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    Academic and Student Life

    College-Wide Policies

    Below is an alphabetical list of policies. If you know a word in the policy's title, type it in the box below and suggestions will appear. If you would like to see a brief summary of the policies suggested, click in the box to the right of the search box.

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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

    • Advanced Standing Credit Policy

    • All-College Degree Requirements Policy

    • Anti-discrimination Policy and Procedures


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

    • Course Attendance Policy

    • Course Changes

    • Credit and Grades Policy

    • 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...

    • Examinations

    • 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...

    • 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 ...

    • 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.

    • Registration & Course Enrollment Expectation Policy

    • Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

    • 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...

    • 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...

    • Student Time Off, Withdrawal, & Reinstatement Policy

    • 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*.