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Home > Student Life <h2>Student Life</h2> <p>Student life at Green Mountain College extends far beyond the classroom walls. The College keeps an active calendar of events: whether it&rsquo;s kickboxing or yoga classes offered by GMC&rsquo;s Wellness Center, a live band playing in the Gorge or an art show opening at the Feick Arts Center, there&rsquo;s always something happening on campus. <br /> <br /> <strong>Clubs &amp; Activities</strong><br /> Get out on the field with the Ultimate Frisbee team, join the fencing club, or help coordinate campus entertainment through the College Programming Board. With over 30 active clubs, the possibilities are endless. GreenMAP (the adventure programming office) sponsors a range of outdoor trips, from rock climbing and skiing to kayaking and camping.<br /> <br /> <strong>Residential Life</strong><br /> At GMC about 90 percent of students live on campus, forming a close community that reflects GMC&rsquo;s emphasis on sustainable living. Specialty floors and a network of RAs and community directors foster a supportive environment. <br /> <br /> The College fosters a safe and secure environment. Read more about our <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/security/response.aspx">Emergency Response and Recovery Plan.</a> <br /> </p>1life<!-- Photo slideshow begins here --> <div id="right-sidebar-content"><a class="ssPopup" href="/photo-slideshows/ffw10.aspx"><img border="0" alt="family &amp; friends weekend slideshow" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/thumbs_ss/ss_ydcm.jpg" /></a> <strong>PHOTO SLIDESHOW</strong><br /> <strong>Family &amp; Friends Weekend</strong><br /> <a class="ssPopup" href="/photo-slideshows/ffw10.aspx">View a slideshow</a> with images from Family &amp; Friends Weekend. Events included the annual chili cook-off, craft fair, athletic contests, and vendors at the Student Center.</div> <div id="right-sidebar-content"><strong>STUDENT LIFE RESOURCES</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/student-handbook.aspx">Student Handbook</a><br /> <a href="/life/smoking.aspx">Smoking Policy</a><br /> <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/shuttle/Shuttle_Schedule_SPR_2014_with_CHA.pdf" target="_blank">Shuttle Schedule</a><br /> </div> <div id="right-sidebar-content"><strong>CAMPUS RESOURCES</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.bkstr.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StoreCatalogDisplay?catalogId=10001&amp;langId=-1&amp;storeId=10730&amp;demoKey=d" target="_blank">Campus Bookstore</a></div>Green Mountain College - Student Life | Vermont Environmental Liberal Arts<img alt="Scenes of Green Mountain College" src="/feature_imgs/life_standard.jpg" />StudentLifeGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student lifeGreen Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont is a community of 700 students from 26 states and 11 foreign countries—most students live on campus. GMC has a wide range of student clubs, sports, and activities. 0<h2>Residence Life</h2> <p> The Department of Residence Life provides a supportive, safe, and respectful living environment that promotes personal growth and academic success.<br /> <br /> We encourage students to be active global citizens by providing opportunities that promote and focus on sustainability, personal responsibility, appreciation for diversity, and the concept of social justice.<br /> <br /> Through proactive, collaborative, and dynamic efforts we support the sustainable mission of the college and advocate on behalf of students to promote positive change.<br /> <br /> Here, you will find information on important housing dates, meet our professional staff and resident assistants, and find other information regarding residence life at GMC. </p>1<img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/feature_imgs/life_reslife.jpg" />Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student lifehttp://www.greenmtn.edu/media/682604/checklist.pdf01<h2>Special Interest Floors</h2><p> <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/residence-life/special-interest-floors/activism-floor.aspx"> <img src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/663315/activismfloor.jpg" onmouseover="this.src='http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/663323/activism_mm.jpg'" onmouseout="this.src='http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/663315/activismfloor.jpg'"> </a> <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/residence-life/special-interest-floors/adventure-recreation-floor.aspx"> <img src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/520623/adrec.jpg" onmouseover="this.src='http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/520630/adrec_mm.jpg'" onmouseout="this.src='http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/520623/adrec.jpg'"> </a> <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/residence-life/special-interest-floors/arc-floor.aspx"> <img src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/658825/arc.jpg" onmouseover="this.src='http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/658832/arc_mm.jpg'" onmouseout="this.src='http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/658825/arc.jpg'"> </a> <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/residence-life/special-interest-floors/creative-arts-and-living-floor.aspx"> <img src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/520609/calf.jpg" onmouseover="this.src='http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/520616/calf_mm.jpg'" onmouseout="this.src='http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/520609/calf.jpg'"> </a> <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/residence-life/special-interest-floors/sage.aspx"> <img src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/754124/sage.jpg" onmouseover="this.src='http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/754131/sage_mm.jpg'" onmouseout="this.src='http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/754124/sage.jpg'"> </a> <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/residence-life/special-interest-floors/spirituality-floor.aspx"> <img src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/663330/spirituality.jpg" onmouseover="this.src='http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/663337/spirituality_mm.jpg'" onmouseout="this.src='http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/663330/spirituality.jpg'"> </a> <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/residence-life/special-interest-floors/substance-free-floor.aspx">Substance Free Floor</a><br /><br /></p>0<h2>S.A.G.E. : Students for Academic and Green Engagement</h2> <p> <strong>Current President:</strong> Bianca Amira Zanella <br /> <strong>Contact:</strong> zanellab@greenmtn.edu <br /> <br /> <strong>Sage Facts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Located near the Griswold Library and the Cerridwen Farm </li> <li> Sage is a LEED(r) gold certified building designated by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2010</li> <li> Sage is Green Mountain College's honors residence hall with space for 26 students</li> <li>Sage is both a co-ed specialty floor and handicap-accessible building with two mental-health rooms</li> </ul> <br /> <strong>Mission Statement:</strong> <br /> It is the mission of Sage Hall to foster a place of community, learning, and environmentally conscious and engaged activities in synchronicity with the Green Mountain College Mission Statement. Through the use of a safe and secure community, Sage as a whole, and its independent residents, will uphold environmental and academic standards of a higher degree than most. <br /> <br /> <strong>Purpose:</strong> <br /> It is the purpose of Sage to allow its residents a home environment that is free of prejudice, conflict, and general upheaval. It is believed that by having this stable center, the residents of Sage will be more productive and proactive in the larger Green Mountain College community.<br /> <br /> <strong>Residents of Sage Hall Must: </strong> <ul> <li> Maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. As floor presidents have no access to resident's grades, GPA is on an honor system. Failure to maintain GPA may result in removal from the floor by Residence Life after probation period of one semester.</li> <li> Attend the Community Potluck.</li> <li> Be driven to be involved in community outreach initiatives and be engaged with environmental concerns.</li> <li> Be willing to contribute to a positive atmosphere.</li> <li> Maintain an atmosphere of respect for their fellow neighbors and students.</li> <li> Be responsible for abiding by the rules set forth in the Student Handbook.</li> <li> Complete 8 hours of community service individually or a community project as a whole floor per semester, as required by Residence Life.</li> </ul> <br /> * Any student who has interest in applying to live in Sage and be a part of our community may find applications in Residence Life or may contact the current president with inquiries. <br /> <br /> <p>&nbsp;</p>0<h2>Adventure Recreation Floor</h2> <p>Location: North Pit<br /> <br /> Grand Duke (Jarl) &amp; Viceroy: Dave Goff and Chris Thompson <br /> <br /> About the Floor: The Adventure Recreation Floor specialty themed floor, established in 2002, is the oldest specialty floor at Green Mountain College. In the time that the floor has existed not much has changed. The floor tends to attract individuals in the Adventure Education major however there have been plenty of other majors on the floor. The floor is passionate about living life and getting on into the outdoors. As our name says, we adventure and recreate every day. It is a normal day for the floor for a group to go out skiing while another goes out mountain biking or any other activity. The floor is not just about recreating, the floor also care for the community of Green Mountain College. The Rec Floor has put on many different events for GMC such as the Gear Sale, ABC party, Meat Head Films and more. Here are some pictures of the activities that we like to do. Bylaws of the Recreation Theme Floor, Green Mountain College<br /> <br /> Mission: Green Mountain College Adventure Recreation Floor Mission Statement 2007 It is the mission of the Green Mountain College Adventure Recreation Floor (Rec. Floor) to uphold the standards set by Green Mountain College and the goals laid out in the student handbook. &ldquo;Through a wide range of liberal arts and career-focused majors, the College fosters the ideals of environmental responsibility, public service, global understanding, and lifelong intellectual, physical, and spiritual, development.&rdquo; (Green Mountain College Handbook 2006-2007) We the Rec. Floor will provide those who live with us a unique opportunity to transfer &ldquo;backcountry&rdquo; skills such as expeditionary behavior, conflict resolution and the idea of an inclusive community to a &ldquo;front country&rdquo; environment. Furthermore we will provide an experience of community living, unique to current dormitory life. <br /> <br /> As any community, we (the College) are made up of many individuals with different personalities, likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses, aspirations, and goals. As a result, it is necessary to strike a balance between an individual&rsquo;s interests and actions of other members of the community. Violating this balance would make it impossible for us to live together as healthy, productive, creative, and socially responsible members of a community or society. (Green Mountain College Handbook 2006-2007 pg. 102)<br /> <br /> With traditions such as floor wide open door policies and weekly floor community dinners, residents of the Rec. Floor will offer the opportunity to experience life skills that are dampened on other non-specialty floors. In addition, all members of the Rec. Floor are expected to participate in several community service projects per semester that assist both the campus and the village of Poultney, Vermont. We the Rec. Floor promote the belief of non-discrimination of race, gender, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs.<br /> <br /> <br /> </p>0<h2>Spirituality Floor</h2> 0<h2>Substance Free Floor</h2> <p> Are you interested in having a substance free college experience? Are you an advocate for a drug free environment? Perhaps the third floor of Lyman, better known as the Substance Free Floor, is the place for you!<br /> <br /> Our mission statement: &quot;The Substance Free Floor is dedicated to providing a community for those who wish to avoid substance abuse; this includes both individuals who have experienced substance abuse themselves, and those who desire to maintain a drug free lifestyle.&quot;<br /> <br /> The Substance Free Floor takes part in many different events within the community, such as community service, all campus events, floor events and we are always welcoming new ideas to help strengthen and tighten our bond together.<br /> <br /> On top of all this, Lyman hall was recently refurbished and renovated, so you can expect to everything to look and feel like a brand new building! Also, new to this year: incoming freshmen are allowed to live on our floor, so do not be afraid to move right on Lyman third :)<br /> <br /> </p>0<h2>Creative Arts and Living Floor</h2> <p>Presidents: Connor Magnuson and Dea Hall</p> <p>Location: Cree Basement</p>0<h2>Activism Floor</h2> <p> Location: Moses 1st<br /> <br /> Presidents: Jess Butzke, butzke@greenmtn.edu, Titania Green, greent@greenmtn.edu<br /> <br /> Mission: The Activism Floor is a co-ed space located on Moses first for students who are committed to learning about and acting on social and environmental justice issues.The focus of this floor is to educate each other and the community on topics pertaining to each member's interests and the interests of the campus. <br /> <br /> Goals: The Activism Floor's goal is to create an intentional community that promotes the importance of social and environmental justice to the campus. <br /> <br /> Floor Description: The Activism floor is located on one of the smaller floors on campus, with only 14 rooms total. The small size of our living space allows us to form a close community that is also welcoming to the rest of the campus. The Activism floor has a shared bookshelf with books of varying topics, as well as a small zine library featuring contributions by current floor members. The Floor also has a cozy nook at the end of the hall where anyone can read, study, or hang out with friends. <br /> <br /> Requirements for Residents:<br /> -Potential floor members must apply to the floor via application (can be found online or hardcopy). <br /> <br /> -Applicants must attend at least one of Activism @ GMC's weekly meetings to make sure that this community is a good fit for them. <br /> <br /> -Applicants are encouraged to take their time on the application and fill it out in a way that best demonstrates their interest in the Activism community. <br /> <br /> -Applications will be reviewed and voted on by the entire floor near the end of each semester (unless rooms need to be filled mid-semester). <br /> <br /> -The floor members will vote ballot-style on the new members, majority vote will decide who gets on to the floor.<br /> <br /> -The applicant will be notified via email by either floor presidents of the final vote. <br /> <br /> *Members of the Activism floor are expected to be fully involved in the events and meetings hosted by the floor. Although not required, members are encouraged to run at least one club meeting per school year while living on the floor.*<br /> <br /> <br /> </p>0<h2>ARC: Academics, Respect, Community Floor</h2> 0<style media="screen" type="text/css"> h2 { font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif; font-size:24px; color:#57654f; line-height:24px; margin:10px 0px 10px 0px;} h3 { font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif; font-size:16px; font-weight:bold; color:#57654f; line-height:20px; margin:0px 0px 8px 0px;} </style> <h2>Resources for LGBTQIA+ Students</h2> Green Mountain College has made a commitment, reflected in its <a href=http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/student-handbook/policies/policy-of-non-discrimination.aspx> student Policy of Non-Discrimination</a>, to providing equal opportunities to community members of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. The following list includes both institutional and student-run initiatives to make Green Mountain College more friendly to LGBTQIA+ students. <br/><br/> <h3> Gender Inclusive Housing</h3> Beginning in the Fall of 2014, Green Mountain College will offer Gender Inclusive Housing to all Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors during the Homesteading and Housing Lottery Process. Incoming students can make arrangements to live in Gender Inclusive Housing by contacting members of the <a href=http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/residence-life/meet-our-staff.aspx>Residence Life Staff</a>. While we encourage students to maintain an open dialogue with their families so that they can be supportive of a student's housing decision, students who are 18 or older are legally able to make decisions about their housing contracts; students under 18 years of age should discuss housing plans with their families, as they must provide written parent/guardian consent in order to live in Gender Inclusive Housing. Gender Inclusive Housing is an environment where student housing is not restricted to the traditional limitations of the gender binary, as traditional, same-sex room assignments are not ideal or appropriate for all students. <br><br> Students can opt to live in Gender Inclusive rooms on any floor that is currently designated as co-educational, including co-ed specialty floors. There is no additional cost for Gender Inclusive Housing and students utilizing this housing option can initiate room changes according to regular procedure, by contacting their Community Director or stopping by Residence Life. <br/><br/> <h3>Preferred Name and Pronouns</h3> Trans* and gender non-conforming students interested in adjusting their records can submit a record-change from to indicate their gender preferred name and pronouns. Students can make most changes regardless of whether or not they have changed their legal records. This form can result in changes to a number of records, including class rosters, housing rosters, and email display names. <br/><br/> After submitting a record-change form, students can also request adjustments to their email address and student IDs to reflect their preferred name. <br/><br/> <!-- Relevant Topics: Non-Discrimination Clause(s), Safe(r) Zone, the Wellness Center, PRANTS, Gender Inclusive Housing, Record-Change Process -->0StudentLife<h2>Residence Life Staff</h2> <p> <img align="left" alt="Noah Hurley" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/gmcjournal/images/090312_hurley.jpg" /> <strong>Noah Hurley</strong><br /> <em>Director of Residence Life</em><br /> (802) 287-8351 <br/><br/> Noah Hurley, the College&rsquo;s Director of Residence Life, brings a strong background in college administration and student services. Before arriving in Poultney, he served as Assistant Director of Residence Life at Western Oregon University and as Residence Hall Director at both Post University and Oregon State University. He holds a B.S. in English from Western Oregon University and a master&rsquo;s degree in education (M.Ed.) in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University. <br/></p> <hr size="2px" noshade="noshade" color="#eeeeee" /> <p> <img align="left" alt="Bethany Everett" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/gmcjournal/images/090312_everett.jpg" /> <strong>Bethany Everett</strong> <br/> <em>Community Director <br/> Bogue, Ames, and Moses</em> <br/> (802) 287-8062 <br/><br/> Bethany Everett graduated with a B.A. in English from Post University and is working toward a master&rsquo;s in human services. She has several years of experience as a Residence Hall Director at Post University, where she started Post Pride (a gay-straight alliance) to help better serve LGBT students. Bethany has many years of experience working in student affairs, in both residence life as well as an admissions counselor. <br/></p> <hr size="2px" noshade="noshade" color="#eeeeee" /> <p> <img align="left" alt="Andrew Ratcliffe" src="" /> <strong>Andrew Ratcliffe</strong><br /> <em>Community Director <br/> Cree and North</em> <br/> (802) 287-8061 <br/><br/> Andrew Ratcliffe graduated with a B.S. in Management from Post University and is working towards a Master’s in Human Services. He has several years of experience in higher education as a Graduate Assistant at Post University where he coached Sprint Football and worked in the Residence Life Department. <br/></p> <hr size="2px" noshade="noshade" color="#eeeeee" /> <img align="left" alt="Codie Tedford" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/residence_life/2012/cody.jpg" /> <strong>Codie Tedford</strong> <br/> <em>Assistant Community Director <br/> Lyman and SAGE</em> <br/> (802) 287-8063 <br/><br/> Before starting as an Assistant Community Director, Codie Tedford worked as a Resident Assistant at Green Mountain College for two years. A senior expecting a B.S. in Natural Resource Management and a B.A. in Environmental Policy in Spring 2013, she has also been a prominent member of a few extracurricular groups, such as Quidditch Club, PRANTS (a gender and sexuality awareness club), and Safe(r) Zone – an initiative to educate students about LGBTQ+ individuals and foster a campus atmosphere that celebrates diversity. <br/><br/>10StudentLifeGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, staff, Noah Hurley, Bethany Everett, Andrew Ratcliffe, Codie Tedfrord00<h2>Resident Assistants</h2> <p> <table cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="225px" valign="top" align="left"> <img src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/residence_life/2013/alyssa.jpg" alt="Alyssa Renner" width="200" height="200"/> </td> <td> <strong>Alyssa Renner </strong> <br /> <br /> I am an Anthropology/Sociology major with a great passion for natural and Traditional Medicine. On the side, I enjoy belly dancing and spending time with friends and family. As my third year working as a Resident Assistant, I have grown as a leader in the GMC community by being a supportive and available presence for students. It is important to cultivate a respectful and fun living environment for residents. </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><hr size="1px" noshade="noshade" color="#cccccc" /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="150px" valign="top" align="left"> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/residence_life/2013/jensen.jpg" alt="Jensen Morgan" width="200" height="200"/> </td> <td> <strong>Jensen Morgan </strong> <br /> <br /> Double major in REED and Sustainable Communities- &ldquo;Green Mountain College is one of the most unique and powerful places I've ever lived in. The people here are passionate, creative, intelligent, and one-of-a-kind. I love having the opportunity to get to know more of the students here working with Residence Life, I'm pretty lucky.&quot;</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><hr size="1px" noshade="noshade" color="#cccccc" /> <td colspan="2"><hr size="1px" noshade="noshade" color="#cccccc" /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="150px" valign="top" align="left"> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/residence_life/2013/zak.jpg" alt="Zachary Killian" width="200" height="200"/> </td> <td> <strong>Zachary Killian </strong> <br /> <br /> Zachary Killian is currently a Senior at the college and has been a Resident Assistant since the fall semester of his sophomore year. He is an Elementary Education major at the college with a focus in English. Zak's involvement on campus includes being an active member of the Quidditch team and DREAM mentoring program. Zak strives to make himself accessible to his residents and enjoys creating fun floor programs for them. After College Zak hopes to stay in Vermont either through working in Education or Residence Life. </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><hr size="1px" noshade="noshade" color="#cccccc" /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="150px" valign="top" align="left"> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/residence_life/2013/jack.jpg" alt="Jack Hepburn" width="200" height="200"/> </td> <td> <strong>Jack Hepburn </strong> <br /> <br /> I am a junior majoring in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Policy. This year I became a peer tutor and joined the tennis team. The thing I like most about GMC is the laid back vibe. My intramural team called “Bring the Juice” dominates every sport we play. I love biscuits and sitting at the stump. One day myself and Nate “Rook” Laymon will ride the tandem bike across the country. CO-founder of Ripcity. </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><hr size="1px" noshade="noshade" color="#cccccc" /> </td> </tr> <tr> <tr> <td width="150px" valign="top" align="left"> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/residence_life/2013/delaware.jpg" alt="Maryann Arterbridge" width="200" height="200"/> </td> <td> <strong>Maryann Arterbridge </strong> <br /> <br /> When I decided to transfer to Green Mountain College as a sophomore last year I had no idea that this place would change my outlook on the rest of my life. Since being here I have changed my career path to wildlife conservation and started playing quidditch! Changing lives is the whole reason I decided to be an RA; it is my hope that I can help keep students safe and maybe even give them a push towards chasing their own dreams. </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><hr size="1px" noshade="noshade" color="#cccccc" /> <td colspan="2"><hr size="1px" noshade="noshade" color="#cccccc" /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="150px" valign="top" align="left"> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/residence_life/2012/chuckwuemeka.jpg" alt="Chukwuemeka Ugorji" width="200" height="200"/> </td> <td> <strong>Chukwuemeka Ugorji </strong> <br /> <br /> I am a Nigerian International student with a strong interest for sustainable development and public health. I am a biology major with a minor in chemistry who is very passionate about family, arts, knowledge and sports. During my spare time I captain the Men's varsity soccer team and am a member of the yearbook committee, UNICEF club. Model United Nations Club, and am a current floor Liaison for the senior living floor on the 4th floor of Moses. As an RA I enjoy the fact that I can let my outgoing personality be put into use helping students have safe fun while creating a stable community.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><hr size="1px" noshade="noshade" color="#cccccc" /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="150px" valign="top" align="left"> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/residence_life/2013/Nick.jpg" alt="Nicholas Ravotti" width="200" height="200"/> </td> <td> <strong> Nicholas Ravotti </strong> <br /> <br /> Nick has been an RA on Ames 2nd since the fall of 2010. A Pre-Law Student and an E.S. Policy Major, Nick spends nearly every waking minute reading for class, but takes breaks every so often to write research papers, case briefs, and agency comments--oh what a life he lives! When not RAing, Nick enjoys clowning around and doing it live on GMC's expansive campus.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><hr size="1px" noshade="noshade" color="#cccccc" /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="150px" valign="top" align="left"> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/residence_life/2013/Natalie.jpg" alt="Natalie House" width="200" height="200"/> </td> <td> <strong> Natalie House </strong> <br /> <br /> I'm a sophomore majoring in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Communications Studies. I'm also a passionate member of Activism Club at GMC and ultimately want to pursue a career that addresses issues of environmental justice and systematic oppression. Other interests of mine include hiking, biking, spending time with friends and family, watching films, and experiencing urban culture in different cities. As an RA I strive to be a friendly face on campus and am here to help!</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><hr size="1px" noshade="noshade" color="#cccccc" /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="150px" valign="top" align="left"> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/residence_life/2013/Corey.jpg" alt="Fletch" width="200" height="200"/> </td> <td> <strong> "Fletch" </strong> <br /> <br /> Hey, I am Corey Fletcher, better known as Fletch. I am the Resident Assistant for Cree Second and is a Philadelphia Native. Green Mountain College has been by far one of the best choices that I made in my life. I am a sophomore studying Sustainable Business while concentrating in Education and Entrepreneurship. I currently consider myself a social entrepreneur because of my individual mission, which is to serve the community through education and initiative. I am an exciting and fun person to be around, and a majority of the time people will hear me laughing or singing before they actually see me. I love to talk to people and build relationships with students so that everyone can feel welcomed.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><hr size="1px" noshade="noshade" color="#cccccc" /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="150px" valign="top" align="left"> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/residence_life/2013/Nate.jpg" alt="Rook" width="200" height="200"/> </td> <td> <strong> Nate "Rook" Layman </strong> <br /> <br /> Balancing is the word that describes my college life. I started my career as an RA in the fall of 2013, and also participate in athletics here at GMC. I major in Natural Resource Management, and love enjoying the outdoors, especially snowboarding. Green Mountain College is a place where students are able to open up and be themselves. GMC is a one of kind college where different groups of people are able to interact. </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><hr size="1px" noshade="noshade" color="#cccccc" /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="150px" valign="top" align="left"> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/residence_life/2013/Matthias.jpg" alt="Matthias" width="200" height="200"/> </td> <td> <strong>Matthias Baudinet </strong> <br /> <br /> I am a History major and part of the Class of 2015. I take great pride in being born in France. I love sports and traveling. I enjoy learning languages and tasting new cultural foods. Most importantly, I love my friends and family. I am the current Junior Representative in Student Senate and I am involved in many clubs on campus. I like being an outlet for students, and helping them get the best out of the years they will bet in college. Being an RA allows me expand my skills as a future member of the workforce and this is something that I am very thankful for. </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><hr size="1px" noshade="noshade" color="#cccccc" /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="150px" valign="top" align="left"> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/residence_life/2013/Allan.jpg" alt="Allan" width="200" height="200"/> </td> <td> <strong>Allan Michel Jales Coutinho</strong> <br /> <br /> Allan is an international student from Brazil and currently a Make-a-Difference scholar at Green Mountain College. Always willing to build strong connections with people and create a social sustainable environment for those around him, Allan has passionately worked as a Resident Assistant for Residence Life since fall 2013. Known as a proactive leader on Campus and an intrinsic learner, Allan strongly relates his job to his life philosophy: "I've always worked for the betterment of my community, either here in Green Mountain College or back home. Giving and sharing are indeed the most powerful actions for personal growth and public advancement. I will never stop serving others." </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><hr size="1px" noshade="noshade" color="#cccccc" /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="150px" valign="top" align="left"> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/residence_life/2013/Hiwot.jpg" alt="Ahniyah" width="200" height="200"/> </td> <td> <strong>Ahniyah-Hiwot Kebede</strong> <br /> <br /> My name is Ahniyah-Hiwot Kebede and I am currently a junior, double majoring in Sustainable Business and Communication. I chose to be an RA because I enjoy engaging with students in diverse conversation to increase awareness of multicultural issues and I really like helping people. This semester I am involved in many clubs like ICC, Model United Nation Club and I’m the Finance Manager at The Coffee House. I am currently the RA for Moses 3rd all girls floor. My interests include traveling, going for a long run, watching movies and knitting. <br /> <br /> “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your gear to failure” - Bill Cosby </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><hr size="1px" noshade="noshade" color="#cccccc" /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="150px" valign="top" align="left"> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/residence_life/2013/Natasha.jpg" alt="Natasha" width="200" height="200" style="image-orientation: 90deg;"/> </td> <td> <strong>Natasha Kacoroski</strong> <br /> <br /> Natasha is a new addition to the Residence Life Staff this year, but experienced to Green Mountain College campus life. A Senior Progressive Program Scholar majoring in Biology, Natasha incorporates extracurricular activities into her studies, such as working at The Champlain Valley Native Plant Restoration Nursery, and assisting professors with research. Natasha also enjoys playing the Welsh Folk Harp and volunteering as an EMT-B and fire fighter. Natasha loves being a Resident Assistant because it gives her another opportunity to serve her community. </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><hr size="1px" noshade="noshade" color="#cccccc" /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="150px" valign="top" align="left"> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/residence_life/2013/Luz.jpg" alt="Luz" width="200" height="200"/> </td> <td> <strong>Luz Guel</strong> <br /> <br /> I am double majoring in Natural Resource Management and Environmental Studies with concentrations in Law and Policy and Environmental Education. I am the Resident Assistant for North Third and I am from Mexico. Everyone knows me for my outgoing personality so I am always open to meeting new people and happen to be involved in many activities on and off campus. One of my favorite jobs is working for Admissions as a Student Ambassador where I give campus tours to new incoming students. Also, I am currently working with Migrant Justice, which is a Vermont organization that provides resources and campaigns to bring rights to Hispanic Migrant Workers. One of my biggest accomplishments here in GMC has been teaching the President of the college, Paul Fonteyn, to longboard. As an RA, I strive to not only be a role model but a friend that students can come to whenever they are in need. </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><hr size="1px" noshade="noshade" color="#cccccc" /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="150px" valign="top" align="left"> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/residence_life/2013/Swe.jpg" alt="Swe" width="200" height="200"/> </td> <td> <strong>Swe Oo</strong> <br /> <br /> I am an international student from Myanmar and a sophomore double majoring in Sustainable Business & Renewable Energy Eco Design. I am the RA for 2nd floor at Bogue Hall. I spend most of my free time reading books and socializing with friends. I have been a member of Intercultural club, Reed Club and Honors Students Group in Green Mountain College since my freshman. I love traveling, playing guitar, learning about different cultures, and being intellectually stimulated. </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><hr size="1px" noshade="noshade" color="#cccccc" /> </tbody> </table> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, resident assistants<h2>Important Housing Dates</h2> <p> <table width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3" border="0" class="sidebar"> <tbody class="sidebar"> <tr> <td width="45%"> <strong>Fall Semester 2014</strong> </td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td>August 30 (Sat.)</td> <td>New Students Arrive</td> </tr> <tr> <td>August 30 (Sat.)</td> <td>New Student On-Campus Orientation Begins</td> </tr> <tr> <td>September 1 (Mon.)</td> <td>Upper Class Students Return</td> </tr> <tr> <td>October 10 (Fri.)</td> <td>Fall Break Begins <em>After Evening Classes</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td>October 15 (Wed.)</td> <td>Classes Resume, 8 a.m.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>November 25 (Tues.)</td> <td>Thanksgiving Recess Begins <em>After Evening Classes</em>, Res. Halls Close 5 p.m.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>November 30 (Sun.)</td> <td>Residence Halls Open 12 Noon</td> </tr> <tr> <td>December 1 (Mon.)</td> <td>Classes Resume, 8 a.m.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>December 15 (Mon.)</td> <td>Last Day of Classes</td> </tr> <tr> <td>December 20 (Sat.)</td> <td>Residence Halls Close 1 p.m.</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">&nbsp;</td> <td valign="top">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="45%"> <strong>Spring Semester 2015</strong> </td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td>January 18 (Sun.)</td> <td>New Students Arrive - Orientation</td> </tr> <tr> <td>January 18 (Sun.)</td> <td>Upper Class Students Return</td> </tr> <tr> <td>March 6 (Fri.)</td> <td>Spring Break Begins <em>After Evening Classes</em>, Res Halls Close 5 p.m.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>March 15 (Sun.)</td> <td>Residence Halls Open, 12 noon</td> </tr> <tr> <td>March 16 (Mon.)</td> <td>Classes Resume, 8 a.m.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>April 2 (Thurs.)</td> <td>Easter Recess Begins <em>After Evening Classes</em>: Res Halls Close 5:00 p.m.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>April 6 (Mon.)</td> <td>Classes Resume, 8 a.m.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>May 6 (Wed.)</td> <td>Last Day of Classes</td> </tr> <tr> <td>May 6 (Wed.)</td> <td>Athletic Awards Ceremony</td> </tr> <tr> <td>May 7 (Thurs.)</td> <td>Reading Day</td> </tr> <tr> <td>May 8 - 12 (Fri. - Tues.)</td> <td>Final Exams</td> </tr> <tr> <td>May 12 (Tues.)</td> <td>Residence Halls Close for Non-Graduates, 1 p.m.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>May 16 (Sat.)</td> <td>Commencement; Residence Halls Close for Graduates 5 p.m.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, housing dates<h2>Student&nbsp;Involvement</h2> <p>The Department of Student Involvement houses all student clubs, student programming events, orientation, family weekend, senior week, event audio services and much more.<br /> <br /> The office is located on the lower floor of the Withey Student Center. We keep reference materials for student clubs and organizations on topics such as publicity and promotion, student leadership, group dynamics, program ideas, and many others.<br /> <br /> <strong>Contact Information</strong><br /> <a href="mailto:&quot;ihrker@greenmtn.edu&quot;">Ryan Ihrke</a><br /> Director of Student Involvement<br /> (802) 287-8371<br /> Office: Withey Hall Room 164<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1activities<!-- Photo slideshow begins here --> <div id="right-sidebar-content"><a class="ssPopup" href="/photo-slideshows/student_involvement.aspx"><img border="0" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/thumbs_ss/ss_student_involvement_sidebar.jpg" alt="student involvement slideshow" /></a> <strong>PHOTO SLIDESHOW</strong><br /> <strong>Student Life at GMC</strong><br /> <a class="ssPopup" href="/photo-slideshows/student_involvement.aspx">View a slideshow</a> of student activities and events at GMC. </div><img src="/feature_imgs/life_involvement.jpg" alt="Scenes of Green Mountain College" />StudentLifeGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student involvementGreen Mountain College is a 4-year Vermont college in Vermont specializing in the environmental liberal arts. Life on this close-knit campus of 850 undergraduates includes Division III interscholastic sports, outdoor recreation programming, and over 30 active clubs and student organizations. 0<h2>Student Clubs<br /> <p>Green Mountain College offers many opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom. There are dozens of student clubs and organizations, including an International Awareness Club, a Slow Foods Chapter, a Karate Club, and many more. GMC encourages students to pursue their interests: If you don&rsquo;t find a club that suits your interests, start one up!<br /> <br /> </p> <p><strong>Clubs/Organizations/Club Sports</strong> </p> <p><strong>Agora</strong><br /> Philosophical discussion outside the classroom, for all interested members of the GMC community.<br /> <br /> <strong>Agricultural Club</strong> <br /> <br /> <strong>Animal Studies Club</strong><br /> Open to anyone interested in animals, together we will seek to understand both human-animal relations now and in the past as well as animals as beings-in-themselves separate from our knowledge of them. On top of much discussion, we will pursue opportunities for hands-on learning experience.<br /> <br /> <strong>Bard's Club</strong><br /> The campus poetry club!<br /> <br /> <strong>Baseball Club</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Bike and Ski Shop</strong><br /> The Bike Shop is a volunteer run organization that performs maintenance on bicycles around campus. They will soon convert to offering ski repair and maintenance services as well. Follow us on <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/gmcbikeandski">Facebook!</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Bio/Enviro Club</strong><br /> A strong force for environmental action on campus, including raising awareness of issues and implementing solutions for change. Follow us on <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/bioenvirogmc?notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite">Facebook!</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Black Culture Club</strong><br /> Engages the campus and surrounding communities in activities that promote multiculturalism, provides academic and social support to black students.<br /> <br /> <strong>Business and Economics Club</strong><br /> We support and organize sustainable business activities and events, such as an annual student/faculty forum (faculty forums, student presentations, etc). The club also promotes the awareness of sustainable businesses and entrepreneurship within the GMC community.<br /> <br /> <strong>CAMP Club</strong><br /> The CAMP Club creates a leadership an networking opportunity for students interested in Camps. We participate in service work with youth, create campy events for campus, and open networking possibilities within the camping field.<br /> <br /> <strong>Canter Club</strong><br /> Furthers students and community members' knowledge of equines and the various sports which involve them. <br /> <br /> <strong>Center of the Plate Club</strong><br /> The COTPC is a club focused on getting more local food into the Chartwells Dining Hall. Through donations, bartering or purchases, local farms give food to the Center of the Plate Club to process in the Solar Harvest Center weekly. The goal is to provide service opportunities for students, create relationships with local farms and enhance the food quality at the Dining Hall.<br /> <br /> <strong>Chess Club</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Christian Fellowship Club</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Club Activism</strong><br /> Promotes awareness of local and global issues educational documentaries, non-violent direct actions and other events.<br /> <br /> <strong>Dance Party Club</strong><br /> Hosts and consults fun and safe dance party events on campus for all of the student body to enjoy!<br /> <br /> <strong>DIY Club</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>DREAM Mentoring</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Education Club</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Equestrian Club</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Farm Crew</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Fly Fishing Club</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Forestry Club</strong><br /> Open to all students with an interest in forestry, ecology, botany, wildlife management, outdoor recreation, conservation and other aspects of natural resources management. <br /> <br /> <strong>GMC Outdoor Recreation Alliance</strong><br /> Supports student development in the fields of adventure recreation and education. Visit us online by clicking <a target="_blank" href="http://gmcoutside.squarespace.com/">here!</a><br /> <br /> <strong>GMC Rowing Club</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Go Club (圍棋俱樂部)</strong><br /> Also known as weiqi or baduk, go is an ancient Chinese strategy board game. Go Club provides a venue where all members of the community can learn the game, play casually or competitively, and make new friends.<br /> <br /> <strong>Green Mountain Otaku: Anime Club</strong><br /> A venue for entertainment and cultural exploration through the story-telling art forms of anime, manga, and videogames. <br /> <br /> <strong>HERBAL Tribe</strong><br /> Helps educate the community about the health benefits of herbal remedies.<br /> <br /> <strong>International Awareness Club</strong><br /> Part of the U.S. fund for UNICEF, the Student Campaign for Child Survival this club focuses on fundraising to help children from around the world and engaging the community in international issues. Follow us on <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/iac.gmc?fref=ts">Facebook!</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Prants</strong><br /> <br /> <strong><a href="/med_vet_club.aspx">Pre-Med/Pre-Vet Club</a></strong><br /> Provides information to students, faculty and the community with respect to medicine and veterinary science.<br /> <br /> <strong>Psychology Club</strong><br /> This club seeks to improve students' understanding of psychology through conducting original research designed by the club, touring relevant facilities, and sharing interesting information from the field. It is a positive learning environment for all students interested in the field. <br /> <br /> <strong>Puzzle Club</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Renewable Energy &amp; Ecological Design (REED) Club</strong><br /> REED Club acts as a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration. We are committed to bringing together students from all different backgrounds, skill levels, and disciplines in order to deliver sustainable design and fabrication solutions to campus and the greater community.<br /> <br /> <strong>Rotaract Club</strong><br /> Rotaract is a group of people who enjoy doing things for their community, we like to be involved and helping out is also good for developing professional skills. Our collaboration with Rotary connects to their campaigns such as the fight to end polio. Follow us on <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/RotaractClubOfPoultneyVT">Facebook!