Student and Academic Policies

This webpage consists of academic and student policies and procedures that are applicable to all students at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. Links to specific policies are provided below. Please use the "Student Policies" link at the top of each page to return here.

Questions or concerns regarding individual policies should be directed to the Office of Student Affairs at

The majority of policies for students can also be found in the Student Handbook.

These additional policies are broken down by the individual College or School to which they apply.


SUNY Downstate is in full compliance with current regulations issued by the United States Department of Education related to Title IX. The printed version of this handbook contains the regulations in effect at the time of publication, however, the United States Department of Education has issued new regulations which becomes effective on August 1, 2024. For the most up to date regulations, and any changes to our policies which may be impacted by these changes, visit this web site, where the most up to date policies are located.