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General Information

When referring to Hunter College, use “Hunter College” on first reference, then “the College” or “Hunter” on subsequent references. For internal communications intended only for those already familiar with the College, you may use “Hunter” on first reference. Never refer to Hunter College as HC. When referring to a college in the general sense, “college” is lowercase.

When referring to the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, Schools of the Health Professions, School of Nursing or School of Social Work, the full name of the school should be written out on first reference. On subsequent references, you may use “the School(s),” with “School(s)” capitalized. When referring to a school in the general sense, school is lowercase.

When referring to the City University of New York, use “the City University of New York” on first reference, then “CUNY” or “the University.” For internal communications intended only for those already familiar with the University, you may use “CUNY” on first reference. When referring to a university in the general sense, “university” is lowercase.

Refer to classrooms and offices by the room number followed by the building. Use of the word “room” before the number is optional, as is the word “building.”

        Correct:           Room 1301 East, 1301 East, 1301 East Building,
        Incorrect:        1301E, E1301, Hunter East 1301

As a general rule within Hunter, the word “department” should only be used to refer to academic departments, not administrative units. Similarly, the word “office” should only be used to refer to administrative offices, not academic units. There are a few exceptions to this rule; see the list of Hunter Offices, Schools, etc. below.

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Hunter Offices, Schools, Departments, Divisions, Programs and Organizations

Most, though not all, Hunter units are within one of Hunter’s four major offices:

  • Office of the Provost (which includes all degree-granting units)
  • Division of Student Affairs
  • Office of the Chief Operating Officer
  • Office of Institutional Advancement

Following are the proper names and spellings for all units within each of these offices.

Office of the Provost

The largest units within the Office of the Provost are the five degree-granting Schools. Also within this office are the Libraries and a number of Academic Service and Support Programs. The five degree-granting schools are:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
  • Schools of the Health Professions
  • Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
  • Lois V. and Samuel J. Silberman School of Social Work

Each degree-granting School comprises a number of academic departments and programs. Except for the programs within the School of Social Work, all of which are on the graduate level, each of these departments and programs grants bachelor’s degrees; many also grant master’s degrees and combined bachelor’s/master’s degrees. Some also offer certificate programs and a few offer curricula leading to doctoral degrees, sometimes in conjunction with the CUNY Graduate Center. These departments and programs are:

School of Arts and Sciences

  • Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Art
  • Asian American Studies Program
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Classical and Oriental Studies
    • Classics Division
    • Hebrew Division
    • Russian Division
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Dance Program
  • Department of Economics
    • Accounting
  • Department of English
    • MFA Program in Creative Writing
  • Department of Film and Media Studies
    • MFA Program in Integrated Media Arts
  • Department of German
  • Department of History
  • Jewish Social Studies Program
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program
  • Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Psychology
  • Program in Religion
  • Department of Romance Languages
    • French Division
    • Italian Division
    • Spanish Division
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Theatre
  • Thomas Hunter Honors Program
  • Department of Urban Affairs and Planning
  • Women and Gender Studies Program

School of Education

  • Department of Curriculum and Teaching
    • Adolescent Education
    • Bilingual Education
    • Childhood Education
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Literacy Education
    • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Department of Educational Foundations and Counseling Programs
    • Rehabilitation Counseling Program
    • School Counseling Program
  • Department of Special Education
    • Childhood Special Education
    • Early Childhood Special Education
    • Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
    • Blind and Visually Impaired
    • Advanced Certificate in Gifted Education
    • Advanced Certificate in Severe Disabilities
    • Advanced Certificate in Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Administration and Supervision/Advanced Certificate Programs

Schools of the Health Professions

  • Program in Communication Sciences
    • Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology
  • Program in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Program in Physical Therapy
  • Program in Urban Public Health
    • Community Health
    • Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
    • Nutrition and Public Health
    • Health Policy Management
    • Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing

  • Generic Pathway
  • RN Pathway
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing Program
  • Clinical Nurse Leader Program
  • Community/Public Health Nursing Program
  • Community/Public Health Nursing/Urban Public Health Program
  • Gerontological/Adult Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Nursing Administration/Public Administration Program
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing/Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Advanced Certificate Program
  • Nursing Education Advanced Certificate Program

School of Social Work

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) Program Tracks
    • Two-year Full-time Program Track
    • One-year Residency (Work-study) Program Track
    • Advanced Standing Program Track
    • Extended (Part-time) Program Track
    • Dual Degree Program with Bank Street College of Education
  • MSW Curricula
    • Practice Methods (Casework; Group Work; Community Organization and Planning; Administration)
    • Social Welfare Policy and Services
    • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
    • Social Work Research
    • Field Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate Programs
    • Adoption Therapy
    • Advanced Clinical Social Work
    • Social Work Administration
  • Doctor of Philosophy Program
    • The PhD Program in Social Welfare of the CUNY Graduate Center is offered at the Hunter School of Social Work.

Academic Service and Support Programs are offices, services, programs, centers and units that, like the Schools, are under the aegis of the Office of the Provost, but unlike the Schools, do not grant degrees. Some of these programs offer non-credit courses or certificate programs, some conduct research, some directly assist students in degree-granting programs while others focus more on faculty projects. Whatever their specific focus, their essential characteristic is that they are directly concerned with academic issues.

  • Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity (Brookdale Center on Aging)
  • Career Opportunities in Research and Education (COR)
  • Center for Advanced Research of Spatial Information (the CARSI Lab)
  • Center for Communication Disorders
  • Center for Community and Urban Health
  • Center for Community Planning and Development
  • Center for Gifted Studies and Education
  • Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training (CHEST)
  • Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños—CENTRO)
  • Center for Study of Gene Structure and Function (the Gene Center)
  • CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities
  • CUNY Teacher Academy
  • Gender Equity Project
  • Health Professions Education Center
  • Leona and Marcy Chanin Language Center (Chanin Center)
  • Mary P. Dolciani Mathematics Learning Center (Dolciani Center)
  • Minority Access to Research Careers Program (MARC)
  • Minority Biomedical Research Support/Research Initiative for Scientific Advancement (MBRS/RISE)
  • Mellon/Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
  • Physical Sciences Learning Center
  • Public Service Scholars Program
  • SEEK (a non-degree granting unit of the School of Education)
  • Social Sciences Computing Laboratory
  • Socrates Center
  • Teaching and Learning Center
  • Writing Across the Curriculum Program


  • Leon and Toby Cooperman Library at Hunter College (68th Street Campus)
  • Zabar Library (Digitized art material; 68th Street Campus)
  • Health Professions Library (Brookdale Campus)
  • School of Social Work Library (School of Social Work Campus)

Division of Student Affairs

  • Admissions Office
    • Graduate Admissions
    • Undergraduate Admissions
  • Office of Financial Aid
  • Office of the Registrar
  • Office of Student Services
    • AccessABILITY
    • Office of Advising
    • Athletics and Recreation
    • Brookdale Residence Hall
    • Career Development Services
    • Children’s Learning Center
    • Counseling and Wellness Services
    • International Students Office
    • Student Activities
    • Veteran Student Services
    • Welcome and Recruitment Center

Office of the Chief Operating Officer

  • Budget
  • Business Office
  • Central Reservations
  • Continuing Education/International English Language Institute
  • Environmental Health/Safety
  • Facilities
  • Human Resources
  • Public Safety

Office of Institutional Advancement

  • Alumni Relations
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Hunter College Foundation
  • Special Events

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Important Hunter Locations


  • 68th Street Campus - 695 Park Avenue
  • Brookdale Campus - 425 East 25th Street
  • School of Social Work - 129 East 79th Street
  • Hunter College Campus Schools - 71 East 94th Street
  • MFA Building - 205 Hudson Street

Theatres and Galleries

  • Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery - West Building, 68th Street Campus
  • Kaye Playhouse - North Building, 68th Street Campus
  • Assembly Hall - North Building, 68th Street Campus
  • Frederick Loewe Theatre - Thomas Hunter Hall, 68th Street Campus
  • Ida K. Lang Recital Hall - North Building, 68th Street Campus
  • 205 Hudson Street - MFA Building

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Hunter-Specific Terminology

Technical Terms

  • AMC (Account Management Centers)
  • Blackboard (one word, only first B capitalized, abbreviated Bb)
  • CUNY+ (CUNY library database)
  • CUNY Portal (accessible via
  • CUNY Portal ID (not the same as the Hunter NetID)
  • DIG (Degree Information for Graduation)
  • ePermit
  • eSIMS
  • Help Desk (or Faculty/Staff Help Desk)
  • Hunter-L (Hunter’s general listserv)
  • Hunternet (campus-wide wireless network)
  • ICIT (Instructional Computing and Information Technology)
  • NetID (Network ID)
  • OneCard (one word, O and C capitalized)
  • PACs (Public Access Computers)
  • PCS Labs (Public Computing Services Labs)
  • SNet (Student Network)
  • Student Help Desk (always referred to as “Student Help Desk”)
  • TRC (Technology Resource Center)
  • WebCMS (Hunter’s Content Management System)

Non-technical Terms

  • CPE (CUNY Proficiency Exam)
  • FDR (Faculty Dining Room)
  • GER (General Education Requirements)
  • GSA (Graduate Student Association)
  • USG (Undergraduate Student Government)   
  • Hunter Hawk (official mascot)

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Hunter Web Pages

All web pages that are included as part of the official Hunter website or which claim to represent Hunter College on the web should meet the following requirements:

The official Hunter navigation bar must be present at the top of all web pages. This includes the official Hunter logo and links to other web pages within the Hunter network, including the Hunter homepage.

Hunter LogoIf for any reason the Hunter navigation bar is not used, the official Hunter logo must appear in the top-left corner of the web page and must link to the Hunter College homepage (

The CUNY logo should appear on every page and must link to CUNY’s homepage ( Some versions of this logo are downloadable, but if you require this logo in a different size or color, please contact the Communications Office ( or the Web Development team (

The College’s address must appear on each page, along with the phone number and e-mail address for the department or office responsible for the particular web page.

Any web page created in the Hunter WebCMS will automatically meet the above requirements. When creating a page with different web design software such as Dreamweaver, Contribute or Microsoft FrontPage, please consult with the Communications Office ( or the Web Development team ( before publishing your content on the web.

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