1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Education
  4. Title 1: General Provisions
  5. Article 5: University of the State of New York Part I General Organization
  6. Part 1: General Organization


Section 239-A Collection and distribution of student's residual consumer goods

Education (EDN)

Collection and distribution of student's residual consumer goods. 1. For purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

  a. "consumer goods" shall mean goods that are used or bought for use primarily for personal, family or household purposes including, but not limited to, home furnishings, canned and non-perishable foods, factory-sealed and/or originally-packaged toiletries, clothing, cookware, and electronics.

  b. "university" and "college" shall have the same meaning as set forth in section two of this title.

  c. "city university" shall have the same meaning as set forth in section sixty-two hundred two of this chapter.

  2. The administration of the individual state and city universities and colleges and every public or private college, community college or university within the state, are hereby authorized to facilitate a campus-wide charitable donation program for local area not-for-profit organizations utilizing students' residual consumer goods. The administration:

  a. shall designate a collection area for students to drop-off their unused or surplus goods two weeks before the end of the school year;

  b. shall either develop a direct donation program of the residual consumer goods or organize a charitable event to collect residual consumer goods and donate such goods to local not-for-profit organizations; and

  c. may involve student organizations for the implementation of the program.

  3. The consumer goods collected:

  a. shall be from those college students residing in campus-related residential facilities;

  b. shall be consumer goods that would be discarded at the end of the school year by college students;

  c. shall be in useable and good working condition.

  4. In the event that there is no viable local not-for-profit organization able to accept the residential consumer goods collected, the administration of the individual state or city university or college or public or private college, community college or university within the state may organize a campus-wide sale of such goods. The profits of such sale may be dedicated by the student organizations or by the individual state or city university or college or public or private college, community college or university facilitating the program to a local not-for-profit organization.

  5. The administration of any individual state or city university or college or public or private college, community college or university may grant credit to student members of organizations involved with the program, pursuant to subdivision two of this section, in the amount and form that such administration deems appropriate.