I. Binghamton University: General Information
- I.D.1. Office of the President
- I.D.2. Division of Academic Affairs
- I.D.3. Division of Advancement
- I.D.4. Division of Operations
- I.D.5. Division of Research
- I.D.6. Division of Student Affairs
- I.J.1. Rights and Responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- I.J.2. Disability Parking Policies and Procedures
I.A. Board of Trustees
Overall direction of the State University is the responsibility of a sixteen-member Board of Trustees. Fifteen members are appointed by the governor; the sixteenth is the president of the Student Assembly of the State University, ex officio, who serves as a voting member of the board.
I.B. Chancellor of the State University of New York
The chancellor, the chief executive officer of the State University of New York, is responsible for developing and promulgating University-wide policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, including revising the University's Master Plan, coordinating the University-wide budget process, overseeing facilities and academic planning, and directing statewide programs for the educationally disadvantaged.
I.C. Binghamton University Council
The Council of the State University of New York at Binghamton is a 10-member body. Nine members are appointed by the governor; one is elected by and from among the undergraduate and graduate students of the University and is a voting member. The council's duties and powers include recommending to the Board of Trustees candidates for appointment as president; reviewing major plans regarding the development and improvement of the faculty, student life and academic programs; making regulations regarding campus facilities; naming buildings and grounds; making regulations regarding student conduct; and exercising supervision of student housing and safety.
The day-to-day affairs of the State University of New York at Binghamton are conducted by the president, the administrative staff, and the faculty. The roles of the president and major administrative staff are described below. The organization and functions of the faculty are described in the Faculty Bylaws.
I.D.1. Office of the President
The chief executive officer of the University, the president is responsible to the chancellor and the Board of Trustees. The president is charged with promoting the development and effectiveness of the institution and with overall administrative responsibility for the University, including budgetary planning and the allocation of resources. In addition, the president oversees the development of all University policies (as articulated in part in the Handbook) and the appointment and supervision of employees, as well as planning and implementation of initiatives supporting the University's mission, academic plans, and student development. The president also promotes the University's interests and advocates for it among external constituencies. As part of these responsibilities, the president prepares reports and makes recommendations to the University Council, the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees concerning the operation, plans and development of the institution. As chief administrative officer, the president assigns such powers, duties, and responsibilities as are appropriate to other administrative officers and special committees.
Chief of Staff
Reporting directly to the president, the chief participates in all meetings of the President's Staff and serves as an adviser to the president on trends in higher education and policy implications of presidential decisions. The chief works with the vice presidents on University issues; coordinates the appointment of presidential advisory and other University committees; prepares special letters and reports for the president; serves as ex officio on a number of committees; provides support on a wide range of campus and system-wide issues; supervises secretarial staff for the Office of the President; monitors and oversees budgets for the office; and carries out special tasks as assigned by the president.
Director of Athletics
The director of athletics, who reports to the president of the University, has responsibility for the overall supervision and administration of the Intercollegiate Athletic program for the University, including management of facilities, budget preparation, financial management, planning, and staffing, as well as communications, marketing, and fundraising. The director of athletics is responsible for recruitment and selection of the coaches as well as relevant staff. The director is responsible for the relationships with, as well as compliance with, the rules and regulations of Binghamton University, the NCAA, and all affiliated conferences.
Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, reporting to the president, leads the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI), which is responsible for promoting a campus climate that values diversity, equity and inclusion, and is free of bias and harassment. The vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is responsible for the University's strategic diversity, equity, inclusion and affirmative action efforts, including policy development, recruitment and retention program development and initiatives, legal compliance with appropriate federal and state laws and regulations and complaint resolution. The DDEI advances Binghamton University's teaching, research and service mission and commitment to inclusive excellence by working collaboratively throughout the institution with faculty, staff, and students; as well as establishing collaborative partnerships with community based organizations.
Executive Director of the BU Foundation and Associate Vice President
The executive director of the foundation has fiduciary responsibility over the foundation operating budgets and finances and all functions of administering and managing the foundation at its board of directors, internally supervises accounting services, information technology, gift and donor records and the Binghamton University Forum, and serves as executive director of the Binghamton University Foundation Housing Corporation, Southern Tier High Technology Incubator and Campus Related Properties. The executive director reports to the president.
The University ombudsman is the designated neutral or impartial dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University community (including students, staff, faculty and/or administrators). The ombudsman serves to protect against abuse, bias and other improper treatment or unfairness. Serving as a designated neutral, the ombudsman is neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization, but rather, an advocate for fairness and fair process who acts as a source of information and referral and assists in the resolution of concerns and issues. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University's existing resources for conflict resolution. As an independent, neutral, confidential and informal resource, the Office of the University Ombudsman does not accept legal notice for Binghamton University.
Vice President for Communications and Marketing
Leading the Division of Communications and Marketing, the vice president has supervisory responsibility for the University's branding, publications, web marketing and public relations programs. The vice president integrates the University's overall marketing efforts; designs and implements a comprehensive public relations program comprising internal communications and local, regional, national and international media initiatives; supports the University's institutional advancement efforts; and advises administrators, faculty, staff and students on public relations and publications.
I.D.2. Division of Academic Affairs
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
As Binghamton's chief academic officer, the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost provides leadership for the University's academic mission, including student recruitment and academic success, faculty hiring and evaluation, academic program development and review, global academic initiatives, and marketing and communications. In consultation with the president, the provost is responsible for budget, space, and resource allocations for all University divisions.
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Associate Vice President for Business Affairs
The chief financial officer and senior associate vice president is responsible for developing and maintaining budgets, financial projections and analysis for the University and to develop strategies and assessments that guide decisions about University finances and program development. The chief financial officer and senior associate vice president develops and maintains financial records, reports, and fiscal support services and oversees operations for the accurate and timely processing and reporting of all transactions and services in accordance with New York State, SUNY and campus policies and procedures.
In addition to these responsibilities, the senior vice provost has the following responsibilities:
- To develop long-term and yearly enrollment and revenue projections
- To develop long-term and annual budget projections
- To develop information and analysis for other campus administrators as necessary for planning and decision-making
- To collect and analyze data on key metrics that track progress toward strategic objectives
- To track University achievements relative to System expectations including assessment programs and performance funding
- To assist with the University's facilities planning process
The chief financial officer and senior associate vice president has direct line responsibility for the operations of:
- the Office of University Business Affairs which includes:
- Accounts Payable
- DIFR Finances
- Business Services (which include Financial Analysis & Reporting)
- the Office of Institutional Research
The chief financial officer and senior associate vice president reports to both the president and the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.
Vice Provost for International Education and Global Affairs and Senior International Officer
The vice provost for international education and global affairs and chief global officer guides the University's internationalization processes, assists with the strategic planning and tactical implementation of global educational initiatives, and oversees the Office of Education and Global Initiatives (IEGI), International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). IEGI is responsible for university-wide international partnerships, programs and projects. These include Binghamton's international exchange and study abroad programs. ISSS serves over 2,500 international students and scholars, providing them with a holistic and comprehensive range of services. The vice provost oversees the Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions (OGRA) and is responsible for working collaboratively with deans and campus partners on campus-wide graduate recruitment and admissions processes.The vice provost for international Education and Global Affairs is tasked with exploiting the synergies that arise between our campus's extensive global programs and initiatives while also serving as a resource for all our campus's academic units. The vice provost for international education and global affairs and senior international officer reports to the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.
Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
The vice provost and dean of the Graduate School provides leadership for the development of graduate education. As the principal academic and administrative officer of the Graduate School, the vice provost oversees academic progress and awarding of degrees at the graduate level; implements graduate curricular policy as determined by the Graduate Council; has responsibility for activities involving graduate curricular and academic matters; and works closely with graduate directors and chairs to develop new programs. The vice provost and dean of the Graduate School works closely with Undergraduate Education to ensure alignment between the graduate and undergraduate components of accelerated (4+1) degrees and to coordinate mandated seven-year reviews of academic departments. The vice provost also assists both faculty and graduate students in their realization of the teaching mission of the institution and coordinates with the vice president for research to facilitate the research mission of the institution. Academic units temporarily housed in the Graduate School report to the vice provost and dean of the Graduate School. The vice provost and dean of the Graduate School reports to the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Enrollment Management
The vice provost for undergraduate education and enrollment management provides administrative coordination for undergraduate programs in the various schools at Binghamton University, academic support units, and other undergraduate academic initiatives. Working directly with the offices of the deans, the directors of undergraduate programs and the collegiate professors, the vice provost interprets policies and procedures and is also the primary contact, relative to undergraduate curricula, with the administration of the State University of New York and the New York State Education Department. In addition, the vice provost supports various academic enrichment initiatives; coordinates the development of the University's undergraduate enrollment plan, emphasizing both recruitment and retention of students; and supervises the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Financial Aid and Student Records/Student Accounts. The vice provost for undergraduate education and enrollment management reports to the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.
Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs
The vice provost for faculty affairs provides leadership for several areas that significantly impact faculty, and works closely with the provost, deans of the colleges and schools, and human resources. These areas include the process of renewal, promotion and tenure of tenure-track faculty and instructors, the renewal and promotion of clinical faculty, the promotion of faculty to distinguished ranks, nominating outstanding faculty for major external awards and honors, reviewing and overseeing sabbatical and title F leaves, coordinating and interpreting faculty exit surveys, participating in review of departments and units via the contribution to mission program, and involvement in the faculty hiring process. The vice provost also interfaces with the chief diversity officer and the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to foster an inclusive academic culture that enables the University to benefit from a diverse academic community and to promote the success of underrepresented faculty, staff, and students. The vice provost for faculty affairs reports to the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.
Dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences
The dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences is the college's chief administrative and academic officer and leads it in accordance with the University's mission and goals. The dean's general responsibilities include fostering excellence in teaching and research; establishing standards of academic excellence and integrity; recruiting and retaining faculty; consulting with faculty to develop curricula; facilitating new approaches to student learning and promoting effective career development; fostering interdisciplinary collaboration; strategic budget planning; providing leadership for private fundraising; helping to develop institutional partnerships and support recruitment efforts; and taking a leading role in faculty personnel matters, including tenure, promotion, and renewal. The dean serves as chair of the Harpur College Council and acts to implement such academic policies as may be determined by that body. The dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences reports to the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.
Dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs
The dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs has overall responsibility for the development and operation of that school in accordance with the University's mission and goals. As the school's chief academic and administrative officer, the dean consults with the faculty in planning, developing, and supervising curricula for the school's degree programs; recruits and hires faculty and makes recommendations concerning faculty promotions, tenure, and renewals; and prepares and administers the school's annual budget. The dean is charged with building relationships with the external community as a part of the school's mission of service to the area. The dean also has responsibility for outreach and continuing education programs specific to CCPA, and directs all external funding operations. The dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs reports to the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.
Dean of the Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science
The dean of the Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science has overall responsibility for the advancement and operation of the school in accordance with the university's mission and goals. As the school's chief academic and administrative officer, the dean consults with the faculty in planning, developing, and supervising curricula for the school's degree programs; recruits and hires faculty; makes recommendations concerning faculty promotions, tenure, and renewals; fosters faculty research and scholarship; promotes teaching excellence; works to ensure the school is a diverse and inclusive environment, administers the school's budget and develops the infrastructure to ensure an excellent academic environment. The dean is charged with building relationships with other units on campus and with the external community as part of the school's mission of service to the region and to the State of New York. The dean also has responsibility for outreach and continuing education programs specific to the school and for representing Watson College at appropriate academic forums. The dean of Watson College reports to the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.
Dean of the School of Management
The dean of the School of Management, as its chief academic and administrative officer, has general responsibility for the operation of the school in accordance with the University's mission and goals. With the advice of the school's faculty, the dean is responsible for the development and operation of the academic programs, for the recruitment and retention of faculty and staff, for strategic planning and development, and for leading the fundraising efforts of the school. In addition, the dean's responsibilities include the preparation of the school's budget, the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ties with the business community, and the development of executive education and other non-credit instructional programs relevant to the school's mission. The dean of the School of Management reports to the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.
Dean of the Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences
The dean of the Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences serves as its principal administrative and academic officer and is responsible for all aspects of the college, leading it in accordance with the University's mission and goals. In consultation with the faculty of the school, the dean is responsible for faculty recruitment and development, for curriculum planning and coordination, for the development and evaluation of both undergraduate and graduate programs, for the preparation of an academic budget, and for the submission of proposals for outside funding. The dean consults with other deans and with the program directors of academic divisions to assure that required courses in the physical, behavioral, and social sciences are available to meet nursing pre- and co-requisites. The dean also works with local, regional, and state leaders in health care to determine the impact of the programs operated by the school, to assess regional needs in nursing and health science education, and to promote further opportunities for the college and its programs. The dean of the Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences reports to the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.
Dean of Libraries
The Dean of Libraries is responsible for strategically leading and managing the Library system to support the institution's mission of teaching and research. The dean administers and enhances the Libraries' budget by developing additional sources of revenue, coordinates the development of library collections and provision of library services, manages library human resources, implements new and emerging information technologies, and represents the University and its Libraries to appropriate constituencies locally, nationally and internationally. The dean reports to the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.
Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
The dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is the school's chief administrative and academic officer and leads it in accordance with the University's mission and goals. The school offers the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, as well as the MS and PhD degrees in pharmaceutical sciences. The dean has assembled a leadership team consisting of associate and assistant deans and department chairs, and new faculty have been hired into two departments: Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy Practice. Faculty are active in research in smart drug delivery and device development, infectious disease, innovative therapies for cancer and muscular dystrophy and clinical approaches to the opioid crisis. The school is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and is registered with the New York State Education Department. The first class matriculated in August 2017 and the second class in August 2018. The school is housed in an ultramodern building on the Binghamton University Health Sciences Campus in Johnson City. The dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences reports to the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.
Associate Vice President for Accounting and Budget
The Associate Vice President for Accounting and Budget is responsible for centralized financial services across State (Revenue Offset), Income Fund Reimbursable (IFR), State University Tuition Reimbursement Account (SUTRA), and Dormitory Income Fund Reimbursable (DIFR) funds in both SUNY and the campus financial management systems. The Associate Vice President formulates budget projections, develops and implements budget plans, executes accounting functions, and monitors compliance with financial assignments, policy, and the SUNY Financial Plan. The main accounting and budget office functions are:
- Develop the University's State appropriation budget, including Revenue Offset, State University Tuition Reimbursement Account (SUTRA), Dormitory Income Fund Reimbursable (DIFR) State Purpose, and Income Fund Reimbursable (IFR), working with responsible areas and ensuring financial plan components are met.
- Maintain historical budgetary records and analyze potential changes to the University's budget given the State's current fiscal environment.
- Develop and maintain Business Intelligence dashboards which provide divisions/departments and operational areas with estimated labor expenditures within the State Operating funds.
- Manage University fee processes and inventories, inclusive of broad-based, course-based, mandatory, and campus authorized fees.
- Advise operational areas on enhanced execution of fiscal and budgetary practices.
- Prepare and submit University quarterly and fiscal year-end Uniform Revenue Accounting System (URAS) trial balance reports to SUNY System Administration.
- Oversee financial impact of enrollment planning and submit related revenue projections to SUNY System Administration for financial plan inclusion, monitoring actuals against that plan throughout the fiscal year.
- Lead campus banking services, including management of cash flow, reserves, revenue distribution, and disbursement planning.
- Work with divisions/departments on budget development and financial projections for new academic programs and other initiatives.
- Provide fiscal consulting for tuition and fees, financial reporting, strategic budget administration, financial system data extraction, accounting best practices, and audit support.
I.D.3. Division of Advancement
The Division of Advancement is responsible for the University's advancement programs, including the Office of Development and the Office of Alumni Engagement. The division works closely with volunteers on the boards of directors for the Binghamton University Foundation and the Binghamton University Alumni Association.
Vice President for Advancement
The vice president for advancement oversees the university’s alumni engagement and fundraising functions, which include chapter and affinities, volunteer programs, signature engagement activities, major and annual giving, gift planning, donor relations and prospect management and research. The vice president for advancement reports to the president.
Associate Vice President for Advancement
The associate vice president for advancement has responsibility for the annual giving program, development communications and stewardship, research and prospect management. The associate vice president for advancement leads strategic projects for the vice president of advancement and provides division-wide support for campaign operations, financial and strategic planning, resource management, reporting, messaging, volunteer management, human resources and personnel development. The associate vice president for advancement reports to the vice president for advancement.
Executive Director of Major Gifts and Gift Planning
The executive director for major gifts and gift planning is responsible for all major, principal and deferred giving programs. In addition, the executive director provides leadership and collaboration in the marketing and stewardship of those gifts. The executive director of major gifts and gift planning leads the strategies to secure donor-centered gifts for University priorities through high level current gifts, deferred gifts, blended gifts and complex gifts. The executive director for major gifts and gift planning reports to the vice president for advancement.
Executive Director for Engagement
The executive director for alumni engagement is the university’s chief alumni officer, serving as the liaison to the Alumni Association Board of Directors and its committees, supervising the staff in the Office of Alumni Engagement, and providing leadership and oversight over all alumni engagement strategies, activities, and initiatives. The executive director for alumni engagement reports to the vice president for advancement.
I.D.4. Division of Operations
Vice President for Operations
The vice president for operations develops, implements, and monitors University policies governing physical facilities, campus safety and security, human resources, and capital construction responsibilities, and develops, implements, monitors, and maintains personnel policies and records. Reporting to the vice president for operations are the following offices and areas: associate vice president for facilities management, associate vice president for information technology services, associate vice president for human resources, chief of police, executive director of emergency services, and director of the University Center for Training and Development. The president may designate other duties.
