College-wide Policies For Students
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Academic and Care Policy for Concussion in Students
Each year, several Colorado College students suffer from concussions caused by blows to the head. Damage from concussions can affect the brain down to the subcellular level and vary in severity from very mild to completely debilitating. (Shaw, 2002, Prog Neurobiol, 67, pages 281-344). The accepted treatment for concussions among medical professionals is both physical AND cognitive rest until symptoms...
- Academic Standing Policy
Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Policy
Information technology resources are central to the educational mission of Colorado College. CC students, faculty, and staff must respect the rights of others, abide by all college policies and applicable state and federal laws, and assume shared responsibility for safeguarding the college's information technology environment. Colorado College's computing resources may not be used for any activity ...
- Advanced Standing Credit Policy
Advancement Database Usage
The college commits to safeguarding sensitive information for its constituents, protecting a relationship of trust with donors, alumni, students, and friends.
- All-College Degree Requirements Policy
- Anti-discrimination Policy and Procedures
- Bicycle, Motorized Scooter, In-line Skate and Skateboard Policy
- Campus Dog Policy
Code of Ethical Conduct and Conflict of Interest
All members of the Colorado College community share a commitment to serve as stewards of the traditions and resources of Colorado College (“CC”). Therefore, consistent with our moral and legal obligations, CC requires all individuals associated with CC to act in good faith, with ordinary care, and in the best interests of the college.
College Policy Adoption and Administration
This policy outlines the process for adopting and administering college policy.
- Colorado College Notice of Non-Discrimination
Colorado College’s Online Community (“Our CC”)
This policy outlines terms and conditions for use of Colorado College’s online community. The terms and conditions are required by the vendor that provides the online community software. The terms and conditions serve to protect the vendor and the college and to define acceptable conduct by users of the site.
- Course Attendance Policy
- Credit and Grades Policy
Data Access Policy
This policy attempts to clarify how electronic data residing on college systems is the property of Colorado College, but that the privacy of faculty, staff, and students will be respected.
- Dean’s List, Distinction, and Honors Policy
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...
Email and Network Account Expiration Policy
In keeping with the college’s responsibility to ensure policies and procedures are in place that will minimize the disclosure of private information or the unwanted release and distribution of sensitive data, these guidelines outline procedures on the termination of employee network accounts.
- Financial Aid Refunds and Return of Title IV Funds
Freedom of Expression
As a private educational institution of higher learning, Colorado College is a voluntary association of persons who understand and respect the principles that govern the College. The College’s educational mission will always be paramount. Freedom of thought and expression are essential to any institution of higher learning. Academic freedom is essential to the mission of Colorado College, and freedom...
- Gender-Based Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence Policy and Procedures
- Gift Administration Policy
- Independent Study
Information Security Policy
The purpose of this policy is to ensure the protection of Colorado College’s information resources from accidental or intentional access or damage while also preserving and nurturing the open, information-sharing requirements of its academic culture.
This policy is applicable to all students, faculty, and staff and to all others granted use of Colorado College...
Information Technology Change Management Policy
This policy defines how changes are made to the college’s IT technology, including servers, network, applications and data. When this policy is followed, the risk of incidents is reduced and the integrity of the business operations and reporting is preserved. Without policy formality, the risk of incidents would be higher and accountability for IT changes would be insufficiently documented. Change...
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...
- Majors & Minors Policy
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.
- Protection of Minors Policy (Interim)
- Registration & Course Enrollment Expectation Policy
- Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
Severe Weather Policy
The intent of this policy is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the college’s students, faculty, staff, and visitors, and to ensure that essential services are provided. As a residential college operating under the Block Plan, Colorado College does not close for severe weather. Unless there is an official announcement for limited service operations, all faculty and staff shall report to work in...
Signage, Fundraising, and Distribution of Materials at Campus-Wide Events
Colorado College campus events are planned to celebrate the CC experience, renew friendships, build new relationships and foster continued engagement with the community. Colorado College campus-wide events are intended to educate, rather than be a vehicle for alumni, students and/or outside organizations to promote personal agendas.
Signature Authority for Government Grants
Colorado College requires that all of its government-funded proposals and awards be executed by authorized individuals. Through the Colorado College Purchasing and Procurement Policy, the President has vested the Dean of the College with the institutional authority to approve state and federal proposals and accept award agreements and any subsequent amendments on behalf of Colorado College that support...
Smoke and Tobacco Free Campus Policy
Colorado College is committed to providing an environment for students, faculty, staff, contractors, and guests that is conducive to learning and working, and that promotes the health and well being of all members of the community. While the use of tobacco is a personal choice, the health hazards related to smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke are well-documented. In the interests of reducing...
Smudging and Pipe Ceremonies
In support of the cultural integrity of our Indigenous/Native American students, faculty, staff, and guests, and in accordance with the 1978 American Indian Religious Freedom Act, Colorado College has developed this Smudging and Pipe Ceremonies Policy. The smudging and pipe ceremonies described in this policy are the only exceptions to Colorado College smoking, tobacco, and fire regulation policies...
Students may only raise funds in the college’s name using the college’s 501(c)(3) IRS determination for purposes that are appropriate to the mission and needs of the college. This document defines college policy for students’ fundraising appeals to donors external to campus in the college’s name.
- Student Time Off, Withdrawal, & Reinstatement Policy
Technology Adoption Policy
The adoption of applications (defined as not only applications, but software, systems, platforms, online services, and technologies that go by other names) for institutional use has become increasingly complex in recent years. It can be quite challenging to find the technology that best meets a specific need, is compatible with technology already used at the college, complies with interoperability ...
- Workplace Safety