Community Standards

Through a commitment to immersive learning, Middlebury College prepares students to lead engaged, consequential, and creative lives, contribute to their communities, and address the world’s most challenging problems. In order to achieve this mission, Middlebury depends on members of the campus community to uphold commonly accepted standards of conduct, which enable the highest quality of teaching and learning.  This mission is further reflected in the following Community Standards:

  • cultivating respect and responsibility for self, others, and our shared environment;

  • encouraging personal and intellectual courage and growth;

  • manifesting integrity and honesty in all decisions and actions;

  • promoting healthy, safe and balanced lifestyles;

  • fostering a diverse and inclusive community committed to civility, open-mindedness and finding common ground.

These Standards define how students, faculty and staff interact and thrive together as a community.  The Office of Community Standards oversees the implementation of these standards and administers consequences for a breach in these standards.  

Middlebury’s conduct process is governed by the Middlebury College Handbook. To learn more about specific Handbook policies, see below:

To learn more about the Middlebury’s conduct system, see: