Colby Policy Library
Colby College policies promote the College’s mission and communicate expectations and guidance relating to operations of the College. Colby College expects faculty, staff, and students to be familiar with and adhere to all applicable College policies.
In order to promote accessibility to current institutional policies, the Office of the General Counsel maintains this policy database.
Policy Library: Main Menu
|Policy Area (Click to View)||Description|
|Academic Affairs||Policies governing the Academic Affairs of the College, including policies regarding research, grade appeal, and academic misconduct.|
|Financial Affairs||Policies governing the Financial Affairs of the College, including policies regarding purchasing, taxation, and other financial matters.|
|General Administration||Policies governing the General Administration of the College, including policies regarding non-discrimination, political activities, sexual violence, and other administrative matters.|
|Health and Safety||Policies governing the Health and Safety of the College, including policies regarding COVID-19 health and safety, safety protocols, alcohol and tobacco, immunizations, and other health matters.|
|Information Technology||Policies governing Information and Technology for the College, including policies regarding information security and data protection.|
|Organization and Governance||Policies governing the Organization and Governance of the College, including policies regarding the Board of Trustees and bylaws.|
|Public Relations||Policies governing Public Relations for the College, including policies regarding social media, and the use of the College’s graphic identity.|
|Security||Policies governing Security of the College, including policies regarding missing students, fire safety, and other matters.|
|Student Affairs||Policies governing Student Affairs of the College, including policies regarding service animals, the Student Code of Conduct, and other matters.|
What is an institutional policy?
An institutional policy is applicable to community members across Colby College, including students, faculty, and staff. An institutional policy does not contain confidential or internal department information. Department policies that are only applicable to members of that department are not considered institutional policies.
How is a policy reviewed and implemented?
Once a department is ready to implement a proposed institutional policy, the draft of that policy must be sent to the Office of General Counsel to be reviewed thereafter and approved by leadership and the appropriate committees, or in some instances, the full faculty and/or the Board of Trustees. The Office of General Counsel will determine if the policy should be posted online.
Departments should review their institutional policies once per year to determine if they are up to date or require changes. If any updates to institutional policies need to be made, the department or office responsible for the policy must notify the Office of General Counsel so that they may be reviewed and if necessary, approved and thereafter reflected online.