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The State University of New York and the State University of New York at New Paltz reserve the right to alter the existing rules and regulations, academic programs and organizational structures within their respective jurisdictions. The student is expected to be governed by the information on programs, organizational structures, and rules and regulations herein published or subsequently altered.

Notwithstanding anything contained in this Handbook, the State University of New York at New Paltz expressly reserves the right, whenever it deems advisable (1) to change or modify its schedule of tuition and fees, (2) to withdraw, cancel, reschedule or modify any course, program of study, degree, or any requirement or policy in connection with the foregoing, and (3) to change or modify any academic or other policy. Please be advised that, due to printing deadlines, information contained in this Handbook may be outdated. Essential changes in information in this Handbook concerning new academic regulations, policies, or programs will be published in the College's Schedule of Classes. It is the responsibility of each student to ascertain current information that pertains to the individual's program, particularly with regard to satisfaction of degree requirements, through frequent reference to the Schedule of Classes and by consultation with the student's advisor, the student's major department, the appropriate academic Dean, and other offices as appropriate (e.g. Records and Registration, Advising, Financial Aid, etc.). In preparing this Handbook, efforts are made to provide pertinent and accurate information; however, the State University of New York at New Paltz assumes no liability for Handbook errors or omissions.

SUNY New Paltz supports Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity and does not discriminate against individuals or groups on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation in education or employment, or in any of its policies or programs. All actions toward employees and students are based upon performance related criteria. Attitudes and preferences of individuals which are personal in nature and unrelated to performance, such as private expressions of sexual orientation, provide no basis for judgments related to individuals. Further, SUNY New Paltz will not tolerate sexual harassment of employees or students. Any person alleging discrimination should contact the Affirmative Action Office at 257-3170.