Casting for all Communication and Theatre Arts theatre productions is blind to ethnicity, race, religion, and country of origin. Casting is restricted to John Jay College of Criminal Justice students and alumnae. The only exception to this rule is when a director deems students from another CUNY campus best fitted to a part and/or in the rare occasion that a John Jay faculty member is an ideal cast member. However this exception (casting from outside of the John Jay student body) must be approved by the chair of the Communication and Theatre Arts Department and only after every opportunity has been given to John Jay students. Under no circumstances shall any professional actors or singers be cast in any Communication and Theatre Arts theatre production.