In response to protests on gun violence, the College released the following statement:

“Colby College values freedom of expression and encourages thoughtful, peaceful dissent. Our community of scholars and learners is strongest when we are passionate about ideas and issues and committed to the pursuit of truth. We seek applicants who will thrive intellectually in this environment and develop the habits of mind and skills to make a difference in their chosen fields.

Therefore, applicants to Colby will not be adversely affected in the admissions process if they have engaged in peaceful, respectful protests, such as those occurring now on the issue of gun violence, even if they have received school discipline for these actions.”