Campus News

SUNY discontinues disclosure of felony convictions on applications

State universities in New York will no longer ask applicants to disclose if they’ve been convicted of a felony on their applications, according to an article on Inside Higher Education. After admission, applicants will be asked to disclose felony convictions under certain circumstances, such as wanting to live on campus or wishing to take part in certain internships or study abroad opportunities.

The State University of New York board’s decision affects 64 campuses throughout the state and hundreds of thousands of future applicants to the university system. The policy goes into effect in 2018.