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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...

  • 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 ...

  • Advancement Database Usage

    The college commits to safeguarding sensitive information for its constituents, protecting a relationship of trust with donors, alumni, students, and friends.

  • 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

  • Course Changes

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Education Assistance Program

  • 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.

  • Examinations

  • Family Medical Leave

  • Financial Aid Refunds and Return of Title IV Funds

  • Financial Conflict of Interest in Research Funded by Federal Agencies

    A conflict of interest (COI) is any circumstance where personal, professional, financial or other private interests of a person or institution compromise or have the potential to compromise the exercise of professional judgment or obligations, or may be perceived as doing so. In August 2011, recognizing the increasingly complex relationships between biomedical researchers and private industry and ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Long-Term Disability

  • Naming Policy

    Naming of facilities and programs is a way to honor distinguished alumni, donors, and friends of Colorado College. This policy is established to support a consistent methodology that ensures that all naming practices reflect the college’s purpose and mission.

  • Nepotism in Employment

    College employment should be based solely on human-resource needs and individual qualifications, skills, and performance. Therefore, the college maintains that employment should be free from familial relationships that may create the appearance of conflicts of interest (real or perceived), introduce uncertainty in regard to loyalty, or hint at favoritism.

  • Nursing Mothers/Break Time

  • Parental Leave and Parental Medical Leave

    Eligible employees will be granted paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child. • The purpose of Parental Medical Leave is to provide a birth mother with time off for childbirth and to bond with the child. • The purpose of Parental Leave is to provide a mother, father, domestic partner, or adoptive parent with time off to bond with a newborn or newly adopted child. • It is the intent of this...

  • Personnel Records

  • 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.

  • Procurement and Purchasing

    Procurement and purchasing activities support the educational and research objectives of the college. Accordingly, individuals across campus are involved in purchasing goods and services as well as entering into contracts on behalf of the college. This policy and these procedures provide assurance that purchases are made in the best interests of Colorado College and in compliance with any external ...

  • Protection of Minors Policy

  • Records Policy: Retention and Disposition of Records

    Records created, received, or used by Colorado College in the course of its operations and activities are retained and disposed in manners that support the operational, administrative, and legal expectations of the institution. The objective of this policy is to establish a Records Management Program that allows Colorado College (“the college” or “CC”) to meet the college’s internal operational needs...

  • Red Flag Rules

    Several federal agencies including the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Trade Commission were charged with jointly issuing guidelines for financial institutions and creditors regarding identity theft with respect to their account holders and customers. This group was also responsible...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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*.

  • Victim Protection Time

  • Workplace Safety