</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Shakti Tribal Dance Troupe</strong><br /> Provides an outlet for creative self-expression that in turn promotes genuine self-esteem and true community building.<br /> <br /> <strong>Skate Club</strong><br /> Skate Club brings all students together in an environment where they can feed off of each others energy, strengthen their skateboard abilities, and improve their talents. Skate for life.<br /> <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_tMmwjmiKJw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /> <strong>Slow Foods</strong><br /> Slow Food is committed to its beliefs in local food, food activism, and community building! We work through workshops, skill sharing, potlucks, catering community events, and much more to bring back a strong sense of culture and community through food. This can mean supporting local farms or our very own Cerridwen Farm. In order to fulfill our mission of creating stronger communities, we love and thrive off collaboration with other on-campus organizations! <br /> <br /> <strong>Spirituality Club</strong><br /> Committed to discovering, exploring and expressing beliefs, ideals, and questions of the spiritual or aspiritual life.<br /> <br /> <strong>Students for Sensible Drug Policy</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Students Taking Responsibility to Educate and Maintain (STREAM) Poultney River</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Club Sports</strong><br /> Ultimate Frisbee Club<br /> <a target="_blank" href="/rugby/RFCHome.html">Men's Rugby</a> <br /> Women's Rugby<br /> Quidditch<br /> <br /> <strong>Student Organizations</strong><br /> GMC's Media Cooperative<br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.themountaineer.org/">The Mountaineer</a> (<em>GMC's student newspaper</em>)<br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/activities/icc.aspx">Intercultural Center (ICC)</a><br /> Club Assembly<br /> Student Senate<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> </p> <strong> </strong></h2>1clubsStudentLifeGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, clubs<h2>Club Sports</h2> <p> Green Mountain College offers students a number of opportunities to get involved in club sports. GMC encourages students to pursue their interests: If you don&rsquo;t find a specific club sport that suits your interests, start one up!<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/activities/clubs/club-sports/quidditch.aspx">Quidditch</a></strong><br /> <strong><a href="/life/activities/clubs/club-sports/ultimate.aspx">Ultimate Frisbee Club</a></strong><br /> <strong><a href="/rugby/RFCHome.html" target="_blank">Men's Rugby</a></strong> <br /> <strong>Women's Rugby</strong><br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, clubs, sports<h2>Quidditch</h2> <p> We are the Welsh Green Dragons! Our home rests between the Green Mountains in the small town of Poultney Vermont in an even smaller liberal arts campus. The team began in 2008 as a handful of Potter fanatics and adrenaline junkies. Having once used hula hoops strung across trees as goals, we usually ended up playing between the Frisbee team and barefoot musicians. Our old jerseys consisted of hand dyed t-shirts spray painted with a student made stencil of our emblem the Welsh Green Dragon. Suffice to say, this team comes from humble beginnings.<br /> <br /> At the first NYC World Cup (and our first with a brand new set of players), we found ourselves facing Quidditch giants. There was sweat, tears, and a little bit of blood. We ended that November weekend beaten but not down.<br /> <br /> And now we have returned.<br /> <br /> Our spirit is stronger than ever. As a team we&rsquo;ve discovered the strength behind a group of rag-tag nerds who prefer bare feet and flannel over Ivy and pomp. Now we practice in rain and sleet, we can take and give harder hits, play faster, and our team runs like a well-oiled Firebolt. The support of our family, friends, and fans has given us the confidence and will to turn this tiny team into a whole new kind of animal. We took this spirit with us to World Cup V where our team placed 6th overall in division II. I has brought us to this new year where new players continue to make the game fun and exciting and where we hosted Fire in the Mountains to showcase not only what the school offers but to show that Quidditch still shines strong and that the spirit is still present. <br /> <br /> We are artists, radicals, musicians, intellectuals, environmentalists, and overall liberators of the norm and we are here to let everyone know just how mighty a bunch of hippies can be. Do not be fooled by our outward appearance. Beneath the shaggy hair, Birkenstocks, and peaceful visage beat the hearts of a dragon with a powerful drive to shake things up.<br /> <br /> We are the Green Mountain College Welsh Green Dragons.<br /> <br /> And we bleed green.<br /> <br /> <br /> Check us out on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/18962983264/?ref=ts">Facebook</a><br /> <br /> Follow us on <a href="http://gmcquidditch.tumblr.com/">Tumblr</a><br /> <br /> <br /> </p>0<img alt="" src="/media/615730/66.png" /><img src="/media/615722/quidditch2.jpg" alt="" />Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, club, sports, quidditch<h2>Ultimate Frisbee</h2> <img align="left" src="/media/628769/flying%20squirrels%20gmc.jpg" alt="" /> <p> Let&rsquo;s face it; all who attend Green Mountain College have played Frisbee. While many do it as a casual pastime, some want to take it to the next level. Don&rsquo;t get fooled by the name Ultimate Frisbee. The Flyin&rsquo; Squirrels Ultimate Frisbee Team is the ultimate club to join, is a family that has a lot of spunk, and knows how to have fun on and off the field. Yes we care to win, but no, we will not put that in front of everyone having a good laugh and walking off the field with a smile on their face. <br /> <br /> Open to all skill levels, the Frisbee team is a place to hone all of your gnarly Frisbee throws and keep in shape. If you don&rsquo;t know what it means to stay chili, cut deep, come hard, be sky&rsquo;d, or what hammers, scoobers, thumbers, push passes, high releases, high release flicks, flicks, hucks, ham sandwiches, chicken wings, skips, no looks, gravity bounces, and back hands have to do with the sport of Frisbee you better come on out!<br /> <br /> We host one home tournament every semester, our lunch is usually locally provided, we run the speakers for music off of the solar energy from the green house, have compost and recycling and have other initiatives to green our tournament. <br /> <br /> Every Spring Break we enjoy the Georgia sun during a week-long tournament. And on top of it all we travel all over the east coast to tournaments in: Vermont, Maine, New Jersey, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, and Montreal. We play four days a week, all year around, indoors and outdoors. But be careful once you start playing its rather hard to stop, Frisbee can be addicting. <br /> <img align="left" src="/media/628762/frisbee%20team.jpg" alt="" /><br /> <br /> Flying Squirrels at our home tournament with our alumni team the Fallen Squirrels<br /> </p>0ultimateGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, club, sports, frisbee<h2>Student Organizations</h2> <p> <strong>GMC's Media Cooperative</strong><br /> <strong><a href="http://www.themountaineer.org/" target="_blank">The Mountaineer</a> (<em>GMC's student newspaper</em>)</strong><br /> <strong><a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/activities/icc.aspx" target="_blank">Intercultural Center (ICC)</a></strong><br /> <strong>Club Assembly</strong><br /> <strong>Student Senate</strong><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, student organizations<h2>College Programming Board</h2> <p> Live bands? Eclectic activities? Spring Festival? The College Programming Board does it all: This student-run group brings to campus a wide range of entertainment throughout the academic year. Students are invited to serve on the executive committee and bring proposals to the CPB. <br /> <br /> <strong>Mission Statement</strong><br /> Grounded by the environmental mission statement of the college, the College Programming Board is committed to establishing environmentally conscious and sustainable programs that are student-driven and focused on the social, cultural, educational, and recreational growth of Green Mountain College and the surrounding community. <br /> <br /> <strong>Recent CPB-Sponsored Events</strong><br /> Battle of the Bands<br /> Casino Night<br /> Laser Tag <br /> 70&rsquo;s dance party<br /> Carnival Dance Party <br /> Ice Skating <br /> Snow Ball Dance Party <br /> Ice Skating <br /> Bread and Puppet Theater <br /> <br /> <strong>Spring Concert</strong> <br /> Every spring CPB organizes a spring concert and festival on the lawn at GMC. The event includes a headlining band chosen by the student body and an opening band from GMC. GMC bands compete for the chance to play at Spring Concert at the Battle of the Band competition.<br /> <br /> <strong>Recent Headlining Bands</strong><br /> RJD2<br /> Rubblebucket<br /> Reel Big Fish<br /> Tony Trischka<br /> Kung Fu<br /> Roots of Creation<br /> Twiddle<br /> Skyfoot <br /> <br /> <strong>Join the College Programming Board</strong><br /> All Green Mountain College current students are encouraged to be a member of the College Programming Board. <br /> <br /> CPB meets every week in the student Involvement office located in of student life In the basement of withey for more information about meeting times and dates email the student involvement director Ryan Ihrke at Ihrker@greenment.edu. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1cpbStudentLifeGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, college program board<h2>Student Media</h2> <p><strong><em>The GMC Media Cooperative</em></strong><br /> The purpose of this organization is to provide a governing structure for college student publications; to support professional-level publications of GMC students and community members in all forms of media; and to share ideas, create working projects, and hone individual and group skills in print, audio, video, multimedia, and new media forms.<br /> <br /> <strong><em>The Mountaineer</em></strong><br /> <a href="http://www.themountaineer.org" target="_blank"><em>The Mountaineer</em></a>, Green Mountain College's student newspaper, is published by a student staff that collects and reports campus, community, national, and global news. Leadership positions on the newspaper are available and all students are encouraged to assist in production of the newspaper. <br /> <br /> <strong><em>Reverie</em></strong><br /> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Reverie/415320031815950" target="_blank"><em>Reverie</em></a>, Green Mountain College's student literary magazine, is published annually by a student staff. It features students' poetry, creative writing, and art. Leadership positions on the literary magazine are available and all students are encouraged to assist in development and production of the magazine.<br /> <br /> <strong><em>The Rope Swing</em></strong><br /> <a href="http://theropeswing.greenmtn.edu">The Rope Swing</a> is a Green Mountain College Student run blog. We hope that you enjoy learning about the college as you follow each of our ten bloggers. Each student has a different unique story to tell and will guide you through their own journey at Green Mountain College. <br /> <br /> <strong> <em> The Stream </em></strong> <br /> <a href="www.facebook.com/gmcthestream">The Stream </a> is a student-run video channel of Green Mountain College, providing lively insights into campus activities at GMC. The content is regularly updated to portray life as it happens at GMC, and strives above all to be authentic, truthful and compelling. The Stream is open to all student contributors. </p>1StudentLifeGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, student media<h2>GMC Traditions</h2> <p>Traditions are an important part of life at GMC. They deepen the College's mission, showcase the community's heritage, honor social and academic achievements, and provide for a lot of fun.&nbsp; Listed below are just some of the traditional events that unite students, staff, and faculty:<br /> <br /> <strong>Annual Choir &amp; Cantorion Concerts</strong><br /> While the College Choir and Cantorion perform many times throughout the academic year, two concerts deserve special attention. The holiday concert, typically held in December, is a festive occasion that includes seasonal music.&nbsp; The commencement concert, typically held in May, highlights music from the choir's spring tour as well as pieces by graduating seniors.<br /> <br /> <strong>College Anthem: &quot;This Green Place!&quot;</strong><br /> &quot;This Green Place&quot; is based on the Welsh hymn, Calon L&acirc;n. At official College functions, the choir traditionally performs the piece, first in Welsh, then in English. The English words were written by poet and writer, Ed Moran, in 1996. Moran is the editor of <em>Rhythm Magazine</em> and a member of the Green Mountain College Board of Visitors.<br /> <br /> <strong>Convocation/President's Dinner</strong> <br /> At the end of orientation in the fall, the community celebrates the beginning of the academic year with academic convocation.&nbsp; New students are officially welcomed into the Green Mountain College community and seniors are recognized as they begin their final year at the College.&nbsp; This event is followed by the President's Dinner.<br /> <br /> <strong>Earth Week</strong><br /> Green Mountain College sponsors a week-long celebration of Earth Day.&nbsp; This celebration provides the campus community with a fun and informative array of events and highlights the College's commitment to its environmental mission.&nbsp; Some typical Earth Day events are service learning projects, keynote speakers, classroom poster sessions, farm forums, and environmental recruiters.<br /> <br /> <strong>Faculty/Staff Competitions</strong><br /> Each year, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) sponsors friendly competitions among two teams of staff and faculty.&nbsp; In the fall it's a faculty/staff volleyball game and in the spring the teams take to the basketball court.&nbsp; Both games are open to the public and campus community.&nbsp; Interactive activities and prizes at half time are all part of the fun.<br /> &nbsp; <br /> <strong>Family &amp; Friends Weekend</strong><br /> Typically held during the first weekend of October, Family &amp; Friends Weekend is a three-day event that provides information and entertainment to the parents, family, and friends of GMC students.&nbsp; This weekend includes a choir performance, musical concert, vendors, art exhibitions, town-wide events, and more.<br /> <br /> <strong>Honors Tea</strong><br /> Honors Tea is an annual awards ceremony that celebrates students' academic, social, and community service achievements.<br /> <br /> <strong>Midnight Breakfast</strong><br /> At the end of each semester, the Division of Student Life hosts a midnight breakfast &amp; Karaoke night. &nbsp;Students take a break from studying for their finals and come to the dining hall to enjoy breakfast served by faculty and staff.&nbsp; Students can also enjoy the karaoke singing talents of their peers.<br /> <br /> <strong>SAAC Winter Formal</strong><br /> The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) sponsors an annual social event each year.&nbsp; Many years this has been a winter formal and more recently it has been a less formal themed dance.&nbsp; There is usually music for dancing, refreshments, casual conversation, and door prizes.<br /> <br /> <strong>Senior Brunch</strong><br /> Graduating seniors, staff, faculty and trustees gather the day before Commencement to celebrate the end of the seniors' college careers. During this event, seniors receive academic honors, reflect on their Green Mountain College experiences and officially join the ranks of alumni.<br /> <br /> <strong>Spring Concert</strong><br /> Each spring semester, the College Programming Board organizes a large on-campus concert. Student ballot decides the performer.&nbsp; Previous spring concert musicians include O.A.R., Dropkick Murphys, Blackalicious, The Presidents of the United State of America, and Keller Williams.<br /> <br /> <strong>Wellness Fair</strong><br /> The annual Wellness Fair, sponsored by the Wellness Center, provides a forum that focuses on physical, mental, and spiritual wellness.&nbsp; The fair features vendors, demonstrations, lectures, and activities by service providers from throughout the region.&nbsp; This fair is open to all College students, staff, and faculty as well as the local schools throughout the region.<br /> <br /> <strong>Welsh Harvest Festival</strong><br /> Green Mountain College annually pays tribute to the distinctive Welsh culture of Poultney and its surrounding communities.&nbsp; The campus community and public are invited to this free event which features Welsh music, Welsh food tastings, harvest games for kids, wagon rides, scarecrow making, and more.<br /> <br /> <strong>Additional Traditions</strong><br /> Athletic Achievement Brunch<br /> Faculty Colloquium Series<br /> Feminist Fair<br /> Holiday Dinner<br /> Killington Trick &amp; Treats Winter Sports Competition<br /> Maple Fest<br /> Student Colloquium Series<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1StudentLifeGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, traditions<h2>Area Attractions</h2> <p>Although there's plenty to do on campus, sometimes it's fun to get away. Check out the following area newspapers and regional organizations and start planning an adventure. For outdoor recreation, choose from hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing and more. Metropolitan areas such as New York City, Montreal, Quebec, and Boston Mass. are all within a four hour drive of campus.<br /> <br /> <strong>Newspaper Events Calendars</strong><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rutlandherald.com/section/FEATURES10">Rutland Herald</a> (Rutland, Vt.)<br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.manchesternewspapers.com/">Lakes Region Free Press</a> (Poultney &amp; area)<br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.7dvt.com/sdvt_event/day-view?#tabs-event_tabs-3">Seven Days</a> (Burlington, Vt.)<br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://poststar.com/entertainment/">Glens Falls Post Star</a> (Glens Falls, NY)<br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.saratogian.com/calendar/">The Saratogian</a> (Saratoga, NY)<br /> <br /> <strong>Regional Information</strong><br /> <em>Vermont</em><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.vermontvacation.com/">State of Vermont Tourism</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.poultneyvt.com/">Poultney Chamber of Commerce</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rutlandvermont.com/">Rutland Chamber of Commerce</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.manchestervermont.net/">Manchester Chamber of Commerce</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.killingtonchamber.com/">Killington Chamber of Commerce</a><br /> <em>New York</em><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.adirondackchamber.org/">Adirondack Region Chamber of Commerce</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.lakegeorge.com/">Lake George Chamber of Commerce</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.saratoga.org/">Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Outdoor Recreation</strong><br /> <em>Vermont</em><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.vtstateparks.com/">Vermont State Parks</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.greenmountainclub.org/">Green Mountain Club</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.catamounttrail.org/">Catamount Trail Association</a> <br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/greenmountain">Green Mountain National Forest</a><br /> <em>New York</em><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://nysparks.state.ny.us/">New York State Parks</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.adk.org/">Adirondack Mountain Club</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://visitadirondacks.com/">Adirondack Tourism Council</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Movie Theaters</strong><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.thetinytheatre.org/">Tiny Theatre</a>, 143 Main Street, Poultney, (802)287-9511<br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.flagshipcinemas.com/rutland/rutland.html">Flagship Cinema</a>, Rutland, Vt.<br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.glendriveintheater.com/">Glen Drive-In Theater</a>, Glens Falls, NY<br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.shopaviationmall.com/">Regal Cinema</a>, Queensbury, NY<br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.aimiesdinnerandmovie.com/">Aimie's Dinner &amp; a Movie</a>, Glens Falls, NY<br /> <br /> <strong>Metropolitan Areas</strong><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nycgo.com/">New York City</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cityofboston.gov/visitors/">Boston, Mass.</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/">Montreal, Quebec</a> <br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1StudentLifeGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, area attractions<h2>InterCultural Center </h2> <p><img width="125" vspace="4" hspace="4" height="125" align="right" alt="icc logo" src="/media/118898/icc_logo_02.gif" /><strong>Mission&nbsp;</strong><br /> In this green place, the InterCultural Center (ICC) is committed to providing the Green Mountain College community with cross-cultural experiences by fostering inclusion and respect for all in the GMC community. The ICC also enhances and enriches the experience of the entire student body by providing opportunities to engage and educate the campus as a whole on issues related to race, gender, and sexual orientation. ICC welcomes all students interested in fostering cross-cultural communication and understanding.<br /> <br /> <strong>International Students at Green Mountain College</strong><br /> <br /> <iframe width="425" scrolling="no" height="350" frameborder="0" class="mp4downloader_tagChecked " marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=215618244751328353040.0004d5005986b0bd18611&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;ll=16.376791,16.454488&amp;spn=68.941916,238.66093&amp;output=embed"></iframe><br /> <br /> <strong>We accomplish our mission by:</strong><br /> 1. Working together with a variety of campus constituencies and encouraging ongoing dialogue on issues of cultural exchange,&nbsp;race,&nbsp;gender, and sexual orientation&nbsp;between students, staff, and faculty;<br /> <br /> 2. Helping to bring diverse perspectives and experiences to the campus by sponsoring various speakers and events;<br /> <br /> 3. Housing a collection of books and videos related to culture, race, gender, and sexual orientation;<br /> <br /> 4. Providing information&nbsp;about study abroad and travel programs available for all GMC students; and<br /> <br /> 5. Developing and implementing programs and services which celebrate diversity and enhance the GMC curriculum. <br /> <br /> <strong>History of the GMC<br /> InterCultural Center</strong><br /> The InterCultural Center (ICC) was founded by GMC student Shawn Henry in April 2007, with the mission to celebrate and promote multiculturalism. In addition, the ICC was created to improve cross-cultural experiences of all students by fostering inclusion and respect for differences. Hence, ICC aimed to serve as a base platform for cultural differences, religious diversity, various sexual orientations and any other variations among the GMC community.<br /> <br /> With a big mission in hand ICC created its first Governing Board, comprised of Pragatee Dhakal (President), Olesea Cojohari (Vice President), Alfred Narh (Treasurer) and Elisa Morales (Secretary). In the first year, the Board took on the challenges of organizing impactful programs like presenting a speech at the Poultney High School on cultural differences, organizing the InterCultural Dinner, hosting a presentation on racial matters by one of the most influential speakers, Dr. Allan Johnson, addressing issues of gender differences and racial biases in open forums and so on.<br /> <br /> From a small center of about 35-40 members, ICC has grown bigger and branched off by adding three different committees to its chapter: race, gender and sexual orientation, with more than 80 members at present. The InterCultural Center is proud to be an integral organization of the Green Mountain College community.<br /> <br /> <strong>Contact Us</strong><br /> InterCultural Center<br /> Green Mountain College<br /> 1 Brennan Circle<br /> Poultney, VT 05764<br /> <br /> Phone: 802-287-8347<br /> Email: icc@greenmtn.edu<br /> <br /> </p>1icc<div id="right-sidebar-content"><a href="/photo-slideshows/icc.aspx" class="ssPopup"><img border="0" alt="Intercultural Center Slideshow" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/thumbs_ss/ss_icc_sidebar.jpg" /></a> <strong>PHOTO SLIDESHOW</strong><br /> <strong>Intercultural Center Events</strong><br /> <a href="/photo-slideshows/icc.aspx" class="ssPopup">View a slideshow</a> of images from Intercultural Center events. </div> <div id="right-sidebar-content"> <strong>Social Media</strong><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.facebook.com/icc.gmc">Facebook</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.twitter.com/iccgmc">Twitter</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/iccgmc">Flickr</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://iccgmc.wordpress.com">Wordpress</a></div><img alt="Scenes of Green Mountain College" src="/feature_imgs/life_standard.jpg" />StudentLifeGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, intercultural center0<h2>Staff </h2> <p>The Intercultural Center office is kept energetic and alive by a welcoming staff of students and the International Student Advisor. <br /> <br /> <strong>Intercultural Governing Board</strong> </p> <p><img width="125" vspace="8" hspace="8" height="100" align="left" alt="kat kehrt" src="/media/118903/kat.jpg" /><strong>Name:</strong> Kat Kehrt, <em>President</em><br /> <strong>Home country:</strong> NJ, USA<br /> <strong>Major: </strong>Anthropology </p> <p><strong>Why did you choose GMC?</strong> I chose GMC because of the size and the focuses it had. When I visited for the first time, everyone was so helpful and welcoming. Everyone here is very avid about the environment and finding better, sustainable ways of living.<br /> <br /> <strong>Why did you choose ICC? </strong>I took a year off in-between high school and college, and I went to Nepal and Ghana. I got to experience many new ways of living. I think that everyone should have some knowledge of the many different&nbsp;cultures that surround them. I joined the ICC because I want to help improve cross-cultural understanding at GMC.<br /> <br /> </p> <hr size="1" noshade="" color="#cccccc" /> <br /> <p><strong><img vspace="8" hspace="8" align="right" alt="elisa" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/24373/elisa.jpg" />Name:</strong> Elisa Morales, <em>Vice-President</em><br /> <strong><strong>Home country: </strong></strong>Panama, Puerto Armuelles, Chiriqui<br /> <strong>Country:</strong> Panama<strong><br /> Major:</strong> Biology<br /> <br /> <strong>Why did you choose GMC?&nbsp;</strong>The reason that I chose Green Mountain College was&nbsp;because it seemed like it had a great learning environment for any type of student.<br /> <br /> <strong>Why did you choose&nbsp;ICC?</strong>&nbsp;ICC is important for the GMC community because it bring together all the different cultures that are spread around campus, and it gives a sense of family and protection to those who would like to participate. I believe culture does not only mean coming from a different country, but coming from different upbringings and family backgrounds. It is important to make people realize that even though people come from the same country they have different cultures.</p> <br /> <hr size="1" noshade="" color="#cccccc" /> <br /> <p><strong><img vspace="8" hspace="8" align="left" src="/media/202650/icc_jesoni-_figi.jpg" alt="fiji" />Name:</strong> Jesoni Fiji Kuruyawa, <em>Public Relations </em><br /> <strong>Home country:</strong> Rawai, Raiwaqa, Kadavu, Fiji <br /> <strong>Major:</strong> Sociology and Anthropology<strong><br /> <br /> Why did you choose&nbsp;GMC?</strong>GMC provides a better understanding and appreciation for the environment. This is one of the many reasons I chose GMC. Being one of the most diverse institutions made it more comfortable and enjoyable for me study.<br /> <br /> <strong>Why did you choose&nbsp;ICC? </strong>I want to be part of something that will make a difference in the GMC community and impact the lives of the students and I feel that ICC is an organization that is doing practicing this. Moreover educate and inform students of other countries in the world and the many adverse difficulties that they are currently facing.<br /> <br /> </p> <hr size="1" noshade="" color="#cccccc" /> <br /> <p><strong><img vspace="8" hspace="8" align="left" alt="kat carvajal" src="/media/132333/kat_carvajal.jpg" />Name:</strong>&nbsp;Kat Carvajal&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Home country:</strong> USA, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Major:</strong> Biology <br /> <strong><br /> Why did you choose GMC?</strong> It was the best environment for me to flourish in. It gave me a chance to become a better individual.<br /> <strong><br /> Why did you choose ICC?</strong><br /> I wanted to make a difference at Green Mountain and learn about so many things I haven't experienced in life already.<br /> <br /> </p> <hr size="1" noshade="" color="#cccccc" /> <br /> <p><img width="125" vspace="8" hspace="8" height="100" align="right" alt="brittany" src="/media/118908/brittany.jpg" /><strong>Name:</strong>&nbsp;Brittany Antuna, <em>Treasurer</em><br /> <strong>Home country:</strong> CT, USA <br /> <strong>Major:</strong> Biology <br /> <strong><br /> Why did you choose GMC?</strong> I chose GMC because of&nbsp;the small, environmentally based, welcoming and diverse campus.<br /> <strong><br /> Why did you choose ICC?</strong> Wonderful and interesting people and a very welcoming&nbsp;center.<br /> <br /> </p> <hr size="1" noshade="" color="#cccccc" /> <br /> <p><strong><img vspace="8" hspace="8" align="left" alt="sydney" src="/media/202615/icc_sydney_gard.jpg" />Name: </strong>Sydney Gard, <em>Religion Chairperson</em><br /> <strong>Home country:</strong> USA<br /> <strong><br /> Why did you choose GMC?</strong><br /> GMC is just a really awesome, fun-loving place. The campus was beautiful, the people were super nice, and it seemed like a really great place to call home for four years (and so far I am right). I didn&rsquo;t know who I really was, nor did I know what I wanted to do and GMC told me that was okay. I have an entire lifetime to figure those things out, and I want have fun and laugh and learn a lot in the process.<br /> <br /> <strong>Why did you choose ICC?</strong> <br /> ICC is so welcoming! I had no idea what it was or what it did. To be honest, I thought I was for International Students only--because that&rsquo;s all I saw, or so I thought. ICC is about bringing together so many diverse cultures, experiences, and people that you can&rsquo;t help but have fun and learn something new every time you step into the ICC room or help out with a project or program. The people who are apart of ICC work so hard, and are even working harder, to bring GMC students and Poultney (or nearby) residents together and to get the mission of ICC out there! Getting out there is harder than people think, especially since everyone is on their own time schedule, but it&rsquo;s happening and we have goals to strive toward for next year. This is what makes ICC such a great place: everyone is so determined (when they want to be) to do what needs to be done to make ICC a great place for anyone and everyone, everyone is equal and welcome, everyone is allowed to make mistakes and learn some things, everyone is given an opportunity to do something special for the students on and off campus as well as for the Poultney community.<br /> <br /> </p> <hr size="1" noshade="" color="#cccccc" /> <br /> <p><strong><img vspace="8" hspace="8" align="right" alt="asad" src="/media/202610/icc_asadullah_sohail.jpg" />Name: </strong>Asadullah Sohail, <em>Race Chairperson</em><br /> <strong>Home country:</strong> Afghanistan<br /> <strong>Major: </strong>Business <br /> <strong><br /> Why did you choose GMC?</strong><br /> I choose GMC because it is small and a good size college for me to go. I can communicate with my professors directly when I need help. The size of classes are small and I love it.<br /> <br /> <strong>Why did you choose ICC?</strong> <br /> I love to be involve in cultural activities and ICC is providing it in campus so I choose ICC to learn about other culturs and contribute about my culture to students at GMC. I believe in ICC's mission.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1staff<img src="/feature_imgs/life_standard.jpg" alt="Scenes of Green Mountain College" />StudentLifeGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, intercultural center, staff0<h2>Language Bank</h2> <p>As a result of the diversity of Green Mountain College&rsquo;s student body and because learning a second language is important for cross-cultural communication and understanding, the ICC keeps an updated list of the many different languages spoken by members of the GMC community. If language translation service is ever desired, please contact the InterCultural Center and we will then get in contact with individual students.</p> <ul dir="ltr" style="margin-right: 0px;"> <li><font size="2" face="Symbol"><font size="2" face="Symbol">&nbsp;</font></font>Arabic </li> <li><font size="2" face="Symbol"><font size="2" face="Symbol">&nbsp;</font></font>Burmese </li> <li><font size="2" face="Symbol"><font size="2" face="Symbol">&nbsp;</font></font>Chinese </li> <li><font size="2" face="Symbol"><font size="2" face="Symbol">&nbsp;</font></font>French </li> <li><font size="2" face="Symbol"><font size="2" face="Symbol">&nbsp;</font></font>Hindi </li> <li><font size="2" face="Symbol"><font size="2" face="Symbol">&nbsp;</font></font>Korean </li> <li><font size="2" face="Symbol"><font size="2" face="Symbol">&nbsp;</font></font>Romanian </li> <li><font size="2" face="Symbol"><font size="2" face="Symbol">&nbsp;</font></font>Russian</li> <li><font size="2" face="Symbol"><font size="2" face="Symbol">&nbsp;</font></font>Spanish </li> <li><font size="2" face="Symbol"><font size="2" face="Symbol">&nbsp;</font></font>Swahili </li> <li><font size="2" face="Symbol"><font size="2" face="Symbol">&nbsp;</font></font>Nepali</li> <li>Serbian</li> <li>Vietnamese</li> <li>Persian</li> <li>Japanese</li> </ul> <p><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1<img alt="Scenes of Green Mountain College" src="/feature_imgs/life_standard.jpg" />StudentLifeGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, intercultural center, language bank<h2>Scholarships</h2> <p>For more information on any of the scholarships and internships listed below come to the InterCultural Center or check out the websites listed below. <br /> <br /> <strong>The P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund</strong> <br /> <em>The P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund that is available to young women from countries other than the United States and Canada who meet the eligibility requirements. </em><br /> <br /> P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund <br /> P.E.O. Executive Office <br /> 3700 Grand Avenue <br /> Des Moines, Iowa 50312-2899 <br /> <br /> (515) 255-3153 <br /> (515) 255-3820 <br /> <br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.peointernational.org/">Website</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>The Morris K. Udall Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships</strong> <br /> <em>Each year, the Foundation awards 80 undergraduate scholarships of up to $5,000 to juniors and seniors in fields related to the environment, and to Native American and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care or tribal policy. </em><br /> <br /> Morris K. Udall Foundation <br /> 130 S. Scott Ave. <br /> Tucson, AZ 85701 <br /> <br /> (520) 670-5529 <br /> (520) 670-5530 <br /> <br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx">Website </a><br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Other Scholarship Sites to Visit</strong> <br /> </p> <ul> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ronbrown.org/">Ron Brown Scholar Program</a> </li> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.uncf.org/merck/program.htm">United Negro College Fund Merck Science Initiative </a></li> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.aicpa.org/members/div/career/mini/fmds.htm ">Minority Scholarships</a> </li> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.bms.com/aboutbms/fellow/data/">Bristol-Myers Squibb Minority Fellowships in Academic Medicine</a> </li> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://dfbsst.dlhjr.com/">Development Fund for Black Students in Science Scholarship</a> </li> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.statefarm.com/foundati/hispanic.htm">State Farm Insurance Hispanic Scholarships</a> </li> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/amb_scho/">Rotary Ambassador Scholarships</a> </li> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.usip.org/ed/npec/index.shtml">United States Institute of Peace National Pease Essay Contest </a></li> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.cns.gov/">Americorps</a> </li> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://holocaust.hklaw.com/">Holocaust Remembrance Project </a></li> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.aynrand.org/contests/">Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships </a></li> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.nabj.org/programs/scholarships/">National Association of Black Journalist Scholarships (NABJ) </a></li> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org/sk_v6.cfm?rdn=FID 806&amp;CFTOKEN_301928">Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund </a></li> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.learnandserve.gov/about/programs/pfs.asp">Presidential Freedom Scholarships </a></li> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.apsanet.org/content_11389.cfm">William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students </a></li> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://hbcuconnect.com/cgi-bin/scholarships.cgi">Historically Black College &amp; University Scholarships </a></li> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.iefa.org/">International Students Scholarships &amp; Aid Help </a><a target="_blank" href="http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/">FAFSA on the Web</a> </li> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/scholarships/">SIT Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world)</a> </li> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.baeo.org/">Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships </a></li> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://cuinfo.cornell.edu/Student/GRFN/list.phtml?category=NORITIES">Graduate Fellowships for Minorities Nationwide</a> </li> </ul>1scholarships<img alt="Scenes of Green Mountain College" src="/feature_imgs/life_standard.jpg" />StudentLifeGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, intercultural center, scholarshipshttp://www.greenmtn.edu/academics/travel.aspx0001<h2>Student Government Association</h2> <p><strong>Student Senate:</strong><br /> Student Senate is a branch of the Student Government Association and is&nbsp;comprised of&nbsp;students elected by popular vote. Student Senate represents the student body&nbsp;of Green Mountain College and has the following purposes:<br /> </p> <ul> <li> <p>To serve as representation of and voice to the students of Green Mountain College in order to maintain communication between the student body, faculty, staff, and administration. </p> </li> <li> <p>To&nbsp;enhance student involvement and leadership opportunities through creation of programs and activities for the Green Mountain College student body. </p> </li> <li> <p>To take part in the decision-making process for establishing and implementing new policies at the College. </p> </li> <li> <p>To oversee the guiding principles and policies enclosed within <a target="_blank" href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/122586/09_10_student_handbook.pdf">Green Mountain College Student Handbook</a>.</p> </li> <li> <p>To work directly with Residence Life in nominating members to Green Mountain College Judicial Review Board. </p> </li> <li> <p>To work directly with Student Assembly to properly distribute the Student Activity Fee Budget. </p> </li> <li> <p>To nominate students to the different standing committees at the College. </p> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Student Assembly:</strong><br /> Student Assembly is a branch of the Student Government Association and is comprised of one representative from every school-sponsored club and is led by an executive board elected by popular vote held within Student Assembly. Student Assembly has the following purposes: <br /> </p> <ul> <li> <p>Administering club creation, upkeep, and funding.</p> </li> <li> <p>Increasing student involvement in clubs and activities.</p> </li> <li> <p>Administer funding for student initiatives through the Student Assembly Contingency Fund.</p> </li> </ul> <p> Feel free to contact the <a href="mailto:studentassembly@greenmtn.edu">Student Assembly by email</a>. For a list of clubs and club-related forms visit myGMC Student Life <a href="https://mygmc.greenmtn.edu/ics/Campus_Life/">here</a>.<br /> <br /> <a target="_blank" href="/SGA/SGA_Constitution_050514.pdf">SGA Constitution</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="/media/127631/student senate election bylaws.pdf">Student Senate Election Bylaws</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1StudentLifeGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, student government<h2>Meet the Student Senate</h2> <p><strong>President</strong><br /> JoJo Buss <br /> <img src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/682691/jojo.jpg" alt="" /><br /> <br /> <strong>Vice President</strong><br /> Antoine Lucic<br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/681565/antaine.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong>Treasurer</strong><br /> Mike Magnotta<br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/681691/mike.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong>Director of Fundraising</strong><br /> Lian Kariuki<br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/681537/student2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong>Director of Civic Engagement</strong><br /> Jude Chisom Erondu<br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/681551/erondu.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong>Director of Facilities</strong><br /> Meesuka Morelus <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/681544/student.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong>Director of Public Relations</strong><br /> Corey Fletcher<br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/681523/corey.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong>Senior Class Representative</strong><br /> Nicholas McEchern<br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/681558/nick.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong>Junior Class Representative</strong><br /> Matthias Baudinet<br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/681572/mathius.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong>Sophmore Class Representative</strong><br /> Allan Michel Jales Coutinho<br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/681516/allan.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1StudentLifeGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, student government, senatorshttp://www.greenmtn.edu/greenmap.aspx 0001<h2>Arts &amp; Culture</h2> <p>From nationally-known speakers to art exhibits and band performances, campus is always busy with arts and culture events. The College&rsquo;s performing arts department and other extracurricular programs offer many opportunities for students to get involved.<br /> <br /> <strong>Performing Arts at GMC</strong><br /> All performing arts opportunities are open to any student enrolled at GMC. Programs include the College Choir, College and Community Concert Band, jazz band and private lessons in either instrumental or vocal studies. <br /> <br /> The <a target="_blank" href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/theater.aspx">theater program</a> invites students to audition for two mainstage productions annually, in addition to frequent student-directed or produced shows. <br /> <strong><br /> Feick Arts Center</strong><br /> The <a target="_blank" href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/feick/index.asp">Feick Arts Center</a> serves as the main art gallery on campus. The space, originally a carriage shed barn, hosts eight to 10 exhibits annually. The gallery has featured exhibits of painting, sculpture, environmental found art, photography, and mixed media, as well as international exhibits from Wales and Korea.<br /> <br /> The Surdam Art Gallery hosts student shows throughout the academic year.<br /> <strong><br /> College Programming Board </strong><br /> This student-led group coordinates social and cultural programs at GMC. Membership is open to any students who would like to help review and select performers and events. Traditional events include the spring concert, weekend movies, hypnotists, musicians and comedians.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1arts<img alt="Scenes of Green Mountain College" src="/feature_imgs/life_standard.jpg" />StudentLifeGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, art, cultureGreen Mountain College is a 4-year Vermont college in Vermont specializing in the environmental liberal arts. Life on this close-knit campus of 850 undergraduates includes the Feick Arts Center, theater and muscial programming, and over 30 active clubs and student organizations./wellness.aspx0001<h2>Campus Security</h2> <p>The Campus Security Office (CSO) has staff on-duty 24 hours a day. The office includes the director of campus security and four full-time officers. Selected students are hired for student patrols during the academic year.<br /> <br /> <strong>Services</strong><br /> Campus security officers have full authority granted by Green Mountain College to enforce all rules and regulations outlined in the Student Handbook, which includes state and federal laws covering alcohol and drug use.<br /> CSO also provides the following services:<br /> </p> <ul> <li> <p>An escort to any member of the college community on the college campus by calling 8911.</p> </li> <li> <p>Lock-out service for students locked out of their rooms and to faculty and staff members locked out of their office.</p> </li> <li> <p>Vehicle lock-out and jump start service. </p> </li> <li> <p>An engraver for students to engrave identification on their bikes or other possessions.