Associate Vice President for Facilities Management
The associate vice president for facilities management is responsible for the overall management of the physical plant, including all maintenance operations (custodial, building trades, HVAC, central heating plant, central receiving, grounds maintenance and vehicle repair), capital budget process and the management of the utility budget. The associate vice president is also responsible for campus facilities planning, designing and constructing new buildings and rehabilitation, including site, civil, architectural, and mechanical development; equipment requests for new buildings; and development requests for conversions within existing buildings. The associate vice president for facilities management serves as the primary liaison with the State University Construction Fund and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York. The associate vice president reports directly to the vice president for operations
Associate Vice President for Information Technology Services
The associate vice president for information technology services is responsible for the University's data and voice networks, academic and administrative computing services, classroom technology support, telecommunications, and long-range planning for using and integrating information technologies on campus. The major areas of concern are service levels, budget, hardware and software procurement, contracts, measurement of resources, external liaison with System Administration, other SUNY campuses, national networks, and personnel management and development. The associate vice president reports to the vice president for operations with coordinative reporting to the provost.
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Human Resources is responsible for hiring and appointment, classification and compensation, reclassification/promotion, wage and salary administration, payroll and compensation, employee and labor relations for six union and eight bargaining agreements, orientation and benefits management, records (personnel) and maintenance, and performance management. The associate vice president also serves as one of the presidential designees on contract/union matters. The associate vice president reports directly to the vice president for operations.
Chief of Police
The chief of police works with staff to plan, direct, coordinate, control, and develop policies and procedures for and staff all New York State University Police Department activities. This includes oversight of public safety, crime prevention, and matters relating to community policing programs. The chief of police reports to the vice president for operations.
Executive Director of Emergency Management
The executive director of emergency management oversees all emergency planning and management operations for the University, including University-wide emergency preparedness programs and initiatives. This includes Environmental Health and Safety, which is responsible for promoting and supporting a safe and environmentally conscious campus setting through the delivery of professional consultation, education, training, and various other safety compliance programs and initiatives. The executive director of emergency management reports to the vice president for operations.
Director of University Center for Training and Development
The center's mission is to provide support and facilitate learning, growth and development for the faculty and staff of Binghamton University. The center conducts assessments to identify training needs, creates and facilitates training and development programs, provides resources and materials to enhance career initiatives, and promotes a University culture of shared dedication and success.
I.D.5. Division of Research
Vice President for Research
The vice president for research establishes divisional goals, spearheads strategic planning, administers divisional directives and builds internal and external partnerships to enhance the quality, productivity and reputation of research and scholarship at Binghamton University.
Associate Vice President for Research
The associate vice president for research oversees research administration operations at Binghamton University. The associate vice president serves as the financial and budget officer for the Division of Research, with oversight of Research Foundation and state funding, and serves as the Research Foundation for SUNY operations manager.
Associate Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development
The associate vice president for innovation and economic development is responsible for coordinating technology development and entrepreneurship interactions across the campus. This position works with faculty to protect university-developed intellectual property and supports Binghamton's economic development mission.
Assistant Vice President for Research Compliance
The assistant vice president for research compliance is responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, agency, and University regulations related to the university's research activities. This position promotes a positive culture of compliance and integrity, including implementing education and training programs for faculty, staff, and students in all research compliance areas.
Assistant Vice President for Sponsored Programs
The assistant vice president for sponsored programs directly oversees pre-award and grants management activities on the campus and works closely with the associate vice president for research in supporting the university's efforts to attract and manage extramural funding. The assistant vice president serves as the Research Foundation for SUNY deputy operations manager.
Executive Director for Strategic Research Initiatives
The executive director for strategic research initiatives provides support to the associate vice president for research to enable the successful implementation and execution of the campus research strategy and initiatives as developed by the faculty and senior administration, has oversight of the organized research centers and is the division's research space representative.
Director for Government Relations
The director handles state and federal relations representing the interests of Binghamton University by serving as the lead advocate to the governor's office, the New York State Legislature, state agencies, county and municipal governments, our federal elected representatives and federal agency staff. This position directs pertinent information to the University concerning legislation, budgets and policy decisions that affect higher education. The director of government relations also communicates with and maintains regular contact with these same state, federal and local individuals and entities to communicate to them our major initiatives and demonstrate to them how we are preparing our University to meet future challenges.
Director, Laboratory Animal Resources
The director of laboratory animal resources oversees the animal care program. The position assures that facilities, personnel, equipment, and services are available to comply with requirements established by federal, state, and local agencies and manages the veterinary services program.
Director, Research Advancement
The director of research advancement provides communications leadership, expertise, perspective and services to advance an understanding of and appreciation for University research and scholarship.
I.D.6. Division of Student Affairs
Vice President for Student Affairs
The vice president for student affairs is responsible for various academic support services and student development programs and services. The vice president supervises the associate vice president, dean of students, assistant vice presidents, senior executive director, director of employee engagement and program innovation, and director of Educational Opportunity Program. In the absence of the president, the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, and the vice president for administration, the vice president for student affairs acts as the chief administrative officer.
Associate Vice President and Chief Wellness Officer
The associate vice president and chief wellness officer oversees the offices of Campus Recreational Services, Services for Students with Disabilities, University Counseling Center, Decker Student Health Services Center, Employee Assistance Program, Health Promotion and Prevention Services, Student Conduct, Student Affairs Assessment and Solutions for Engagement, and has oversight of the healthy campus initiative, B-Healthy.
Dean of Students
The dean of students oversees Case Management Services, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Campus Activities, Orientation and New Student Programs, TRIO Student Support Services and Upward Bound, University Union, Student Affairs Compliance, and Veteran and Military Services. The dean of students also oversees Parent and Family Programs, Off Campus Services and Programs, is responsible for town/gown relations, co/chairs the Town Gown Advisory Board (TGAB), and serves as the liaison for the Student Association and the Graduate Student Organization.
Assistant Vice President for Student Success
The assistant vice president oversees the Center for Civic Engagement, Office of Student Transition and Success,, and the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development. The assistant vice president is also responsible for collaborative programs with academic affairs such as the Binghamton Advantage Program and for developing and promoting student success initiatives supporting high-impact learning.
Assistant Vice President for Residential Experiences and Auxiliaries
The assistant vice president oversees the areas of auxiliary services and residential life and housing, including the overall supervision and management of 23 residence halls and two apartment complexes, which house 7,400 residents and are staffed by approximately 295 professional, civil service and paraprofessional employees.
Senior Executive Director for Student Affairs Administration
The senior executive director is responsible for many administrative functions of the Division of Student Affairs, including fiscal planning, technology, space management, personnel management and employee relations, communications, and Transportation and Parking Services.
Director of the Educational Opportunity Program
The director is responsible for providing historically financially and academically disadvantaged students the opportunity to pursue higher education with services such as counseling, tutoring, academic coursework and financial aid. The State University of New York's Office of Opportunity Programs (SUNY OOP) supports the program.
Director of Auxiliary Services
The director is responsible for conference and events services, vendor relations, including food and beverage services, the bookstore, vending operations, washer/dryer operations, banking, refrigerator rental, pouring rights, childcare and commencement photography. The director also provides financial oversight for the Student Association and Graduate Student Organization.
Director of Student Affairs Communications
The director oversees the communications strategy and marketing efforts for the Division of Student Affairs. Responsibilities include developing and implementing strategic communications plans and promotional campaigns for initiatives with target audiences. The director is the division’s main point of contact with the Office of Communications and Marketing and leads a Student Affairs Communications Team composed of departmental communications staff.
Director of Health and Counseling Services
The director is responsible for the overall operations of the Employee Assistance Program, Decker Student Health Services Center and the University Counseling Center, including primary outpatient care, psychiatric consultation, and individual and group counseling to students with mental health concerns.
Director of Campus Recreational Services
The director is responsible for providing quality programming that enriches students' educational experience. Campus Recreational Services offers various activities for individuals and interest groups on campus, all of which offer opportunities to create a balanced lifestyle through wellness and physical activity. There are five distinct recreational programs: Club Sports, Intramural Sports, Open Recreation, Outdoor Pursuits and Wellness Services.
Director of Residential Life and Housing
The director is responsible for the overall supervision and management of 23 residence halls and two apartment complexes, which house 7,400 residents and are staffed by approximately 295 professional, civil service and paraprofessional employees.
Director of Student Transition and Success
The director is responsible for the overall supervision of Leadership Programs, First Year Experience, Speaking Center, Peer Success Coaching, Binghamton Advantage Program and Transfer Student Services.
Director of Health Promotion and Prevention Services
The director plays a key role in creating a broad and coordinated health promotion and prevention plan that supports a healthy learning community. Supervision of key programs in the areas of high-risk drinking and other substance abuse; health education; mental health outreach; strength building/resilience training/stress reduction; and prevention of power-based violence (including of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking).
Senior Director for Organizational Management
The senior director is responsible for many administrative functions of the Division of Student Affairs. Primary among these responsibilities are human resource management and reporting, overseeing staff recruitment and hiring for the division, employee relations, student affairs graduate assistant recruitment, strategic planning, policy development and compliance, Student Handbook, and Foundation Awards.
