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Overview of Student Handbook Sections:

General Information

  • Notice

  • Non-Discrimination Statement

  • The Colby Experience

Academic Information

  • Colby’s Mission and Educational Precepts

  • Academic Regulations

  • Academic Honesty

  • Payment of Bills

  • Religious Observances

  • R.O.T.C.

Administrative Resources

  • Student Support Team

  • I.D. Card

  • Learning Differences

  • Leaves of Absence/Withdrawal from College

  • Medical/Psychological Leave of Absence

  • Post Office/Eustis Service Center

    • Policies

  • Student Financial Services

    • Financial Aid

    • Student Employment Opportunities

  • Title IX Grievance Procedure

College Policies and Procedures

  • Access Policy

  • Student Accountability

  • Responsibilities Within the Larger Community

  • A Summary of Colby’s Values

    • Academic Integrity

    • Diversity

    • Campus Sustainability and Resource Conservation

    • Nondiscrimination

    • Prohibition of Harassment

    • Prohibition of Sexual Assault

    • Residential and Social Life

  • Alcohol and Drug Policies

    • The Campus Standard

    • Maine State Law

    • Alcohol

    • Illegal Drugs

    • Alcohol Service

    • Drinking and Driving (OUI)

    • Drinking Games

    • Hard Alcohol

    • Kegs

    • Open Container Rule

    • Party Host Training

    • Party Policies

      • General Information

      • Individual Rooms

      • Locations

      • Registered Parties

      • Timing

    • Protocol for Alcohol-Related Incidents

    • Alcohol Policy/Sanctions

  • General College Policies

    • Banners

    • Chalking

    • Colby’s Brand

    • Compliance

    • Disorderly Conduct, Public Indecency

    • Elevators

    • Entrepreneurs, Student

    • Event Regulations and Procedures

    • Firearms and Other Weapons

    • Fraternity Activity

    • Free Speech

    • Hazing

    • Illegal/Unauthorized Entry

    • Johnson Pond

    • Motor Vehicles and Parking

    • Posting Policy

    • Smoking/Tobacco

    • Solicitors

    • Tailgate Events

    • Wireless Routers

  • Harassment Policy and Procedure

    • Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedure

    • Harassment in the Classroom

    • Procedures for Harassment Complaints Against a Student

    • Procedures for Harassment Complaints Against a Faculty or Staff Member

    • Definition of Harassment

  • Sexual Misconduct Policies

    • Sexual Violence Prevention website

  • Student Conduct and Discipline

    • Statement of Community Expectations

    • Code of Student Conduct

    • The Process for Adjudicating Cases

    • Colby’s Hearing Bodies: Their Functions and Procedures

    • The Boards for Hearing Cases

      • Student Conduct Board: College Standards Hearing

      • Sexual Misconduct Hearing

      • Organization Misconduct Hearing

    • The Appeal Process

      • The Appeals Board

    • Student Conduct Board Statement of Ethics

Student Life

  • The Residential Experience

    • Colby 360

  • Residential Life

    • Philosophy

      • Rights & Responsibilities

      • Residence Halls

        • Substance-Free Halls

        • Quiet Dorm

        • Co-op.

        • Dialogue Housing

      • Faculty and Staff Residents

    • Access to Residence Halls

    • Fire Safety/Drills

    • Guests

    • Party Regulations

    • Pet Policy

    • Residence Hall Agreement

  • Residential Life Regulations

    • Appliances

    • BBQ Grills

    • Building Security

    • Cable TV

    • Checking In

    • Checking Out

    • Living Off Campus

    • Lock-outs

    • Personal Property

    • Prohibited Items and Activities

    • Quiet Hours

    • Roof Access

    • Storage

    • Substance-Free Halls

    • Telephones

    • Vandalism, Theft, and Damage

    • Wall Hangings

    • Windows, Balconies, and Rooftops

  • Housing

    • Replacing Lost Room Keys

    • Room Changes

    • Room Draw/Housing Selection

College Governance

  • The Committee System

  • Academic Affairs Committee

    • Administrative Committee

    • Advisory Committee on Off-Campus Study

    • Financial Priorities Committee

    • Independent Study Committee

    • Information Technology Committee

    • Library Committee

  • College Affairs Committee

    • Athletics Advisory Committee

    • Cultural Events Committee

    • Health Care Advisory Committee

    • Admissions and Financial Aid Committee

  • Multicultural Affairs/Race and Racism Committee

Appendices

  • Appendix I: Colby Statement on Diversity

  • Appendix II: Colby Statement on AIDS

  • Appendix III: Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988

  • Appendix IV: Implementation at Colby of Procedures Required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998

  • Appendix V: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

  • Appendix VI: Campus Crime Statistics

  • Appendix VIII: Fines, Violations, and Probable Sanctions