</p> </li> <li> <p>CSO reports non-working exterior lights, broken windows, and potential hazards observed during their regular campus patrols. In the event of a serious problem, maintenance personnel are called in.</p> </li> <li> <p>CSO provides timely warnings of any incident that poses a threat to the safety and security of members of the college community. Warnings are reported through e-mail, the GMC Journal, notices posted in common areas, or on the website under crime alert.</p> </li> </ul> <p> All academic buildings, administrative, and athletic facilities are locked in the evenings according to their scheduled use. As a private institution, Green Mountain College reserves the right to limit access to any facility at any time. Individuals not associated with the college by employment, as a student, authorized vendor, or as a guest of an employee or student, may be deemed trespassers.<br /> <strong><br /> Reporting Criminal Activity</strong><br /> Most violations of policy are adjudicated through the residence life staff or college judicial board. For more serious crimes, local law enforcement officials are called upon to make arrests. The campus security office has an excellent working relationship with the Vermont State Police and Poultney Town Constable.<br /> <br /> All members of the college community are encouraged to report criminal activity. Once a report has been received, the officer-on-duty will investigate to determine what action should be taken. Reports filed with the campus security office are considered confidential and will only be given to an outside agency to assist in a criminal investigation. Copies of theft reports or damage to personal property will be provided to the individual filing the report for insurance purposes. Reports may also be made to appropriate campus life staff including residence assistants, complex coordinators, counseling center staff or dean staff members.<br /> <br /> To provide information about criminal activity, call 8911. When calling to report a crime, stay calm and give the dispatcher all the information he or she needs before hanging up.<br /> <br /> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p>1security<div id="right-sidebar-content"> <strong>EMERGENCY: 8911</strong><br /> 802-287-8911 Off-campus<br /> 802-287-8912 Non-Emergency<br /> 802-287-8099 Fax<br /> <br /> <a href="mailto:brownste@greenmtn.edu">Steve Brown</a><br /> Director of Campus Security<br /> Basement of Withey Hall </div><img src="/feature_imgs/life_standard.jpg" alt="Scenes of Green Mountain College" />StudentLifeGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, campus securityGreen Mountain College is a 4-year Vermont college in Vermont specializing in the environmental liberal arts. Life on this close-knit campus of 850 undergraduates includes Division III interscholastic sports, outdoor recreation programming, and over 30 active clubs and student organizations.<h2>Emergency Response and Recovery Plan</h2> <p> Green Mountain College recognizes that one measure of an organization's strength is its ability to respond well in an emergency. Since every scenario cannot be predicted, the following emergency response plan is designed to be flexible enough to be adaptable to events as they unfold.<br /> <br /> The following plan designates areas of responsibility and defines for Green Mountain College the framework necessary to respond to emergency situations. It is divided into two sections - administrative framework and response framework. Individual departments may also be asked by the College to develop response plans for unique situations under their purview. </p>1responseStudentLife<h2>Administrative Framework</h2> <p> <strong>Levels of Emergency Response</strong><br /> Different types of incidents will be categorized according to the following continuum. The categorization will in general terms guide the type of institutional or other response, as described below.<br /> <br /> <strong>LEVEL 1 -</strong> A minor department or building incident that can be resolved by the responding service unit. This may result in calling in personnel and notifying the department where the problem occurred. (Example: Facilities Services responds to a broken water pipe in Ackley Hall).<br /> <br /> <strong>LEVEL 2 -</strong> A department or building incident that can be resolved with existing College resources or limited outside help. A Level 2 incident is usually a one-dimensional event that has a limited duration and little impact on the campus community beyond those using the space/building in which it occurred. (Example: Minor chemical or fuel oil spills, building loss of heat or electricity for several hours, or a minor fire confined to a room and not involving hazardous chemicals).<br /> <br /> <strong>LEVEL 3 -</strong> Situations that are primarily people-focused, rather than infrastructure- focused. In particular, many student issues can become quite complex because of varied College and student support responses that must be coordinated. Level 3 situations may emerge as a single incident, but have the potential to quickly evolve into a multi-faceted campus crisis. (Example: serial sexual assaults, successful suicide, death on campus, multiple injuries, large scale dissent/disruption, including riots, hate crimes or bomb threats).<br /> <br /> <strong>LEVEL 4 -</strong> A major emergency that impacts a sizable portion of the campus and/or outside community. Level 4 emergencies may be single or multi-hazard situations, and often require considerable and timely coordination both within and outside the College. Level 4 emergencies also include imminent events on campus or in the general community that may develop into a major College crisis or a full disaster. (Examples: heating plant failure, extended power outage, severe storms, major fire, contagious disease outbreak, or domestic water contamination).<br /> <br /> <strong>LEVEL 5 -</strong> A catastrophic emergency event involving the entire campus and surrounding community. Immediate resolution of the disaster, which is usually multi-hazard, is beyond the emergency response capabilities of campus and local resources. (Example: earthquake, major hurricane, or act of terrorism that would require State and Federal assistance).<br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1framework<h2>Phases of an Emergency</h2> <p> All major incidents have four distinct phases that require special management skills. Green Mountain College Campus Security, and Green Mountain College departments (when appropriate) will to the extent feasible and appropriate use terms and a concept of operations as outlined in the National Incident Management System (NIMS), as referenced in Presidential Homeland Security Directive 5.<br /> <br /> <strong>Crisis Phase</strong><br /> The crisis phase is often characterized by confusion, panic, &ldquo;rush&rdquo; to the scene, and &ldquo;gridlock.&rdquo; The goal of the first-responding College official in the crisis phase is to:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Limit the growth of the incident;</p> </li> <li> <p>Promote the safety of the community and first responders; and</p> </li> <li> <p>Stabilize the scene.</p> </li> </ul> <p> The first-responding College official at an emergency will assume the role of Incident Commander at the scene, until relieved by a supervisor or appropriate first response personnel. Priority tasks include:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Establish communications and control;</p> </li> <li> <p>Identify any &ldquo;danger zone&rdquo;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Establish an inner perimeter to secure the &ldquo;danger zone&rdquo;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Establish an outer perimeter to control access to the entire scene;</p> </li> <li> <p>Establish a command post;</p> </li> <li> <p>Establish a staging area;</p> </li> <li> <p>Make (in explicit or implicit terms) an initial categorization of the Level of the incident, using the categories described above; and</p> </li> <li> <p>Request needed resources, depending on the perceived Level of the incident.</p> </li> </ul> <p> <strong>Scene Management Phase</strong><br /> Emergencies present particular challenges for the College, since there is often a need for multi-agency coordination, not just among GMC departments, but with local, state, and/or federal resources, as well. If it is determined that an incident may continue for a longer duration, then the College would transition to a scene management phase. The primary goal of scene management is to gain control. If warranted during this phase, the Emergency Operations Group may establish an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to further manage the event (see below).<br /> <br /> <strong>Executive Management Phase</strong><br /> A transition to the executive management phase occurs when the size, scope and seriousness of the event is such that it cannot be managed effectively by the scene command personnel, and/or it is deemed appropriate to implement executive management under the circumstances. Level 4 and 5 emergencies are most likely to require this phase. This phase will necessitate the establishment of an Emergency Operations Center and activation of the Emergency Policy Group (see below for definitions).<br /> <br /> <strong>Termination Phase</strong><br /> Once the incident has been resolved and order restored, this phase ensures scene integrity. During this phase, a plan is developed for a smooth transition to normal operations by coordinating with other relevant university, federal, state, county, and local organizations. Personnel involved in the incident may be directed to prepare an after-action report and a review of the incident. Counseling support should be available to any staff involved in the incident.<br /> <br /> </p>1phases<h2>Definitions</h2> <p> <strong>Executive Authority</strong><br /> During an emergency, the President (or the next most senior available administrator) has ultimate responsibility and authority for declaring a &ldquo;state of campus emergency,&rdquo; setting the direction as to how the emergency will be managed, and making key executive decisions. He/she is assisted and advised by the Emergency Policy Group and the Emergency Operations Group. Field operations responsibility will remain under the direction of an on-scene Incident Commander.<br /> <br /> <strong>Emergency Policy Group</strong> The Emergency Policy Group will be comprised primarily of the members of the President&rsquo;s Cabinet, including:</p> <ul> <li> <p>President (Convener)</p> </li> <li> <p>Provost &amp; VP for Academic Affairs (Back-up Convener)</p> </li> <li> <p>Vice President of Finance &amp; Administration</p> </li> <li> <p>Vice President of Student Life</p> </li> <li> <p>Vice President for Enrollment Management</p> </li> </ul> <p> In addition, the following individuals will as deemed necessary participate in the work of the Emergency Policy Group:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Chair of Emergency Operations Group (for incident response purposes)</p> </li> <li> <p>Director of Communications</p> </li> </ul> <p> Role of Emergency Policy Group:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Approve overall priorities &amp; strategies</p> </li> <li> <p>Approve public information reports &amp; instructions</p> </li> <li> <p>Liaison with governments &amp; external organizations</p> </li> </ul> <p> <strong>Emergency Operations Group:</strong> The Emergency Operations Group (EOG) may include individuals in the following positions, depending upon the Level and scope of the incident.</p> <ul> <li> <p>Vice President of Student Life (co-chair)</p> </li> <li> <p>Director of Facilities (co-chair)</p> </li> <li> <p>Director of Campus Security</p> </li> <li> <p>Director of Residence Life</p> </li> <li> <p>Director of Communications</p> </li> <li> <p>Director of the Wellness Center</p> </li> <li> <p>Information Technology/Library Information Services Manager</p> </li> <li> <p>Director of Human Resources</p> </li> <li> <p>Director of Auxiliary Services</p> </li> <li> <p>President of the Faculty Council</p> </li> <li> <p>Other individuals as deemed advisable or necessary.</p> </li> </ul> <p>Role of EOG:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Gathers, confirms &amp; evaluates incident information</p> </li> <li> <p>Develops incident action plan to resolve specific priority situations</p> </li> <li> <p>Identifies resource needs &amp; shortfalls</p> </li> <li> <p>Reassigns/deploys individuals in support of critical needs</p> </li> <li> <p>Links to local, state, and/or federal emergency coordination centers</p> </li> </ul> <p> <strong>Emergency Operations Center (EOC)</strong><br /> In cases of general widespread emergencies (Level 4 or 5), the EOG&rsquo;s leader will activate an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) that will serve as the workspace for the EOG and as a Multi-Agency Command (MAC) Post for incidents crossing jurisdictional boundaries. Normally, it will be located at a specially-equipped conference room, but under certain conditions (including power outage) it can be established at a designated back-up location, or anywhere necessary telecommunication and data support facilities exist. It may operate from a few hours, to a few days, weeks or months, depending upon the severity of the emergency.<br /> <br /> The Oberkirch conference room on the Second Floor of Pollock will ordinarily be the site of any EOC; the Office of the Vice President of Student Life will ordinarily be the back-up site.<br /> <br /> If the nature of the incident requires an Emergency Operations Center and for the Emergency Operations Group to assemble, then the appropriate Co-Chair of the Emergency Operations Group (dependent on the nature and/or level of the event) will designate the following functions as appropriate and necessary to manage the event and restore order to campus. These functions are defined through NIMS.</p> <ul> <li> <p>Incident Commander</p> </li> <li> <p>Deputy Incident Commander</p> </li> <li> <p>Public Information Officer</p> </li> <li> <p>Safety Officer</p> </li> <li> <p>Liaison Officer (who will coordinate communications and operations with outside agency representatives)</p> </li> <li> <p>Operations Chief</p> </li> <li> <p>Logistics Chief</p> </li> <li> <p>Finance Chief</p> </li> <li> <p>Planning Chief (note: if circumstances warrant, an Intelligence Chief will be appointed)</p> </li> <li> <p>Log/scribe</p> </li> </ul> <p> Faculty, directors or content experts from impacted units may be asked to join the EOG and/or serve such functions as the situation dictates. In emergency situations that involve the Town of Poultney or surrounding municipalities, representatives from public emergency response agencies (Fire, VT State Police, EMS, Public Works) that serve the campus will be asked to provide Agency Representatives to the GMC Emergency Operations Center.</p> <br />1definitions<h2>Key Roles</h2> <p> The College offices and personnel listed below are expected to assume various roles at the request of the EOG in an effort to provide a coordinated response to an emergency. In some circumstances, it may be necessary to ask faculty or staff to assume temporary roles as employees of the College that are outside the scope of their ordinary duties.<br /> <br /> It is understood that if any department does not have specific roles for its personnel to carry out, then those personnel will automatically become part of a &ldquo;pool&rdquo; of reserve personnel to assist as assigned by those coordinating the specific emergency (i.e. Athletics, Admissions, Financial Aid). The following table describes examples of duties that various College personnel may be responsible for carrying out in the event of an emergency.<br /> <br /> <table width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="0" border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Academic Deans &amp; Chairs</td> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Identify and resolve instructional and research issues. Coordinate necessary faculty resources.</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Auxiliary Services</td> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Arrange for fit-up of temporary quarters for displaced units. Provide structural evaluations and repair estimates. Provide site and building information. Coordinate radio and pager support. Reschedule classes and public events to include off campus accommodations. Obtain emergency goods and services; include pick-up/ delivery to site of emergency. Provide courier services to policy and operations groups. Post signs and notices. Provide printed material as directed (letters to parents, posters, temporary procedures, etc.). </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Athletics</td> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Coordinate use of the Waldron Athletic Complex as a staging area, open bay temporary shelter, and/or coordinate other necessary temporary facilities.</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Campus Security</td> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Create temporary identification/access credentials as requested. Public safety, crowd control, evacuation, site security, and mobile communications. Liaison with on-site fire and medical command personnel. </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Wellness Center</td> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Assist employees and students in coping with trauma. Provide medical support and mental health counseling. Assist in providing services to those with minor injuries and provide trauma support. Coordinate with first aid services. May be asked to assist/provide onsite medical triage.</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Facilities Services</td> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Mitigate facility and grounds damages and restore to functional level. Assist Campus Security with creating a safety perimeter at the site of the emergency.</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Residence Life</td> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Coordinate housing operations (including any temporary shelters).</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Vice President of Student Life Office</td> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Coordinate student notification and response. Liaison with parents.</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Information Technology &amp; Auxiliary Services</td> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Coordinate temporary telephone, fax, and computer hookups. Communications: Provide &quot;broadcast&quot; capability for voice mail. Arrange phone bank for necessary student call-outs to family. Activate &quot;800&quot; number if necessary.</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Communications</td> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Media coordination and spokesperson.</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Chartwells Food Services</td> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Coordinate dining services for dislocated personnel and emergency workers.</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">College Bookstore</td> <td width="50%" valign="top" align="left">Provide staffing to other support functions</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </p>1roles<h2>Response Framework</h2> <p> <strong>Direction and Coordination of an Emergency</strong><br /> When an emergency condition exists, it should be reported immediately to GMC Campus Security, by dialing 8911.<br /> <br /> Campus Security will follow a defined sequence of responses for nearly all emergency situations, usually including:<br /> 1.)A physical response by campus security who will make appropriate fire and/or medical rescue calls.<br /> 2.) Notifying the Director of Campus Security, or designee if unavailable, who will determine whether or not to initiate the notification system (Rave Alert) or the emergency notification telephone call list (located at Campus Security Dispatch) or selectively notify individuals.<br /> 3.) If the emergency notification list is initiated, the appropriate EOG member (or the Director of Campus Security), acting as the Incident Commander, will determine the level of emergency response and the need for activation of the Emergency Operations Group and Emergency Operations Center.<br /> <br /> <strong>Response to Level 1 or 2 Incidents</strong><br /> Level 1 events are reported through normal channels (Facilities Services for building issues, Auxiliary Services for telephone problems, etc) and are handled based upon established departmental practices. A level 2 incident will be handled in a similar way, but may necessitate several departments being involved in order to re-establish normal operations.<br /> <br /> <strong>Response to a Level 3 Situation</strong><br /> When a Level 3 emergency occurs, an appropriate President&rsquo;s Cabinet member may assemble the Emergency Operations Group, notify a co-chair of the EOG, and activate the Emergency Operations Center. In the absence of an appropriate Cabinet member, the Vice President of Student Life or the Director of Facilities (co-chairs of the EOG) may assemble the EOG and activate the EOC, and in the absence of the individuals listed above, another member of the EOG may assemble the EOG and activate the EOC.<br /> <br /> <strong>Response to a Level 4 or 5 Emergency</strong><br /> When a Level 4 or 5 emergency has been declared or occurs, an appropriate President&rsquo;s Cabinet member may assemble the Emergency Operations Group, notify a co-chair of the EOG, and activate the Emergency Operations Center. In the absence of an appropriate Cabinet member, the Vice President of Student Life or Director of Facilities (co-chairs of the EOG) may assemble the EOG and activate the EOC, and in the absence of the individuals listed above, another member of the EOG may assemble the EOG and activate the EOC.<br /> <br /> <strong>Direction and Coordination of a Potential Emergency</strong><br /> When conditions permit and an impending emergency situation (example: anticipated major snow or ice storm, large campus gathering, etc.) provides ample time, the appropriate EOG co-chair (or in their absence, EOG member) will assemble the Emergency Operations Group to formulate an incident action plan for recommendation to the President&rsquo;s Cabinet, or if time is of the essence, to the most senior Executive Officer available on campus.<br /> <br /> <strong>Declaration of an Emergency Condition</strong><br /> The President, Provost, Vice President for Finance and Administration or Vice President of Student Life (depending upon availability) shall declare a state of College Level 4 or 5 emergency when he/she deems it necessary to place into immediate effect emergency procedures and/or to close all or part of the College. The President, Provost, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Vice President of Student Life or their designees shall declare an end to the state of emergency when appropriate.<br /> <br /> <strong>Emergency Communications</strong><br /> Timely and accurate communication with the campus population during a level 3, 4 or 5 emergency is very important. A special Emergency Operations Information Phone Line (recorded message) has been established at 802-287-2400 and can be used to help communicate with those living off-campus (including faculty, staff, students, parents, and the community at large). Depending upon the nature of the emergency, the campus will be alerted through use of the broadcast capabilities of RAVE Mobile Safety to deliver text and e-mail to your cell phone and personal email address, as well as through our outdoor siren and public announcement system. When appropriate, the local media will also be advised. Periodic updates will be provided through the same means. Should both the phone and data network be unavailable, staff will be dispatched from the Emergency Operations Center to alert key leaders in each building, who will be expected to alert others in the building. Emergency communications, both on and off-campus, will be coordinated by the Director of College Communications or his/her designee.<br /> <br /> During a level 5 emergency, or when the nature of the emergency suggests there will be an influx of telephone inquiries concerning the well-being of faculty, staff, and students, a special incoming 800 number exists which will be distributed through the GMC Web site, national media and other appropriate means. Prior to such distribution, the Pollock Conference Room phone (802-287-8237) (used primarily for out-going fund raising calls) will be re-programmed by Auxiliary Services technicians into an incoming call center and placed under the temporary management of the Emergency Operations Group.<br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/549257/emergency_plan.pdf11 /media/701689/threatassessment2014.pdf11<h2> Campus Safety and Security Report 2013</h2> <iframe src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/GMC_Campus_Safety_&_Security_Report_2013.pdf" width="440" height="600"> </iframe> 1 <h2> Fire Safety Report 2013</h2> <iframe src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/Fire_Saftey_report.pdf" width="440" height="600"> </iframe>1<h2>Campus Smoking Policy</h2> <p>The GMC Campus Smoking Policy limits smoking to designated areas on all College owned or leased property. This includes Killington Lodge and High Ridge and the Deane Preserve. Smoking is prohibited near buildings, walking across campus and on the college land along the Poultney River. On the Poultney campus, six locations have been designated &ldquo;smoking-permitted areas.&quot; Temporary shelters are at these locations. <br /> <br /> Much time and consideration was placed in determining the new locations, which were developed through a joint effort between Student Senate, Residence Life, and Campus Security.<br /> <br /> <strong>Smoking-Permitted Areas:</strong> (<a target="_blank" href="/images/campus_map_F09.gif">view campus map</a>)<br /> </p> <ul> <li> <p>South of Dunton Hall</p> </li> <li> <p>South of the Maintenance building</p> </li> <li> <p>West of Cree Hall</p> </li> <li> <p>South of Griswold Library</p> </li> </ul> <p>At Killington, the parking areas for Killington Lodge and High Ridge will serve as designated smoking areas.<br /> <br /> <em>From President Paul Fonteyn:</em><br /> <br /> &quot;Our primary desire is to protect all who live, work, study or visit the campus from a major health concern: secondhand smoke. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that secondhand smoke contains more than 50 cancer-causing agents and is responsible each year for an estimated 3,000 lung cancer deaths and more than 35,000 coronary heart disease deaths among nonsmokers in the United States. Secondhand smoke may be even more harmful than mainstream smoke because it is formed at lower temperatures, thereby giving off even larger amounts of some cancer-causing substances. <br /> <br /> Our decision not to prohibit smoking entirely is both pragmatic and principled. Denying those who smoke any outlet will likely prove counterproductive and prompt both resentment and violation of the policy. As importantly, mutual respect for our fellow community members leads us to a solution that addresses the concerns of both smokers and nonsmokers. In closing, I ask for your cooperation to this effort &ndash; an effort that will benefit all of us.&quot;<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> </p>0smoking<img alt="Scenes of Green Mountain College" src="/feature_imgs/life_standard.jpg" />StudentLifeGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life<h2>Parent Information</h2> <p>Welcome to the Parent Information section of the Green Mountain College website. Here you'll find answers to many of your questions and also learn about ways you can become involved in life at GMC.<br /> <br /> <strong>GMC Family Leadership Council</strong><br /> The purpose of the Green Mountain College Family Leadership Council is to: <br /> </p> <ul> <li>work closely with Green Mountain College's leadership to promote and develop the College's programs. </li> <li>identify parents to serve on the Family Leadership Council. </li> <li>participate in the College's Parents' Fund and encourage other families to support the fund.&nbsp; </li> <li>provide feedback to the college on long-range planning, activities, policies and initiatives. <br /> </li> </ul> <p>The Family and Friends Weekend and Parent Orientation are planned by the Family Leadership Council. Members assist in planning the Family Association meeting; they also help to communicate with parents about the College. They provide a sounding board for proposed ideas for programs and policies affecting students. Their fiscal support provides a visible sign of their belief in the Green Mountain College mission, and helps to ensure future generations have access to a GMC liberal arts education. <br /> </p> <br /> <p><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p>1parent<img src="/feature_imgs/life_standard.jpg" alt="Scenes of Green Mountain College" />StudentLifeGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, parent informationGreen Mountain College is a 4-year Vermont college in Vermont specializing in the environmental liberal arts. Life on this close-knit campus of 850 undergraduates includes Division III interscholastic sports, outdoor recreation programming, and over 30 active clubs and student organizations.<h2>Student Life<br /> Office of the Vice President</h2> <p> <img border="0" align="right" alt="Joe Petrick and Lisa Perry" src="/media/418721/joe.jpg" />The Green Mountain College Division of Student Life provides services and programs designed to provide a healthy, safe and positive environment to support student learning, leadership, and persistence. <br /> <br /> Student Life at Green Mountain College is comprised of the following offices and departments: Athletics (Varsity, Club, and Intramural Sports), Campus Security, College Chaplain, Green Mountain Adventure Program (GreenMAP), Residence Life, Student Conduct, Student Involvement and Leadership Development (including Orientation, Student Activities, and Student Clubs & Organizations), and the Wellness Center (including wellness programs, personal counseling and coordination of health services). <br /> <br /> <strong>Staff</strong> <br /> <a href="mailto:petrickj@greenmtn.edu">Joseph Petrick<br /> </a>Vice President&nbsp;of Student Life</p> <p><a href="mailto:perryl@greenmtn.edu">Lisa Perry</a><br /> Assistant to the Vice President<br /> 802-287-8377<br /> <br /> </p>1dean<img alt="Scenes of Green Mountain College" src="/feature_imgs/life_standard.jpg" />StudentLifeGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, vice president officeGreen Mountain College is a 4-year Vermont college in Vermont specializing in the environmental liberal arts. Life on this close-knit campus of 850 undergraduates includes Division III interscholastic sports, outdoor recreation programming, and over 30 active clubs and student organizations. 0<h2>Commencement 2014</h2> <p> Green Mountain College&rsquo;s 2014 commencement ceremony will be held outside on the lawn in front of Griswold Library on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10 a.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Commencement 2014 Schedule</strong><br /> <br /> Saturday, May 17<br /> <br /> 9:00 A.M., Commencement Line-up, Poultney United Methodist Church, Main Street Poultney.<br /> <br /> 10:00 A.M., Commencement, Griswold Library Lawn.<br /> <br /> Immediately after Commencement, Commencement Luncheon, Withey Dining Hall, RSVP required.<br /> <br /> <strong>Commencement Luncheon RSVP</strong><br /> <br /> The Commencement Lunch will be held on Saturday, May 17 immediately following Commencement. This meal will be free for graduates. Due to seating limits, seniors can only bring four guests. The first two are free and the additional two guests will pay the lunch rate of $8.75 for adults and $6.00 for children under 12. <br /> <br /> In order for the College to prepare for this event, you will need to contact Lisa Perry at 802-287-8376 no later than Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Additional Information</strong><br /> <br /> Additional information regarding graduation and Green Mountain College can be found by following the links below.<br /> <br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/648141/letter%20to%20parents.doc">Information for Families and Friends of Graduating Seniors</a><br /> <br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/761426/commencement%20checklist.pdf">Commencement Checklist</a><br /> <br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/648144/letter%20to%20seniors.docx">Letter sent to senior students via their Green Mountain College e-mail account</a><br /> <br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/about/visit/accommodations.aspx">Area Accommodations</a><br /> <br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/about/visit.aspx">Directions to Green Mountain College</a><br /> <br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://classic.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=05741">Poultney Weather</a><br /> <br /> If you have further questions, please e-mail Lisa Perry at <a href="mailto:perryl@greenmtn.edu">perryl@greenmtn.edu</a> or contact the Office of Student Life at (802) 287-8377. </p>1commencement<img src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/commencement/banner.jpg" alt="" />HomeGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, commencement 2013<h2>Alumni &amp; Family Weekend 2014</h2> <p> <strong>September 26 &ndash; 28</strong><br /> <br /> As a parent, friend or family member of a Green Mountain College student, you are invited to visit campus for the Alumni and Family Weekend, Friday, September 27th through Sunday, September 29th. Cheer on our soccer teams, attend the art gala, and taste the competing creations at the Poultney Chili Cook-Off. There will also be an opportunity to join President Fonteyn for coffee and discussion Saturday morning.<br /> <br /> Please let us know if you are coming and help us plan for your arrival! <a href="https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1810804-eILj4TAKHx" target="_blank">RSVP here.</a> <br /> <br /> <hr> <strong> Weekend Registration Hours</strong><br /> <strong> Withey Lobby</strong><br /> Friday, September 26, 2012<br /> Noon - 5:00pm<br /> <br /> Saturday, September 27, 2012<br /> 9:00am - Noon<br /> <br /> <strong> Friday, September 26</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Office of Career and Personal Development Open House</strong><br /> 3pm - 5pm | Withey Hall, 1st Floor<br /> Stop by Green Mountain College’s Office of Career and Personal Development to hear about how personal and career development is integrated across your student's curriculum both in and out of the classroom and other resources such as skills assessments, career and internship planning, and post-baccalaureate opportunities available to your student.<br /> <br /> <strong>Dinner</strong> | $8 /guest <a href="https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1810804-eILj4TAKHx" target="_blank">(RSVP Requested)</a><br /> 4:30 - 6:00pm | Withey Dining Hall<br /> <br /> <strong>Art and Music Gala</strong><br /> 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Surdam and The Feick<br /> Join students and faculty for a student art exhibition, featuring live bluegrass music by Prof. Sarah Mittlefehldt and John Gillette and a special performance by members of the GMC Choir. Then stroll over to The Feick Art Gallery to see contemporary American abstract oil paintings by Galen Cheney. Enjoy refreshments along the way. <br /> <br /> <hr> <strong> Saturday September 27</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Coffee with President Fonteyn</strong><a href="https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1810804-eILj4TAKHx" target="_blank">(RSVP Requested)</a><br /> 8:30am - 10:00am | Bentley Hall (Corner of College Street and Bentley Avenue)<br /> Enjoy coffee and light pastries to start your day with President Fonteyn, faculty and staff. Connect with other parents and join a discussion about the partnership between Green Mountain and families to help with your student&rsquo;s success. <br /> <br /> <strong>Campus Tours: Renewable Energy and Cerridwen Farm</strong><br /> 10:30am & 11:30am | Departing from Withey Lobby<br /> Join our expert faculty and staff members for tours of these campus highlights. On the first tour, learn how GMC became the first college in the U.S. to reach carbon neutrality by means of increasing campus efficiencies and renewable energy. Next, visit Cerridwen Farm to learn how the Farm & Food Project adds to the health and well-being of the College community.<br /> <br /> <strong>Annual Poultney Rotary Chili Cookoff</strong><br /> 10:30am - 1:30pm | Downtown Poultney<br /> Enjoy the vibrancy of downtown Poultney as you take in this spicy event. Buy a tasting mug and submit your vote for the best chili recipe concocted by faculty, staff, students and community members. Support this local service organization while and enjoy!<br /> <br /> <strong>Brunch</strong> | $7 /guest <a href="https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1810804-eILj4TAKHx" target="_blank">(RSVP Requested)</a><br /> 11:00am - 1:00pm | Withey Dining Hall<br /> <br /> <strong>Bean Burgers 101</strong><br /> 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Cerridwen Farm Solar Harvest Center<br /> Join alumnus Joseph Bossen '08 of VT Bean Crafters in the Solar Harvest Center's Community Commercial Kitchen to learn how to produce his company's staple, the veggie burger. In this hands-on demo "Basics of Homemade Veggie Burgers from Scratch," you'll receive step by step guidance on how to create these delicious and nutritious patties at home.<br /> <br /> <strong>NAC Division III Men's and Women's Soccer games</strong><br /> 1:00pm and 3:00pm start times | GMC Soccer Fields(behind Withey Hall)<br /> Cheer the GMC soccer teams on to victory as they each take on North Atlantic Conference opponent University of Maine-Farminton.. Fill the bleachers and join the campus community spectators for scissor-kicks, headers and goals.<br /> <br /> <strong>Historic Tour of Poultney</strong><br /> 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Richardson Alumni House<br /> Rediscover the historic connection between the College, founded in 1834, and the town of Poultney. Start with an audio-visual tour narrated by Vermont's master storyteller Willem Lange and produced by the Poultney Historical Society. Then take to the streets by foot, bike, or car and see the historic architecture on your own.<br /> <br /> <strong>Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony</strong><br /> 5:30pm - 7:00pm | The Gorge, Withey Hall<br /> Join the Athletic Department and current GMC sports teams as they welcome individuals and teams of distinguished alumni into the GMC Athletic Hall of Fame. Honored this year are Alan Madden '98, Peter Lundvall '02, Erica Knoloff '03, and the 2000-2001 Women's Soccer Team.<br /> <br /> <strong>Family and Friends Dinner</strong>| $8 /guest<a href="https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1810804-eILj4TAKHx" target="_blank">(RSVP Requested)</a><br /> 4:30pm - 6:00pm | Withey Dining Hall<br /> <br /> <strong>Student Collaborative Music Project</strong><br /> 8:30pm - 10:00pm | The Gorge, Withey Hall<br /> Don't miss these students musical performances that highlight the uniqueness of being part of the GMC community. Student musicians, randomly placed with others to form bands, have practiced together for one week to perform. Sit back and appreciate the results of this Collaborative Music Project.<br /> <br /> <hr> <strong> Sunday September 39</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Continental Breakfast</strong> | $5/person<a href="https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1810804-eILj4TAKHx" target="_blank">(RSVP Requested)</a><br /> 9:00am - 11:00am | Dining Hall,Withey Hall<br /> Rise and shine to join students and families in the dining hall for a light breakfast to start your day.<br /> <br /> <strong>Cerridwen Farm Stand</strong><br /> 10:30am - 12:30pm | Withey Hall Lobby<br /> Be sure to stop by the farm stand where students from our farm crew sell fresh, organic GMC-raised produce. Enjoy the fruits of their labor and take home some wholesome food while supporting our Farm and Food Project.<br /> <br /> <strong>NAC Division III Women's and Men's Soccer Games</strong><br /> 12:00pm and 2:30pm start times | Soccer Fields behind Withey Hall<br /> Support the GMC soccer teams for the back end of their doubleheader weekend as they each battle North Atlantic Conference rival Thomas College.<br /> <br /> <hr> <strong>Frequently Asked Questions</strong><br /> Can you recommend a place to stay?<br /> We have provided a list of accommodations <a href=" http://www.greenmtn.edu/about/visit/accommodations.aspx">here</a>.<br /> <br /> <strong>What dining options are available?</strong><br /> Meals are available from our dining services as indicated on the schedule. If you are planning to eat on campus, please <a href="http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1282907-SmXML3p7XQ" target="_blank">RSVP</a> to help us with our planning. Payments can be made at the door for each meal. The Poultney Rotary Club Annual Chili Cookoff on Main Street takes place on Saturday, September 28 and is a great lunch option. <br /> <br /> <strong>What if I have more questions?</strong><br /> Contact the Student Life Office at (802) 287-8377 or email Lisa Perry at <a href="mailto:perryl@greenmtn.edu">perryl@greenmtn.edu.</a> <br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1family<!-- Photo slideshow begins here --> <div id="right-sidebar-content"><a class="ssPopup" href="/photo-slideshows/ffw10.aspx"><img border="0" alt="family &amp; friends weekend slideshow" src="http://www.greenmtn.edu/thumbs_ss/ss_ydcm.jpg" /></a> <strong>PHOTO SLIDESHOW</strong><br /> <strong>Family &amp; Friends Weekend</strong><br /> <a class="ssPopup" href="/photo-slideshows/ffw10.aspx">View a slideshow</a> with images from Alumni &amp; Family Weekend. Events included the annual chili cook-off, craft fair, and athletic contests.</div> <img src="/feature_imgs/life_standard.jpg" alt="Scenes of Green Mountain College" />StudentLifeGreen Mountain College, environmental studies university, campus sustainability, Vermont colleges, college in Vermont, green schools, green energy education, environmental sustainability, liberal arts college, carbon neutral, ‪hands-on learning‬, ‪environmental education curriculum, careers in environmental, alumni relations00<h2>The Green Mountain College First Year Experience</h2> Welcome to Green Mountain College! Our First-Year Experience Program is designed to aid in the transition from high school to college life. The program consists of a combination of academic and co-curricular programs that connect the two areas of life at GMC.<br /> <br /> Below are some of the various components that you can expect to encounter during your first year!<br /> <br /> Pre-Orientation Programs (Optional):<br /> <br /> <strong>Wilderness Challenge</strong><br /> <br /> The College created the Green Mountain Adventure Programming (GreenMAP) office in 2001 with the idea of providing wilderness programs to the entire student body regardless of major. The office serves as a gateway to the natural environment and educates students about the outdoors. The Wilderness Challenge brings new students together prior to on-campus orientation and takes them into the outdoors for what have historically been adventure-based activities. Some of these activities include backpacking, kayaking, rock climbing, and canoeing. Students usually find these trips to be a great way to make friends early on and many remain intact throughout and beyond college. To sign up for the Wilderness Challenge in 2014, <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/greenmap/wc.aspx">click here</a>.<br /> <br /> <strong>First Year Impressions (FYI!)</strong><br /> <br /> First Year Impressions (FYI!) was designed to give new students a fresh look of Poultney and the surrounding towns through unforgettable service-learning experiences. FYI! will introduce students to the human and physical landscape beyond the college gates. Students will have the chance to meet their neighbors, learn about the region, and think about the many assets that make our community so special.. For more information about FYI <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/first-year-experience/new-student-orientation/first-year-impressions-(fyi!).aspx">click here</a>.<br /> <br /> <strong>Orientation</strong><br /> <br /> Student Leaders welcome incoming first year and transfer students to Green Mountain College. Here you will take care of the nuts and bolts of going to college &ndash; getting your college IDs, taking placement exams, etc. &ndash; but you'll also have the opportunity to attend wellness workshops and social events, meet additional faculty and staff, and get to know other students beyond your roommate and floormates. All throughout the weekend you are getting to know others, exploring the campus and surrounding area and learning what it means to be a student at Green Mountain College. At the end of Orientation weekend, the campus community joins together for an outdoor barbecue and concert on a summer afternoon in Vermont- you are now a member of the GMC community!<br /> <br /> <strong>Images of Nature</strong><br /> <br /> This introductory course explores some of the ways in which human societies make sense of the natural world. Students read literature that ranges from folklore and poetry to environmental philosophy and natural science, and develop a sense of how culture determines our understanding of our environment. The course begins to develop writing through essays and journaling while frequent field trips help root students in their new home while they test ideas from classroom readings. This course is required of all students, so there will be a lot of discussion about it amongst your peers! The ELA portfolio is begun in this course and added to in each of the subsequent core courses in the ELA program. For more information about Images of Nature and the ELA program, <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/academics/ela.aspx">click here</a>.<br /> <br /> <strong>Voices of Community</strong><br /> <br /> Building on the writing skills developed in Images of Nature, Voices of Community provides students with more extensive practice in composition and revision. The course cultivates the conventions of Standard Written English through a series of assignments that explores how the environment encompasses human relationships and communities. The critical thinking and communication skills learned in this course enable informed participation in these communities. The course culminates in a &ldquo;Voices Celebration&rdquo; which brings all sections of the course together to share the various ways the concept of Community has been explored, and written about, during the semester. For more information about Voices of the Community, <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/academics/ela.aspx">click here</a>.