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Public Records Access

Requests for access to public records under the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).

FOIL is based on a presumption of access. Stated differently, all agency records are available, except those records or portions of records that fall within one or more of the exceptions to rights of access appearing in §87(2) of FOIL.

Requests by Mail

Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
Shuster 376
Bronx, NY 10468

Requests by E-mail


(Please indicate in the subject window that this is a records request.) You should also visit the Committee on Open Government website.

What kind of FOIL requests does our office usually receive and reject?

  • Requests regarding bids that have do not have a final award.
  • Disclosure of the identities of bidders or the number of bidders that might enable another potential bidder to tailor a bid in a manner that provides him with an unfair advantage in the bidding process.
  • Requests that would violate FERPA.
  • Solicitation.
For records maintained at University Central Office and CUCF, please direct requests to:

University Central Office

Records Access Officer
205 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017


Should you wish to appeal the decision, please contact the CUNY Office of the General Counsel at the address below. Any person denied access to records may appeal within thirty calendar days of the date the college denies the request.

Office of the General Counsel
City University of New York
205 E. 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017