Student members of the academic community are expected to make the best possible use of the educational resources of the University and to abide by the rules, regulations, and procedures provided by the University.
Students are expected to be accountable and responsible for the choices they make and to set examples of ethical behaviors.
At its core, the disciplinary system is an educational process. The intent is to help students better understand the decisions they have made so they can make more informed and responsible choices in the future. Colgate provides students with opportunities to discuss their role in any alleged incident through the disciplinary process.
The University's disciplinary officer, the dean for administrative advising and student conduct, is responsible for ensuring standards are maintained as outlined in the Student Handbook, including the Code of Student Conduct and the Academic Honor Code.
Many members of our community have responsibility for supporting these policies, including student community leaders, residential life staff, campus safety officers, and faculty members. When there are alleged policy violations, the student’s behavior is documented and forwarded to the Dean’s Office for review.