<br /> <br /> <strong>Convocation</strong><br /> <br /> Convocation is the traditional, ceremonial opening of the academic year. Faculty and staff are decked out in full academic regalia and welcome the new and returning students to campus. Each convocation has a welcome address by the Student Government President as well as a keynote speaker who is brought in to touch on the theme for the upcoming academic year. Convocation is followed by a celebration at the President&rsquo;s Dinner in Withey Hall. <br /> <br /> <strong>Advising</strong><br /> <br /> All students are assigned to a first-year advisor as soon as they register for classes in the summer. Your first-year advisor will be the instructor for your Images of Nature class. The role of the advisor is to help guide you through the transition to College. They can help get you connected to any resources you may need academically or they can be a sounding board for social issues. In October, prior registration for the spring semester, you will have an opportunity to either verify or change your major and to select an advisor within your major. Your major advisor will be someone that you will work with to determine which courses make sense for you to make progress within your major as well as towards your overall goals and aspirations. At the end of the first semester, you will fully transition from your first-year advisor over to your major advisor. Be sure to utilize these folks, as they have a great wealth of information and knowledge about how to navigate through college!1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, first year experience<h2>New Student Orientation: <br /> Fall 2014</h2> <br /> New Student Orientation provides opportunities for students to meet other students, learn about campus resources, and get connected to your new community. Select the links below to learn more about the different parts Fall 2014 Orientation. <br /> <br /> <strong> <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/first-year-experience/new-student-orientation/poultney-campus-orientation.aspx ">Poultney Campus Orientation</a> </strong><br /> Saturday, August 30- Monday, September 1 <br /> <br /> <strong> <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/first-year-experience/new-student-orientation/first-year-impressions-(fyi!).aspx ">First Year-Impressions </a> </strong><br /> Sunday, August 24- Friday, August 29 <br /> <br /> <strong> <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/greenmap/wc.aspx">Wilderness Challenge</a></strong><br /> Sunday, August 24-Saturday, August 30<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/first-year-experience/new-student-orientation/international-student-orientation.aspx">International Student Orientation</a> </strong><br />Thursday, August 28-Saturday, August 30<br /> <br /> If you have questions about Orientation, please contact the Office of Student Life at <a href="mailto:student_activities@greenmtn.edu" target="_top">student_activities@greenmtn.edu</a> or (802) 287-8377. <br /> <br /> 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, new student, orientationWilderness Challengehttp://www.greenmtn.edu/greenmap/wc.aspx11<h2>First Year-Impressions (FYI!) </h2> <h3>Begins Sunday, August 24th - Ends Friday, August 29th</h3> <p>Green Mountain College is thrilled to invite you to join the next generation of students who will be partaking in the First Year Impressions (FYI!) pre- orientation program.</p> <p>First Year Impressions (FYI!) is an innovative, fun, and adventurous program that gives new students the opportunity to take a fresh look at Poultney and the surrounding towns through unforgettable service-learning experiences. FYI! introduces students to the human and physical landscape beyond the college gates. Students will have the chance to meet their neighbors, learn about the region, and think about the many assets that make our community so special. No day will be the same!</p> <p>New students, accompanied by a Program Coordinator and four upper-class leaders, will go on “road trips” to tour the town and Rutland Area, learning about the history, people, organizations, and involvement opportunities. Students will spend part of the day taking on a community service project with local organizations such as the Poultney Food Shelf, Young at Heart Senior Center, Poultney Historical Society, and local area businesses. Students will also get the opportunity to farm, engage in wellness and art activities, and spend some evenings in the homes of community members to prepare a meal together and hear their hosts’ stories of life in Poultney. By the end of the program, we are optimistic that students will continue to be involved in our community, explore the social and natural beauty of our region, and build friendship and collaborative partnerships with our neighbors and local organizations. We hope they will feel the tug of important work that awaits them as they become engaged in the community beyond the campus gates.</p> <p>FYI! is also a great alternative to those incoming students who are not as passionate about camping, backpacking, or canoeing. We do expect, however, to spend some time in the outdoors for a night, but no camping equipment is required.</p> <p>If you are interested in gaining a sense of place and purpose to begin your college experience, we recommend that you don’t miss your chance to register now for this program, as enrollment space is limited. There is a registration fee of $250.00 to cover expenses. Registration opens on May 15th.</p> View the schedule for this event <a href="http://greenmtn.edu/FYI2014.pdf">here.</a><br /><br /> <iframe width="400" height="240" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/IeciDt4u-ys" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>For more information contact <a href="mailto:galvezcontrerasj@greenmtn.edu">José Gálvez</a> , Program Coordinator. </p><br><br>1<h2>International Student Orientation </h2> <strong> Sunday, August 24th- Friday, August 29, 2014</strong><br /> <br /> International Student Orientation is for all international first year, transfer and international exchange students beginning their first semester at Green Mountain College. International Orientation will provide opportunities to connect with other international students and will provide a special focus on preparing for study and living in the United States. <br /> <br /> A shuttle for the Albany, New York Airport(ALB) will be available to pick up new arriving international students on Saturday, August 23th. This shuttle will leave the Albany Airport at 20:00(8:00 PM) and take students to Green Mountain College. <br /> <br /> If you are planning on using the shuttle or if you have questions about international orientation, please contact the Student Life Office at <a href="mailto:student_activities@greenmtn.eduSubject=International Orientation" target="_top"> student_activities@greenmtn.edu</a> or (802)287-8377. 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, new student, orientaion, international student<h2>Green Mountain College Placement Assessments </h2> <p>Green Mountain College (GMC) has a series of three placement assessments that help us to determine which classes will serve you the best and help you succeed at GMC. </p> <p>If you have received transfer credit for certain courses or scored at a particular level on your SAT or ACT, you may be exempt from having to take one or all of these assessments. We will let you know which you will need to take prior to classes starting in September.</p> <h3>Reading Placement</h3> <p>Students who are not identified as being exempt from the reading assessment will be required to take a brief, one-to-one assessment with a member of the GMC reading-assessment team. This assessment should take no more than ten minutes. Specific information about time and location for this assessment will be provided upon arrival to campus for one of the Summer Registration Days, or during Orientation. Athletes will have an additional date to take the assessment when they arrive for pre-season. The reading assessment is not an assessment that a student can study for, or prepare for in any way. The intent of the assessment is to gain knowledge pertaining to student skills so that differentiated instruction can be provided, when appropriate, to help facilitate student growth and learning. </p> <h3>Writing Placement</h3> <p>The writing placement test is an on-line test designed to assess your writing ability so that the College can better support your growth and development in writing. In order to best place you in the appropriate first-year seminar, Images of Nature (ELA 1000), first-year students should complete the placement as soon as possible. </p> <p>The following new students are required to take the GMC writing placement exam: <ul> <li>Students who scored below a 500 on the verbal portion of the SATs or below a 22 on the English portion of the ACTs.</li> <li>Students who did not report SAT or ACT scores.</li> </ul> </p> <h3>Math Placement</h3> <p>The math placement test is an online test designed to assess a student’s mathematical preparedness for college-level mathematics and is used by the Learning Center, the registrar, and a student’s adviser in assigning GMC students to the appropriate starting math course based upon their comprehension of mathematical skills and concepts. The score on the placement test is compared with the student’s SAT and/or ACT score for a more accurate assessment. The use of calculators is not permitted. </p> <p>The following new students are required to take the GMC math placement exam:</p> <ul><li>Students who scored below a 500 on the math portion of the SATs or below a 22 on the math portion of the ACTs.</li> <li> Students who did not report a math SAT or ACT score and did not transfer in appropriate math credits.</li> </ul> <p>Students who scored a 500 or higher on the math portion of the SATs or a 22 or higher on the math portion of the ACTs may opt to take the GMC math placement exam if they believe they are ready for a higher-level math course.</p> <p>Placement levels, criteria, and recommended courses are as follows:</p> <style type="text/css"> .tftable {font-size:12px;color:#000000;width:100%;border-width: 1px;border-color: #969c14;border-collapse: collapse;} .tftable th {font-size:12px;background-color:#F1F1F1;border-width: 1px;padding: 8px;border-style: solid;border-color: #729ea5;text-align:center;} .tftable tr {background-color:#d4e3e5;} .tftable td {font-size:12px;border-width: 5px;padding: 8px;text-align:center; border-style: solid;border-color: #729ea5;} .tftable tr:hover {background-color:#969c14;} </style> <table class="tftable" border="1"> <tr><th></th><th>Mastered</th><th>Not-yet-mastered</th><th>ACT Score</th><th>SAT Score</th><th>Placement Class</th></tr> <tr> <td>Level 1</td><td>Undetermined</td><td>Pre-Algebra</td><td>&lt; 18</td><td>&lt; 440</td><td>CLC 1000</td></tr> <tr> <td>Level 2</td><td>Pre-Algebra</td><td><p>Intermediate Algebra</p></td><td>18 – 21</td><td>450 - 490</td><td><p>Skills-Based</p> <p>QEA</p></td></tr> <tr> <td>Level 3</td><td><p>Intermediate </p> <p>Algebra</p></td><td>Pre-Calculus</td><td>22 – 25</td><td>500 - 580</td><td>QEA, Pre- Calc, or Stats I</td></tr> <tr> <td>Level 4</td><td>Pre-Calculus</td><td>Calculus I</td><td>> 25</td><td>> 580</td><td>Advanced ELA QA or Calc I</td></tr> </table> <p>Recommended courses for each level are as follows: </p> <p>Level 1*: Students placing at this level must successfully complete Pre-Algebra prior to moving to Level 2 and taking Enhanced Quantitative Environmental Analysis to satisfy their ELA math requirement. </p> <p>Level 2: Students placing at this level should take Enhanced Quantitative Environmental Analysis which will satisfy their ELA math requirement. After completing E-QEA, they may take any 1000-level math course. </p> <p>Level 3: Students placing at this level may take any 1000-level math class with the exception of Calculus I and II. </p> <p>Level 4: Students placing at this level may take Calculus I or II or a higher-level ELA math class.</p> <p>Any questions regarding preparedness for a particular math course should be directed to Director of Quantitative Literacy, Kenneth Mulder, (mulderk@greenmtn.edu) or to the Calhoun Learning Center (summer only). </p> <p>*College credit is not awarded for the successful completion of Pre-Algebra. This course is offered on a pass/no pass basis (passing is a 70% (C-) or better.) </p> <h3>Studying for the Math Placement Exam</h3> <p>We encourage students to study for the Math Placement Exam, especially by reviewing their most recent math courses. Sample exam questions are provided for student use below. Not all problem types/difficulty levels are represented by the sample exam problems. It is suggested that prospective students use other resources available to them to study for the placement exam, including textbooks from previous math courses. </p> <p>The following sheet contains formulas that students should be familiar with prior to taking the exam. It is not to be used while taking the exam. </p> <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/23622/math_placement_exam_formula_sheet.pdf">Math Placement Exam Formula Sheet</a> <p> The following problem sets show sample problems a student should be able to do to be ready for:</p> <p> <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/23625/math_sample_placement_problems_part_i.pdf">Enhanced QEA (Level 2)</a> </p> <p> <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/23628/math_sample_placement_problems_part_2.pdf">A 1000-level ELA math class (Level 3)</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/23631/math_sample_placement_problems_part_3.pdf">Calculus or an Advanced ELA math class (Level 4)</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/23646/sample_problem_answers.pdf">Sample Math Placement Exam Answers</a></p> <h3>Math Placement Exam Retake Policy </h3> <p> Students may retake the math placement exam once in an attempt to improve their math placement level. Retakes are scheduled twice each semester (once prior to the last day to add a course and once just prior to registration.) Students signing up to retake the exam will be given access to the Moodle site that houses the exam and will have a one-week window in which to complete the exam. Students must contact the Learning Center at 802-287-8287 or calhounlearningcenter@greenmtn.edu if interested in signing up to retake the math placement exam.</p> <h3>Special Accommodations for Placement Exams: </h3> <p> Students with documented learning disabilities who require special accommodations during the placement exams, please contact:</p> <p> Christina Fabrey<br> Director for the Center of Advising and Achievement <br> Jose M. Calhoun Learning Center</br> (802)-287-8234<br> fabreyc@greenmtn.edu</p>1<h2>Poultney Campus Orientation Weekend 2014 </h2> Saturday, August 30-Monday, September 1<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/811609/green%20mountain%20college%20poultney%20campus%20fall%202014%20orientation%20schedule.pdf">Fall 2014 Poultney Campus Orientation Schedule</a> <br /><br /> We welcome all students new to the Poultney Campus(first-year, exchange and transfer) with Orientation beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, August 30. The first stop for new students and their families is Pollock Hall near the entrance of campus. During the check-in new students will meet with representatives from various college offices and community resources. <br /> <br /> Orientation weekend provides opportunities for students to meet other new and returning students, learn more about Green Mountain College, and explore the surrounding Poultney community. All first year, transfer and exchange students beginning their first semester at Green Mountain College at the Poultney campus should attend Orientation Weekend.<br /> <br /> Events and activities will include:<br /> <br /> <ul> <li>A welcome to Green Mountain College by student leaders and President Paul Fonteyn</li> <li>Local hiking and biking trips </li> <li>Introductions to the campus resources and the Poultney Community</li> <li>Sustainability workshops</li> <li>Community service projects</li> <li>Welcome BBQ and concert</li> </ul> <br /> The complete Orientation schedule will be available at this website Friday, July 11, 2014. If you have questions before this time, please contact the Student Life Office at <a href="mailto:student_activities@greenmtn.edu" target="_top">student_activities@greenmtn.edu</a> or (802)287-8377.<br />1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, liberal arts college, ‪service learning projects‬, clubs in college, residence halls, residence life, student life, new student, orientation<h2>Honors Tea 2014</h2> <p> <strong>2:00pm, Sunday, April 27<br /> Withey Dining Hall</strong><br /> <br /> Academic and student leadership award nominations for the 2014 Green Mountain College Honors Tea are now being accepted. The deadline for award submissions is Friday, March 7.<br /> <br /> Student Leadership Award nominations can be submitted by filling out the<a href="https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1685641-xdufTV9GCE" target="_blank"> Student Leadership Nomination form.</a> Please review the <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/honors-tea/student-leadership-award-categories.aspx">Student Leadershp Award Categories</a> and consider nominating one or more students to be recognized at this year's celebration.<br /> <br /> Faculty members should submit Academic Awards recipient names to Deb Mackey at<a href="mailto:mackeyd@greenmtn.edu?Subject=Honors%20Tea%20Nomination" target="_top"> mackeyd@greenmtn.edu</a>.<br /> <br /> For questions regarding Honors Tea, contact Lisa Perry at <a href="mailto:perryl@greenmtn.edu?Subject=Honors%20Tea" target="_top"> perryl@greenmtn.edu</a> or 287-8377. <br /> <br /> </p> 1honors-tea/<img src="/feature_imgs/life_standard.jpg" alt="Scenes of Green Mountain College" />StudentLife<h2>2014 Honors Tea LeadershipAward Categories</h2> <p> <strong>Outstanding Student Club or Organization</strong><br /> This award is presented to a campus club or organization that has made significant progress, has had special accomplishments during the 2013-2014 academic year, or has significantly contributed to campus life. Areas of accomplishment that will be considered are programming, community service, organization, outreach, fund raising, membership and training. A club or organization does not need to contribute in all the areas but should have made significant progress in several of the areas.</p> <p><strong>Outstanding Student Employee</strong><br /> This award is presented to a student who has excelled in their role as a student employee for Green Mountain College. Awards will be based on the following criteria: demonstrated teamwork ability, collaborative skills, commitment to the job, can-do attitude, initiative, creativity, problem solving skills, reliability, thoughtfulness towards others and ability to work with limited supervision. This award is open to both work study students and student employees.</p> <p> <strong>Sophomore Leadership Award</strong><br/> The Sophomore Leadership Award recognizes a sophomore for exemplary leadership, service, and commitment to the Green Mountain College community. This award highlights a student who has demonstrated initiative, action and the potential for continued leadership at Green Mountain College.</p> <p><strong>Community Service Award</strong><br /> This award is presented to a club or organization or group of students that has either organized a single event or an ongoing event that benefited the greater community. The event must have occurred during the 2013-2014 academic year.</p> <p><strong>Gold Star Award</strong><br /> This award will be presented to a maximum of two first-year students who, during their time at Green Mountain College, have made significant contributions to the campus community. Areas of accomplishment that will be considered are involvement in student life and athletics, involvement on college committees, participation in college sponsored programs or activities, or general service or contribution to the betterment of Green Mountain College.</p> <p> <strong>Dean of Student Life Service Award</strong><br/> This award will be presented to a maximum of 2 current seniors who have demonstrated extraordinary contributions in their involvement and commitment to Green Mountain College. Awards will be based on the following criteria: involvement in campus activities and programs, leadership positions held, committees served on, special projects or programs, and contributions to the betterment of the college. This award reflects the student’s involvement over their entire time at Green Mountain College (not just the 2013-2014 academic year).</p> <p><strong>James M. Pollock Exceptional Service and Dedication to Green Mountain College</strong><br/> This honor will be awarded to one student who has demonstrated exceptional level of service and dedication to the college. The student must be a junior or senior and have achieved a minimum of a 2.50 grade point average. The recipient should reflect all areas of contributions to the College including academic awards, volunteer service, leadership positions, other positions or offices held on campus, and overall commitment and dedication to the betterment of the College. This award reflects the student’s involvement over their entire time at Green Mountain College (not just the 2013-2014 academic year).</p> <p><strong>Award for Exceptional Service and Dedication to the Greater Community</strong><br /> This honor will be awarded to the student who has given an exceptional level of community service to the greater college community. The student must be a junior or senior and have achieved a minimum of a 2.50 grade point average. The recipient should reflect all areas of involvement with the greater community including programs or projects the student is involved with, leadership positions or offices held, any recognition received for their service, and specific organizations the student has been involved with which have contributed to the greater community. This award reflects the student’s involvement over their entire time at Green Mountain College (not only 2013-2014 academic year).</p> 1StudentLifehttps://www.formstack.com/forms/?1685641-xdufTV9GCE011663300<h2>Student Handbook</h2> <p> The <em>Green Mountain College Student Handbook</em> contains policies, procedures, guidelines, rules, and resources for students to maintain responsible citizenship roles as members of a diverse College community.<br /> <br /> The policies, rules and regulations, procedures, and Student Conduct Code contained herein apply to all Green Mountain College students whether they reside on the Poultney campus, the Lodge at Killington, or off campus.<br /> <br /> Green Mountain College prepares students for fulfilling lives by taking the goal of creating just and sustainable communities as the unifying theme for its interdiscplinary graduate and undergraduate liberal arts education. The college fosters the ideals of environmental and personal responsibility, civic engagement, entrepreneurial spirit, and global understanding.<br /> <br /> As emphasized by its mission statement, Green Mountain College seeks to educate the whole student intellectually, socially, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Green Mountain College students are part of a community of learners committed to providing experiences in and outside the classroom that facilitate the full development of each person. Acknowledging individual differences and the diversity of our community, students are expected to be knowledgeable and respectful of community standards and be aware of the consequences of their actions, while being able to experience a considerable degree of personal freedom at the same time. This blend of individual freedom and social responsibility affords students the opportunity to develop life and career skills that help them become productive, responsible, and aware citizens.<br /> <br /> To provide a climate that facilitates these goals, the following policies and community standards have been established after careful study and consideration by administrators, faculty, and students. They support the College's efforts to create an intellectually vibrant, culturally aware, and socially responsible campus community. As part of this community of learners, Green Mountain College students agree to know, accept and comply with the policies and Student Conduct Code outlined in this Handbook. This will, in turn, facilitate students' abilities to develop leadership skills, values, and creativity that will help each of them reach their personal goals and aspirations.<br /> <br /> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Health & Safety Inspections</h2> Officials of the College will conduct periodic inspections of residence halls and other College facilities in order to evaluate needs for maintenance, repair and custodial care, and to test smoke detectors At the beginning of each vacation period and at routine intervals (usually on a monthly basis), a health and safety inspection will be made of all residence hall rooms by the Residence Life staff or Campus Security staff. Items in violation of the Student Conduct Code and/or Residence Life policy that are in plain sight during such routine inspections will be confiscated and the matter will be referred for conduct proceedings in accordance with the Student Conduct Code. Empty alcohol containers are not permitted for room decorations. Confiscated illegal items will not be returned to students.<br /><br /> <strong>Damages</strong><br /> Sanctions for intentional or accidental damage may be levied, including cost of restoration or replacement, monetary fine or community restitution hours. In cases where specific damages cannot be attributed to an individual(s), then either the specific floor or the entire hall will be billed.<br /><br /> Students or persons responsible for the account may question specific damage charges up to sixty (60) calendar days after the charge has been sent to the billing address. After that time, the charge cannot be challenged. This includes group or individual damage charges and fines.<br /><br /> <strong>Guests</strong><br /> The entertaining of guests or visitors in individual residence hall rooms is permitted as long as such visitation does not infringe upon the privacy and space of the roommate or other Green Mountain College students.<br /><br /> At all times, students are responsible for their guests who are required to conform to all policies and procedures at Green Mountain College while visiting. All guests of Green Mountain College students must carry photo identification and obtain a guest pass from the Department of Residence Life, a Residential Life staff member, or the Campus Security Office if they plan to be on campus for any length of time beyond 10 p.m. Any Green Mountain College resident is allowed to sign in up to three guests at one period of time. Individual guest visitation may not exceed three (3) days in a ten day period. Guests are allowed to stay overnight only if all occupants of the room agree to the visit.<br /><br /> Guests under the age of 18 years old need documented parental permission submitted to the Department of Residence Life. Students wishing to have guests stay beyond the three- day limit must receive advance approval from their Community Director or the Director of Residence Life. (Killington Lodge residents, please refer to Green Mountain College Student Handbook Killington Addendum for most accurate policies at the Lodge)<br /><br /> Guests of Green Mountain College students must register their vehicles at the Campus Security Office and may park in assigned areas for a maximum of three (3) days in a ten day period, without charge. Vehicles that are not properly registered will be towed at the owner's expense. Any former Green Mountain College student who has not completed Withdrawal/Leave of Absence paperwork with the college may not obtain a guest pass until paperwork is complete. Any students banned from campus cannot obtain a guest pass and should be reported to Campus Security if seen on campus.<br /><br /> <strong>Keys</strong><br /> Residence hall keys belong to Green Mountain College and are assigned to individual residents for their personal use only. At the beginning of the academic year, each resident pays a $40 key deposit, which will be refunded to the student's account when the keys are returned. Residential students are issued two keys: one universal key for residence hall front doors and an individual room key. Residential students are responsible for carrying their assigned keys at all times. Keys are not to be loaned to anyone or duplicated for any reason.<br /><br /> Students must return keys to a Residence Life staff member upon checking out of their residence hall room. Failure to return the keys at the time of either changing residence hall rooms or vacating campus will result in forfeiture of the key deposit. Students may not change rooms and/or keys without the permission of the Department of Residence Life. Lost keys must be reported to the Campus Security Office immediately so a lock change can be done. The lost key will be replaced for a fee of $20 for each key, plus a $40 charge for changing the lock.<br /><br /> <strong>Room Lock Outs</strong><br /> Students locked out of their rooms may contact the Campus Security Office for assistance. Students will be assessed a $10 charge each time to utilize this service. Students may request up to two Campus Security assistances with lockouts each semester before being charged with key and lock change replacement fees.<br /><br /> <strong>Loft Policy</strong><br /> Students may construct free-standing, fire-retardant lofts in their rooms. The assigned resident(s) of the room where the loft is located is responsible for maintenance, usage and removal of the loft.<br /><br /> <strong>Room Condition Report</strong><br /> Every academic year, each student must sign a Room Condition Report (RCR) and Residential Hall Contract prior to occupancy of the room. The agreement certifies the condition of the room as well as the furniture inventory upon occupancy as confirmed by signature of the resident and a Residence Life staff member. At the end of each academic year, or when a student vacates the room, the student and the Residence Life staff verify the condition of the room and furniture inventory. Failure to complete this room inventory and return it to the Residence Life staff at the time a student vacates the assigned room will result in the loss of the right to appeal any damage charges.<br /><br /> <strong>Room Changes</strong><br /> Room changes are not permitted during the first two (2) weeks of the semester, as well as during the final two (2) weeks of classes. A member of the Residence Life staff may make an exception to this policy based on extenuating circumstances, particularly if the health and/or safety of the student is in question. After that time, room changes may be requested as follows:<br /><br /> 1. Residents must meet with a Resident Assistant to discuss reasons for wanting a room change. A roommate contract and conflict mediation with the involvement of a Resident Assistant must be completed before moving forward in the room change process.<br /><br /> 2. If roommate mediation involving a Resident Assistant is not effective, a resident then will arrange a meeting with the Community Director to make a request and obtain a form. The Community Director may request a meeting with both roommates to further attempt to mediate the situation.<br /><br /> 3. A completed room change form must be returned to the Community Director for approval and processing.<br /><br /> 4. Room Change requests will be granted in order of priority, with medical accommodations being granted first, followed by severity of living situations. Note: Space is limited and requests may take time to process due to the availability of open rooms.<br /><br /> 5. Once the room change has been approved, the student is responsible for checking out of the current room.<br /><br /> 6. Keys are exchanged with the Campus Security Office upon approval of the Community Director and must be done by the date indicated on the room change form.<br /><br /> <strong>Single Rooms</strong><br /> A limited number of designated single rooms are available for students in the residence halls. There is a $600 per semester charge for a single room. "Double singles" are also available for $800 additional charge per semester as stated above in the Consolidation policy. Single room requests as an accommodation for a documented disability must be made by submitting the appropriate medical documentation and completing a Housing Accommodation Form. Both forms can be submitted to the Coordinator of Accommodations in the Calhoun Learning Center.<br /><br /> <strong>Residence Life Duty</strong><br /> A Community Director and at least 3 Resident Assistants (RAs) are on duty each night. On Sunday – Thursday evening, the Residence Life staff is on rounds between the hours of 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 am; the staff is then on-call until 10:00 am the following morning. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the Residence Life staff is on rounds between the hours of 10:00 pm – 3:00 am, and is also on-call until 10:00 am the following morning. In addition to the 24/ 7 Campus Security staff, RAs complete rounds through the residence halls and alert and/ or provide appropriate documentation to the on-call Community Director for all incidents. Contact information and the name of the Resident Assistant on duty, can be found in the main entrance of each Residence Hall.<br /><br /> <strong>Residence Hall Opening and Closing</strong><br /> Students must arrive to move into the College residence halls at their designated arrival date as indicated on the College Calendar. Students arriving early without prior approval may face conduct charges or fines. Students are expected to leave campus at the end of the fall semester within 24 hours after their last exam. At the end of the spring semester, no students may reside on campus past the final date of exams unless they have an exam on the final day or are participating in or officially assisting with Commencement exercises.<br /><br /> Residence halls and the dining hall are closed during Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break vacations. The specific dining hall operational hours will be posted.<br /><br /> Students who wish to remain in the residence halls during break periods must request permission at least 72 hours prior to the closure of the residence halls. Students who are given permission to stay must have written approval from a Community Director or the Director of Residence Life. The College will make a reasonable effort to accommodate the request of international students and students who live over 500 miles away from the College.<br /><br /> Students will face appropriate sanctions and fines for failing to vacate the residence halls by the aforementioned scheduled times, entering the halls during break without appropriate approval, or returning before the building is officially opened. Students who engage in disruptive behaviors during reading days or the final exam period will be subject to student conduct action and possible removal from the residence halls. Alcoholic beverages and guests are now allowed in the residence halls when classes are not in session.<br /><br /> <strong>Storage</strong><br /> The College provides limited summer storage facilities for students who intend to return the following fall semester. Students who are either graduating or not planning on returning to Green Mountain College for the next semester are not permitted to store items. All stored items must have a storage label, available from the Residence Life staff. Items placed in storage without approval will be subject to removal and fines.<br /><br /> Green Mountain College bears no liability for damage or loss of items left in storage. Students must remove all items placed in storage within seven days after the beginning of fall semester. Cardboard boxes, mattresses/box springs, upholstered furniture, futons and futon mattresses, lofts, and carpets will not be stored on campus, due to the pest issues associated with these items in storage.<br /><br /> 0<h2>GMC Traditions</h2> <p>Green Mountain College celebrates several unique traditions that deepen the College's mission and showcase the heritage of the community. These traditions highlight school pride, honor social and academic achievements, foster a common identity for students and provide for a lot of fun. Listed below are just some of the traditional events that unite, students, staff, and faculty:<br /> <br /> <strong>Convocation/President's Dinner</strong><br /> At the end of Orientation in the fall, the community celebrates the beginning of the academic year with Academic Convocation. New students are officially welcomed into the Green Mountain College community and seniors are recognized as they begin their final year at the College. This event is followed by the President's Dinner, a special meal hosted by the President.<br /> <br /> <strong>Spring Concert</strong><br /> Each Spring semester, the College Programming Board organizes a large-scale on campus concert. The performer for this concert is voted upon by student ballot.<br /> <br /> <strong>Midnight Breakfast</strong><br /> At the end of each semester, the Division of Student Life hosts a Midnight Breakfast &amp; Karaoke night. Students take a break from studying for their finals and come to the dining hall to enjoy breakfast served to them by faculty and staff. Students can also enjoy the karaoke singing talents of their peers!<br /> <br /> <strong>Honors Tea</strong><br /> Honors Tea is an annual awards ceremony that celebrates students' academic, social, and community service achievements. It is a great occasion for students and student clubs to be recognized for their distinguished work in and out of the classroom.<br /> <br /> <strong>Trick-or-Treating for Canned Goods</strong><br /> The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, or SAAC, has lead a campus-wide effort in trick-or-treating around the campus and local community to collect cans for the local food-shelter, called the Poultney Food Cupboard.<br /><br /> <strong>College Anthem: &quot;This Green Place&quot;</strong><br /> &quot;This Green Place&quot; is based on the Welsh hymn, Calon L&acirc;n. At official College functions, the choir traditionally performs the piece, first in Welsh, then in English. The English words were written by poet and writer, Ed Moran, in 1996. Mr. Moran is the editor of Rhythm Magazine and a member of the Green Mountain College Board of Visitors.<br /> <br /> <strong>Holiday Dinner</strong><br /> This cheerful annual event held before finals in December is a wonderful opportunity for the campus community to come together and celebrate the end of the semester. Faculty and staff members join students in a variety of activities designed to celebrate the holiday traditions of our diverse and unique student body.<br /> <br /> <strong>Campus Caroling</strong><br /> Organized by SAAC, a large group of students, faculty, and staff will participate in walking around campus and sing carols and holiday songs to campus offices and classes alike.<br /><br /> <strong>Senior Brunch</strong><br /> Graduating seniors, along with staff, faculty and trustees, gather together the day before Commencement to celebrate the end of the seniors' college career. During this event, seniors receive academic honors, reflect on their Green Mountain College experiences, officially join the ranks of alumni, and prepare for their big day!<br /><br /> <strong>Faculty-Staff Competitions</strong><br /> Each year, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) sponsors friendly competitions among two teams of staff and faculty. In the fall a faculty-staff volleyball game takes place and in the spring it is basketball. Both games are open to all staff and faculty for competing and are open to the public as well as the campus community for fan enjoyment. Interactive activities and prizes at halftime are part of the fun for the fans as well.<br /><br /> <strong>Welsh Harvest Festival</strong><br /> Green Mountain College annually pays tribute to the distinctive Welsh culture of Poultney and its surrounding communities. The campus community and general public are invited to this free event which features Welsh music, Welsh food tastings, harvest games for kids, wagon rides, scarecrow making, and more.<br /> <br /> <strong>Earth Week</strong><br /> Green Mountain College sponsors a week-long celebration of Earth Day. This celebration provides the campus community with a fun and informative array of events and highlights the College's commitment to its environmental mission. Some typical Earth Day events are service learning projects, keynote speakers, classroom poster sessions, farm forums, and environmental recruiters.<br /> <br /> <strong>Alumni & Friends Weekend</strong><br /> Typically held during the last weekend in September, Alumni & Family Weekend is a three-day event that provides information and entertainment to the parents, family, and friends of Green Mountain College. This weekend includes a choir performance, musical concert, vendors, art exhibitions, town-wide events, Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and more!<br /> <br /> <strong>Poultney Rotary Club's Annual Chili Cook-Off</strong><br /> This event is scheduled in conjunction with the Alumni & Family Weekend, and has been going on for over 25 years! Participants enter and compete in a judged competition for best Chili, and all of the entries are set-up and cooked right on Main Street. Judges and non-chili-cookers get to walk up and down the street tasting various chilis for a small fee.<br /><br /> <strong>Annual Choir &amp; Cantorian Concerts</strong><br /> While the College Choir and Cantorian perform many times throughout the academic year, two concerts deserve special attention. Typically held in December, The Holiday Concert in a festive occasion that includes seasonal music. The Commencement concert, typically held in May, highlights music from the Choir's spring tour as well as pieces by graduating seniors. <br /> <br /> <strong>Athletic Awards Ceremony</strong><br /> Green Mountain College has a proud tradition of competitive intercollegiate athletic programs and accomplished scholar athletes. At the end of each year, the Athletic Department honors all student-athletes, but particularly those who have made a substantial contribution to Green Mountain College athletics and the greater GMC community. Numerous department-wide awards are presented, as well as team-specific recognitions.<br /><br /> <strong>Wellness Fair</strong><br /> The annual Wellness Fair, sponsored by the Wellness Center, provides a forum to help people focus on physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. The fair features vendors, demonstrations, lectures, and activities by service providers from throughout the region. This fair is open to all College students, staff, and faculty as well as the local schools throughout the region.<br /> <br /> <strong>Additional Traditions:</strong><br /> Alumni Ultimate Frisbee Tournament<br /> Quality of life monthly socials for staff/faculty and families<br /> Community Conversation each semester<br /> Senior Career Night<br /> Faculty Colloquium<br /> Student Colloquium<br /> Maple Fest<br /> Halloween Party for Poultney Community<br /> Killington Trick &amp; Treats Winter Sports Competition<br /> Wilderness Challenge<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Policies</h2> <p>Green Mountain College is dedicated to the personal development and academic excellence of its students. Green Mountain College students possess certain rights and privileges together with corresponding duties and responsibilities. Every student is entitled to socially responsible freedom of action as an expression of collegiate activity. Each individual is due the respect of his/her personal dignity and property. In turn, each student is responsible for maintaining community standards of behavior that do not interfere with the rights of others or the effective functioning of the College.<br /> <br /> Each student at Green Mountain College is required to practice personal and academic integrity, to demonstrate respect for the dignity of all persons, to respect the rights and property of others, to discourage bigotry, and to show concern for others. Students are required to engage in responsible and ethical social conduct that reflects the principles of the College and each student must refrain from and discourage behavior that threatens the freedom and respect that every individual deserves. Toward that end, the College, with input from the community, has set forth certain expectations for socially responsible student behavior and a system through which the College may seek redress against persons who have trespassed on the rights and privileges of others and/or the College.<br /> <br /> All violations of College policies and procedures committed on or off College property (both inside and outside the classroom), or at officially sponsored College events (on or off campus) or via the electronic network fall within the scope of the Student Conduct Code. Although the College is not legally responsible or financially liable for the behavior of students off-campus, it reserves the right to take disciplinary action against students when their off-campus behavior violates College expectations and/or policies or when it adversely impacts the College or surrounding community. Each student shall be responsible for his/her conduct from the time of application for admission through the actual awarding of a degree, even though the conduct in question may occur before classes begin or after classes end, during the academic year or during periods between terms of actual enrollment (even if such conduct is not discovered until after a degree is awarded).<br /> <br /> The College recognizes that all students, in addition to being members of the College community, also belong to the community at large. The College's Student Conduct Code does not protect or shield students from their responsibilities under federal, state, and/or local laws or ordinances. The College reserves the right to refer any situations involving student misconduct to appropriate law enforcement authorities. The College may impose disciplinary sanctions on a student or recognized student club, organization or club sport found responsible for the violation of College policies and procedures contained herein, regardless of the status, timing, or result of any external proceedings related to the conduct at issue. The rules of conduct and the associated procedures contained herein are limited to students, full-time and part-time.<br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<p> <strong>Policy of Responsible Freedom</strong><br /> The philosophy behind the policies contained in this <em>Handbook</em> embraces the concept of responsible freedom within the boundaries of established community standards. Throughout our daily interactions at Green Mountain College, we find ample reminders of our individual differences. As any community, we are made up of many individuals with different personalities, likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses, aspirations, and goals. As a result, it is necessary to strike a balance between an individual's interests and actions and the varying interests of other members of the community. Violating this balance would make it impossible for us to live together as healthy, productive, creative, and socially responsible members of a community or society.<br /> <br /> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<p><b>Animals Policy</b></p> <p>In general, no pets are allowed in the residence halls except fish in an aquarium of 10 gallons or less, while dogs are generally allowed on campus grounds (while on leashes) or in offices (with prior supervisor approval).