Following Bill Cosby’s conviction last week on multiple counts of sexual assault, the Colby College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to rescind the honorary degree he received in 1992. Colby will also convene a group of students, faculty, staff, and trustees to review its policies regarding rescission of honorary degrees.

While rescinding this honorary degree is an important statement about Colby’s values, the College is committed to strengthening its systems, policies, programs, and culture toward the goal of eliminating sexual violence in its community.