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Warning to Hunter students and Faculty: Public Safety recently became aware of an internet scam where the web site, or e-mail, appears to be another Hunter member asking you to become a "secret shopper". In this scam the unknown person would mail you a check  and request that you deposit it and immediately go out and purchase a certain gift card or product and mail it back to them. Within two days after depositing the check that was mailed to you the bank will contact you to say that the check was worthless or insufficient funds. Please be aware of these various internet scams.





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Using Your OneCard (Hunter ID) at Hunter

This is a friendly reminder from the Office of the Dean of Students regarding Hunter College's policy on using your OneCard while on campus at Hunter College. These measures are in place for your own safety and that of the Hunter community.

  1. All members of the college community are responsible for having their Hunter OneCard with them while on campus at all times.
  2. Your Hunter OneCard is non-transferrable and may not be used by any other person, for any reason.
  3. Allowing other persons to use your Hunter OneCard to gain entry on to Hunter's campus or to use campus facilities is a violation of Hunter College's policy and may result in that person receiving a summons for Trespassing.
  4. Improper use of your Hunter ID may also result in your card being deactivated.

For more information about the One Card, please visit the One Card website.



Alcohol & Drug Policy

Any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers mental or physical health, or involves forced consumption of liquor or drugs for the purpose of initiation or affiliation with any organization is prohibited.

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of illegal drugs or controlled substance by University students or employees on University/College property, or as part of any University/College activities is prohibited. Employees of the University must also notify the College Personnel Director of any criminal conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than (5) days after such conviction.

The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of alcohol by students or employees on University/College property, or as part of any University/College activities is prohibited.

The legal age for possession and consumption of alcohol in New York State is 21. It is against the law to sell or give away alcohol to anyone under the age of 21.

The possession or use of illegal drugs is a crime in the State of New York. Anyone found in possession of or using such drugs on college property will be severely dealt with and will face criminal charges.

Hunter College is in compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226). The New York State minimum drinking age (21 years) is observed at all campus functions. Proof of age is required to consume alcoholic beverages and no individual appearing to be under the influence of alcohol will be served.

All Hunter College organizations sponsoring events must, in advance of the event, agree to the following conditions:

  1. No person shall sell or provide an alcoholic beverage to a person under the age of 21. Where documentation of age is unavailable or not reasonably certain; the law requires denial of an alcoholic beverage to that person.
  2. No person shall sell or provide an alcoholic beverage to a person actually or apparently under the influence of alcohol.
  3. No person shall sell or provide an alcoholic beverage to a person known to be a habitual excessive drinker.
  4. All advertising, promotion, publicity, invitations, etc. stating the availability of alcoholic beverages at an event, must include the following statement:

    The unlawful possession, use or distribution of drugs is prohibited on the campus. Violators will be subject to penalties ranging from reprimand and warning for a first infraction, to separation from the college for a subsequent offense.

Legal sanctions against students alleged to be in violation of Public Law 101- 226 will be determined according to Article 15 Section 3 of the CUNY Board of Trustees Bylaws. Sanctions for members of the instructional staff and non-instructional staff will be governed by Article VII of the CUNY Board of Trustees Bylaws and Article XIV, respectively.

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West Lobby and Campus Access

Please note that the West Building Lobby is accessible Monday - Thursday, 6:30 am - 11 pm; Friday, 6:30 am - 10:30 pm; and Saturday and Sunday 6:30 am - 8 pm. All other entrances to the 68th Street campus are closed from 10:30 pm to 6:30 am every night.

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