Director of Employee Engagement and Program Innovation
The director's primary focus is on the recruitment, onboarding and retention of professional staff. The director also assists with searches, assists new hires with their acclimation to Binghamton, and is tasked with working on data collection and responsive training to increase retention of staff.
Director of Student Affairs Assessment and Solutions for Engagement
The director is responsible for coordinating assessment support services for the departments within the Division of Student Affairs by implementing assessment projects, creating surveys and analyzing results, identifying and prioritizing outcomes, and creating data collection systems to determine instructional or service needs and providing and publicizing training related to assessment. The director also assists the vice president with strategic planning.
Senior Associate Directors of the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development
The senior associate directors work with the assistant vice president for student success to administer a centralized office that serves undergraduate and graduate students in all majors and alumni who have graduated within the past six months. The senior associate directors supervise resources and services that assist with increasing understanding about the skills and competencies needed for career success, exploring careers, pursuing internships and other experiential learning, and gaining professional employment or admission to graduate and professional school. These include: student career consultations; skills development workshops; the speaking center; job, internship, graduate school and law school fairs; employer site visits; student-alumni networking programs; the centralized academic internship program; the on-campus interviewing program; and management of hireBING, the University's online job and internship search engine for students and student employment.
Director of the Center for Civic Engagement
The director oversees the Center for Civic Engagement, which promotes and supports student and faculty engagement with the community through cultivation of credit-bearing service learning courses, short- and long-term voluntary service, community-based research opportunities, and voter engagement and advocacy initiatives.
Director of Services for Students with Disabilities
The director is responsible for the overall direction of the office in the fulfillment of its mission. The office provides direct support to students through counseling, advising, consultation, advocacy and the coordination of appropriate university accommodations and works with staff throughout the university to ensure effective disability access and enhance educational opportunities.
Senior Director of TRIO Student Support Services and Upward Bound
The senior director of TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) and Upward Bound provides leadership and administrative oversight for both programs. SSS promotes academic success and personal growth for first-generation students, income-eligible students and students with disabilities. Upward Bound is an academic program that helps low-income and first-generation students achieve academic success in high school and prepares them for continued success in college.
Director of the Office of Student Conduct
The director directs all aspects of the campus student conduct system, including advising students of their rights, protection guarantees, and responsibilities as campus community members. The director resolves alleged violations of the University's Code of Student Conduct or refers charges to the appropriate hearing body and trains students and staff who serve on conduct boards.
Assistant Dean for Case Management Services
The assistant dean oversees case management of students in distress through consultation, assessment, referral and education; coordinates follow up to student crisis; and chairs the Student of Concern (SOC) Committee.
Senior Director for Off Campus and Fraternity and Sorority Life
The senior director is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the fraternity and sorority community. This consists of providing advising and support to the seven governing councils, their 52 chapters, and over 1500 members.
Executive Director, Transportation and Parking Services
The executive director has overall responsibility for the leadership, planning and management of transportation and parking services and the call center for the University.
Director of Transportation
The director is responsible for the overall operation and services associated with transportation as it relates to Binghamton University and its partners, i.e. OCT, BCT, Hertz on Demand Car Sharing and the bike share program. The director of transportation is the chair of the University Transportation Committee.
I.E. Management Procedures
I.F. Alcohol-free and Drug-free Workplace Policy
I.F.1. Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Workplace
An employee who is also a student must also be aware of the rules regarding student alcohol and substance abuse. These can be found in the Student Handbook.
I.F.2. Tobacco-Free Campus Policy
I.G. Campus and Workplace Violence Policy
I.H. Binghamton University Policy Regarding Harassment
I.I. Domestic Violence and the Workplace Policy
I.J. Information for Faculty and Staff with Disabilities
I.J.1. Rights and Responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 is a wide-ranging civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in a variety of sectors, including employment and education. While the passage of the ADA in 1990 lent a particular immediacy to the rights of individuals with disabilities, Binghamton University, as a recipient of federal funds, has been subject to laws prohibiting discrimination against current or potential students and employees with disabilities since the enactment of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972. Despite this relatively long history of compliance with statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, it is essential that we continually review institutional policies as well as our own individual practices to ensure that qualified students and employees with disabilities are accorded both their rights under the law and their rightful places within the University.
Some Important Definitions
Under the ADA, a person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. The ADA, as amended, also protects individuals who have a record of such an impairment, as well as people who are regarded as having such an impairment. A substantial impairment is one that significantly limits or restricts a major life activity, such as hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, performing manual tasks, walking, caring for oneself, learning, or working. To be protected by the ADA, however, a current or potential student or employee with a disability must be otherwise "qualified"-i.e., someone who, with or without reasonable job accommodations or reasonable modifications to educational policies or practices, meets the essential requirements of the job or the educational program.
