Academic Divisions, Departments, and Programs, and Administrative Offices and Departments

Capitalize the names of Colby departments, offices, and divisions and the words department, office, and division when they appear together: Art Department, Department of Art, Admissions Office, Office of Admissions. For majors and minors, refer to this page.

Right: Office of the President, President’s Office
Right: The director of campus life is in the Division of Student Affairs.
Right: The English Department office is in Miller Library.
Right: New offices were created for the departments of Government, History, Economics, and Anthropology.

Academic Divisions

Division of:

  • Humanities
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Academic Departments

Department of:

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Computer Science
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics
  • English (includes Creative Writing)
  • French and Italian
  • Geology
  • German and Russian
  • Government
  • History
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theater and Dance

Interdisciplinary Programs

  • African-American Studies
  • American Studies (includes Cinema Studies)
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Other Programs

  • Center for Small Town Jewish Life
  • Colby Academic Research Assistants (CARA)
  • Colby Achievement Program in the Sciences (CAPS)
  • Colby at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
  • Colby Cares About Kids (CCAK)
  • Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities
  • Colby Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Colby in Dijon
  • Colby in Salamanca
  • Colby in St. Petersburg
  • Colby Liberal Arts Symposium (CLAS)
  • Colby Writing Program
  • Davis United World College Scholars (no hyphen)
  • Gender and Sexual Diversity Program
  • Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs
  • Integrated Studies Program
  • January Program or Jan Plan (with space)
  • Oak Institute for Human Rights
  • Senior Scholars Program

Administrative Offices and Departments

  • Career Center
  • Colby College Libraries
  • Colby College Museum of Art or Colby Museum of Art
  • Colby Bookstore
  • Counseling Services
  • DavisConnects
  • Department of Athletics
  • Department of Security
  • Dining Services
  • Division of College Advancement
  • Division of Student Affairs
  • Eustis Service Center
  • Facilities Services (formerly Physical Plant Department)
  • Farnham Writers’ Center (plural possessive)
  • Garrison-Foster Health Center
  • Health Services
  • Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Office of Administrative Operations
  • Office of Advancement
  • Office of Advancement Communications
  • Office of Advancement Operations
  • Office of Advancement Strategy and Analysis
  • Office of Alumni Experience and Networks
  • Office of Campus Events
  • Office of Campus Life
  • Office of Colby Fund
  • Office of Communications
  • Office of the Dean of the College
  • Office of the Dean of Students
  • Office of the Dean of Studies
  • Office of Donor Relations
  • Office of Financial Planning
  • Office of Financial Services
  • Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs
  • Office of Human Resources
  • Office of Information Technology Services
  • Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
  • Office of Investments
  • Office of Media Resources
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Office of Off-Campus Study
  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Provost and the Dean of Faculty
  • Office of the Registrar
  • Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
  • Office of Special Programs
  • Office of Student Financial Services
  • Office of the Vice President and Dean of Student Advancement
  • Office of the Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of the Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of the College
  • Special Collections
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