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 Skidmore College Student Handbook


The Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs (DoS/VPSA), Student Conduct, and the Office of Residential Life are responsible for resolving violations of all social policies. All references to the DoS/VPSA include the applicable dean(s) or their designees, hereafter referred to as the Conduct Administrator (CA). Students and faculty should report an alleged violation to the student and to the CA within a reasonable period after the violation was committed. However, in all instances, the College reserves the right to pursue disciplinary action whenever it learns about a violation of the Honor Code or Code of Social Conduct. Student Conduct will develop procedural rules for the administration of the conduct process that are consistent with this process. Material deviation from these rules will, generally, only be made with reasonable notice to the parties involved. 

Student Conduct may vary procedures with notice where the CA determines that the circumstances make such action necessary or advisable (for example, upon determining that changes to law or regulation require policy or procedural alterations not reflected in this process). Student Conduct may, at any time, make minor modifications to procedure that do not materially jeopardize the fundamental fairness owed to any party. Questions of interpretation of the applicable rules or procedures may be referred to the DoS/VPSA for social conduct policies and the DoF/VPAA for academic policies, who will have discretionary authority to resolve any disputed or ambiguous terms and whose interpretation is final.