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 Skidmore College Student Handbook

Preamble


The Skidmore College Student Handbook, produced each year by the Student Affairs division of Skidmore College, presents the policies and procedures concerning the Skidmore Honor code and students’ rights and responsibilities. Each student is responsible for becoming familiar with all the information contained in the Student Handbook. Skidmore College reserves the right to add, delete, revise, or change the information, including all policies and procedures, set forth in the Student Handbook. All students are encouraged to review the Student Handbook at the start of each academic year and as necessary throughout the academic year.

Skidmore College is an educational community committed to learning and personal development. The offices and programs in Student Affairs support, deepen, and extend the academic program by providing co-curricular and residential programs that promote academic accomplishment, citizenship, diversity, leadership, and personal responsibility.

The first section of this handbook discusses our collective values and philosophy. It describes the College’s expectations and your obligations as members of the community. Please review the Honor Code, expectations for academic integrity, and the Code of Social Conduct, and make a commitment to integrity and personal responsibility. The health and vitality of our learning community rests on the honor system. 

The second section provides information about academic integrity. The third section of the handbook contains the Code of Social Conduct and information about the adjudication process. The fourth section provides information about SGA and Leadership Activities. The student bill of rights is located in this section. The final section of the handbook lists campus resources.

 A NOTE ON PRONOUN USE: Skidmore College is committed to principles of equal opportunity and diversity. An extension of this commitment is creating a community that is welcoming and inclusive to individuals of all gender identities and expressions. One measure of this extension is using a third-person plural personal pronoun (they/them/their) to refer to a single individual.