General Requirements Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
(Adapted from Jane E. Jarrow's Title by Title: The ADA's Impact on Postsecondary Education, published by the Association on Higher Education and Disability.)
- There may be no exclusion of persons on the basis of disability. It is unlawful to deny admission to or to limit the enrollment of students with disabilities when they are otherwise qualified. Likewise, it is unlawful to discriminate against a qualified employee or applicant for employment on the basis of disability.
- There may be no discrimination through contract. The University is responsible for ADA compliance even in those services, programs, or activities it contracts out to other entities. Contracts should stipulate that outside lessees, lessors, and vendors must abide by the institution's requirements under the ADA, in addition to any other requirements for which they themselves are responsible under the law.
- Persons with disabilities have the right to refuse accommodation.
- It is unlawful to use eligibility criteria that screen out, directly or indirectly, an individual with a disability or a class of individuals with disabilities unless such criteria can be shown to be necessary to the provision of the activities or services, or essential to the performance of the job. Safety-related criteria may be imposed, but those criteria must be shown to be based on actual risk and not on stereotypes or assumptions about the abilities of people with disabilities.
- Reasonable job accommodations or reasonable modifications to educational policies, practices, or procedures must be made to otherwise qualified employees or students with disabilities, unless such job accommodations would impose an undue financial or operational hardship on the employer, or such modifications to educational programs would fundamentally alter the nature of the activities or services offered.
- It is unlawful to deny equal services, programs, or activities to an individual or entity because that individual or entity has an affiliation with an individual or class of individuals who are known to have a disability. For example, it would be unlawful to deny space on campus for an AIDS support group to meet because of fear of exposure to AIDS/HIV. It would also be unlawful to deny employment to an individual with a chronically ill partner or child because of a perceived potential for missed work or increased insurance costs.
- It is unlawful to attempt to cover or offset costs of complying with the ADA by imposing a surcharge solely on people with disabilities.
- It is unlawful to refuse to serve persons with disabilities, or to serve them differently on the basis of their disabilities, due to insurance coverage or rates. For example, it would be illegal to bar persons with low vision or limited mobility from a science laboratory because it is believed that insurance coverage may be jeopardized, or the costs increased, as a result of the presence of these individuals.
- It is unlawful to retaliate or threaten retaliation against individuals with disabilities for asserting their rights under the ADA.
If you feel that you have been discriminated against on the basis of disability, a procedure exists for the timely review of your complaint. The "Grievance Procedure for Review of Allegations of Discrimination" is available from the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, LSG 548.
Christen Szymanski, director of Services for Students with Disabilities, 607-777-2686 (V/TT), and Ada Robinson-Perez, Affirmative Action Officer, 607-777-4775, are Binghamton University's 504/ADA Coordinators respectfully. Please contact them if you have questions regarding the ADA or are in need of an ADA accommodation.
I.J.2. Disability Parking Policies and Procedures
I.K. Access to University Records
The Freedom of Information Law, effective January 1, 1978, (Public Officers, Article 6) provides rights of access to University records, except those that fall within one of the eight categories of deniable records [section 87 (2)]. Written application for examination and copying of accessible records must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the: Records Access Officer, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000 during regular business hours or by first class mail or fax (607-777-6453). Appeals of a denial of requested information must be taken within 30 days to the FOIL Appeals Officer, The State University of New York, H. Carl McCall SUNY Building – 353 Broadway, Albany, New York 12246.
I.L. Release of Listings and Labels to Third Parties
As a general policy and practice, the University neither produces nor releases labels or lists of its students, faculty, staff, administrators or alumni except for official University purposes. When labels or lists are produced and released, their use must be directly related, in a primary manner, to the stated mission of the University. Once released, mailing labels and lists may not be duplicated or stored by any means. The University has adopted this position to ensure compliance with the laws affecting privacy, to avoid possible participation in illegal discrimination, and to act in a fashion that is in the best educational interests of students and other members of the University community.
Student organizations, for purposes of this policy, are not considered officially related to the University for purposes of obtaining lists or labels. However, the Campus Mail Services will continue to provide recognized student organizations with scheduled access to campus mail rooms for purposes of placing information materials in student mailboxes.
I.M. Binghamton University Counsel
Binghamton University employs a Chief Campus Counsel whose responsibility it is to furnish legal advice to the president and other senior administrators and to be present to represent the University when its legal interests are involved. Questions involving legal matters that directly affect the University should be referred to the appropriate vice president.