</p> <p>Exceptions to our general policy will be made when an animal is necessary to accommodate Green Mountain College students, faculty and staff with certain physical disabilities or psychological needs. All accommodations must respect the rights of other members of our educational community and the welfare of animals. The primary mission of the College to educate students will guide policy in this area. </p> <p>Campus offices and residence hall rooms are not ideal environments for animals. Domestic animals need to be well cared for and supervised. Local wildlife, such as birds and squirrels, need to be safe from the domestic animals that are allowed on campus.</p> <p>Animals can be a danger to self or others, can behave in a way that significantly disrupts the living and learning environment of the College, and can be destructive to property. All domestic animals on campus need to be free from harmful parasites and infectious diseases; restrained from biting, scratching or otherwise injuring others; and supervised so that undue stress to those who have been traumatized from past experiences with animals does not occur. </p> <p>The College reserves the right to limit the type of animal requested if it could pose a direct threat to the health or safety of members of the community. See following table:</p> <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" overflow="visible"> <tbody> <tr> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p><b>Animal:</b></p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p><b>Status:</b></p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p><b>Size Restrictions:</b></p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p><b>Breed &amp; Species <br/>Restrictions:</b></p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p><b>Age Restrictions:</b></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>Dog</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>Service</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>None</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>None</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>Passed <br/>Certification</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>Dog</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>Therapy</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>Less than <br/>40 lbs.</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>No aggressive <br/>breeds *</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>Over 1 year<br/> old</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>Cat</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>Therapy</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>Less than <br/>15 lbs.</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>No exotic<br/> breeds</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>Over 1 <br/>year old</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>Bird</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>N/A</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>N/A</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>All breeds <br/>restricted</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>N/A</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>Aquatic</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>Therapy</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>Tank less<br/> than 10 gallons</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>No exotic/dangerous<br/> breeds (i.e. piranhas)</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>None</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>Small Caged Mammals</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>Therapy</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>Cage No Larger than 16' sq.</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>No hedgehogs</p></td> <td nowrap="" valign="bottom" ><p>Must be<br/> full-grown</p></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>* Restricted breeds due to aggressive behavior: pitbulls; akitas; German shepherds; any wolf hybrid </p> <p><b>Expectations, Rights, and Responsibilities Related to Having Animals on Campus:</b></p> <p><b>Expectation of Care and Supervision:</b></p> <p>1. The animal will be the full responsibility of the individual and the owner must be consistently in control of the animal. If the animal is not under control, disruptive, or poses a risk to the health or safety of others, then the individual may be asked to remove the animal.</p> <p>2. The animal must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered when not in the owner’s private residence or office, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls. Exceptions may be granted in a situation when the animal is in the owner’s private residence, when the animal needs to perform a task requiring it to travel beyond the length of the restraint, or when the owner is unable to retain an animal on a leash due to a disability.</p> <p>3. Campus Security Officers must be able to enter all rooms on campus without threat of harm. Any animal that threatens an officer attempting to enter a campus room in the line of duty will be removed from campus.</p> <p>4. The owner is responsible for removing or arranging for the bagging of the animal’s waste according to guidelines established by Green Mountain College. </p> <p>5. Individuals will be responsible for any damage that is caused by their animals including cost for treating parasitic infestations.</p> <p>6. Green Mountain College has the authority to remove an animal from its grounds or facilities if the animal becomes unruly or disruptive, unclean, and/or unhealthy to the extent that the animal’s behavior or condition poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others, or otherwise causes a fundamental alteration in the College’s services, programs, or activities. </p> <p>7. Animals are not allowed in College bathrooms or shower facilities unless required as a service animal.</p> <p>8. Owners of the animals will hang a sign on their room door notifying their neighbors of the presence of the type of animal that is present in the room.</p> <p><b>Licensing</b></p> <p>According to Vermont law, any dog that has reached a proper level of maturity must be licensed and must display a license on its collar at all times.</p> <p><b>Health</b></p> <p>Animals on campus must have an annual clean bill of health (including vaccinations and immunity shots against rabies and/or other diseases common to the type of animal) that is signed by a licensed veterinarian. A valid vaccination tag must be worn by the animal at all times. Owners need to make sure that the animal is kept clean as possible. Regular bathing/grooming and pest control measures also need to be performed by the owner.</p> <p><b>Procedural Steps for a Service or Therapy Animals in College Housing</b></p> <p>A request to have a therapy animal in campus housing is considered a request for accommodation. The process begins by the student downloading the form from the MyGMC page for the Calhoun Learning Center, called the “Housing Accommodation Request Form.” This form will be completed by a licensed medical doctor or licensed mental health professional and submitted to the Coordinator for Accommodations who works in the Calhoun Learning Center. This office will communicate with the Director of Residence Life for necessary information and guidance. The Director of Residence Life will make the decision regarding the accommodation.</p> <p>All such requests should be made <b>annually</b> with at least a 30 days’ notice and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Individuals making such requests must have a letter or prescription from an appropriate professional (licensed medical doctor or therapist) that establishes that the support animal is medicallyor psychologically <b>necessary</b> for the student to be successful at the college and demonstrates a relationship between the student’s ability to function and the companionship/support of the animal.</p> <p>The therapeutic needs of the person requesting an accommodation will be a weighing consideration. Other factors taken in consideration in this accommodation request will include, but will not be limited to, public safety, public health, ecosystem health, and the welfare of the therapy animal in the specific residential setting. Documentation should be forwarded to the Calhoun Learning Center (<a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/learning_center/disabilities.aspx">http://www.greenmtn.edu/learning_center/disabilities.aspx</a>). The Calhoun Learning Center is the designated office for implementing the appropriate provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by coordinating reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. </p> <p><b>Service Animal</b></p> <p><b>Service animals are defined </b>under the 2010 revised requirements of the <i>Americans with Disabilities Act</i> as “<b>dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities” (</b><a href="http://www.ada.gov/service"><b>http://www.ada.gov/service</b></a><b> animals 2010.htm).</b> As of March 15, 2011, only dogs are defined as service animals. Disabilities include, but are not limited to, physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Examples might include pulling a wheelchair, assisting during a seizure, alerting to the presence of allergens, retrieving items such as medicine or the telephone, providing physical support and assistance with balance and stability, and preventing or interrupting impulsive or destructive behaviors.</p> <p>In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which set the relevant standards for the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, individuals with disabilities may use service animals in any public area unless doing so would pose a danger to the health or safety of others or cause undue burden. Individuals with disabilities who use a service animal on campus are not required but strongly encouraged to register with the Calhoun Learning Center. Individuals who wish to have a service animal in student housing must make a formal request for this accommodation.</p> <p><b>Therapy Animal</b></p> <p><b>Therapy animals are defined </b>under the Fair Housing Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as any animal prescribed by a licensed mental healthcare professional as necessary in the treatment of a diagnosed condition. These animals are not required to undergo specialized training. Therapy animals are not the same as service animals in that they are not individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. A request to have a therapy animal in campus housing is considered a request for accommodation and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.</p> 1<p> <strong>Policy of Non-Discrimination</strong><br /> Green Mountain College supports and adheres to applicable provisions of state and federal law which prohibit discrimination in admissions or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities, on the basis of, for example, race, color ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, or against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability. As members of a diverse community, we recognize that by celebrating our diversity we are a stronger community. Actions by any member of the Green Mountain College community that violate this non-discrimination policy are unacceptable and will be referred to the College's disciplinary process for action as appropriate. <br/><br/> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook <br /><strong>Academic Requirements &amp; Policies</strong><br /> A complete listing of the Green Mountain College academic requirements, course offerings and policies can be found in the Green Mountain College Catalog, given to each Green Mountain College student, available in the Registrar's and Provost's Offices and available as a <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/academic-catalog/2013-15-academic-catalog.aspx" target="_blank&quot;">Catalog</a> online.<br /> <br /> Questions regarding academic policies or procedures should be directed to the Academic Dean.<br /> <br /> 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<p> <strong>Athletic Policies</strong><br /> All student athletes are asked to be familiar with and should understand that they are responsible for complying with all Athletic Department policies as outlined in the Green Mountain College Student Athlete Handbook (GMCSAH). The GMCSAH is available from the Athletic Department and can be found online under &ldquo;Inside Athletics-Student Athlete Success&rdquo; at <a href="http://athletics.greenmtn.edu">http://athletics.greenmtn.edu</a>.<br /> <br /> The Athletic Department at Green Mountain College, among other benefits to the College community, promotes and encourages spectator opportunities for the student body. Spectator participation enables members of the student body to identify with the College and develop pride in the accomplishments of the College and its student athletes. The spectators in attendance at College athletics events are obligated to provide an environment of respect, dignity, and civility for the College&rsquo;s guests. The College is committed to providing a positive, meaningful, educational atmosphere for the conduct of its athletic events and behavior contrary to this intent will not be condoned or tolerated. The College does not accept the use of profane and/or vulgar language or any form of disrespectful treatment of our guests (visiting teams, officials, etc.) or our home participants. When a public address system is not available, control of the above is the responsibility of the Athletic Event Manager and any Athletic Staff present. When a public address system is available, the following announcement will be made prior to the start of the athletic competition:<br /> <br /> &ldquo;The NCAA, Green Mountain College and all members of the North Atlantic Conference support the philosophies of the NCAA regarding sportsmanship at all events. All players, coaches and fans are asked and expected to act ethically and sportsmanlike throughout the entire contest. We request your cooperation by supporting the participants, the officials and each other in a positive manner.&rdquo;<br /><br /> Air horns and electronic amplifiers are violations of NCAA policy and will not be permitted. Such instruments will be removed from the playing and spectator areas. Only signage properly located and pre-approved by the Athletic Department will be permitted at the site of any event.<br /> <br /> Alcoholic beverages will not be sold or otherwise made available for public consumption at any athletic event sponsored by or administered by Green Mountain College, nor shall any such beverages be brought to the site during such an event (i.e., during the period from the time access to the site is available to spectators until all patrons have left the facility area or area used for competition). The sale or distribution of newspapers, handbills, candy, food, raffles, flyers, memorabilia, or promotional materials at the site of a Green Mountain College athletics event without the advance written approval of the Athletic Department is prohibited.<br /> <br /> Questions regarding Athletic Department policies should be directed to the Athletic Director.<br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Athletic Facility/Fields Usage Policies for the General Student Body</strong><br /> Any use of the athletic facilities or fields by club sport programs, other clubs, or the general student body, is by reservation only. To reserve any athletic facility or field, the group president/representative must first meet with the Athletic Facility Manager (AFM). If the space is deemed to be available and use is approved by the AFM, then the student group should contact Auxiliary Services to officially reserve the space.<br /> The North Game Field and Softball Game Field are the home of the men's and women's soccer teams, and women's softball team respectively. Due to the general vulnerability of these fields to flooding and significant damage, these fields are only to be used for competition and practice by the teams specified. The North Game Field will only be used for soccer practice on a very limited basis.<br /> <br /> Back Field West and Back Field Middle serve as practice fields for men&rsquo;s soccer, women&rsquo;s soccer, men&rsquo;s lacrosse and women&rsquo;s lacrosse. They also serve as the game field for both lacrosse programs and can be used as a back-up game field for both soccer programs if the North Game Field is deemed unplayable. Back Field East is available for general recreational use, most specifically for use by the club sport programs; however it is also subject to reservation. Failure to abide by the outlined policy may result in the inability of your organization to use and/or reserve these outdoor spaces.<br /> <br /> There are numerous factors used to determine if a space is available for use by a group:<br /> <br /> <strong>Field quality protection &ndash;</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Will the events to be scheduled hinder the quality of the fields so as to make it unsafe for further practice or play?</p> </li> <li> <p> Will the events to be scheduled hinder the quality of the fields in order to conduct practice or play at NCAA standards (this does not apply to Back Field East)?</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Current (day of) field conditions &ndash;</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p> It is common, particularly in the spring semester, that it may not be known up until the day before a field is requested to be used if the AFM can declare it playable (see above field quality protection reasons). This is true for intercollegiate athletic varsity play as well as for use of the fields by all other groups. The AFM often does not make determinations on field status for a varsity game until just prior to the opponent&rsquo;s scheduled departure from their campus.</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Scheduling &ndash;</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p> For various reasons outlined below, Athletics has preference on three of the four athletic fields (Back Field Middle, Back Field West and North Game Field).</p> </li> <li> <p> Club sports have priority and sole use of Back Field East, unless it is determined to be unsafe due to conditions or due to a varsity competition (men&rsquo;s lacrosse) being scheduled on an adjacent field (Back Field Middle). This is due to safety reasons.</p> </li> <li> <p> Back Field Middle and Back Field West, MAY be scheduled for Ultimate Frisbee if the field conditions allow. These fields cannot be scheduled for W/M Rugby, unless all varsity competition is completed for the academic year and it is deemed that the field could be repairable with no additional costs to athletics.</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Common Reasons why Intercollegiate Athletics (Varsity) has preference on certain fields:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Responsibility to conduct practice and competition at a standard that is consistent with North Atlantic Conference (NAC) and NCAA standards.</p> </li> <li> <p>Responsibility to the NAC to field the teams we are supposed to field, due to each school&rsquo;s effect on access to the NCAA Automatic Qualification (AQ or automatic bid). Quality of practice and competition spaces has effects on the recruitment of student athletes.</p> </li> <li> <p> Responsibility to the staff that we hire within athletics to provide them with facilities that allow them to meet the expectations placed on them, specifically for recruiting prospective student athletes, retaining student athletes, and for the competitiveness of their programs.</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong>The following rules apply to the use of Green Mountain College's outdoor field spaces.</strong><br /> <br /> 1. No animals allowed on the fields.<br /> 2. Bicycles and motor vehicles are not allowed unless for maintenance or medical purposes.<br /> 3. Use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs are prohibited.<br /> 4. Glass containers are prohibited.<br /> 5. No hitting of golf balls allowed.<br /> 6. A field reservation may be cancelled or altered should use during inclement weather lead to damage to the playing areas.<br /> <br /> Add field use policies as they pertain to all students<br /> <br /> <br /> 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Campus Security Office</h2> The Campus Security Office enjoys an excellent working relationship with the Vermont State Police and other local agencies. Generally, matters that are brought to the attention of the Campus Security Office are investigated to determine appropriate action. Most incidents are handled by the Residence Life staff, or through the student conduct system. In the event of a more serious incident or crime, outside agencies are called in to make all necessary arrests and/or issue citations as deemed appropriate by such agencies.All academic, administrative, and athletic buildings are locked in the evening and weekends according to the scheduled use of the facilities. Individuals not associated with the College by employment, as a student, or as a guest of an employee or student, may be deemed to be trespassers.<br /><br /> In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Security and Safety notices are posted within the residence halls and other locations on campus as required. Announcements may also be made in the weekly GMC Journal newsletter and by e-mail.0<h2>Student Conduct Code</h2> <p>The Green Mountain College Student Conduct Code is comprised of eleven (11) sections, which include:<br /> <br /> 1. <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/student-handbook/student-conduct-code/purpose--scope.aspx">Purpose and Scope</a><br /> 2. <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/student-handbook/student-conduct-code/disciplinary-authority.aspx">Disciplinary Authority</a><br /> 3. <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/student-handbook/student-conduct-code/jurisdiction.aspx">Jurisdiction</a><br /> 4. <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/student-handbook/student-conduct-code/resolution-of-complaints.aspx">Resolution of Complaints</a><br /> 5. <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/student-handbook/student-conduct-code/conduct-review-procedures.aspx">Conduct Review Meeting Procedures</a><br /> 6. <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/student-handbook/student-conduct-code/judicial-review-board-procedures.aspx">Conduct Review Board Procedures</a><br /> 7. <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/student-handbook/student-conduct-code/appeals.aspx">Appeals</a><br /> 8. <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/student-handbook/student-conduct-code/violations.aspx">Violations</a><br /> 9. <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/student-handbook/student-conduct-code/sanctions.aspx">Sanctions</a><br /> 10. <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/student-handbook/student-conduct-code/disciplinary-records.aspx">Student Conduct Records</a><br /> 11. <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/student-handbook/appendices/appendix-vi-definitions.aspx">Definitions: See Appendix VI</a><br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<p> <strong>Purpose and Scope</strong><br /> Green Mountain College is dedicated to the personal development and academic excellence of its students. Green Mountain College students possess certain rights and privileges together with corresponding duties and responsibilities. Every student is entitled to socially responsible freedom of action as an expression of collegiate activity. Each individual is due the respect of his/her personal dignity and property. In turn, each student is responsible for maintaining community standards of behavior that do not interfere with the rights of others or the effective functioning of the College.<br /> <br /> Each student at Green Mountain College is required to practice personal and academic integrity, to demonstrate respect for the dignity of all persons, to respect the rights and property of others, to discourage bigotry, and to show concern for others. Students are required to engage in responsible and ethical social conduct that reflects the principles of the College and each student must refrain from and discourage behavior that threatens the freedom and respect that every individual deserves. Toward that end, the College, with input from the community, has set forth certain expectations for socially responsible student behavior and a system through which the College may seek redress against persons who have trespassed on the rights and privileges of others and/or the College.<br /> <br /> All violations of College policies and procedures committed on or off College property (both inside and outside the classroom), or at officially sponsored College events (on or off campus) or via the electronic network fall within the scope of the Student Conduct Code. Although the College is not legally responsible or financially liable for the behavior of students off-campus, it reserves the right to take disciplinary action against students when their off-campus behavior violates College expectations and/or policies or when it adversely impacts the College or surrounding community. Each student shall be responsible for his/her conduct from the time of application for admission through the actual awarding of a degree, even though the conduct in question may occur before classes begin or after classes end, during the academic year or during periods between terms of actual enrollment (even if such conduct is not discovered until after a degree is awarded).<br /> <br /> The College recognizes that all students, in addition to being members of the College community, also belong to the community at large. The College's Student Conduct Code does not protect or shield students from their responsibilities under federal, state, and/or local laws or ordinances. The College reserves the right to refer any situations involving student misconduct to appropriate law enforcement authorities. The College may impose disciplinary sanctions on a student or recognized student club, organization or club sport found responsible for the violation of College policies and procedures contained herein, regardless of the status, timing, or result of any external proceedings related to the conduct at issue. The rules of conduct and the associated procedures contained herein are limited to students, full-time and part-time.<br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<p> <strong>Disciplinary Authority</strong><br /> The College's President and the Board of Trustees have designated the Vice President of Student Life to be responsible for the administration of student conduct standards and the enforcement of the Student Conduct Code. The Vice President of Student Life, in consultation with students, faculty and staff, has developed policies for the administration of campus discipline. The College community and its Board of Trustees have established the following community standards to support a philosophy of education based on socially responsible freedom. The policies and procedures contained in the Green Mountain College Student Handbook are established in order to provide a climate necessary for achieving the goals of learning and personal development.<br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<p> <strong>Jurisdiction</strong><br /> 1. The Vice President of Student Life, pursuant to the authority delegated by the College President and the Board of Trustees of Green Mountain College, is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Student Conduct Code and all policies contained within the Green Mountain College Student Handbook.<br /> <br /> 2. The Director of Residence Life, in conjunction with the Vice President of Student Life and in consultation with the Judicial Review Board of the Student Senate, is responsible for the annual review of the Green Mountain College Student Handbook and the policies contained therein.<br /> <br /> 3. The Green Mountain College Student Conduct Code applies to all Green Mountain College students and student organizations.<br /> <br /> 4. Green Mountain College students are also subject to rules and regulations contained in the Green Mountain College Catalog.<br /> <br /> 5. The jurisdiction of the Student Conduct Code may be extended to individual or collective activities which are not recognized or approved by the College and which do not occur on Green Mountain College premises if, in the opinion of the Vice President of Student Life, such activities violate College expectations and/or policies, adversely impact the College or surrounding community, and/or have an adverse effect on the interests or educational mission of Green Mountain College.<br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook <br /><strong>Resolution of Reports</strong><br /> The Green Mountain College Student Conduct Code is established as the College's method for resolving reported violations of college policies brought forward by students, faculty, staff, municipal authorities or other members of the community regarding the behavior of Green Mountain College students.<br /> <br /> The College reviews all such complaints and any related incident reports or information and determines the method of resolution. Student complaints regarding other students will be reviewed and the College will make a determination as to judicial charges and the appropriate method of adjudication.<br /> <br /> Student complaints regarding faculty or staff members shall be resolved in accordance with the faculty or staff handbooks. Student complaints regarding persons who are not members of the Green Mountain College community shall be referred to the appropriate governmental authorities. The College may also choose to initiate a complaint itself through the Vice President of Student Life or other administrator.<br /> <br /> Depending upon the nature and circumstances of the violation, the following methods of adjudication may be utilized to resolve allegations regarding student behavior. The Vice President of Student Life has the discretion to decide which of the following methods, or some combination or variation on them, is the most appropriate procedure in a particular situation: <br /> <br /> <strong>Informal Resolution</strong><br /> In some instances, incidents and/or allegations are most appropriately resolved in a manner not resulting in formal conduct charges. This may include, but is not limited to, meeting with a member of the Residence Life staff, the Vice President of Student Life, a staff member at the Wellness Center and/or other faculty/staff or other campus or off-campus resources as deemed appropriate by the College.<br /> <br /> 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /> <strong>Conduct Review Procedures</strong><br /> The following procedures are guidelines only, which will be followed to the extent they are practical and appropriate in a given situation. The fact that all guidelines are not followed in a particular situation will not affect the validity or appropriateness of a disciplinary decision or process.<br /> <br /> 1. Reports of alleged violations of the Student Conduct Code or College policy are made by members of the campus community or faculty/staff members in the course of their duties to the Department of Residence Life or the Department of Campus Security via Incident Communication Forms or other means.<br /> <br /> 2. Incident Communication Forms or complaints brought forward by other means are usually reviewed expediently by, where practical, the Residence Life staff, the Director of Campus Security, and the Vice President of Student Life.<br /> <br /> 3. The Director of Residence Life and/or the Vice President of Student Life assign alleged charges and levels as appropriate. <br /><br /> 4. Absent extenuating circumstances, within seven (7) business days of the report or identification of the alleged violation, the student is usually notified in writing to attend a Conduct Review Meeting. The following information will be provided:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Time, date and location of the meeting</p> </li> <li> <p>Name and contact information for staff member</p> </li> <li> <p>Date of the alleged violation</p> </li> </ul> <p> In the event of a justifiable scheduling conflict, the student has three (3) business days following written notice of the meeting to notify the appropriate staff member and reschedule. <br /><br /> 5. The student attends the scheduled meeting. At this time, the student may respond to any and all alleged violations and review relevant incident reports and documents and provide relevant oral or written information. The Student Conduct Code and the relevant procedures for resolution will be explained and an opportunity for questions will be provided. Legal counsel, parents/guardians, or other representatives are not permitted at this Conduct Review Meeting. At this time, one of the following will occur:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Charges dropped</p> </li> <li> <p>Student does not accept responsibility</p> </li> <li> <p>Student accepts responsibility</p> </li> </ul> <p> 6. In some instances, more information may be needed in order for a decision to be rendered. The staff member holding the Conduct Review Meeting may adjourn the meeting in order to gather more information, talk with other relevant parties, etc. A follow-up meeting will be set to bring the matter to closure.<br /> <br /> 7. If the student accepts responsibility, sanctions are assigned as appropriate, and are effective immediately upon the close of the Meeting. If the student does not accept responsibility for a first time violation, the case is decided by the student conduct officer based on the preponderance of evidence. "Preponderance of evidence" is defined here as "having more than likely to have occurred than not."<br /> <br /> 8. Within ten (10) business days of the Meeting, the student is notified of the resolution and/or sanctions in writing.<br /> <br /> <br /> 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Conduct Review Board Procedures</strong><br /> The Mission for Green Mountain College’s Conduct Review Board is to uphold and maintain an environment conducive to learning, scholarship, and community by providing equitable and unbiased peer adjudication of alleged student violations of the Student Conduct Code. Through constructive, educational and fair processes, the Board emphasizes the development of each individual’s acceptance of their own personal and social responsibilities. The Board will also ensure that students are aware of their rights within the conduct process. All of the sanctions issued by the Conduct Review Board reflect educational values through focused attention on accountability and learning from circumstances rather than mere punishment, as to promote citizenry leadership.<br /><br /> A pool of ten to twelve (10 - 12) students and two (2) faculty members comprise the Conduct Review Board. The Student Senate, under the authority of the Director of Residence Life, selects student representatives for the Conduct Review Board. Student members must have and maintain a 2.5 GPA and must not have outstanding conduct charges or be on Disciplinary Probation at their time of service on the Conduct Review Board. The Faculty Nominating Committee selects faculty representatives annually.<br /><br /> For each Conduct Review Board Meeting, four (4) students (including one (1) student chair, selected for that particular meeting) and one (1) faculty member conduct the Conduct Review Board Meeting. A Procedural Advisor (a staff or faculty member not a member of the Conduct Review Board considering the alleged violation before them) serves to clarify procedures and brings the facts and circumstances of the alleged violation and relevant documents before the Board.<br /><br /> 1. The Director of Residence Life and/or the Vice President of Student Life may decide, in his or her discretion, to refer an alleged violation to the Conduct Review Board in instances of disputes of fact, repeat offenses, or other violations.<br /><br /> 2. The Procedural Advisor meets in advance with the accused student, prepares the relevant documents and information for the Conduct Review Board, and is present during the meeting to clarify any information or point of procedure. The Procedural Advisor is present during the Conduct Review Board's deliberations, but does not vote and does not participate in the administration of sanctions.<br /><br /> 3.The accused student is notified of the date, place, and time of the Conduct Review Board Meeting. That notification shall be given to the accused student within seven (7) days of the student electing a Conduct Review Board Meeting or being notified that a Conduct Review Board will review their alleged violation.<br /><br /> 4. Conduct Review Board Meetings are not open to the public. Parents and attorneys or other outside representatives are not permitted to be in attendance (unless a criminal charge is currently pending against the student, in which case an attorney may be present to advise the student; however, the attorney may not speak to or address the Board, orally or in writing, or otherwise represent the student in the hearing.)<br /><br /> 5. The accused student may select a member of the College community to attend the meeting as an advisor to him/her. The advisor may not speak or ask questions during the meeting, but may consult with the accused student and suggest questions or points of clarification for him/her to raise.<br /><br /> 6.The chair convenes the meeting in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Conduct Review Board Manual. The College and the accused student may present witnesses and the Conduct Review Board members may ask for additional witnesses to appear before the Board. Character witness testimony is not permitted.<br /><br /> 7. After the meeting, the Conduct Review Board deliberates in closed session and determines, by majority vote based upon a considered preponderance of the relevant facts and circumstances available during the Meeting, whether the accused student is responsible for the violation as charged and, if so, the appropriate sanctions. The accused student's prior Student Conduct Record will be brought forward by the Procedural Advisor during the sanctioning phase and will be considered as sanctions are determined.<br /><br /> 8. After rendering a decision, the Conduct Review Board chair informs the Procedural Advisor of the decision, who informs the student. The Conduct Review Board chair provides the Procedural Advisor with a written statement of the outcome as soon as practicable after the meeting. The Director of Residence Life or Vice President of Student Life provides a written decision letter to the student within ten (10) business days of the close of the Conduct Review Board Meeting. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Violations</strong><br /> The conduct outlined below constitutes violations of the Green Mountain College Student Conduct Code:<br /> <br /> <strong>Academic Dishonesty:</strong> Any act of academic dishonesty including collaboration, copying, plagiarism, forgery, fabrication, inadequate or inappropriate citation, or invasion or theft of information. See The Green Mountain Col l ege Catalog for specific violations and methods of resolution.<br /> <br /> <strong>Abuse:</strong> Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.<br /> <br /> <strong>Alcohol:</strong> Students must abide by Vermont and federal law in the purchase, distribution and/or consumption of alcohol. The following constitute specific violations of the alcohol policy:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Underage Possession/Consumption. In accordance with Vermont and federal law, minors are prohibited from consuming or possessing alcohol in Green Mountain College residence halls or on any College property.</p> </li> <li> <p>College functions. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at all College functions in which students are in attendance, including (but not limited to) dances, concerts, athletic events, and dinners, without special advance permission from the Vice President of Student Life.</p> </li> <li> <p>Open container. Alcoholic beverages and open containers of alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all public areas, both in the buildings and on the grounds, regardless of age. </p> </li> <li> <p>Intoxication. Impairment as the result of intoxication does not relieve a student of responsibility for the consequences of his or her actions or the actions of his/her guests. Intoxication in public areas is strictly prohibited, regardless of age.</p> </li> <li> <p>Private rooms. Alcoholic beverages may be in the possession of or consumed in the residence halls only by students or visitors of legal age in rooms classified as &quot;wet&quot;. A room is defined as &quot;wet&quot; only where all assigned resident(s) and guests in attendance of residents of the room are of legal age. A room to which one or both occupants below the legal drinking age is assigned is classified as &quot;dry.&quot; All students present in a &quot;dry&quot; room where alcoholic beverages are present are in violation of the Alcohol Policy, regardless of age.</p> </li> <li> <p>Providing alcohol to minors. Students who purchase for or provide alcohol to minors are in violation of Vermont State Law as well as the Green Mountain College Conduct Code.</p> </li> <li> <p>Bulk containers. Bulk containers are prohibited on College property. A bulk container is defined as, but not limited to: kegs, beer balls, or alcoholic punch in excess of one gallon. All students present in a room or area where a bulk container is present are in violation of the Alcohol Policy.</p> </li> <li> <p>Public display. Students may not display advertisements or items (i.e. signs, posters, photographs, bottles) that promote illegal drug and/or alcohol products in the public spaces of the campus, (i.e. hallways, lounges, bathrooms, windows of residence halls, etc.).</p> </li> <li> <p>Health and Safety: Alcohol bottles and containers (full or empty) are not permitted as decorations in residence hall rooms. They may be confiscated during routine Health and Safety inspections or at the discretion of Residence Life or Security staff.</p> </li> <li> <p>Off-campus. Green Mountain College reserves the right to assign disciplinary sanctions to students based on socially irresponsible and/or illegal alcohol-related incidents that occur off-campus.</p> </li> </ul> <p> Only GMC students over 21 can bring alcoholic beverages onto campus. Alcoholic beverages may be consumed in the residence halls only by students and guests of legal age in rooms where all assigned residents and guests are of legal age.<br /> <br /> <strong>Destruction of property:</strong> Damage, destruction, or theft of College property or property belonging to others; failure to report accidental damage.<br /> <br /> <strong>Disrespectful Conduct:</strong> Language or behavior that disrespects and/or demeans another person.<br /> <br /> <strong>Disruptive Conduct:</strong> Interference with any class or other College function by any form of deliberate disturbance or disruption; noise or general disorderliness that creates an unreasonable disturbance and/or trespasses on the rights of others. Lewd or indecent behavior, including use of electronic or other devices to make an audio or video record of any person without his/her consent. No student shall engage in behavior that poses a direct threat to the health or safety of self or others.<br /> <br /> <strong>Drug Paraphernalia:</strong> Possession, use, storage, or sale of drug paraphernalia or use of paraphernalia in connection with the use of illegal drugs.<br /> <br /> <strong>Drugs:</strong> Possession, use, manufacture, storage, distribution, or sale of illegal or controlled substances. Illegal drugs, as referred to in this policy, include drugs that are not legally obtainable, as well as drugs that are legally obtainable but are obtained or distributed illegally or used for illegal or unauthorized purposes.<br /> <br /> <strong>Failure to comply:</strong> Failure or refusal to cooperate with a reasonable request by a College official (or emergency response or law enforcement personnel) acting in good faith and within the scope of his/her duties, including but not limited to, failure to cease the prohibited conduct, failure to produce identification, failure to respond to student conduct notification letters, or interference with or failure to cooperate with an investigation by the College, including any meetings or proceedings that occur.<br /> <br /> <strong>Falsification:</strong> Providing false information to any College office or official or providing false information during a disciplinary proceeding. Fire Safety: Including, but not limited to the following:</p> <ul> <li> <p>misuse of fire safety equipment (including but not limited to fire extinguishers, sprinkler system, etc.)</p> </li> <li> <p>false reporting of a fire</p> </li> <li> <p>tampering with or causing malfunction of a pull station</p> </li> <li> <p>tampering with a smoke detector</p> </li> <li> <p>setting or causing a fire in a building</p> </li> <li> <p>setting or causing a fire in any outdoor area without advance approval</p> </li> <li> <p>remaining in a building during a fire alarm</p> </li> </ul> <p> <strong>Fireworks:</strong> Possession or use of fireworks, smoke bombs, etc.<br /> <br /> <strong>Gambling:</strong> Gambling as prohibited by state or federal law.<br /> <br /> <strong>Harassment on the Basis of Protected Characteristics:</strong> &lsquo;Harassment&rsquo; means verbal or physical conduct based on a student's race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or disability and which has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with a student's educational performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment. Sexual harassment is also a form of unlawful harassment and means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Any biased behavior prohibited by the College's Anti-Harassment Policy as outlined in this Handbook.<br /> <br /> <strong>Hazing:</strong> Violation of the Hazing policy as outlined in this Handbook.<br /> <br /> <strong>Host Responsibility:</strong> Green Mountain students are responsible for the registration and behavior of their guests or visitors in accordance with the Guest Policy as outlined in the Residence Life Policies and Regulations.<br /> <br /> <strong>Improper Assistance:</strong> To assist or encourage others to commit any of the prohibited acts stated in the Student Conduct Code.<br /> <br /> <strong>Local, State and Federal Laws:</strong> Being charged with or convicted of the violation of local, state, or federal laws or ordinances.<br /> <br /> <strong>Motor Vehicles:</strong> Violation of the Motor Vehicle policy as outlined in this Handbook. In addition, continued violations of the Motor Vehicle Policy may be referred for student conduct action.<br /> <br /> <strong>Network Acceptable Use Policy:</strong> Any abuse or interference with computers or computer access that disrupts or infringes on the rights of others as outlined in this Handbook and in the Green Mountain College Catalog.<br /> <br /> <strong>Other College Policies:</strong> Violations of other published College policies in hard copy or available on the College website, including but not limited to, the Green Mountain College Academic Catalog, the Green Mountain College Athletic Department Handbook, the Handbook for Registered Student Clubs, policies relating to discrimination, discriminatory harassment, sexual harassment, computer use and residence halls.