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College Policies & Student Handbook

2022-2023 Student Handbook

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.

Nondiscrimination 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 that 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,‌ ‌equitable‌ and ‌accepting‌ of all its members.

In addition:

  • We acknowledge and encourage 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.
  • Intoxication will not be an excuse for incidents that occur while under the influence.
  • We expect that diversity of opinion will be encouraged and respected; students should be able to disagree without being disagreeable.
  • Everyone ‌has‌ the right to be respected for ‌their individuality.
  • The members of our‌ ‌campus community shall respect the rights of other persons regardless of their actual or perceived age, color, creed, able-bodiness, neurodiversity, ‌gender identity, gender expression‌, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation.

The Coe‌ 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 ‌is‌ responsible and accountable for ‌their own actions and words.

Report an Incident

This reporting form is available to all members of Coe College (students, faculty, staff), as well as members of the public to report concerns that arise on campus or concerns related to our community. 

Click here to make a report.