Self Care, Title IX, Student Rights, & Accommodations

Self-Care & Extracurricular Life

If you are feeling overly stressed at any point, please visit the Counseling Services Center. Their hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 am – 6:30 pm, and Tuesday and Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. They are located in Namm Hall 108 (N-108), a few doors past the main elevators on the first floor; their phone number is 718-260-5030. I am also always happy to talk with you about any issue that is impeding your learning or academic success.

You can also visit the Wellness Center for a physical injury or illness. Their hours are Monday — Thursday 9:30 am – 6 pm. They are located in General Building 414 (G-414); their phone number is 718-260-5910 and their email is

The Office of Student Life and Development is “the campus department responsible for enriching the intellectual, ethical and social development of our students.” Their hours are Monday — Thursday: 9 am – 7 pm and Friday 9 am – 5:00 pm. They are located in General Building 516 (G-516); their phone number is 718-260-5391 and their email is

All student services (the above offices and many more) are listed here.

Any student who faces challenges securing housing or meeting other basic needs and believes this may affect their performance in the course is urged to contact the Dean of Students of the School of Arts and Science, Justin Vazquez-Poritz, for support (Room N-321; 718-260-5008; Please also notify me and any other professor if you are comfortable doing so. This will enable us to provide any resources that we may have.

Safety from Sexual Violence & Harassment

Violence and harassment based on sex and gender are civil rights offenses. Like racist or anti-immigrant violence, they try to make everyone identified with a particular group (women, LGBTQ people, etc.) feel unsafe and unwelcome. That is not what we want for our community at CCNY. If you or someone you know has been harassed or assaulted, you can find help and information on the College’s Title IX website (Title IX is a set of educational civil rights laws passed in 1972). The first person you should contact is our Title IX coordinator, Patricia A. Cody, Esq. (Room N-325; 718-260-4983; You can also seek help from outside groups like End Rape on Campus or Know Your IX.

Student Rights & Accommodations

Students with disabilities are entitled to official college accommodations, and you should consult with the Student Support Services Program for documentation and support, as well as let me know what SSSP has recommended.

As an educator, I fully support the rights of undocumented students and immigrant students to an education and to live free from the fear of deportation. If you have any concerns in that regard, feel free to discuss them with me, and I will respect your wishes concerning confidentiality. Furthermore, I am committed to resisting any and all attacks on students who are a member of a marginalized community or identity.

If you (or your loved ones) are at risk because of the ongoing executive orders and detainments, CUNY CLEAR (Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility) is offering legal help in Arabic, Bangla, English, French, Spanish, Urdu, and many other languages. They can do workshops at your local masjid, too. CLEAR services are provided free of charge, and you can contact them at or (718) 340-455.