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Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students is responsible for managing campus non-academic and academic misconduct processes and supporting students in achieving their overall academic and personal success.

The Office of the Dean of Students collaborates closely with crucial campus departments, including the Counseling Center, Judicial Affairs, The Summit Apartments, Public Safety, and academic departments. This collaboration ensures that students have the resources and support needed to thrive in the classroom and beyond.

The following are part of the student advocacy efforts of the Office of the Dean of Students:

Dwayne D. Jones, Sr.
Dean of Students

Office Information

Student Union, Room 327

Phone: 718-997-5500


Care and Concern Team

The Care and Concern Team is here to support students facing various challenges. These challenges encompass but are not restricted to, issues such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, erratic behavior, extended class absences, substance use or abuse, medical concerns, self-destructive behavior, family-related challenges, and adjustment difficulties.

You can submit a report to Care and Concern using our referral form. Online CARE Report

If you need to reach out to the Care and Concern Team, you can send an email to

Care and Concern Team Members:

Dwayne D. Jones, Interim Dean of Students (Chair)

Yu Yan (Irene) Cheng, PsyD., Student Counselor Manager

Emanuel Avila, Associate Director of Judicial Affairs & Service Learning

Lt. Hemwatie Seusarran, Assistant Director of Public Safety

Usha Barahmand, Ph.D., Full-Time Faculty

In an emergency on campus, please prioritize contacting Public Safety at 718-997-5991, as your first point of contact. For situations that are less urgent or emergent, you can report them to the Care and Concern Team, which will assess the required level of intervention.

Student Code of Conduct at Queens College

The Queens College Student Code of Conduct, also known as the Henderson Rules, serves as the comprehensive set of guidelines and regulations that bind all college community members to their adherence. It outlines the behavioral expectations and responsibilities expected from students, faculty, and staff alike, fostering an environment of respect, integrity, and accountability within the institution.

To reach the Judicial Officer, Mr. Emanuel Avila, please email

To learn more about our Henderson Rules, please click here.

You can submit a report on Student Conduct using our referral form. Online Public Incident Report

Academic Integrity and Consequences

Academic integrity is a fundamental principle within The City University of New York (CUNY) system. Any form of academic dishonesty, including but not limited to plagiarism and cheating, is strictly prohibited. Students are expected to uphold the highest standards of honesty and ethics in their academic endeavors. Violations of academic integrity can result in significant consequences, including academic penalties like failing grades or grade reductions, as well as disciplinary measures such as suspension or expulsion. It is crucial for all members of the Queens College community to fully understand and adhere to these principles to maintain the integrity and reputation of the institution.

To reach the Academic Integrity Officer, Mr. Emanuel Avila, please email


CUNY Academic Integrity Policy

Academic Integrity Violation Form