New York State Colleges and Universities are required to comply with the provisions of Articles 129-A and 129-B of the NYS Education Law:
- Article 129-A (NYS Education Law Sections 6430 - 6438) REGULATION BY COLLEGES OF CONDUCT ON CAMPUSES AND OTHER COLLEGE PROPERTY USED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES
- Article 129-B (NYS Education Law Sections 6439 - 6449) IMPLEMENTATION BY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, DATING VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND STALKING PREVENTION AND RESPONSE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES (commonly known as the “Enough is Enough” statute)
Both Articles 129-A and 129-B include a requirement for a certificate of compliance to be filed with the NYS Education Department annually by each college/university. Colleges and Universities are also required to file copies of the written rules and polices adopted by the institution to implement the requirements of Articles 129-A and 129-B with the NYS Education Law.
Article 129-B, the Enough is Enough statute, also requires that colleges and universities submit annual aggregate data reports to the NYS Education Department concerning incidents of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking reported to the institution.
More information about the requirements of Articles 129-A and 129-B and how to submit the annual certificates of compliance, the written rules and policies, and the Enough is Enough annual aggregate data to the NYS Education Department can be found at the link above.
Religious Institutions may apply for an exemption from state authorization requirements concerning provision of postsecondary education programs in New York State.
Ability-to-Benefit (ATB) Testing Requirements for State Financial Aid
A student seeking State financial aid (including TAP) for the first time, beginning with the 2007-08 academic year, must pass a federally approved ATB test identified by the Board of Regents if the student does not possess a U.S. high school diploma or its recognized equivalent.
Required Disclosure by Institutions Authorized to Award Degrees of Gifts by Foreign Governments, Persons, or Entities
Every institution in New York State authorized to award degrees either by the Legislature or by the Board of Regents is required by Section 207-a of the Education Law to file annually with the State Education Department a report of gifts valued at more than $100,000 that it has received during the most recent fiscal year from foreign governments, persons, or entities.