As a regimental student at SUNY, i can tell you that saying the name “hanft” around campus makes people cringe as if hitler himself was there. To say the future of SUNY Maritime is doomed if she stays in a understatement. The schools reputation is already hurt and donations have been to a minimum. Hanft has no business at a college or any school, especially a SUNY school with paying students. She has no respect for anyone at the school, students and her co-workers included, she disrespects them in public or during formation leaving other cadets speechless. She throws tantrums often and is more or less a loose canon.
Her number one priority is impeccably spotless uniforms, including the boil suites we work in… last year on summer sea term she yelled at the chief engineer because his white boiler suit had dirt on it, once again leaving us speechless, she also yelled at other paid Empire State crew for having dirty boiler suits and threatened to send them home. This year for summer sea term she forced all cadets to buy 2 new boiler suits at $40 a piece (only allowed them to be bought at the overpriced school store) she wants to one work in and one to stand at formations in, we have 3 formations a day on cruise which means changing boiler suits 6 times a day just so we are clean to stand there for 15 minutes. Last year she started sneaking into cadet berthing holds at night and taking whatever cadets left on the floor in front of their racks, this included our boil suits, boots, ect saying that they were a safety hazard. Last year a few students showed up to the engine room for watch in jeans and a t shirt because Hanft took all of their stuff in the middle of the night and refused to give it back. We now have uniform inspections around 3-4 times per week during the school year.
She has also changed the “restriction” policy on land, restriction means a student cannot leave campus at all for any reason for 1 month intervals depending on what major offense the student committed, in the past something like a drinking offense would leave a student with 1 month of restriction. Under “Hanfts ruling” multiple restriction months are giving for minor things such as an upperclassman hanging out with a MUG, or not signing the school contract. to ensure you dont leave campus they used to have restriction musters 3 times per day on week days and 3 times per day on weekends. She also changed this to 3 times on weekdays 4am, 7am, 11am, and 7 times per day on weekends, 7am, 9am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm, 11pm, 1am, leaving students with only 5 hours of sleep. While on restriction she doesnt allow you to leave for any reason, there are plenty of stories of Hanft not letting restricted students leave for family funerals. She tells students that HER regiment comes before family, friends, and work. She said if you have to work to go to college then the regiment isnt for you.
Hanft is incredibly unapproachable and getting called into her office for anything is always a terrible experience, she rips you apart and tells you off for anything you go in there for, students try to record her when they go into her office. Because of this she is trying to start a new policy of taking your phone when you go into her office so you cant try and record how you got your second asshole lmao. She always has to have 2 other officers in her office during meeting because of her multiple past sexual harassment charges while at SUNY.
-BOTTOM LINE IS SHE HAS TO LEAVE-
many students have called SUNY and they dont seem to care whats going on at all