2020-2021 Student Handbook

A Welcome from the President

Dear Student:
I am excited to welcome you to Binghamton University for the 2020–2021 academic year. You are part of an exceptionally talented student body that is recognized for its academic abilities, energy and creativity; and I am proud that you chose Binghamton.

This guide of policies and procedures will acquaint all students—new and returning—about many aspects of Binghamton University. In these pages, you will see rules governing your academic and social life, as well as our Code of Student Conduct. This code, developed with student input and endorsement, provides the model for student interactions on campus and is central to Binghamton's unique culture and community. The code establishes the responsibilities that students have in making this a campus that has long valued integrity, professionalism, respect and fairness. These responsibilities are all the more important this year, as the campus responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, which requires an even greater commitment to respecting the health and safety of others. I ask that you review these rules and the code and abide by them.

While the coronavirus has changed the intellectual and social climate at Binghamton, we continue to offer opportunities to participate in activities outside the classroom that add value to your time inside the classroom. I urge you to find clubs and organizations that fulfill your interests in research, community service, and cultural expression. Binghamton has something for everyone to make your experience more fulfilling and more fun.

Thank you for choosing Binghamton. I hope your year ahead is both challenging and successful.

Sincerely,

Harvey G. Stenger
President