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Student Reference Book & Policies

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students enjoy the same basic rights and are bound by the same responsibilities to respect the rights of others as is true for all citizens. However, by virtue of their enrollment in Coe College, students are obligated to abide by the policies and regulations of the college. The college is responsible for enforcing its policies fairly and with equitable procedures. It is the responsibility of each student to know the policies and procedures contained in this Student Reference Book.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Coe College admits students without regard to sex, race, creed, color, disability, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin. All students have equal access to the facilities, financial aid, and programs of the college.

Coe College Code

All students are expected to:

  • support the purposes of the college and to encourage the pursuit of educational objectives
  • respect the rights of other persons regardless of their sex, race, color, creed, handicap, sexual orientation, or national origin
  • observe all civil statutes or ordinances and all Coe College regulations
  • avoid activities which threaten the health or safety of any person who is on campus by invitation of the college
  • respect the property of other persons, organizations, or the college
  • be honest in academic work and in relationships with other members of the college community
  • possess no weapons


This statement was written by students in order to address standards of civility and respect within the Coe College community. This statement is a living document and is intended to evolve over time.

We, the members of the Coe College community, expect our campus climate to be safe, mutually supportive, academically encouraging, egalitarian, and tolerant of all its members:

  • We expect the academic experience to extend beyond the classroom into our living environment.
  • We expect a campus free of incidents that create a hostile living environment.
  • We expect a healthy and responsible attitude to accompany all social gatherings.
  • We expect that intoxication will not be an excuse for incidents that occur while under the influence.
  • We expect that diversity of opinion should be cultivated and encouraged as well as respected within our community.
  • We expect that everyone will have the right to be respected for his or her individuality.
  • We expect all campus community members to respect the rights of other persons regardless of their actual or perceived age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.

A community is made up of individuals who model these standards and hold each other accountable. In order for the community to encompass the goals outlined above, each individual must be responsible and accountable for her or his own actions and words.