The best educational environments are diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Respectful celebration of difference enriches community dialogue and personal development. As such, a variety of programs support Colby’s rich diversity while promoting student success.
Dean of Studies Access ProgramsColby College is committed to supporting all of our students, and providing educational access and opportunity regardless of a student’s financial background. In pursuit of this goal, the Dean of Studies Office works with partners on campus on a case-by-case basis to identify and connect our students with available resources to help alleviate pressing situations that can interfere with academic success. Here you will find a list of financial support programs designed to assist students with managing challenging situations outside of their ability to predict or control. The Dean of Studies Office receives and responds to financial requests as quickly as possible. For time-sensitive needs, students should contact their Class Dean directly. Factors taken into account when considering support requests include:
- Whether a student is on financial aid (some funds are restricted to students on aid)
- Whether a student has previously received emergency support funding
- What limitations there may be for specific types of funding
- What the specific circumstances of the request are