Student Handbook

Answers to many questions can be found in Middlebury’s College Handbook, which describes College polices and procedures in detail. We recommend that students take some time early in the academic year to review the Handbook.

The following sections cover policies and procedures related to residential concerns and student conduct.


Administrative Appointments - Terms/Conditions


Vice presidents, deans, chairs, program directors, and heads of administrative departments are appointed by the president and continue in office at the pleasure of the president. In normal cases, such appointments are for a specified term, regularly from three to five years. Appointments take effect on July 1 and continue until June 30 of the year of termination.

Special Provisions (associate status, release from contract, termination of appt)


a. Associate Appointment

Payment for Faculty Lectures Policy

Consulting and Outside Employment Policies

External consulting arrangements by faculty members which will enhance the individual's professional competence and/or provide a community service are encouraged, provided such arrangements do not interfere with the primary responsibilities of the individual to the College. The exercise of good judgment of all concerned is essential in determining what the proper balance of outside commitments against the individual's obligations to the College may be in each case.

Appeal Procedures

a. Appeal of Non-reappointment

i. Grounds for Appeal
A faculty member who has received notice of non-reappointment may appeal that judgment on the basis of either procedural errors or violation of academic freedom that may have influenced the academic department or program, and/or the Reappointments Committee or the Promotions Committee, and/or the president.

Rules of Reappointment for Physical Education Faculty

1. Review and Reappointment in the Department of Physical Education

Academic Honesty / Honor Code / Disciplinary Policies


A. Introduction

As an academic community devoted to the life of the mind, Middlebury College requires of every student complete intellectual honesty in the preparation of all assigned academic work.

B. Academic Honesty

1. Definitions

a. Plagiarism

Middlebury College Staff Council (MCSC) Constitution

Article I. Name

The name of this organization is the Middlebury College Staff Council (hereinafter referred to as MCSC).

Article II. Purpose

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association is the vehicle through which students can participate in the formulation of institutional policy affecting academic and student affairs and collectively express their views on matters of general interest to the student body. The SGA makes student appointments to student, joint student/faculty, and trustee councils and committees. The SGA also allocates student activities fees and authorizes student activities for their eligibility to receive funds. The SGA provides services to the student body as deemed necessary.

Committee on Art in Public Places at Middlebury College (CAPP)


CAPP has existed since the fall of 1994, when the president and Board of Trustees entrusted it with the exhibition, purchase, and placement of works of art on the campus, apart from the Middlebury College Museum of Art.

1.  Charge of the Committee

The Committee has been charged with achieving the following goals:

Environmental Council

1. Purposes

To promote environmental awareness among faculty, staff, and students.

b. To make policy recommendations to the president of the College designed to:

i. ensure a safe and healthy environment for all who live and work on the College campus.

ii. promote environmentally sound ecological (air, land, and water) stewardship practices.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Middlebury College ("Middlebury") complies with applicable provisions of state and federal law which prohibit discrimination in employment, or in admission or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities, on the basis of race, creed, color, place of birth, ancestry, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, service in the armed forces of the United States, positive HIV-related blood test results, genetic information, or against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of

Middlebury College Mission Statement

General Introduction

This 2014-15 Middlebury College Handbook supersedes all previous editions of the Handbook and Directory, Employee Handbook, and Faculty Handbook Supplement.

A newly updated online edition of the Middlebury College Handbook is published at the beginning of each academic year. This online web version of the 2014-15 Handbook was posted at the end of August 2014. Updates to this handbook that may become necessary during the course of the year are made on the web.