<br /> <br /> <strong>Residence Halls:</strong> Violation of the Residence Hall Policies and Procedures as outlined in this Handbook. Violation of the Residence Hall Contract.<br /> <br /> <strong>Sexual Harassment:</strong> Violation of the Sexual Harassment Policy as outlined in this Handbook.<br /> <br /> <strong>Domestic Violence:</strong> Violation of the Domestic Violence Policy as outlined in this Handbook.<br /><br /> <strong> Dating Violence: </strong> Violation of the Dating Violence Policy as outlined in this Handbook.<br /><br /> <strong> Stalking: </strong> Violation of Stalking as outlined in this Handbook. <br /><br /> <strong>Sexual Misconduct:</strong> Violation of the Sexual Misconduct Policy as outlined in this Handbook.<br /> <br /> <strong>Smoking:</strong> Smoking is only permitted in designated areas on College owned or leased property.<br /> <br /> <strong>Theft:</strong> Unauthorized acquisition, removal or use of personal or College property, also including computer files or data, email or other electronically stored information or service; mutilation and/or theft of library material. Possession of property on College premises stolen from the College or from others.<br /> <br /> <strong>Unauthorized entry or use:</strong> Illegal or unauthorized entry into any College facility. Using or attempting to use College property in a manner inconsistent with its designated purpose. Tampering with property, services, or resources belonging to the College, guests, or approved vendors. Duplication of keys, computer access codes or other devices meant to provide access to unauthorized areas or information.<br /> <br /> <strong>Weapons:</strong> Possession and/or use of a dangerous article or substance with the potential to injure or discomfort a person. Possession and/or use of unregistered firearms, ammunition or other weapons (or items that may be construed as weapons) on College property. Examples of weapons include, but are not limit to, rifles, shotguns, handguns, ammunition, paintball guns, bows/arrows, BB guns, mace, and swords.<br /> <br /> In addition to these specific violations, students are also responsible for the community in which they live. Failure to report and/or vacate the premise in which a violation of the Student Conduct code is taking place may result in disciplinary actions.<br /> <br /> <br /> 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook <br /><strong>Sanctions</strong><br /> Penalties for violations of conduct regulations are recorded in the student's conduct record. Penalties are not reflected on the academic transcript, except that the dates of enrollment at Green Mountain College are a part of the transcript record.<br /> <br /> <strong>Violations of the Student Conduct Code</strong><br /> Penalties that may be imposed on a student by a judicial body after being found responsible for violating the Student Conduct Code include but are not limited to the following:<br /> <br /> <strong>Fines or restitution:<br /> Fines or restitution are commensurate with the nature of the offense. The monetary cost of the harm done may be taken into account in assessment of a fine or an order of restitution.</strong> <br /> <br /> <strong>Written Warning:</strong><br /> An official notice by a staff member to a student who has violated College policy indicating that should the behavior in question continue, additional disciplinary action will be taken. The written warning stays in the student's student conduct record.<br /> <br /> <strong>Educational Sanction:</strong><br /> A sanction designed to provide an additional educational opportunity for a student who has been found responsible for violating the Student Conduct Code.<br /> <br /> <strong>Parental Notification:</strong><br /> Parents will routinely be notified regarding alcohol and drug violations for which the student is found responsible. They may also be notified prior to the adjudication of a case at the discretion of the Vice President of Student Life. Parents may also be contacted if the Vice President of Student Life believes that the student poses a danger to him/herself or others or in other instances as outlined in the College's FERPA Policy contained herein.<br /> <br /> <strong>Disciplinary Probation:</strong><br /> A student is allowed to continue enrollment at Green Mountain College with the understanding that, during the period of time while s/he is on Disciplinary Probation, any further violations of the Student Conduct Code could result in additional or more serious sanctions up to and including suspension from the College.<br /> <br /> <strong>Suspension:</strong><br /> Separation from the College after being found responsible for a violation of the Student Conduct Code. Suspended students must leave campus and are prohibited from participating in all College activities or using College facilities during the stated period of suspension. Suspension is imposed for up to one year.<br /> Readmission is not guaranteed and is at the sole discretion of the Vice President of Student Life.<br /> <br /> <strong>Suspension may be:</strong><br /> a)temporary, for a finite period less than a full academic term;<br /> b)definite, for a stated period of at least one academic term; or<br /> c)indefinite for very serious offenses. (A student suspended indefinitely may be readmitted only by successfully petitioning the Vice President for Student Life.)<br /> <br /> <strong>Interim Suspension:</strong><br /> In certain circumstances where there is an alleged or perceived direct threat to self or others, the Vice President of Student Life, or his/her designee, may impose a temporary suspension prior to formal judicial proceedings or administrative decision by the Vice President of Student Life.<br /><br /> Interim suspension may be imposed to<br /> (1) ensure the safety and well-being of members of the College community;<br /> (2) to ensure the student's own physical or emotional safety and well-being;<br /> (3) if the student poses a direct threat of disruption of or interference with the normal operations of the College;<br /> (4) if the student has been charged or is likely to be charged with a felony. <br /><br /> During Interim Suspension, the student shall be denied access to on-campus housing and/or the campus (including classes) and/or all other College activities or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible, and/or may be subject to other conditions as the Vice President of Student Life may deem appropriate.<br /> <br /> <strong>Expulsion:</strong><br /> For particularly serious offenses, students may be permanently dismissed from the College. In cases where the penalty is expulsion, final appeal is to the president, who may reduce the penalty, if warranted, after consultation with the body that conducted the deliberations and after a review of the proceedings. In cases of expulsion from the College, no refund of the comprehensive fee is made. Parents or guardians are informed when students are expelled.<br /> <br /> <br /> 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook <br /><strong>Appeals</strong><br /> The College's appeals system operates within strict guidelines regarding grounds of appeal. Regardless of the method of original adjudication, the appeals process is as follows:<br /> <br /> <strong>Grounds for Appeal</strong><br /> For a case to merit appeal, one of the following criteria must be met:<br /> * a procedural irregularity so substantial as to have likely altered the outcome of the meeting<br /> * new information that could not have been known or brought forward at the time of the meeting that is so substantial as to have likely altered the outcome of the meeting<br /> * a sanction that is grossly out of line with the violation<br /> <br /> <strong>Options Available to the Appellate Officers</strong><br /> * affirm the finding of responsibility and/or sanction<br /> * affirm the finding of responsibility but alter or reduce the sanction if deemed appropriate given the information presented by the appeal<br /> * alter or reduce the sanction if the original sanction is grossly out of line with the violation<br /> * remand the decision back to the original adjudicating Student Life staff member or Judicial Review Board in the case of new information or procedural error<br /> * take other action deemed appropriate in the discretion of the appellate officer.<br /> <br /> <strong>The Process of Appeal</strong><br /> 1. A student has seven (7) business days following written notification of sanctions to present a formal written appeal to the appropriate appellate officer or the Judicial Review Board (see below) that includes the grounds for appeal and the substantive relevant information.<br /> 2. The appellate officer reviews the appeal and makes a decision based on the options outlined above.<br /> 3. The appellate officer notifies the student in writing of his/her decision within seven (7) days of receipt of the formal written appeal.<br /> 4. The decision of the appellate officer is final and not subject to appeal.<br /> <br /> <strong>Appellate Officers</strong><br /> 1. The Director of Residence Life is the appellate officer for decisions rendered by a Community Director.<br /> 2. The Vice President of Student Life is the appellate officer for decisions rendered by the Director of Residence Life.<br /> 3. The Vice President of Student Life is the appellate officer for decisions rendered by the Conduct Review Board.<br /> 4. The President is the appellate officer for suspension and expulsion decisions rendered by the Vice President of Student Life.<br /> <br /> 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<p> <strong>Student Conduct Records</strong><br /> Student conduct records are created for all student incidents in which disciplinary charges are alleged. These records are maintained and purged according to the following guidelines:<br /> <br /> 1. Records involving alleged violations in which the student was charged and found not responsible, or in which charges were subsequently dropped, are, absent extenuating circumstances, retained in the official judicial records for a period of one year, then destroyed.<br /> 2. Records involving alleged violations in which a finding of responsible was determined are held in the official judicial records at the College in the Division of Student Life for seven (7) calendar years beyond the meeting date.<br /> 3. Records are retained indefinitely at the College's discretion.<br /> <br /> <strong>Note:</strong> All outstanding student conduct charges and/or sanctions must be resolved before a student may graduate from the College or before a withdrawn student may be readmitted to the College. Students with unresolved conduct charges and/or sanctions may have an administrative hold placed on their account resulting in the inability to receive transcripts, register for classes, sign up for College housing, or graduate. Proceedings of Conduct Review or Conduct Review Board Meetings may be audio or videotaped at the discretion of the College.<br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Residence Life</h2> <p>Green Mountain College's Residence Life program encourages students to develop independence, social responsibility and awareness of established community standards. Residential and off-campus students are responsible for knowledge of and adherence to all rules and regulations in the residence halls.<br /> <br /> The Residence Life staff assists residents in making the most of their living-learning environment. The Residence Life staff consists of the Director of Residence Life and three Community Directors, who supervise student Resident Assistants (RAs.) Resident Assistants are selected upper-class students, specially trained in leadership and counseling skills, whose sole job is to develop tight-knit communities and address policy violations.<br /> <br /> Green Mountain College is not responsible for any loss, theft, or damage to a student's personal property. It is recommended that students purchase a rider to a homeowner's or rental policy. Informational brochures are available in the Office of Student Life and the Office of Student Financial Services.<br /> <br /> The following policies and procedures have been developed to create a sense of community awareness and social responsibility in the residence halls. As members of the residential community, students are required to adhere to these policies and procedures. Their signature on the Green Mountain College Housing Contract also legally obligates students.<br /> <br /> Violation of any policy contained herein or violation of the Housing Contract may be charged formally through the student conduct system as a Residence Hall Policy violation, and depending on the outcome of the conduct hearing, sanctions may be assigned in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Student Conduct Code. </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook <p> <strong>Residence Hall Policies and Expectations</strong> <br /> <br /> <strong>Animals</strong><br /> In general, no pets are allowed in the residence halls except fish in an aquarium of 10 gallons or less, while dogs are generally allowed on campus grounds (while on leashes) or in offices (with prior supervisor approval).<br /> <br /> Exceptions to our general policy will be made when an animal is necessary to accommodate Green Mountain College students, faculty and staff with certain physical disabilities or psychological needs. All accommodations must respect the rights of other members of our educational community and the welfare of animals. The primary mission of the College to educate students will guide policy in this area.<br /> <br /> <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <style> table,th,td { border:1px solid black; border-collapse:collapse; } th,td { padding:5px; } </style> </head> <body> <table style="width:300px"> <tr> <th>Animal:</th> <th>Status:</th> <th>Size Restrictions:</th> <th>Breed & Species Restrictions:</th> <th>Age Restrictions:</th> </tr> <tr> <td>Dog</td> <td>Service</td> <td>None</td> <td>None</td> <td>Passed Certification</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Dog</td> <td>Therapy</td> <td>Less than 40 lbs.</td> <td>No aggressive breeds *</td> <td>Over 1 year old</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Cat</td> <td>Therapy</td> <td>Less than 15 lbs.</td> <td>No exotic breeds</td> <td>Over 1 year old</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Bird</td> <td>N/A</td> <td>N/A</td> <td>All breeds restricted</td> <td>N/A</td> <tr> <td>Aquatic</td> <td>Therapy</td> <td><p>Tank less than 10 gallons</p></td> <td><p>No exotic/dangerous breeds (i.e. piranhas)</p></td> <td>None</td> <tr> <td><p>Small Caged Mammals</p></td> <td>Therapy</td> <td><p>Cage No Larger than 16' sq.</p></td> <td>No hedgehogs</td> <td>Must be full-<br> grown</td> </table> * Restricted breeds due to aggressive behavior: pitbulls; akitas; German shepherds; any wolf hybrid<br /><br /> <strong><u>Expectations, Rights, and Responsibilities Related to Having Animals on Campus:<br /><br /></u></strong> <strong>Expectation of Care & Supervision:</strong><Br /> 1. The animal will be the full responsibility of the individual and the owner must be consistently in control of the animal. If the animal is not under control, disruptive, or poses a risk to the health or safety of others, then the individual may be asked to remove the animal.<br /><br /> 2. The animal must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered when not in the owner’s private residence or office, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls. Exceptions may be granted in a situation when the animal is in the owner’s private residence, when the animal needs to perform a task requiring it to travel beyond the length of the restraint, or when the owner is unable to retain an animal on a leash due to a disability.<br /><br /> 3. Campus Security Officers must be able to enter all rooms on campus without threat of harm. Any animal that threatens an officer attempting to enter a campus room in the line of duty will be removed from campus.<br /><br /> 4. The owner is responsible for removing or arranging for the bagging of the animal’s waste according to guidelines established by Green Mountain College.<br /><br /> 5. Individuals will be responsible for any damage that is caused by their animals including cost for treating parasitic infestations.<br /><br /> 6. Green Mountain College has the authority to remove an animal from its grounds or facilities if the animal becomes unruly or disruptive, unclean, and/or unhealthy to the extent that the animal’s behavior or condition poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others, or otherwise causes a fundamental alteration in the College’s services, programs, or activities.<br /><br /> 7. Animals are not allowed in College bathrooms or shower facilities unless required as a service animal.<br /><br /> 8. Owners of the animals will hang a sign on their room door notifying their neighbors of the presence of the type of animal that is present in the room.<br /><br /> <strong>Licensing</strong><br /> According to Vermont law, any dog that has reached a proper level of maturity must be licensed and must display a license on its collar at all times.<br /><br /> <strong>Health</strong><br /> Animals on campus must have an annual clean bill of health (including vaccinations and immunity shots against rabies and/or other diseases common to the type of animal) that is signed by a licensed veterinarian. A valid vaccination tag must be worn by the animal at all times. Owners need to make sure that the animal is kept clean as possible. Regular bathing/grooming and pest control measures also need to be performed by the owner.<br /><br /> <strong><u>Procedural Steps for a Service or Therapy Animals in College Housing</u></strong><br /> A request to have a therapy animal in campus housing is considered a request for accommodation. The process begins by the student downloading the form from the MyGMC page for the Calhoun Learning Center, called the “Housing Accommodation Request Form.”<br /><br /> https://mygmc.greenmtn.edu/ICS/icsfs/Housing_Accomodation_Form.pdf?target=1fbabdbf- e4d0-428e-a615-3b29dec02d6d<br /><br /> This form will be completed by a licensed medical doctor or licensed mental health professional and submitted to the Coordinator for Accommodations who works in the Calhoun Learning Center. This office will communicate with the Director of Residence Life for necessary information and guidance. The Director of Residence Life will make the decision regarding the accommodation.<br /> <br /> All such requests should be made annually with at least a 30 days’ notice and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Individuals making such requests must have a letter or prescription from an appropriate professional (licensed medical doctor or therapist) that establishes that the support animal is medically or psychologically necessary for the student to be successful at the college and demonstrates a relationship between the student’s ability to function and the companionship/support of the animal.<br /><br /> The therapeutic needs of the person requesting an accommodation will be a weighing consideration. Other factors taken in consideration in this accommodation request will include, but will not be limited to, public safety, public health, ecosystem health, and the welfare of the therapy animal in the specific residential setting. Documentation should be forwarded to the Calhoun Learning Center (http://www.greenmtn.edu/learning_center/ disabilities.aspx). The Calhoun Learning Center is the designated office for implementing the appropriate provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by coordinating reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.<br /><br /> <u><strong>Service Animal</strong></u><br /> Service animals are defined under the 2010 revised requirements of the <em>Americans with Disabilities Act</em> as “dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities” (http://www.ada.gov/service animals 2010.htm). As of March 15, 2011, only dogs are defined as service animals. Disabilities include, but are not limited to, physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Examples might include pulling a wheelchair, assisting during a seizure, alerting to the presence of allergens, retrieving items such as medicine or the telephone, providing physical support and assistance with balance and stability, and preventing or interrupting impulsive or destructive behaviors.<br /><br /> In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which set the relevant standards for the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, individuals with disabilities may use service animals in any public area unless doing so would pose a danger to the health or safety of others or cause undue burden. Individuals with disabilities who use a service animal on campus are not required but strongly encouraged to register with the Calhoun Learning Center.<br /><br /> Individuals who wish to have a service animal in student housing must make a formal request for this accommodation.<br /><br /> <strong><u>Therapy Animal</u></strong><br /> <Strong>Therapy animals are defined</Strong> under the Fair Housing Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as any animal prescribed by a licensed mental health-care professional as necessary in the treatment of a diagnosed condition. These animals are not required to undergo specialized training. Therapy animals are not the same as service animals in that they are not individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. A request to have a therapy animal in campus housing is considered a request for accommodation and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.<br /><br /> <strong>Athletic and Recreational Equipment</strong><br /> The use of athletic or recreational equipment or any other potentially dangerous or damaging equipment is prohibited in the residence halls, unless approved by the Department of Residence Life. Athletic and recreational equipment are permitted to be used outside as long as the use does not disturb or threaten the safety and well being of others or College property.<br /><br /> <strong>Audio Equipment</strong><br /> Audio Equipment must be used in such a manner that the sound will not disturb other students or interfere with the interests or standards of the College community. Students are required to comply with reasonable requests from their fellow residents, members of the Residence Life staff, and Security regarding noise issues.<br /><br /> <strong>Fans</strong><br /> Window fans are not permitted in residence hall windows and students are prohibited from opening windows in residence halls when the outside temperature is below 40 degrees F.<br /><br /> <strong>Guests</strong><br /> I. Definitions and host responsibility<br /> (a) Guests are defined as any individuals who are not contracted residents of the specific room, community, or building in question.<br /> (b) Each guest must have a host and/or be escorted while in the building - including common areas and lounges. Persons who are not residents may be asked to leave the building unless they are able to demonstrate they are guests of a resident of the hall or on business related to the university or its faculty, staff, or students. <br /> (c) Guests will be expected to comply with all college regulations and policies.<br /> (d) The host will be responsible for their own behavior as well as the behavior of his or her guest(s). Guests of residents may be required to leave if they are violating policies, damaging property, or show the potential to cause harm to themselves or others.<br /><br /> <strong>Hunting Equipment and Weapons</strong><br /> All weapons including, but not limited to rifles, shotguns, handguns, ammunition, paintball guns, bows/arrows, BB guns, mace, and swords are prohibited on campus except as noted herein. All such hunting related items brought to campus must be properly registered with the Department of Campus Security and stored in a locked safe in the Campus Security Office. Registered hunting equipment must be signed out for off-campus use and then returned and signed in for storage in accordance with the written guidelines available in the Campus Security Office. Students who register firearms or other hunting equipment must present a certificate of completion of a Hunter's/Firearms Safety Course or possess a valid hunting license. The Campus Security Office will confiscate any unregistered hunting equipment or weapons from students who are found in possession of these items. Students who have previously been found responsible for conduct violations may have the privilege of registering hunting equipment denied.<br /><br /> <strong>Windows</strong><br /> Objects of any kind may not be thrown from campus building windows. It is against policy to sit in an open window sill and/or lean out of the open window, due to safety concerns.<br /><br /> <strong>Bicycles, Skateboards, Scooters and Rollerblades</strong><br /> Bicycle racks are provided throughout campus. During the winter season, it is recommended that students take their bicycles home or place them in storage. If left on campus, all bicycles must be tagged and brought to the appropriate storage area of the student's residence hall. It is strongly suggested that students bring a lock and have their names engraved or printed on the bicycle as identification. Bicycles and other items may not be left in the hallways, kitchen hubs, or lounges at any time for safety reasons, and the College is not responsible for the theft of such items. The College reserves the right to remove unattended items that are left in hallways, kitchen hubs, or lounges. In addition, bicycles or other modes of transportation (i.e. skateboards, scooters) may not be used inside any building. See the College's Skateboard Policy for applicable procedures for outdoor skating.<br /><br /> <strong>Bicycle Policy</strong><br /> All students who wish to keep a bicycle on campus must register their bicycle through the office of Campus Security. A decal will be given to the student free of charge which must be displayed prominently on the bicycle’s frame. Students have seven (7) days from the start of each semester to register their bicycle with Campus Security. After seven (7) days Campus Security will begin confiscating unregistered bicycles. Once a bicycle has been confiscated a $10.00 fine will be assessed and the owner has seven (7) days after the date of confiscation to claim the bicycle. If the bicycle is not claimed within seven (7) days of confiscation Campus Security will consider this a forfeiture of ownership and may dispose of the bicycle. For your convenience bicycle racks can be found in various locations on campus. These racks are the only approved locations to store and lock your bicycle. If a bicycle is found stored or locked in any other area, Campus Security reserves the right to remove your bicycle, which may include the cutting of bicycle locks. Bicycle safety is ultimately the responsibility of the owner. Campus Security is not liable for any lost, stolen, or damaged bicycles.<br /><br /> <strong>Doors</strong><br /> Students are prohibited from propping open residence hall exit doors, egress doors, or interior fire doors.<br /><br /> <strong>Fire Prevention:</strong> Equipment & Control<br /> All residence hall rooms are equipped with a hard-wired smoke detector with battery back up. Students are required to report any smoke detector that is not operating correctly to their RA or Campus Security immediately. Students must evacuate buildings during fire alarms in accordance with the procedures outlined in Appendix V. Tampering with fire equipment or falsely pulling a fire alarm will result in student conduct charges as outlined in the Student Conduct Code.<br /><br /> <strong>Furnishings & Equipment</strong><br /> Every room is furnished with a study desk or table, chairs, bed, chest of drawers, bookcase, and closet space. Students must provide draperies, carpet, pillows, blankets, spreads, bed linens, and towels. Furniture can only be removed from a residential room to accommodate a medical or accommodation request approved by the Director of Residence Life in conjunction with the Coordinator of Accommodations. If furniture is removed from a room without approval a student may be charged a replacement fee for the removed furniture.<br /><br /> <strong>Hall Sports</strong><br /> Any physical sporting activity (ball sport, water-balloon toss, running in hallway, etc.) is not permitted in the halls due to the potential damage of property and disturbance of other residents. Sports intended for outdoor play should be directed toward designated areas on campus.<br /><br /> <strong>Prohibited Items</strong><br /> The following items and activities are not allowed within the residence halls and prohibited items may be confiscated: <ul> <li>Electrical equipment with exposed heating elements, such as hot plates, halogen lamps, toasters, and sun lamps</li> <li>Air conditioners</li> <li> More than one heavy-duty extension cord per room</li> <li>Tapestries may not be hung from the ceiling. They may be hung from walls in such a manner as not to interfere with fire detection, evacuation, and safety</li> <li>Any item possible of creating an open flame (i.e. candles, candles without wicks, oil lamps). Students are not permitted to burn incense, burn herbs ("smudging"), cones, or other similar items in residence halls</li> <li>Antennas may not be affixed to the exterior of the residence halls.</li> <li>Waterbeds</li> <li>Alcoholic-Beverage bars</li> <li>Bottle caps in lampshades</li> <li>Students are allowed to use blue painter’s tape or poster putty to hang posters. Staples, nails, hooks, masking tape, scotch tape, duct tape, thumb-tacks, etc., are not allowed, nor is painting or writing on the walls or ceilings. Students will be charged for returning the walls and ceiling to their original (starting from student's occupancy date) state. The painting of residence hall rooms is not permitted.</li></ul><br /> <strong>Lounges</strong><br /> Several residence halls have formal lounges in addition to the kitchen hubs on each floor. The furniture in either of these areas may not be removed or relocated, unless previously approved by the Department of Residence Life. It is not permitted to sleep overnight in any of the lounges and or hubs.<br /><br /> <strong>Restricted Areas</strong><br /> Students are prohibited from going on or into residence hall balconies, roofs, attics, fire escapes (except in emergencies), and crawl spaces above ceilings. Students are prohibited from entering locations that are closed and/or locked. Students are not permitted in unauthorized areas including, but not limited to, maintenance rooms, boiler rooms, mechanical rooms, elevator rooms/shafts, roofs, balconies, ledges and storage rooms/ areas.<br /><br /> <strong>Smoking</strong><br /> Green Mountain College is largely smoke-free - that is, smoking is prohibited from all campus vehicles and campus buildings. In addition, smoking is prohibited on College grounds except in certain designated areas.<br /><br /> Policy: http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/smoking.aspx<br /> Map of Designated Smoking Locations: http://www.greenmtn.edu/images/campus_map_F09.gif<br /><br /> <strong>Quiet and Courtesy Hours</strong><br /> Quiet Hours in the residence halls and surrounding grounds are Sunday through Thursday, 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. and Friday and Saturday, midnight to noon. Between the Monday of the last week of classes and through the end of final exams, a 24-hour quiet rule is maintained in all residence halls.<br /><br /> Courtesy hours are in effect 24-hours a day. Students should approach noise disturbances with a request to keep the noise level down. If assistance is still needed, the student should contact a Resident Assistant or the Campus Security Office to enforce the policy.<br /><br /> <strong>Residence Hall Security</strong><br /> To prevent the intrusion of unauthorized persons, and for the safety of the occupants, residence halls are locked at all times, with the exception of Ames and Bogue Hall during normal business hours. Access to the residence halls is granted to authorized personnel and students. Questions regarding access should be addressed to the Campus Security Office. The College will not assume responsibility for damaged, lost or stolen items. It is each resident's responsibility to lock his/her room to protect valuables and enhance personal security. The College recommends the Personal Property Insurance Coverage through CSI Insurance Agency or use of your renter's policy.<br /><br /> Room Entry and Search Procedures<br /> As a private institution, designated Green Mountain College staff members have the absolute right to enter any residential room to address maintenance concerns, conduct routine health and safety checks, and initiate room searches if warranted. Entrance into residence hall rooms is classified at three levels:<br /><br /> 1. General Entry: A 24-hour notice will be given via email or residence hall postings for the following: <ul> <li>periodic health and safety inspections</li> <li>fire alarm inspections</li> </ul> 2. Routine Maintenance: By requesting a maintenance repair, a student has granted permission for a member of the Facilities Department to come into the room and make the repair. In addition, Facilities personnel may enter your room to verify damages or to perform other maintenance services. In most instances, written notice will be left for the student. Questions regarding this procedure may be directed to Residence Life staff.<br /> 3. Probable Cause (investigative entry): Entry into a room based on a reasonable suspicion of violations that are determined by staff members in Residence Life or Campus Security: <ul> <li>Unauthorized entry by a person other than the resident of the room</li> <li>Theft</li> <li>Sexual Misconduct</li> <li>Possible Violation of local, state or federal laws</li> <li>Alcohol</li> <li>Pets</li> <li>Smoking</li> <li>Unregistered guests/missing persons</li> <li>Violation of the network acceptable use policy</li> <li>Noise</li> <li>Drugs</li> <li>Endagerment of persons relating to mental/physical illness, sexual assault or other assault, alcohol or drug-related illness</li> <li>Disruptive conduct/aggressive behavior</li> <li>Fire Safety</li> <li>Misuse or tampering with emergency equipment</li> <li>Weapons and/or fireworks</li> <li>Hazing</li> <li>Emergency Maintenance repairs</li> <li>General courtesy issues (such as alarms, stereos or other items causing a disturbance for the community when there has been no response by the occupant)</li></ul> <br /><br /><br /><br /> </body> </html> </td> </tr> </table>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /> <strong>Room Search Protocol<br /> Individuals involved in the search<br /></strong> 1. To the extent practicable, searches will be conducted by at least two (2) individuals from the Security and/or Residence Life staff.<br /> 2. In the event that two (2) staff members are not available, a Security or Residence Life staff member may ask another staff member or student to serve as a witness to the search.<br /><br /> <strong>Responsibilities of those conducting the search</strong><br /> 1. Security and/or Residence Life staff members must announce themselves before entering the room and identify themselves for the students present.<br /> 2. Security will be the lead person in the search.<br /> 3. Residence Life staff and student RAs are responsible for keeping the doorways clear and the students in sight while the search is being conducted.<br /> 4. Student residents of the room are permitted to witness the search. Other non-residents may be asked to leave.<br /><br /> <strong>Information Collection</strong><br /> 1. All illegal items confiscated are labeled by Security as information.<br /> 2. All items are held in the Security Office until further notice and illegal items will be subsequently disposed.<br /> 3. Care will be taken in disturbing a student's personal property as little as possible in the room.<br /> 4. All confiscated items will be documented and included in the Incident Communication Form (ICF).<br /> 5. All possessions may be searched (i.e. drawers, bags, closets, book bags, etc)<br /> 6. A physical search may not be conducted of a person; however the Security and/or Residence Life staff member may ask the student to empty pockets, etc. Failure to comply with this request may result in the College contacting law enforcement authorities. 0<br /> <strong>Quiet and Courtesy Hours</strong><br /> Quiet Hours in the residence halls and surrounding grounds are Sunday through Thursday, 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. and Friday and Saturday, midnight to noon. Between the Monday of the last week of classes and through the end of final exams, a 24-hour quiet rule is maintained in all residence halls.<br /> Courtesy hours are in effect 24-hours a day. Students should approach noise disturbances with a request to keep the noise level down. If assistance is still needed, the student should contact a Resident Assistant or the Campus Security Office to enforce the policy.<br /> <br /> <br /> 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /> <strong>Residence Hall Security</strong><br /> To prevent the intrusion of unauthorized persons, and for the safety of the occupants, residence halls are locked at all times, with the exception of Ames and Bogue Hall during normal business hours. Access to the residence halls is granted to authorized personnel and students. Questions regarding access should be addressed to the Campus Security Office. The College will not assume responsibility for damaged, lost or stolen items. It is each resident's responsibility to lock his/her room to protect valuables and enhance personal security. The College recommends the Personal Property Insurance Coverage through CSI Insurance Agency or use of your renter's policy.<br /> <br /> <br /> 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Room Entry & Search Procedures</strong><br /> As a private institution, designated Green Mountain College staff members have the absolute right to enter any residential room to address maintenance concerns, conduct routine health and safety checks, and initiate room searches if warranted.<br /> <br /> Entrance into residence hall rooms is classified at three levels:<br /> <br /> 1. General Entry: A 24-hour notice will be given via email or residence hall postings for the following:<br /> * periodic health and safety inspections<br /> * fire alarm inspections<br /> <br /> 2. Routine Maintenance: By requesting a maintenance repair, a student has granted permission for a member of the Facilities Department to come into the room and make the repair. In addition, Facilities personnel may enter your room to verify damages or to perform other maintenance services. In most instances, written notice will be left for the student. Questions regarding this procedure may be directed to Residence Life staff.<br /> <br /> 3. Probable Cause (investigative entry): Entry into a room based on a reasonable suspicion of violations that are determined by staff members in Residence Life, Campus Security and/or Facilities:<br /> * unauthorized entry by a person other than the resident of the room<br /> * theft<br /> * sexual misconduct<br /> * possible violation of local, state or federal laws<br /> * alcohol<br /> * pets<br /> * smoking<br /> * unregistered guests/missing persons<br /> * violation of the network acceptable use policy<br /> * noise<br /> * drugs<br /> * endangerment of persons relating to mental/physical illness, sexual assault or other assault, alcohol or drug-related illness<br /> * disruptive conduct/aggressive behavior<br /> * fire safety<br /> * misuse or tampering with emergency equipment<br /> * weapons and/or fireworks<br /> * hazing<br /> * emergency maintenance repairs<br /> * general courtesy issues (such as alarms, stereos or other items causing a disturbance for the community when there has been no response by the occupant)<br /> <br /> <strong>Room Search Protocol</strong><br /> Individuals involved in the search<br /> 1. To the extent practicable, searches will be conducted by at least two (2) individuals from the Security and/or Residence Life staff.<br /> 2. In the event that two (2) staff members are not available, a Security or Residence Life staff member may ask another staff member or student to serve as a witness to the search.<br /> <br /> <strong>Responsibilities of those conducting the search</strong><br /> 1. Security and/or Residence Life staff members must announce themselves before entering the room and identify themselves for the students present.<br /> 2. Security will be the lead person in the search.<br /> 3. Residence Life staff and student RAs are responsible for keeping the doorways clear and the students in sight while the search is being conducted.<br /> 4. Student residents of the room are permitted to witness the search. Other non-residents may be asked to leave.<br /> <br /> <strong>Information Collection</strong><br /> 1. All illegal items confiscated are labeled by Security as information.<br /> 2. All items are held in the Security Office until further notice and illegal items will be subsequently disposed.<br /> 3. Care will be taken in disturbing a student's personal property as little as possible in the room.<br /> 4. All confiscated items will be documented and included in the Incident Communication Form (ICF).<br /> 5. All possessions may be searched (i.e. drawers, bags, closets, book bags, etc)<br /> 6. A physical search may not be conducted of a person; however the Security and/or Residence Life staff member may ask the student to empty pockets, etc. Failure to comply with this request may result in the College contacting law enforcement authorities.<br /> <br /> <br /> 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Health and Safety Inspections</h2> <p>Officials of the College will conduct periodic inspections of residence halls and other College facilities in order to evaluate needs for maintenance, repair and custodial care, and to test smoke detectors At the beginning of each vacation period and at routine intervals (usually on a monthly basis), a health and safety inspection will be made of all residence hall rooms by the Residence Life staff or Campus Security staff. Items in violation of the Student Conduct Code and/or Residence Life policy that are in plain sight during such routine inspections will be confiscated and the matter will be referred for conduct proceedings in accordance with the Student Conduct Code. Empty alcohol containers are not permitted for room decorations. Confiscated illegal items will not be returned to students.<br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Damages</strong><br /> Sanctions for intentional or accidental damage may be levied, including cost of restoration or replacement, monetary fine or community restitution hours. In cases where specific damages cannot be attributed to an individual(s), then either the specific floor or the entire hall will be billed.<br /> <br /> Students or persons responsible for the account may question specific damage charges up to sixty (60) calendar days after the charge has been sent to the billing address. After that time, the charge cannot be challenged. This includes group or individual damage charges and fines. <br /> <br /> 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Guests</strong><br /> The entertaining of guests or visitors in individual residence hall rooms is permitted as long as such visitation does not infringe upon the privacy and space of the roommate or other Green Mountain College students.<br /><br /> At all times, students are responsible for their guests who are required to conform to all policies and procedures at Green Mountain College while visiting. All guests of Green Mountain College students must carry photo identification and obtain a guest pass from the Department of Residence Life, a Residential Life staff member, or the Campus Security Office if they plan to be on campus for any length of time beyond 10 p.m. Any Green Mountain College resident is allowed to sign in up to three guests at one period of time. Individual guest visitation may not exceed three (3) days in a ten day period. Guests are allowed to stay overnight only if all occupants of the room agree to the visit.<br /><br /> Guests under the age of 18 years old need documented parental permission submitted to the Department of Residence Life. Students wishing to have guests stay beyond the three- day limit must receive advance approval from their Community Director or the Director of Residence Life. (Killington Lodge residents, please refer to Green Mountain College Student Handbook Killington Addendum for most accurate policies at the Lodge)<br /><br /> Guests of Green Mountain College students must register their vehicles at the Campus Security Office and may park in assigned areas for a maximum of three (3) days in a ten day period, without charge. Vehicles that are not properly registered will be towed at the owner's expense. Any former Green Mountain College student who has not completed Withdrawal/Leave of Absence paperwork with the college may not obtain a guest pass until paperwork is complete. Any students banned from campus cannot obtain a guest pass and should be reported to Campus Security if seen on campus.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Keys</strong><br /> Residence hall keys belong to Green Mountain College and are assigned to individual residents for their personal use only. At the beginning of the academic year, each resident pays a $40 key deposit, which will be refunded to the student's account when the keys are returned. Residential students are issued two keys: one universal key for residence hall front doors and an individual room key. Residential students are responsible for carrying their assigned keys at all times. Keys are not to be loaned to anyone or duplicated for any reason.<br /><br /> Students must return keys to a Residence Life staff member upon checking out of their residence hall room. Failure to return the keys at the time of either changing residence hall rooms or vacating campus will result in forfeiture of the key deposit. Students may not change rooms and/or keys without the permission of the Department of Residence Life. Lost keys must be reported to the Campus Security Office immediately so a lock change can be done. The lost key will be replaced for a fee of $20 for each key, plus a $40 charge for changing the lock.<br /><br />1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Loft Policy</strong><br /> Students may construct free-standing, fire-retardant lofts in their rooms. The assigned resident(s) of the room where the loft is located is responsible for maintenance, usage and removal of the loft.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Room Condition Report</strong><br /> Every academic year, each student must sign a Room Condition Report (RCR) and Residential Hall Contract prior to occupancy of the room. The agreement certifies the condition of the room as well as the furniture inventory upon occupancy as confirmed by signature of the resident and a Residence Life staff member. At the end of each academic year, or when a student vacates the room, the student and the Residence Life staff verify the condition of the room and furniture inventory. Failure to complete this room inventory and return it to the Residence Life staff at the time a student vacates the assigned room will result in the loss of the right to appeal any damage charges.