilized inside the Irene Diamond Building.
  2. For students living in the residence hall, the aforementioned items may be stored in the student's assigned living space, but may not be utilized inside the residence hall aside from transporting to and from the living space.
  3. Hoverboards are not permitted anywhere on the Juilliard campus.

XV. Weapons

1. Students must understand and abide by all policies pertaining to weapon possession, use, distribution, or sale anywhere on the Juilliard or Lincoln Center campuses and will be held accountable for the following prohibited behaviors:

  1. Possession, use, distribution, or sale of any firearm, ammunition, weapon, or similar device.
  2. Possession, use, distribution, or sale of projectiles or devices including, but are not limited to, stun guns, pellet guns, BB guns, paintball guns, slingshots, crossbows, and archery equipment.
  3. Possession, use, distribution, or sale of any dangerous, illegal, or illegally obtained chemical or biological agent.
  4. Use of any dangerous blade, object or material including, but not limited to, knives, sharp objects, lighters, bats, or blunt objects, and used by the offending person to cause or to threaten physical harm, regardless of a federal or state license.

XVI. Work Study Employment and Security/Confidentiality of Student Records

Security and confidentiality of student records and professional use of office equipment are matters of concern for all professional and student employees, as well as anyone who may have access to paper files, computerized databases, and office equipment. Since a person’s conduct either on or off the campus may threaten the security and confidentiality of these files, any employee or person with access to the system and/or office equipment must abide by all applicable policies.

1. Students who are employed by Juilliard, and any student acquiring access to confidential records must abide by the following Code of Responsibility for Confidentiality of Data Files and Professional Use of Office Equipment:

  1. Students may not make or permit the unauthorized use of any confidential information;
  2. Students may not seek personal benefit or permit others to benefit personally from any information that was received through their employment;
  3. Students may not exhibit or divulge the contents of any record or report to any person according to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act;
  4. Students may not knowingly include or cause to be included in any record or report a false, inaccurate, or misleading entry;
  5. Students may not operate or request others to operate any School business equipment (e.g. computers, fax/copying machines, telephones) for personal business;
  6. Students may not aid, abet, or act in conspiracy with any other person to violate part of this code;
  7. Students must report immediately any violation of this code to their supervisor.

XVII. Additional Institutional Policies

In addition to policies outlined in this document, students are required to understand and abide by policies included on the Juilliard website orother digital platforms that pertain to the community as a whole. Students are expected to comply with communities policies located on the Institutional Policies and Consumer Information page. Students must comply with the division/department-specific content located on MyJuilliard

Governmental Compliance and Rights