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Student Handbook

About the Student Handbook 2023–24

Welcome to the Student Handbook Online. This web-based document provides access to information about services and resources for students as well as policies and procedures. Please be aware that all students are responsible for reading and knowing the contents of this handbook.

The Student Handbook is more than just a policy manual. It includes information about campus resources (academic and otherwise), social events, safety information, the complete text of the SGA Constitution and Bylaws and more. The Handbook lists offices, how to contact them and which offices you may need to go to for particular information.

While you may wish to locate a specific resource or policy, the handbook is designed to facilitate a reading from beginning to end. The link below will take you to the contents page. Each page contains links at the bottom of the page to the previous page and the next page. By using the Next Page link, it is possible to read the complete document from beginning to end. The entire handbook can be viewed at once for printing using the Print Friendly Outline button in the menu.

The Office of Student Affairs is responsible for maintaining the handbook and welcomes your suggestions, in person or by email to

Students are expected to follow all safety measures to lower and prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19; failure to do so could result in disciplinary action up to and including separation from the college. To that end, we expect the following:


From time to time policies do change mid-year. When necessary those changes are incorporated into the current handbook text. Additionally, sometimes minor changes are made to correct errors in the text. A page of Errata & Changes has been established to document these changes throughout the year.

April 2, 2024

Numerous clarifications updated in the SGA section. Grant of powers updated to remove the original item 5: 

Power to deal with cases of discipline arising from infractions of the rules of the association and such other cases as are referred to it by officers of the college. In general, all cases of discipline, except those having to do with academic matters and those coming within the jurisdiction of the Academic Honor Board, the Civil Rights Grievance Procedures or the Commonwealth, shall be so referred. and the Dean of the CollegeThe association shall have the power of imposing penalties to enforce its decisions, with the understanding that the penalty of suspension or dismissal may be imposed only after ratification by the president of the college. Offenses which, if repeated, may lead to suspension or dismissal shall be reported by the chair of the Conduct Board to the dean of the college.

And reword item 9 (now 8) to read:

Responsibility, with the administration and faculty, for maintaining an academic honor system and a student conduct system.

Student Government Bylaws Article XVI (College Conduct Board)

This section received an update voted on by the SGA in March 2024. This update covered membership, clarification of administration responsible for roles involving the conduct board, especially administration responsible for recommendations for the severest levels of recommended sanctions, clarifications of administrative hearings and the ability to prefer conduct board hearing, and updates to the appeals process.