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Room Changes</strong><br /> Room changes are not permitted during the first two (2) weeks of the semester, as well as during the final two (2) weeks of classes. A member of the Residence Life staff may make an exception to this policy based on extenuating circumstances, particularly if the health and/or safety of the student is in question. After that time, room changes may be requested as follows:<br /><br /> 1. Residents must meet with a Resident Assistant to discuss reasons for wanting a room change. A roommate contract and conflict mediation with the involvement of a Resident Assistant must be completed before moving forward in the room change process.<br /><br /> 2. If roommate mediation involving a Resident Assistant is not effective, a resident then will arrange a meeting with the Community Director to make a request and obtain a form. The Community Director may request a meeting with both roommates to further attempt to mediate the situation.<br /><br /> 3. A completed room change form must be returned to the Community Director for approval and processing.<br /><br /> 4. Room Change requests will be granted in order of priority, with medical accommodations being granted first, followed by severity of living situations. Note: Space is limited and requests may take time to process due to the availability of open rooms.<br /><br /> 5. Once the room change has been approved, the student is responsible for checking out of the current room.<br /><br /> 6. Keys are exchanged with the Campus Security Office upon approval of the Community Director and must be done by the date indicated on the room change form.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<p><strong>Single Rooms</strong><br /> A limited number of designated single rooms are available for students in the residence halls. There is a $600 per semester charge for a single room. "Double singles" are also available for $800 additional charge per semester as stated above in the Consolidation policy. Single room requests as an accommodation for a documented disability must be made by submitting the appropriate medical documentation and completing a Housing Accommodation Form. Both forms can be submitted to the Coordinator of Accommodations in the Calhoun Learning Center. 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Residence Life Duty</strong><br /> A Community Director and at least 3 Resident Assistants (RAs) are on duty each night. On Sunday – Thursday evening, the Residence Life staff is on rounds between the hours of 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 am; the staff is then on-call until 10:00 am the following morning. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the Residence Life staff is on rounds between the hours of 10:00 pm – 3:00 am, and is also on-call until 10:00 am the following morning. In addition to the 24/7 Campus Security staff, RAs complete rounds through the residence halls and alert and/or provide appropriate documentation to the on-call Community Director for all incidents. Contact information and the name of the Resident Assistant on duty, can be found in the main entrance of each Residence Hall. 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Residence Hall Opening and Closing</strong><br /> Students must arrive to move into the College residence halls at their designated arrival date as indicated on the College Calendar. Students arriving early without prior approval may face conduct charges or fines. Students are expected to leave campus at the end of the fall semester within 24 hours after their last exam. At the end of the spring semester, no students may reside on campus past the final date of exams unless they have an exam on the final day or are participating in or officially assisting with Commencement exercises.<br /><br /> Residence halls and the dining hall are closed during Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break vacations. The specific dining hall operational hours will be posted.<br /><br /> Students who wish to remain in the residence halls during break periods must request permission at least 72 hours prior to the closure of the residence halls. Students who are given permission to stay must have written approval from a Community Director or the Director of Residence Life. The College will make a reasonable effort to accommodate the request of international students and students who live over 500 miles away from the College.<br /><br /> Students will face appropriate sanctions and fines for failing to vacate the residence halls by the aforementioned scheduled times, entering the halls during break without appropriate approval, or returning before the building is officially opened. Students who engage in disruptive behaviors during reading days or the final exam period will be subject to student conduct action and possible removal from the residence halls. Alcoholic beverages and guests are now allowed in the residence halls when classes are not in session.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Storage</strong><br /> The College provides limited summer storage facilities for students who intend to return the following fall semester. Students who are either graduating or not planning on returning to Green Mountain College for the next semester are not permitted to store items. All stored items must have a storage label, available from the Residence Life staff. Items placed in storage without approval will be subject to removal and fines.<br /><br /> Green Mountain College bears no liability for damage or loss of items left in storage. Students must remove all items placed in storage within seven days after the beginning of fall semester. Cardboard boxes, mattresses/box springs, upholstered furniture, futons and futon mattresses, lofts, and carpets will not be stored on campus, due to the pest issues associated with these items in storage.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><h2>Off Campus Housing Policy</h2> Green Mountain College is committed to the social and academic benefits of being a four- year residential College. As a residential institution, Green Mountain College requires all full-time students to live on-campus in the residence halls. In years when enrollment exceeds housing capacity, some students may be granted off-campus status. Students who are granted off-campus status are advised to read leases carefully and be mindful of their own liability when renting an off-campus residence. Students are encouraged to seek insurance coverage for their belongings, should they not be covered under their parents’ homeowners policy. Students who meet the Age, Local Resident, or Married criteria outlined below must notify the Director of Residence Life prior to April 1st of their intention to reside off-campus the following academic year.<br /><br /> <strong>Students who have not been granted off-campus status are advised against signing a lease agreement for an off-campus residence. The Department of Residence Life will not recognize pre-arranged leases when determining the approval of an off-campus housing request.<br /><br /> Living Off Campus Eligibility</strong><br /><br /> <strong>Age</strong><br /> Any student who will be at least 23 years of age by September 1 of the current academic year is exempt from the residential policy.<br /><br /> <strong>Local Resident</strong><br /><br /> A "local resident" must reside in either Rutland County, Vermont, or Washington County, New York, for a minimum of one calendar year prior to requesting to live off-campus. Proof may be requested to verify residency which includes, but is not limited to, valid driver's license, motor vehicle registration, voter's registration, utilities receipts, rent receipts, tax records, or verification from a primary family member (defined as parent or legal guardian or spouse) that the student has lived in one of these counties for at least one calendar year. All incoming new students who meet this criterion must notify the Director of Residence Life of their intention to live off campus.<br /><br /> <strong>Married</strong><br /><br /> Any student who is legally married is exempt from the mandatory residential housing policy. Proof in the form of a valid marriage certificate may be requested by the Director of Residence Life to verify the marriage. All other legal arrangements, including domestic partnerships and civil unions, do not qualify under this policy and may be reviewed by the Director of Residence Life.<br /><br /> <strong>Off Campus Requests</strong><Br /><br /> Off campus housing request are reviewed on an annual basis during the spring term. Students who would like to be considered for off-campus residential status for the following academic year must attend one off-campus housing informational meeting and submit an off-campus housing petition no later than March 20, 2015. Off campus housing petitions are available starting February 27, 2015, and will be distributed during the meetings. Regardless of the situation, any student who wishes to live off campus must submit his/her petition by the published deadline to the Department of Residence Life. Petitions submitted after the published deadline will not be considered.<br /><br /> <strong>Approving Exceptions</strong><br /><br /> In the event that the occupancy numbers permit and on a limited space-available basis, the Director of Residence Life will evaluate student petitions that do not meet the Age, Local Resident or Married requirements based on the following criteria:<br /><br /> Attendance at off-campus informational meeting <ul> <li>Seniority determined by class standing</li> <li> Age</li> <li> GPA</li> <li>Student conduct record</li></ul> All criteria listed above will be taken into consideration in evaluating the petition.<br /><br /> <strong>Exceptions Based on Disabilities</strong><br /> All students, including students with disabilities, are required to reside on campus. Students requesting off campus status as a reasonable accommodation for a documented disability must make that request through the College's disability disclosure process at the Calhoun Learning Center. The Coordinator of Accommodations in the Calhoun Learning Center will assist the Director of Residence Life in a decision regarding the student's housing status. Housing accommodations for students with disabilities can usually be met within the on campus housing environment.<br /><br /> <strong>Part-time Status</strong><br /> Students enrolled in less than eleven credit hours that have at any time enrolled full time at the College must petition to the Director of Residence Life to either live on or off campus. Permission to live on or off campus while a student is enrolled in less than eleven credit hours is granted for that particular semester only. The student must petition for each subsequent semester he/she is enrolled as a part-time student. The College reviews class schedules of all part-time students at the conclusion of drop-add week; if any student released to live off campus for this reason is found to be enrolled at full-time status at this time, their off campus release will be revoked.<br /><br />1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Green Mountain College Policy Against Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking</h2> Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking The following policy and protocol applies to all situations in which a Green Mountain College student or employee believes s/he has been subjected to sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking by a member of the Green Mountain College community. The policy and protocol also applies to visitors and/or participants in Green Mountain College programs who believe that they have been subjected to sexual harassment or sexual misconduct by a member of the Green Mountain College community.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Statement of Policy</strong><br /> Green Mountain College is committed to maintaining a positive emotional and physical environment in which all students have an equal opportunity to achieve success. The College will not tolerate any acts of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking. Any such acts are inconsistent with maintaining social responsibility and academic freedom on campus.<br /><br /> All members of the Green Mountain College community should be free from such acts both in and outside in the classroom. The College seeks to foster a climate free from such acts through a coordinated education and prevention program, clear and effective policies, as well as investigative and grievance procedures that are prompt, fair, impartial, and accessible to all. In response to any reported sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking, the College will take appropriate steps to eliminate the misconduct, prevent its recurrence and address its effects. Creating a safe campus environment is the responsibility of all members of the College community, both individually and collectively. Any Green Mountain College student, staff member, or faculty member may make a complaint of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking against a Green Mountain student, staff member or faculty member at any time. Third parties participating in any Green Mountain College undergraduate program or activity or visitors may also make a complaint of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct against a Green Mountain College student, staff member or faculty member at any time.<br /><br /> Green Mountain College complies with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendment of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities. Sexual harassment and sexual misconduct constitute forms of sexual discrimination prohibited by Title IX. The Director of Human Resources is the Title IX Coordinator, and is responsible for coordinating the College’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. The Title IX Coordinator is available to meet with College community members or third parties as described above regarding complaints or concerns about sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct or related retaliation in connection with College programs.<br /><br /> The Title IX Coordinator’s contact information is as follows: Janie Evans, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management, Title IX Coordinator 002 Pollock Hall, evansj@greenmtn.edu, (802-287-8203). This Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Policy applies regardless of the complainant‘s or respondent’s race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. <br /><br /> (see http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/student-handbook/policies/policy-of-non- discrimination.aspx).<br /><br />1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Misconduct Prohibited by this Policy</h2> Green Mountain College is committed to maintaining a community free from sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking. Therefore, the following misconduct is prohibited as a matter of College policy. For the information of College community members, definitions of consent, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking used in Vermont criminal law are outlined below. The College’s definitions of these types of misconduct are at least as broad and protective of complainants as the definitions used in Vermont’s criminal law, and the College uses its own definitions as a matter of College policy. The College also uses its own standard of proof (preponderance of the evidence) and its own procedures, and does not depend upon the outcome of any criminal proceedings, in handling reports of misconduct covered by this policy.<br /><br /> <em>Sexual Misconduct<br /></em><br /> <strong>Sexual misconduct is defined for purposes of this policy as any sexual contact or conduct with another person without that person's expressed consent.</strong> Sexual misconduct also includes sexual contact or conduct with another person who is under the age of 16 or whose ability to appraise or control conduct is substantially impaired.<br /><br /> For purposes of this policy, consent is defined by the following three criteria: <ol> <li>That consent given is informed. A person engaging in sexual activity should consciously and fully understand what is occurring.</li> <li>That consent given is voluntary. A person engaging in sexual activity should do so without any coercion or pressure to do so.</li> <li>That consent is clearly established. An individual must be clear that his/her partner wishes to engage in all aspects of the sexual activity.</li> Impairment or intoxication by the alleged perpetrator of forced or non-consensual sexual activity does not excuse the conduct, nor does it excuse the alleged perpetrator’s alleged inability to determine whether the complainant’s ability to appraise or control conduct was substantially impaired.<br /><br /> The following constitute violations of the Green Mountain College Sexual Misconduct Protocol and sanctions for students found responsible for such violations will be determined on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the nature and severity of the violation: Non-Consensual Sexual Contact:<br /> Any sexual touching (including disrobing and exposure), however slight, with any body part or any object, by a man or a woman upon a man or a woman, without effective consent.<br /><br /> Sexual Exploitation:<br /> When a student takes non-consensual, unjust, or abusive sexual advantage of another for his/her own advantage or benefit and that behavior does not otherwise constitute non-consensual sexual intercourse or contact, or sexual harassment. Examples include: <ul> <li> inducing incapacitation with the intent to rape or sexually violate another student</li> <li>non-consensual video, audio taping or still photography of sexual activity, allowing others to observe a personal act of consensual sex without knowledge or consent of the partner</li> <li>engaging in voyeurism</li> <li>knowingly transmitting an STD or HIV to another student, or</li> <li> promoting prostitution (i.e. personally gaining money, privilege, or power from the sexual activities of another person).</li></ul><br /> <strong>Non-consensual Sexual Intercourse:<br /></strong> Any sexual intercourse (anal, oral, or vaginal), however slight, with any body part or any object, by a man or a woman upon a man or a woman, without effective consent. Non-consensual sexual activity occurs if a female/male is forced to have sexual intercourse, or if sexual intercourse occurs under circumstances in which he/she is unable to consent to such activities. Sexual intercourse may involve vaginal, oral, or anal penetration by a penis, other body part, or other object. The alleged perpetrator may be known or unknown to the complainant. The force necessary can be any amount or threat of force, which places the victim in fear of injury or in fear of his/her life. The alleged perpetrator need not use a weapon nor must he/she physically abuse the complainant to make him/her fearful of injury or his/her life.<br /><br /> <strong>Stalking:</strong><br /> Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person, which would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or suffer substantial emotional distress. Stalking may take many forms, including persistent calling, texting, or posting on a social networking site as well as physical stalking.<br /><br /> <strong>Dating Violence:</strong><br />Violence, whether verbal or physical, which is committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the complainant.<br /><br /> <strong>Domestic Violence:</strong><br /> Violence, whether verbal or physical, which is committed by a current or former spouse of the complainant.<br /><br /> <strong>Sexual Harassment</strong><br /> It is the policy of Green Mountain College that no member of the College community may sexually harass another. <strong>Sexual harassment is any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature</strong> which includes, but is not limited to: blatant and overt acts such as unwanted or unwarranted touching, bribery, demands for sexual favors, threats of physical and/ or emotional harm, exposing one's self, undue attention, unwanted embraces or bodily contact, sexual gestures, or verbal abuse. Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: such advances or requests are made under circumstances implying that one's response might affect educational or personnel decisions that are subject to the influence of the person making the proposal; or such speech or conduct is directed against another and is either abusive or severely humiliating, or persists despite the objection of the person targeted by the speech or conduct; or such speech or conduct is reasonably regarded as offensive and substantially impairs the academic or work opportunity of students, colleagues, or co-workers; (or) the behavior may be an unwanted series of events or an unwanted single encounter that causes a reasonable individual worry, trouble, or concern.<br /><br /> The College encourages reports of unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, even if the reporting person is not certain whether the perceived conduct meets the thresholds outlined above, so that the College can make a determination through its processes as to whether its policies have been violated.<br /><br /> Green Mountain College recognizes that the protection of free and open speech and the open exchange of ideas is important to any academic community. This recognition is therefore an important element in the “reasonable person” standard used in judging whether sexual harassment has occurred. This policy is meant neither to proscribe nor to inhibit discussion, in or out of the classroom, of complex, controversial or sensitive matters, when in the judgment of a reasonable person they arise appropriately and with respect for the dignity of others. The College also recognizes, however, that verbal conduct can be used specifically to intimidate or coerce and to inhibit genuine discourse, free inquiry and learning. Such abuses are unacceptable. If someone believes that another’s speech or writing is offensive, wrong or hurtful, he or she is encouraged to express that judgment in the exercise of his or her own free speech or to seek redress under the noted procedure(s) when appropriate.<br /><br /> <strong>Retaliation</strong><br /> Retaliating against a person who has in good-faith filed, supported, or participated in an investigation of a complaint of sexual misconduct as defined above is prohibited. Retaliation includes but is not limited to ostracizing the person, pressuring the person to drop or not support the complaint or to provide false or misleading information, engaging in conduct that may reasonably be perceived to affect adversely that person’s educational, living, or work environment, intimidating, threatening or coercing the person, or otherwise discriminating against any person for exercising his or her rights or responsibilities under this policy.<br /><br />1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Procedures for Addressing Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence,</strong><br /><br /> <strong>Dating Violence or Stalking</strong><br /> The College will investigate and respond to all reports of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking connected with the educational or employment operations of the College, whether the alleged behavior occurred on or off campus.<br /><br /> <strong>Confidentiality, Privacy, and Reporting</strong><br /> Different people on campus have different reporting responsibilities and different responsibilities to maintain confidentiality, depending on their roles at the College and College policy. Therefore, when consulting College personnel, all parties should be aware of confidentiality, privacy and mandatory reporting requirements in order to make informed choices. Green Mountain College will make every effort to protect the privacy of individuals while protecting the safety of the community.<br /><br /> If a person wants the details of an incident kept confidential, they should speak with campus Wellness Center counselors, the College Chaplain, or off-campus rape crisis resources who can maintain confidentiality, or call the Campus Conduct Hotline.<br /> Contact information for these confidential resources is as follows:<br /> Wellness Center: 802-287-8376<br /> Campus Chaplain: 802-287-8376<br /> National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673<br /> Campus Conduct Hotline: 1-866-943-5787<br /> See <u>Threat Assessment</u> for details about how the reporting and follow-up for this process works.<br /><br /> If a student wants to file an anonymous “Jane/John Doe Report,” they should contact the Department of Campus Safety at (802)-287-8911. These anonymous reports are designed to provide the complainant with the opportunity to report a possible violation of this policy without necessarily leading to the investigation or discipline of another person. The information from this report will be treated as confidential until the complainant wishes to formally bring a complaint, provided that the information does not indicate that there may be a threat to members of the College community.<br /><br /> The College will protect the confidentiality of individuals allegedly subjected to sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence and/or stalking to the extent practicable in light of the need to do investigations and hold conduct proceedings. The College will not include the names of complainants or other identifying information in publicly-available reports that are compiled as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.<br /><br /> Green Mountain College is also part of a larger community with laws that it has a duty to uphold. Records and statements from College officials and those involved in an investigation may be subpoenaed though the Vermont judiciary system if there is an independent investigation or lawsuit related to a reported act of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking.<br /><br />1<br /><strong>Bringing a complaint</strong><br /> (a) Any student in the College community who believes that he or she has been subjected to sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking as defined above should bring the matter to the attention of the individual(s) designated to receive such complaints in as timely a manner as is practicable.<br /><br /> (b) Complaints by students regarding another Green Mountain College student or a person not a member of the Green Mountain College community should be brought to the Vice President of Student Life who can be reached at 802-287-8377 or in the Student Life Office on the ground floor of Withey Hall. The student will be asked to provide a concise dated and signed statement of the alleged violations (either written by the student or dictated by the student to a College official, then ascribed to by the student) of the Sexual Misconduct Policy and a detailed statement of the facts supporting the alleged violations. Although there is no specified time limit on the filing of a complaint with the College, the College strongly encourages a prompt filing so that a more satisfactory and complete investigation can be conducted.<br /><br /> Complaints may also be filed with the College’s Title IX Coordinator whose contact information is:<br /> Janie Evans, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management, Title IX Coordinator 002 Pollock Hall evansj@greenmtn.edu (802-287-8203)<br /><br /> (c) Complaints by students regarding a Green Mountain College faculty or staff member should be brought to the Academic Dean or the Vice President of Student Life. The Academic Dean will respond to the complaint in accordance with the policies outlined in the Faculty and Staff Handbooks and in consultation with the Vice President of Student Life.<br /><br /> (d) A College administrator may initiate charges within the scope of these procedures to address potential issues of concern to the College and/or a member or members of the College community. In such cases, the procedures described below will be altered to the extent necessary at the discretion of the College for the efficient disposition of a charge, given the circumstances presented.<br /><br /> (e) If any person affected by the College’s investigation or adjudication of a complaint of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking is concerned that another person involved in the investigation or adjudication (such as, for example, an investigator or hearing panel member) may be biased against him or her or has a conflict of interest, the person should inform the office involved in investigating or adjudicating the complaint of that concern as soon as possible. The responsible official will consider the concern and inform the parties of his/her decision as to whether an alternate will be named.<br /><br /> (f) If in addition to (or instead of) utilizing the College’s processes a complainant wishes to bring criminal charges against the individual alleged to have violated this policy, the College will upon request assist students or employees in contacting law enforcement agencies. This action may be taken regardless of whether an individual chooses to file a complaint with the College. For his or her own part, a complainant may choose to notify such agencies with or without assistance from the College, or may choose not to notify such authorities.<br /><br /> (g) Individuals who are being or who may have been subjected to sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking may have the right to obtain orders of protection, restraining orders and/or relief from abuse orders from Vermont courts. The College will support complainants if they wish to have the College’s assistance in making contact with law enforcement authorities and other external resources to seek such orders. The College will respect such orders to the extent applicable. In addition, the College can also impose no-contact conditions on students, employees and third parties over which it has some measure of control. The College will inform complainants of their options in this regard.<br /><br /> (h) Medical Care - Whether or not you decide to pursue criminal charges or a complaint at the College, you are encouraged to immediately seek any necessary medical care after an incident of sexual misconduct, domestic violence or dating violence, and to seek help from appropriate law enforcement, medical or College personnel. Even if you are unsure initially whether you will want to pursue criminal charges or seek a protection order, it is important to preserve all possible evidence in case you decide at some point to do so. Therefore, you should refrain from changing clothes, showering or otherwise changing your physical state after an incident, until after you have consulted with law enforcement or medical personnel about how to best preserve evidence.<br /><br /> (i) If you report sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking to College authorities, College personnel will work with you to determine whether alternative academic, transportation, working and/or living situations are reasonably available and necessary in your particular case. You do not have to file a formal complaint, participate in a student conduct process, or file a criminal complaint in order to ask for such help from the College.<br /><br />1<br /><strong>2. Resolution of a complaint by a student regarding another Green Mountain College student</strong><br /> (a) The Vice President of Student Life or his/her designee* meets with the complainant, discusses the nature of the complaint and requests a written statement from the complainant. [Note: In some instances, the original complaint may come from a student report to Campus Security or the Title IX Coordinator. In cases where the complaint begins with the Vice President of Student Life, the Vice President of Student Life will notify Campus Security and the Title IX Coordinator of the complaint].<br /> <em>*In the event that the Vice President of Student Life is unable to meet with the complainant or there are compelling reasons to exclude him or herself from the process, the Vice President of Student Life or the President may select a designee to resolve a student complaint.</em><br /><br /> (b) The Vice President of Student Life explains the complaint and resolution process, answers questions, and informs the complainant that the investigation is confidential to the extent practicable. The Vice President instructs the complainant not to have contact with the charged party until the incident is resolved. The Vice President also ensures that the complainant either has already been offered or is offered the following options: <ul> <li> Assistance in obtaining psychological and medical care.</li> <li>Assistance in contacting Vermont State Police.</li> <li>Support in writing a report of what occurred and control of what happens to that report.</li> <li> Support in identifying witnesses to the incident for reports.</li> <li>The opportunity to send no-contact orders to the person charged with the offense.</li> <li> A change in academic, living (if the person is in residence on campus), transportation or working situations.</li> <li>Select an advisor of his or her choice to accompany him or her to any hearings or related meetings (this advisor can advise the complainant privately but cannot address an investigator or hearing panel directly).</li></ul><br /> (c) If prior to or during the investigation the College becomes aware that additional College policies (such as alcohol and/or drug policies) may have been violated, students will be notified in writing, and these too will be investigated and resolved through this process. While not condoning infractions of any kind, the College considers reporting incidents of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking to be of paramount importance. Therefore, to encourage reporting, the College may, where appropriate, offer leniency with respect to other policy violations that may be revealed as a result of a report. The nature and scope of the leniency will depend on the particular circumstances involved. The use of alcohol or drugs never makes a complainant at fault for misconduct prohibited by this policy. The College will have sole discretion in determining the appropriate course of action.<br /><br /> (d) The Vice President of Student Life makes a determination based on the present facts about the safety of the complainant and the potential risk to other students. If deemed necessary, the Vice President of Student Life may, at his or her discretion, contact the respondent and may impose an interim suspension or other conditions.<br /><br /> (e) The Vice President of Student Life contacts the respondent and explains the reason for meeting, the nature of the complaint, and the process going forward. The respondent is instructed to keep the process confidential and not to have contact with the complainant. The Vice President of Student Life requests that the respondent submit a written statement regarding the alleged incident within 24 hours of this meeting. The Vice President of Student Life ensures that the respondent is offered the option to: <ul> <li> receive counseling; and</li> <li>select a faculty/staff member to serve as a confidential advocate during the investigation and resolution process;</li> <li>Select an advisor of his or her choice to accompany him or her to any hearings or related meetings (this advisor can advise the respondent privately but cannot address an investigator or hearing panel directly).</li></ul><br /> (f) The Vice President of Student Life reviews the written statements of the complainant and respondent and conducts or appoints another to conduct any necessary follow-up investigation and questioning.<br /><br /> (g) Within five (5) business days from the date the complainant notifies the Vice President of Student Life of the incident, the Vice President of Student Life makes a determination regarding next steps for resolution. The incident may be resolved in one of the following manners in keeping with the Student Conduct Code and the College's conduct process: <br /><br /> <strong>Informal Resolution.</strong> In some instances, incidents and/or allegations of sexual harassment are most appropriately resolved in a manner not resulting in formal student conduct charges, including, but not limited to, meeting with a counselor at the Wellness Center and/or other faculty/staff or other campus or off-campus resources as appropriate (i.e. off campus agencies, mediators, counselors, etc). Informal resolution will not be used in cases involving other alleged violations of this policy.<br /><br /> <strong>Conduct Review Meeting.</strong> A Conduct Review Meeting is conducted by a Community Director to adjudicate the alleged violation in keeping with procedures outlined in the Student Conduct Code.<br /><br /> <strong>The Conduct Review Board.</strong> The Conduct Review Board, comprised of one (1) faculty member and four (4) students as outlined in the Student Conduct Code, conducts a disciplinary meeting and imposes sanctions.<br /><br /> <strong>Sexual Misconduct Officers Investigation.</strong> The Vice President of Student Life contacts the Sexual Misconduct Officers (designated employees appointed and trained on an annual basis on issues related to sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, and how to conduct an investigation process that protects the safety of complainants and promotes accountability), briefs them on the matter, and provides copies of all documents related to the incident. The Sexual Misconduct Officers meet with the complainant and the respondent (and any advisors) independently. They also meet with other witnesses they deem necessary. The Sexual Misconduct Officers prepare a written report of their findings and provide their recommendations to the Vice President of Student Life, usually within ten (10) business days from the date the Vice President contacted the Sexual Misconduct Officers. [In some instances, circumstances may warrant longer than ten days to effectively investigate the incident. In such cases, the Sexual Misconduct Officers must notify the Vice President of Student Life, the complainant, and the respondent in writing and impose a deadline within a reasonable period of time]. The Vice President of Student Life reviews the findings and resolves the complaint as s/he deems appropriate.<br /><br /> <strong>Insufficient Evidence.</strong> The Vice President of Student Life determines there is not enough information to justify filing a formal Sexual Misconduct charge and the student conduct matter is dropped or other charges are assigned, as appropriate.<br /><br /> <strong>False Report.</strong> The Vice President of Student Life determines that the alleged victim made a false statement and the student conduct process is engaged regarding any statements brought forward.<br /><br />1<h2>Additional Information Regarding the College's Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Process</h2> 1. The Vice President of Student Life, acting on behalf of the College, is the administrator who determines whether or not a conduct violation charge is filed, in keeping with the procedures outlined in the Student Conduct Code. A student does not initiate a charge against another student.<br /><br /> 2. The College's process will proceed as stated above even if the complainant has filed a police report. The College encourages students to report alleged sexual misconduct to outside law enforcement agencies, and the College will assist students in making such reports if requested. The College may consult with and review information provided by law enforcement authorities, but the College makes its independent determination about whether or not the Student Conduct Code has been violated. The College's investigation and ultimate decision regarding the complaint proceeds independently of decisions made or not made by law enforcement authorities or a court.<br /><br /> 3. The College's process as described above is between the College and the students involved. All records and information will be held in the strictest confidence practical, given the need to investigate and resolve a complaint. Parents/guardians, attorneys or other outside representatives are not permitted to participate in the process, with the limited exception that if criminal charges are pending against the charged party, an attorney may accompany the charged party to any Conduct Review Meeting or Conduct Review Board Meeting attended by the respondent, and the other advisor-related exception described above. The respondent may consult with his or her attorney during such Meeting(s), but the attorney may not speak to or address the Residence Life staff member or Board or otherwise represent the respondent before the Student Life staff member or Board, orally or in writing. With the student's written permission, the Vice President of Student Life may keep parents appropriately informed regarding the proceedings and outcomes.<br /><br /> 4. <strong>Findings</strong><br /> Hearings involving charges of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking shall use the standard “more likely than not” (also referred to as “preponderance of the evidence”) when determining whether a violation has occurred. Although sanctions may include any form of College penalties listed in the Student Handbook (see http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/student-handbook/student-conduct-code/ sanctions.asp ), a student found to have violated the College policy against non-consensual sexual intercourse will be suspended or expelled from the College. In accordance with federal law, the complainant will be informed in writing, simultaneously with the respondent, of: a) the finding issued in a Conduct Review Meeting or Conduct Review Board Meeting; b) the College’s procedures for complainants and respondents to appeal the SMRP’s decision; c) any change to the results that occurs prior to the time that such results become final; and d) when such results become final. Complainants in non-consensual sexual contact, domestic violence, dating violence and/or stalking cases will be informed of sanctions, and complainants in other types of cases will be informed of sanctions that pertain to them, to the extent permitted by law.<br /><br /> 5. <strong>Appeal</strong><br /> The complainant and respondent involved in a matter that is considered in a Conduct Review Meeting or Conduct Review Board Meeting involving charges of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking each has the right to appeal the decision. The purpose of the appeal is to review the adjudication process. Grounds for Appeal for a case to merit appeal, one of the following criteria must be met: <ul> <li>a procedural irregularity so substantial as to have likely altered the outcome of the meeting</li> <li>new information that could not have been known or brought forward at the time of the meeting that is so substantial as to have likely altered the outcome of the meeting</li> <li> a sanction that is grossly out of line with the violation</li></ul> An appeal must be made in writing to the President of the College within five (5) business days of receipt of written notification of the findings. The appeal must include the grounds for appeal and supporting evidence. The President will review the appeal and render a decision, usually within ten (10) business days after receiving the notice of appeal. The complainant and the respondent will receive written notice of the outcome of an appeal. The decision of the President is final.<br /><br /> 6. <strong>False reports</strong> will not be tolerated and will be dealt with through the College's conduct process. A good faith report that is determined not to be supported by a preponderance of the evidence is not a false report.<br /><br /> 7. As noted above, the College’s first priority is safety. Alcohol or other substance charges may be considered against either or both parties, as applicable, but the investigation regarding misconduct covered by this policy will proceed and be resolved first.<br /><br /> 8. <strong>Rights of Complainant and Respondent Rights of the complainant include:</strong> <ul> <li>The right to have complaints of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence and/or stalking responded to quickly and with sensitivity by campus officials.</li> <li> The right to be informed by College officials of options to notify proper law enforcement authorities and the option to be assisted by campus authorities in notifying such authorities, if the student so chooses. This also includes the right not to report, if this is the student‘s desire.</li> <li>The right to a campus no-contact order against another student or employee who has reportedly engaged in behavior in violation of this policy..</li> <li>The right to be notified in writing of available counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance or students services, both on campus and in the community</li> <li>The right to assistance in changing academic, living (for those residing on campus), transportation and working arrangements after reporting misconduct in violation of this policy.</li> <li>The right to have a member of the College community as an advisor to accompany and assist in the campus hearing process.</li> <li> The right to be accompanied to any formal or informal charge-related meeting by an advisor of his or her choice.</li> <li>The right to have complaints heard by Hearing Board members who have received annual adjudication training on issues related to sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, and how to conduct an adjudication process that protects the safety of complainants and promotes accountability.</li> <li>The right not to have irrelevant prior sexual history admitted as evidence in a campus hearing.</li> <li>The right to be informed of the outcome and sanction of any student conduct hearing, on the terms described above.</li> <li>The right to appeal the findings and sanctions of a Conduct Review Meeting or Conduct Review Board Meeting, on the terms described above.</li> <li> All of the rights afforded the respondent, to the fullest applicable extent, as described below and herein.</li></ul><br /> Rights of the Respondent include: <ul> <li>The right to be treated with respect by College officials.</li> <li> The right to be informed of and have access to campus resources for medical, counseling, and advisory services.</li> <li>The right to have a member of the College community as an advisor to accompany and assist in the campus hearing process.</li> <li>The right to be accompanied to any formal or informal charge-related meeting by an advisor of his or her choice.</li> <li>The right to be fully informed of the nature, rules and procedures of the campus conduct process and to timely written notice of all alleged violations within the complaint, including the nature of the violation and possible sanctions.</li> <li> The right to a hearing on the complaint, including timely notice of the hearing date, and adequate time for preparation.</li> <li> The right to review all documentary evidence available regarding the complaint, subject to the privacy limitations imposed by state and federal law, at least 48 hours prior to the hearing.</li> <li>The right to have complaints heard by Hearing Board members who have received annual adjucation training on issues related to sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, and how tot protects the safety of complainants and promotes accountability.</li> <li> The right not to have irrelevant prior sexual history admitted as evidence in a campus hearing.</li> <li>The right to appeal the findings and sanctions of a Conduct Review Meeting or Conduct Review Board Meeting, on the terms described above.