Students at Colgate University accept membership in an academic residential community dedicated to the pursuit of intellectual and personal growth. As a liberal arts college, Colgate seeks to provide opportunities for students, both in and outside the classroom, to develop critical thinking, integrity, judgment, a common experience of learning, and appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity, as well as the social and ethical values necessary for community life.
Colgate expects its students to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with the institutional community’s pursuit of its educational objectives. The integrity of the Colgate community depends upon each member’s acceptance of individual responsibility and respect for the rights of others. Colgate expects that its students will not lie, steal, cheat, or engage in dishonest or unlawful behavior, including behavior that damages University property, the personal property of another individual, or public property or any other behavior intended to inflict physical or emotional harm on oneself, another person, or the community. Colgate students must abide by University policies and procedures and comply with directions of University officials acting in performance of their duties.
Except as specified to the contrary or as context may require otherwise, Colgate University graduate students are subject to all University policies and procedures pertaining to student conduct, including without limitation those listed below, as well as the substantive and procedural provisions of the System of University Standards and Student Conduct.
University policies and procedures include, but are not limited to:
- Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Colgate University Academic Honor Code
- Policy on Public Order
- Policy on Hazing
- Policy on Alcohol and Drugs
- Policy on Unrecognized Organizations
- Policy on Medical Leave of Absence
- Policy for Student Presence on Campus While Separated from Colgate
- Policy Governing the Scheduling of Parties
- Policy on Campus Solicitation and Concessions
- Policy on Use of Colgate Vehicles
- Policy on Smoking
- Policy on Advertising
- Policies Governing the Use of Information Technology Services
- Guest Policy
- Policy on Fire Safety