2016-17 Student Handbook

Foreword

The purpose of the Albion College Student Handbook is twofold. It informs students of opportunities for involvement — with people, special programs, and issues — that are available at Albion College. It describes programs and services that will help increase the quality of every student’s educational experience. The handbook also informs the College community of many of the policies governing students while at Albion College. These policies express expectations of behavior, convey a respect for community, and provide for the protection of the rights of the individual. Each student or student group is held responsible for the policies and procedures of the College that are currently in effect or, from time to time, put into effect by the appropriate authorities of Albion College. Please be aware that the handbook (1) is not a complete statement of all policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of Albion College; and (2) that the College reserves the right to change any procedures, policies, programs, and so on, that appear in the Student Handbook. The College will give notice to students of changes within a reasonable amount of time. Albion College acknowledges that best practices which include state and federal laws and/or regulations, continue to change, e.g., 2013 Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Consequently, if College policies and procedures conflict with or are not in line with current best practices, then current best practices, including state and federal laws and/or regulations, will take precedence over conflicting College policies and procedures.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Albion College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability, as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment.

Important Telephone Number Extensions

Campus Safety Emergency Line

0911

Campus Safety Business Lines

1234, 0213, 0255

Student Health Services

0220

Chaplain's Office

0492

Counseling Services

0236

Women's Center

0226

Residential Life

0224

Oaklawn Hospital Local Number

269/781-4271

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

0226

Sexual Assault Counselor
(24 hour on-call, press the # sign first)

#9876

Title IX Coordinator - Lisa Locke

0206


Suicide and Crisis Intervention Hotlines

Gryphon Place

269/381-4357

Michigan Suicide Hotline

800/784-2433; 800/273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Spanish only)

888/628-9454

Summit Point Crisis Line

800/632-5449


To all students:

What an exciting time to be at Albion College!

As we consider the challenges that must be addressed by the national and international communities, we are reminded of the importance of colleges like ours. Like they have done so many times before, graduates of private, residential, liberal arts colleges will provide the leadership and wisdom to resolve the tough issues of our day. Since Albion is one of the best of this select group, in only a few short years the world will look to you to do remarkable things.

I hope you are expecting great joy in the weeks and months ahead. College should be lots of fun. At the same time, I hope you are expecting repeated challenges. In fact, you should insist that we push you to do your very best work. Embrace the opportunity to pursue excellence in the classroom, on stage, on the field, in your sorority or fraternity, and every place in between. Never again will you be in an environment where everything is aligned and designed to help you develop as a person of influence.

Explore all the opportunities available and then create some of your own. Work as hard as you can in all of your classes and then spend some time thinking about how those classes inform each other. Learn to persuade your classmates and then learn to be persuaded by them. Find ways to learn and develop through things that others are doing only as recreation. Ask questions of everyone and give your best ideas to those who ask your opinion.

Use this document as one of many handbooks to help you get the greatest value for the time and resources you invest in Albion College. We are committed to your success, so take advantage of all we have to offer. We will enjoy watching your Albion successes, and, in a few years, we will take pride in what you are doing as a force for good around the world.

Mauri Ditzler
President

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Albion College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability, as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment.