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College-Wide Policies

Academic and Student Life

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  • Academic and Care Considerations After Concussion in Students

    Each year, several Colorado College students suffer from concussions caused by blows to the head that lead to the brain itself being damaged. The damage can significantly affect the brain all the way down to the subcelluar level, and can vary in severity from very mild to potentially completely debilitating (Shaw, 2002, Prog Neurobiol, 67, pages 281-344). The accepted treatment for concussions among...

  • Academic Policies

  • Anti-discrimination Policy and Procedures

  • Bicycle, Motorized Scooter, In-line Skate and Skateboard Policy

  • Course Attendance Policy

  • Course Changes

  • Distribution of Printed Materials and Solicitation

    In order to ensure that our campus maintains an environment that does not disrupt students’ learning experience or employees’ ability to perform day-to-day operations, Colorado College has established expectations for distribution of materials and solicitation on our campus.

  • Drug-Free Campus and Workplace

    As a condition of receiving federal financial assistance, institutions of higher education must certify that they have adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by its students or its employees on its campus or as part of any of its activities. Colorado College complies with this requirement and, equally importantly, believes...

  • Examinations

  • Freedom of Expression

    As a private institution, Colorado College is a voluntary association of persons invited to membership with the understanding that they will respect the principles that govern the college. Freedom of thought and expression is essential to any institution of higher learning. Uncensored speech — which does not include a right to harass, injure, or silence others — is essential in an academic community...

  • Independent Study

  • Inspections, Searches, and Confiscation

    Colorado College respects the privacy of its students, faculty, staff, and students. However, in order to provide a safe academic, living, and working environment, the college may engage in inspections and perform searches of college property. These activities may be necessary for reasons of health, safety, or when there is reasonable belief that violation of college policy or state/federal law has...

  • Intellectual Property and Copyright

    This policy encourages the creation and dissemination of creative and intellectual work. It supports contributions to the world of ideas and civic discourse, while reaffirming the college’s commitment to respect intellectual property rights. This policy applies to all faculty (including those on temporary appointments), staff, and students. Because copyright law is complex and often requires the ...

  • Phi Beta Kappa: Standards for Election

  • Pre-registration

  • Privacy and Release of Student Education Records (FERPA)

    Under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), otherwise known as the Buckley Amendment, the privacy of educational records are protected. As such, Colorado College has expectations in place regarding access to those records and release of information from those records.

  • Scholarly Misconduct

    Scholarly misconduct in the work of faculty is considered a serious offense by the College. Scholarly misconduct is defined as fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or other practices which seriously deviate from those that are commonly accepted within the academic community for proposing, conducting, or reporting research. This policy is intended to clarify the College’s definition of scholarly...

  • Student Time Off Policy

  • Term Check-in

  • Veterans Readmission

    In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, the college will comply with expectations related to readmission of students with absences necessitated by service in the uniformed forces*.

  • Waiting Lists