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College Policies & 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 the Student Handbook.

Nondiscrimination Policy

The student conduct process does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or genetic information.

Kohawk Code

All students are expected to practice:

  • Respect & Civility: Respect the rights of other persons regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or genetic information.
  • Support & Care: Support the Coe community; foster wellbeing, practice bystander intervention, and promote and utilize campus resources.
  • Responsibility & Accountability: Model the expectations of the college while striving to meet the standard of accountability referenced in the Coe College Code of Conduct.​​​​​


This statement was written by students in order to address standards of civility and respect within the Coe College community; meaning that Coe students are committed to respecting one another and allowing all individuals to be heard and encouraged, while practicing effective communication, honesty, and empathy. Coe College students wish to promote these core values to ensure a safe and judgment free environment.  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 and into our living and social environment, where all persons can work and learn together to promote high-level collaboration.
  • We expect a campus free of incidents that create a hostile environment.
  • We expect a healthy and responsible attitude to accompany all classes, programs, social gatherings, etc.
  • Intoxication will not be an excuse for inappropriate behavior or policy violations that occur while under the influence.
  • We expect that diversity of opinion will be encouraged and respected with honor and dignity; 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, including, but not limited to, regard to their actual or perceived age, color, creed, able-bodiedness, 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, and should use this document as a guideline.

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.