Student Handbook

Errata & Changes

Changes to the handbook sometimes happen after the handbook is posted. In such cases, except when the changes do not change the meaning of the policies involved (changing contact info, typos and other minor inconsequential changes), those changes will be chronicled here.

September 3, 2021

Smith College Statement of Shared Responsibility added to Policies section.

The landing page was amended to include the following as the second paragraph:
In addition students must specifically attest to having read and acknowledged the Smith College Statement of Shared Responsibility, which is done in Workday.

September 7, 2021

Removed the following sentence from the fourth paragraph of Smith College Statement of Shared Responsibility:

The college encourages everyone to do their best to honor not only the letter, but the spirit of any safety precautions. 

October 1, 2021

Added the following sentence to the second paragraph of Posting of Information policy.

No postings, banners, drawings, flyers, or other displays of content of any kind are permitted in public space elsewhere on campus, and such postings will be removed when found.

Removed the following text from the beginning of the third paragraph of Posting of Information.

Any unauthorized person found placing items or signs on campus or within academic buildings should be challenged and informed of these policies. Materials found posted on the grounds, including bollards, lamp posts, rocks, trees, etc. will be removed.

Added to the end of the end of the third paragraph of Posting of Information.

Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action.

Updated revision date of Posting of Information policy to October 2021.

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