</li></ul><br /> 9. For procedures that apply to cases in which a student or employee (staff or faculty member) claims that an employee (staff or faculty member) has engaged in sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking, please refer to these prohibited acts in the Staff Handbook (see http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/ 272354/handbook_staff.pdf).<br /><br /> 10. Appendix IV outlines information for students who may have been subjected to sexual misconduct (see http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/student-handbook/appendices/appendix- iv-information-for-victims-of-sexual-violence.aspx ). Other information and/or counseling services for students who report they have been subjected to sexual misconduct, and for respondents, are available at the Wellness Center.<br /><br /> <strong>11. Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention:</strong> <li>Vermont Network against Domestic and Sexual Violence: http://www.vtnetwork.org/ about/sane/</li> <li>Medical Exams and treatment: http://www.vtnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/SV- Medical-Resources1.pdf</li> <li> Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter: Hotline: (802) 775-3232 Email: rcwnsmiche@yahoo.com www.rcwn.org</li> <li> Rutland Regional Medical Center: http://www.rrmc.org Sexual Violence Prevention: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention comprehensive sexual violence prevention should focus on all levels that have an effect on violence; the individual, relationship, community and society. Strategies aimed at educating individuals are called risk reduction techniques. http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/ sexualviolence/prevention.html</li> Individuals can reduce their risk of sexual assault by following these tips: examining their values and developing plans related to sexual behaviors including ways to manage peer pressure. Remembering sexual activities can be stopped at any time. Practicing independence and general safety precautions; informing others of their plans including return times, considering meeting dates in public places and paying attention to their surroundings. Avoiding excessive use of alcohol and other drugs can reduce individuals’ risk of sexual violence. Individuals should trust their intuitive sense, if something feels wrong they should be cautious. Individuals should memorize the campus security phone number: 287-8911.<br /><br /> This information was retrieved from the website of the Counseling and Psychological Services Center at Mary Washington University: http://students.umw.edu/caps/sexual- assault-information/preventing-and-responding-to-sexual-assault-sexual-harassment-and- stalking-a-resource-guide/<br /><br /> <strong>12. Federal and State Agencies</strong><br /> Police Services for Poultney, VT<ul> <li> Emergency: Dial 911 (Vermont State Police)</li> <li>Non-Emergency: (802) 468-5355 (Vermont State Police)</li> <li> Town Constable Dale Kerber: (802)287-9112</li></ul> Police service is provided through the Vermont State Police and the town constable. To report a non-emergency, call the State Police at 468-5355; however, if you require emergency services, call 911.<br /><br /> Office for Civil Rights<br /> U.S. Department of Education<br /> 8th Floor<br /> 5 Post Office Square<br /> Boston, MA 02109-3921<br /> Telephone: 617.289.0111<br /> Facsimile: 617.289.0150<br /> Email: OCR.Boston@ed.gov<br /><br /> Vermont Attorney General’s Office, Civil Rights Unit<br /> 109 State Street<br /> Montpelier, VT 05609-1001<br /> 802.828.3171<br /> 802.828.3665 (TTY)<br /> civilrights@atg.state.vt.us<br /> Vermont Human Rights Commission<br /> 14-16 Baldwin Street<br /> Montpelier, VT 05633-6301<br /> 800.416.2010, x25 (voice)<br /> 802.828.2481 (fax)<br /> 877.294.9200 (TTY)<br /> human.rights@state.vt.us<br /><br /> <strong>13. Vermont State Law Definitions</strong><br /> Vermont law defines consent to sexual activity, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking as follows. These definitions are provided for the general information of the Green Mountain College community. The College’s definitions of these terms as a matter of College policy are at least or more broad and protective than the definitions provided by Vermont law. The College’s definitions and method of adjudication (which uses a preponderance of the evidence standard), rather than those used in Vermont’s criminal justice system, will control in all matters related to College-related behavior and hold student conduct proceedings.<br /><br /> <strong>Consent</strong> is defined to mean “words or actions by a person indicating a voluntary agreement to engage in a sexual act.”<br /><br /> <strong>Sexual Assault:</strong> Sexual assault is engaging in a sexual act with another person and compelling the other person to participate in a sexual act:<br /> (1) without the consent of the other person; or<br /> (2) by threatening or coercing the other person; or<br /> (3) by placing the other person in fear of imminent bodily injury.<br /> No person shall engage in a sexual act with another person and substantially impair the ability of the other person by administering or employing drugs or intoxicants without the knowledge of or against the will of the other person.<br /><br /> <ul><li> A <strong>“sexual act”</strong> means conduct between persons consisting of contact between the penis and the vulva, the penis and the anus, the mouth and the penis, the mouth and the vulva, or any intrusion, however slight, by any part of a person’s body or object into the genital or anal opening of another.<br /><br /></li></ul> <strong>Domestic Violence:</strong> Domestic assault includes attempting to cause or willfully or recklessly causing bodily injury to a family or household member or wilfully causing a family or household member to fear imminent serious bodily injury.<br /><br /> <strong>“Household members”</strong> are those persons who, for any period of time, are living or have lived together, are sharing or have shared occupancy of a dwelling, are engaged in or have engaged in a sexual relationship, or minors or adults who are dating or have dated.<br /><br /> <strong>Dating Violence:</strong> Domestic assault includes attempting to cause or willfully or recklessly causing bodily injury to a person one is dating or has dated or wilfully causing such person to fear imminent serious bodily injury.<br /><br /> <strong>“Dating”</strong> is defined as a social relationship of a romantic nature. <br /><br /> Factors to consider in determining whether a dating relationship exists or existed, include:<br /> (a) the nature of the relationship;<br /> (b) the length of time the relationship has existed;<br /> (c) the frequency of the interaction between the parties; and<br /> (d) the length of time since the relationship ended, if applicable.<br /> Stalking: is defined to mean engaging in a course of conduct which consists of following, lying in wait for, or harassing a person, when such conduct:<br /> (a) serves no legitimate purpose; and<br /> (b) would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her physical safety or health, or would cause a reasonable person to suffer emotional distress.<br /> <ul><li> “Course of conduct” means a pattern of conduct composed of two or more acts over a period of time, however short, evidencing a continuity of purpose.</li> <li> “Following” means maintaining, over a period of time, a visual or physical proximity to another person in such a manner as would cause a reasonable person to have a fear of unlawful sexual conduct, unlawful restraint, bodily injury or death.</li> <li> “Lying in wait” means hiding or being concealed for the purpose of attacking or harming another person. </li> <li>“Harassing” means actions directed at a specific person, or a member of the person’s family, which would cause a reasonable person to fear unlawful sexual conduct, unlawful restraint, bodily injury, or death, including but not limited to verbal threats, written, telephonic, or other electronically communicated threats, vandalism, or physical contact without consent.</li></ul> <hr></hr> 1. See 13 V.S.A. § 3251(3) (Sexual Assault - Definitions).<br /> 2. See 13 V.S.A. § 3252 (Sexual Assault).<br /> 3. See 13 V.S.A. § 3251(1) (Sexual Assault - Definitions).<br /> 4. See 13 V.S.A. § 1042 (Domestic Assault).<br /> 5. See 15 V.S.A. § 1101(2) (Domestic Relations, Abuse Prevention - Definitions).<br /> 6. See 13 V.S.A. § 1042 (Domestic Assault).<br /> 7. See 15 V.S.A. § 1101(2) (Domestic Relations, Abuse Prevention - Definitions).<br /><br /> 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (also known as FERPA, or “The Buckley Amendment”)</h2> The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a law that pertains to the privacy of student education records and gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA grants students access to their academic and educational records, an opportunity to seek to have any information (which is thought by the student to be inaccurate or misleading in the records) amended, and some control over the disclosure of information from the record. The information below describes generally the provisions of FERPA, a law that is enforced solely by the United States Department of Education through specified procedures.<br /><br /> The complete text of that Act is available for review at the Griswold Library or at http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html.<br/> By providing the following description, the College is not in any sense undertaking contractual or other obligations, or acceding to any enforcement methods or forum(s), beyond the Department of Education procedures and obligations imposed by law.<br /> 1BuckleyGreen Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Student Access to Non-Academic Records</strong><br /> 1. Present as well as former students must submit a request in writing to the Vice President of Student Life for access to their individual records. These requests, with signed acknowledgment of compliance, will become part of the student's record.<br /> 2. The Vice President of Student Life or designated agent will inform the student when the requested record will be available within seven (7) business days.0<br /><strong>Student Records</strong><br /> Education records are, unless excepted, those records, files, and other materials which contain information directly related to a student and which are maintained by the College or a party acting on behalf of the College. Education records excluded from student access and this definition include, for example:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Confidential information placed in the record before January 1, 1975;</li> <li>Medical and psychological information;</li> <li>Private notes and procedural matters retained by the maker or substitutes;</li> <li> Financial records of parents or guardians.</li>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Records of an Academic Nature</strong><br /> An academic record for each current student is maintained in the Registrar's Office. This record consists of the student's application for admission, secondary school transcript, transcripts of coursework transferred from other Colleges, and standardized test scores. In addition, current information such as grades, academic status, attendance, and Green Mountain College courses are included in the record. These records are retained for a period of approximately ten years after the last date of attendance. Members of the faculty and administrative officers have access to the above records on a need to know basis for the purpose of evaluating student achievement and determining special needs of individual students for educational counseling.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Student Access to Academic Records</strong><br /> 1. Present as well as former students must submit a request in writing to the Registrar for access to their individual academic records. These requests, with signed acknowledgment of compliance, will become part of the student's record.<br /> 2. The Registrar or designated agent will inform the student when the requested record will be available within a forty-five (45) calendar-day time period.<br /> 3. Official University Transcripts will not be issued to any current or former student with an unpaid balance on the student account.<br /> 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Challenges to Student Records</strong><br /> A student has the right to request the amendment of her or his educational records if the student believes that inaccurate or misleading information is contained therein. A student may request, in writing, an opportunity to review the official educational records maintained by the College. The student should write the College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. The College has five business days to respond to the student request. If the College decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the College will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a meeting regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the meeting procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a meeting.<br /><br /> In addition, a student may file a written complaint regarding an alleged FERPA violation by Green Mountain College with the Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605</p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Student's Right to Waiver of Access<br /></strong> The student may waive his/her right of access to confidential academic statements (i.e., recommendations) by signing the appropriate waiver form.<br /><br /> The waiver shall be valid only if:<ul> <li> upon the student request, the names of all persons making confidential recommendations must be provided;</li> <li>such recommendations or statements are used only for the purpose for which they were specifically intended. The College may not demand such a waiver as a condition of admission, award of financial aid, or the receipt of any other services and/or benefits.</li></ul><br /> In addition to the circumstances allowed by FERPA, a student may also waive his/her right to privacy of the academic or student conduct record by signing a Release of Information form (available in the Office of Student Life) indicating the nature and type of information to be released and to whom it may be released, or by other forms that may be used in connection with College athletics or other programs.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Career Placement Records</strong><br /> The Department of Career Services maintains a confidential file on each student who officially registers for the placement service. The file contains the registration form completed by the student, a completed copy of the student's resume, and references provided by persons at the request of the student. The Vice President of Student Life has access to the above records for the purpose of evaluation of student achievement as well as for determining special needs of individual students. Placement records are available to students upon request by appointment. Exception: references will not be disclosed to those students who waived their rights by signature of the waiver contained on the reference form.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Additional College Policies Affecting Students</h2> This section contains additional College policies and regulations that affect students. This includes information regarding: the Anti-Harassment Policy, Vehicle Parking Regulations, the Campus Security Act, the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act, Student Identification, the Disability Policy, the College's Skate Policy, Tent Policy, Withdrawal and Leave of Absence Procedure, the Network Acceptable Use Policy, information regarding Hazing, the Good Samaritan Policy and the Notification Policy for Missing Students who Reside on Campus.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Anti-Harassment Policy</strong><br /> The College recognizes that the protection of free and open speech and the open exchange of ideas are vital to the academic community. This recognition is, therefore, an important element in the "reasonable person" standard used in judging whether harassment has occurred. This policy is meant neither to proscribe nor to inhibit discussion, in or out of the classroom, of complex, controversial or sensitive matters, when in the judgment of a reasonable person they arise appropriately and with respect for the dignity of others. The College also recognizes, however, that verbal conduct can be used specifically to intimidate or coerce and to inhibit genuine discourse, free inquiry, and learning. Such abuses are unacceptable. If a student believes that another's speech or writing is offensive, wrong or hurtful, he or she is encouraged to express that judgment in the exercise of his or her own free speech or bring the matter to the attention of the Residence Life or Security staff when appropriate, who will proceed in accordance with procedures outlined in the Student Conduct Code.<br /><br /> This policy is intended to protect all Green Mountain College students and applies to the conduct of Green Mountain College students, faculty, administrators, and staff. Any student who feels that he or she has been harassed or retaliated against as defined in this policy may file a formal grievance with the Vice President of Student Life, or, where applicable, the College's Title IX or Section 504 Coordinators, as identified herein. If a complaint is against a Green Mountain College administrator, staff member or faculty member, the Vice President of Student Life, Title IX Coordinator or Section 504 Coordinator will refer the complaint for handling to the appropriate College official or office. Students should note that sexual harassment is also separately addressed in the College's Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy.<br /><br /> Green Mountain College defines hazing as any physical, mental, emotional, or psychological act which occurs on- or off-campus and subjects another person, voluntarily or involuntarily, to anything that may abuse, mistreat, degrade, humiliate, harass, or intimidate him/her; or may in any fashion compromise his/her inherent dignity as a person. Also, the requirement by any student or organization member that another member or student participate in any activity which is against College policy or state/federal law will be defined as hazing. Every student on the campus has the right to be free from the humiliation and danger of hazing. Hazing is socially irresponsible and contrary to the mission, values, and community standards of the College.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act</strong><br /> The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, enacted on October 28, 2000, became effective on October 28, 2002. Sex offenders, under the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, must register with the state where an institution of higher education is located (even if they do not reside in the state) once they become enrolled or work at an institution of higher education. Changes in enrollment or employment status also must be made known to the state.<br /><br /> Individuals covered by the act include: <ul><li> An individual enrolled at an institution of higher education in the state on a full-time or part-time basis</li> <li> An individual that has any sort of full-time or part-time employment at an institution of higher education in the state, with or without compensation, for more than 14 days, or for an aggregate period exceeding 30 days in a calendar year.</li></ul><br /> The law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. In Vermont this information can be obtained at:vcic.vermont.gov/sex_offender or by calling the Vermont Crime Information Center at 802-244-8727.<br />1<br /><strong>Green Mountain College Policy Regarding the Use of Tobacco Products</strong><br /> In full of the Surgeon General's reports and other scientific information on the hazards of tobacco smoke, whether active or passive, tobacco products are not sold on campus. Smoking is prohibited in all campus bildings, including those that contain administrative and faculty offices. 0<br /><strong>Vehicle Registration</strong><br /> All Green Mountain College students, employees, and contract service staff who wish to park their vehicles on campus must register the vehicles with the Campus Security Office. Campus registration will be certified by a decal affixed to the vehicle. The person who registers the vehicle for campus parking is responsible for all operation of the vehicle on campus. Any type of vehicle to be parked on campus (automobile, truck, motorcycle) must be registered with the Campus Security Office.<br /> <br /> Green Mountain College registration decals are valid for the college year (Fall & Spring). Registrations will remain valid as long as your privilege has not been revoked. If a person changes vehicles, the new vehicle must be registered. Registration will be issued each college year (Fall & Spring).<br /> <br /> <strong>Registration Category</strong><br there="" are="" three="" categories="" of="" vehicle="" /> 1. Employees/contract services staff<br /> 2. Residential students<br /> 3. Commuter students<br /> <br /> Each category will be identified by a distinctive decal. Registrations are no longer valid when a person is no longer a student or employee at the College. Any person whose registration category changes (i.e., resident student to commuter student) must notify the Campus Security Office to obtain a new decal to reflect the change. Failure to obtain the new decal could result in a ticket and fine.<br /> <br /> The parking area west of the tennis courts shall be accessible to all categories of vehicle registration. It shall serve as the overflow area if other designated areas are full.<br /> <br /> <strong>Parking</strong><br /> Green Mountain College is not liable for any damage to or theft from any vehicles parked on Green Mountain College properties. College community members park on-campus at their own risk and should take any necessary steps (i.e., locking doors) to secure their vehicles.<br /> <br /> <strong>Residential Student Parking</strong><br /> Resident student parking is limited to vehicles with valid resident student decals. All spaces designated for resident student parking will be available to any vehicle bearing a valid resident student decal, on a first-come, first-served basis. Resident students will not be assigned to particular residential lots. Students are not permitted to park in staff/faculty spaces at anytime, which include the Pollock/Dunton, SAGE Hall, Withey and Facilities lots. Residential Students are also prohibited from parking in the Brennan Circle.<br /><br /> <strong>Commuter Student Parking</strong><br /> During the academic year, and between the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, access to the areas designated as commuter student parking will be limited to vehicles bearing a valid commuter student decal. Commuters may park in the small College St. parking lot, the small parking lot between the Waldron Athletic Center and Sage Hall, the north end of the old tennis court or in the Upper & Lower parking lots which are located between the athletic fields.<br /><br /> If a commuter student wishes to leave their vehicle on campus for more than sixteen hours, they must park in the lot west of the tennis courts. Parking in Brennan Circle is limited to College visitors only throughout the year in order to better accommodate day time visitor parking and 24-hour emergency vehicular access.<br /><br /> <strong>Visitor/Guest Parking</strong><br /> Guests of students or staff who wish overnight parking on campus must promptly register their vehicles with the Campus Security Office. They will receive a temporary permit that will provide access to the parking area west of the tennis courts. Guest parking privileges are limited to three (3) calendar days in a 30 day period. Requests for extension of guest parking privileges must be filed with the Campus Security Office. Extensions will be granted only in compelling circumstances, and will be brief in duration.<br /><br /> The area designated as "Visitor Parking" in the Brennan Circle will be limited to College visitors during the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.<br /><br /> <strong>Snow Emergencies</strong><br /> Students, faculty and staff will be notified through email regarding instructions for parking during a snow emergency. Resident Assistants will also post snow emergency instructions in Residence Halls. Failure to comply with snow emergency parking procedures will result in possible fines and towing at owner's expense.<br /> <br /> <strong>Employee Parking</strong><br /> All Employee and Faculty Parking Areas will be limited to vehicles bearing valid employee decals, twenty-four (24) hours, seven days a week.<br /> <br /> <strong>Handicapped/Special Circumstance Parking</strong><br /> Spaces designated for handicapped parking will be restricted to that use 24 hours a day, all year-round.<br /> <br /> Students and employees will occasionally have need for special parking privileges (limited mobility due to injury or illness, vehicle malfunction, etc.). The Campus Security Office must be notified as soon as the special need is known. Special parking privileges will be limited to as short a time as practical in the particular circumstances. If the special need is for medical reasons, the requestor must have documentation from a physician and grant the appropriate College official, Vice President of Student Life if a student, and the Business Office if an employee, permission to contact the requester's physician, in order to obtain information needed to make a decision on the request for special parking privileges.<br /> <br /> <strong>Closing Lots</strong><br /> Under certain circumstances it may be necessary to limit or prevent access to various parking areas. Examples include, but are not limited to, special or unusual events such as Commencement, Trustees' meetings, and weather emergencies (snow removal).<br /> <br /> <strong>Unloading Vehicles</strong><br /> Students and employees will occasionally need temporary parking privileges for loading or unloading vehicles. When loading or unloading, the vehicle's four-way flashers must be on and access is limited to thirty (30) minutes. Parking on sidewalks or emergency zones is not permitted unless specifically directed by a Campus Security officer.<br /> <br /> <strong>Reserved Parking</strong><br /> There will be two spaces marked as reserved parking for students that serve on the local volunteer fire department or rescue squad, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The spaces will be in the College Street lot. The student must provide the Campus Security Office with a letter from the Captain of the Rescue Squad or Fire Chief stating that the student is a member in good standing with that department. Students may only register their own vehicles to be eligible for this parking privilege.<br /> <br /> <strong>Vehicle Violations and Sanctions</strong><br /> Warnings will not be issued. Full enforcement will be in effect when a student first arrives on campus for an early arrival date or at 7 a.m. on the first class day of each semester. Penalties and sanctions apply to students and employees.<br /> <br /> <strong><u>Class One Violations:</u></strong><br /> 1. Parking an unregistered vehicle in a parking area (decal must be properly displayed to be considered registered on campus)<br /> 2. Parking in an area not authorized by the vehicle's decal<br /> <em>Penalty:</em><br /> $25 fine per ticket<br /> <br /> <strong><u>Class Two Violations:</u></strong><br /> 1. Parking in an area not designated for parking (fire lane, sidewalk, etc)<br /> 2. Unauthorized parking in a space reserved for handicapped parking.<br /> 3. Parking so as to block access to parking areas, roadways, etc.<br /> 4. Failure to comply with snow emergency parking procedures.<br /> <em>Penalty:</em><br /> $50 fine per ticket, vehicle subject to towing<br /> <br /> <strong><u>Class Three Violations:</u></strong><br /> 1. Moving violations: driving in an unsafe manner (excessive speed, racing, etc.), or driving on lawns<br /> <em>Penalty:</em><br /> First ticket $50 fine<br /> Second ticket $100 fine and loss of campus parking privileges for remainder of the semester<br /> <br /> <em>Note: Campus parking privileges can be revoked for a combination of four tickets in any of the violation classes and the vehicles are subject to towing at the owner's expense. Motor Vehicle Policy violations may also be referred to the Director of Residence Life for conduct action.<br /></em> <br /> <strong>Boot Policy</strong><br /> Vehicle parking is only allowed in designated areas. Vehicles parked in unapproved areas, such as fire lanes, or vehicles with more than four (4) unpaid parking tickets will be subject to being towed or booted by Campus Security. Once a vehicle is booted, a $50.00 dollar fine must be paid to remove the boot. The fine for booting does not include the cost of any prior parking tickets which have been issued. In addition the vehicle may be towed at anytime after being booted to clear the vehicle from its illegal parking place.<br /> <br /> <strong>Fines</strong><br /> All Fines are payable to the Campus Security Office. All fines not paid within ten (10) business days will be billed to the individual's account in the Business Office. Any individual that has received four (4) parking tickets will have their vehicle banned from campus for the remainder of the semester. If a banned vehicle is found on campus during this time, it will be subject to towing at the owner's expense.<br /> <br /> To appeal a ticket a student believes was received in error, the student must contact the officer that issued the ticket. If the situation cannot be resolved at that point, the student may appeal to the Director of Campus Security in writing within five (5) business days. Ignorance of the parking policies does not constitute grounds for appeal.<br /><br />1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Campus Security Act and Disclosure of Crime Statistics</strong><br /> Originally known as the Campus Security Act, The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires Colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. The Campus Security Office collects the crime statistics from each calendar year and is mandated to send it to the U.S. Department of Education by October 1 of each year. In addition, Campus Security maintains a crime log, which is open to the general public.<br /><br /> The reported crime categories are: murder; sex offenses (forcible or non-forcible); robbery; aggravated assault; burglary; motor vehicle theft; manslaughter; arson; arrests, and numbers of campus disciplinary actions for liquor law violations, drug-related violations and weapon possession; and hate crimes.<br /><br /> In addition, the Campus Security Office will provide, on request from any member of the College community, advice about where to obtain public "Megan's Law" information about registered sex offenders. Green Mountain College's crime statistics for the past can be viewed by going to the website: <u>http://ope.ed.gov/security/</u>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Village of Poultney Ordinance Regarding Alcohol Consumption</strong><br /> The Village of Poultney has adopted an ordinance, Article II Section I - Possession of Open Containers, which provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to have in his/her possession any open container containing any quantity of alcoholic beverage on or in a public place (streets, parks, etc.) or while in a motor vehicle, whether moving or stationary, which is on or in a public place. Violation of the ordinance is a misdemeanor, and conviction may result in a fine of not more than $100.<br /><br /> More information on the Drug Free Campus Act of 1990: <u>http://www.edc.org/hec/dfsca/</u>0<br /><strong>Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act</strong><br /> The Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act requires that Colleges distribute to all students and employees annually, the following:<br /><br /> 1. Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on College property. These College policies are detailed in the Student Conduct Code, the Alcohol Policy, and the Drug/Controlled Substance Policy as outlined in the Green Mountain College Student Handbook.<br /><br /> 2. A description of the legal sanctions under local, state or federal law of the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. These sanctions are detailed below, as well as in the Alcohol Policy and the Drug/Controlled Substance Policy and in Vermont State Statutes: Appendix III.<br /><br /> 3. A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol. These health risks can be found in Medical Aspects of Substance Abuse in Young Adults: Appendix II.<br /><br /> 4. A description of drug or alcohol counseling, treatment/ rehabilitation or re-entry programs that are available to employees or students. These are detailed in Counseling and Referral Services, On and Off- Campus: Appendix I and additional information is available from the Wellness Center.<br /><br /> 5. A clear statement of the College's sanctions for the unlawful use of drugs and/or the abuse of alcohol. These sanctions and policies are detailed in the Alcohol Policy and the Drug/Controlled Substance Policy in the Student Conduct Code.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Disabilities Policy</strong><br /> It is the policy of Green Mountain College not to discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in any of its education programs, activities, services and practices, including application and admissions procedures for otherwise qualified applicants, course availability, awarding of degrees, discipline and dismissal. Educational opportunities will not be denied to an otherwise qualified student because of the need to make reasonable accommodation(s) as required by law and as requested by the qualifying student with a physical/ medical, psychological, and/or learning disability.<br /><br /> The goal of Disability Services, located in the Calhoun Learning Center, is to consider and arrange for reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities by coordinating support services and resources for otherwise qualified students with documented disabilities. Otherwise qualified applicants or students with physical/mental, psychological and/or learning disabilities may self-identify and seek reasonable accommodations by completing the “Self Disclosure Form for Students with Disabilities Requesting Accommodations.” <br /><br /> A qualifying disability may include, for example, a learning or attention disorder, or any other type of disability that substantially limits one or more of the individual's major life activities and/or substantially affects the student's ability to learn or function in a College setting. Once the disclosure form is received, a letter will be sent outlining the specific documentation that must be submitted. The student must submit documentation of their accommodation needs to the Coordinator of Accommodations who will assist in planning and coordinating a reasonable accommodation plan. The student is responsible for activating the accommodation plan and following the Learning Center's accommodation process. Accommodations are not retroactive. The Disabilities Services staff highly recommends that entering students submit this documentation prior to the commencement of classes. All relevant required documentation must be submitted to the Learning Center prior to activating an ADA Sec. 504 plan or granting any accommodations. Documentation must be current (typically less than three years old, depending on the type of disability) and should be based on adult normed diagnostic testing. While high school IEP information is helpful, it typically does not meet the criteria for activation under ADA Sec. 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The online link to the Learning Center's Homepage provides detailed information about the accommodation process and includes forms detailing required documents: <u>http://campus.greenmtn.edu/learning_center/</u> and click on the link for Students with Disabilities.<br /><br /> <strong>The College's designated Section 504 Coordinator for students is the Coordinator of Accommodations, whose office is located in the Learning Center. The College's Section 504 Coordinator is responsible for assuring the College's compliance with laws designed to require nondiscrimination and reasonable accommodations protections for students with disabilities. Any complaints regarding the College's compliance with such laws should be directed to the Section 504 Coordinator who will review the grievance procedure with the student. If the student does not believe that an appropriate resolution has been provided after following the grievance procedure, the student may address his/her complaint to the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, contact information for which is readily available on the internet.</strong>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /> <strong>Student Identification</strong><br /> Each student is issued an identification card (ID), which must be used for checking out books from the library and for admission to the dining room. Students should carry their College identification cards at all times and this ID shall be produced if requested by a College official. Failure to do so may result in judicial charges. There is a $10 charge for issuance of a new card due to loss. (Cards are reissued at the Campus Security Office). Any student who withdraws from the College must turn in the identification card to the Campus Security Office.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Withdrawal and Leave of Absence Policies</strong><br /> Students wishing to leave Green Mountain College during the semester or who are planning to transfer to another higher education institution after the completion of a semester must initiate the leave of absence or withdrawal process with the Student Life Office. The process includes an exit interview with the Vice President of Student Life or his/her designee and the completion of paperwork that assists the student in taking care of any campus business prior to leaving.<br /> <br /> The official date of leave or withdrawal will be set as the last known academic activity (i.e. class attendance). Once the student completes the withdrawal or leave form, the student has 48 hours to move out of his/her residence hall. If a student leaves the College without initiating the withdrawal process, the College is entitled to determine the official date of withdrawal. It is the student's responsibility to take care of all business and College-related matters prior to leaving Green Mountain College.<br /> <br /> <strong>Leave of Absence &ndash; Mid-Semester</strong><br /> A student may request a leave of absence mid-semester through the Student Life Office if extenuating circumstances arise. These circumstances include, but are not limited to, a death in the family, medical reasons, and personal well-being. The request must be reviewed and approved by the Vice President of Student Life before a leave of absence will be granted. If the leave of absence request is granted, the student has up to one year from the date of the leave to return to the college. Students must contact the Registrar&rsquo;s Office when he/she intends to return. The student whose leave of absence is approved is automatically withdrawn from all courses. Tuition will only be refunded in accordance with the refund policy listed below. If the student exceeds the one-year limitation to return, the leave of absence will be administratively changed into a withdrawal. If the student chooses to return after the leave has changed into a withdrawal, then the student must reapply to the college.<br /> <br /> <strong>Leave of Absence &ndash; End of Term</strong><br /> A student who intends to be away from the College for a semester or an academic year for academic or personal reasons after they complete the current semester may request a leave of absence. Students are required to request a leave of absence prior to the start of final exams. The request will be reviewed by the Vice President of Student Life who will determine whether a leave of absence will be granted. A student&rsquo;s tuition deposit, if paid, may be credited to the student&rsquo;s account to be applied toward the next semester&rsquo;s/year&rsquo;s fees. If the leave of absence request is granted, the student has up to one year from the date of the leave to return to the college. The student must contact the Registrar&rsquo;s Office when he/she intends to return. If the student does not return within one-year, the leave of absence will be administratively changed into a withdrawal. If the student chooses to return after the leave has changed into a withdrawal, then the student must apply for readmission to the College.<br /> <br /> <strong>Readmission</strong><br /> Green Mountain College will not automatically readmit a student who has withdrawn or taken a leave of absence from the College. Students who desire to reenter Green Mountain College following a withdrawal or leave must initiate a process for reentry into the College by completing the Application for Readmission form and submitting it to the Registrar's Office. The registrar, in consultation with other campus offices will consider the student's reentry on an individualized basis, taking into consideration financial, academic, and disciplinary status and information.<br /> <br /> <strong>Refund Policy</strong><br /> The following refund schedule reflects the requirement that the College commit its financial resources to its faculty and services for the entire year. Notwithstanding any statement or representation, written or oral, made in any other College publications or otherwise, to the contrary hereof, the College refund policy as to College charges is as follows:<br /> <br /> <strong>Refund Policy for Institutional Charges and Institutional Financial Aid</strong><br /> The College has adopted the following tuition, room, board and fees refund policy. Students who withdraw will receive the following refund: <strong>Time of Withdrawal</strong> <strong>Refund Due</strong><br /> Prior to first day of classes 100 percent<br /> Within first week of classes 75 percent<br /> Within second week of classes 50 percent<br /> Within third week of classes 25 percent<br /> After third week of classes 0<br /> <br /> <strong>Administrative Withdrawal Refunds</strong><br /> No refunds for tuition, room, board and fees are given for administrative withdrawals, including, but not limited to, disciplinary action that results in the suspension or dismissal of a student.<br /> <br /> <strong>Refund Policy for Recipients of Federal Financial Aid</strong><br /> Students receiving federal financial aid will receive a refund based on the current policy specified by Title IV regulations. When students use financial aid to pay for tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and board, any refundable amount is returned to the appropriate Title IV program (i.e., Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and PLUS and Stafford loans). The full amount of a student's refund will be used to restore funds to the Title IV federal account from which aid was received, regardless of any unpaid balance that may still be owed to the College. Students considering withdrawing from the College during a semester are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office.<br /> <br /> <strong>Involuntary Leave and Administrative Withdrawal</strong><br /> The College reserves the right to suspend or expel a student at any time when conduct is deemed to be in violation of College policy or poses a risk to the student or the College. In taking such action the College need not assign further reasons. At the discretion of the Vice President of Student Life and following individualized assessment, a student who is determined to be a danger to the student's self, other members of the community, or the College, or in which the behavior of the student significantly disrupts the living and learning environment of the College, may be involuntarily or administratively withdrawn or placed on Interim Suspension.<br /> <br /> <strong>Referral to Off-Campus Agencies</strong><br /> In particular instances, the Director of Residence Life, the Vice President of Student Life, or a Wellness Center staff member may refer a student to an outside agency for further psychological or medical evaluation. If the Wellness Center staff believes it is in the student's best interest, but the student refuses to cooperate, the Vice President of Student Life will rely upon the counsel of the Wellness Center staff in order to determine the student's ability to remain enrolled. At the discretion of the Vice President of Student Life and following an individualized assessment, the student may be placed on an involuntary leave or administratively withdrawn. The following parameters apply in such instances:<br /> <br /> * If the student is admitted to the hospital or outside agency, the family or legal guardian will be notified and is required to make arrangements to pick up the student upon release and take him/her home for follow up evaluation and/or treatment for the remainder of the involuntary leave of absence.<br /> <br /> * If the student is referred to a hospital or outside agency and is not admitted or refuses to cooperate, the family or legal guardian is notified and is expected to pick up the student from the hospital, outside agency, or GMC and arrange for further evaluation during the required leave of absence.<br /> <br /> * Readmission or return to campus is not guaranteed. In each instance, the Vice President of Student Life, in consultation with the Director of the Wellness Center, will conduct an individualized assessment. In order for a student to be considered for return to campus following an involuntary leave or administrative withdrawal, the following conditions must be met to the satisfaction of the College:<br /> <br /> 1. Written assessment, evaluation, and treatment plan from a qualified mental health professional seen by the student during the leave of absence.<br /> <br /> 2. Interview with the Director of the Wellness Center or designee.<br /> <br /> 3. The College reserves the right to impose additional restrictions or parameters it deems appropriate in addition to those set by the outside evaluator, and/or to seek advice from a professional of its choosing, in the course of making an individualized assessment of the student's ability to return and safely participate in the College's educational and/or residential programs.<br /> <br /> * The College reserves the right to deny return to campus pending review of any evaluations or extend the leave of absence until appropriate conditions can be met.<br /> <br /> * If a student's family member, legal guardian, or sponsor is unable to arrange pick up, the student's continued presence on campus will be contingent upon appropriate assessment as specified above, including all of the required paperwork. If the student refuses to cooperate with any part of the conditions set forth, he/she may be suspended from residency, but allowed to attend classes or suspended from the College. The Vice President of Student Life will make the final determination.<br /><br />1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /> <strong>Skate Policy</strong><br /> All students and guests using rollerblades, skates, or skateboards on College property are required to use the equipment in a manner which is appropriate, considerate of others and of College property and protects their personal safety and that of others. Individuals who use equipment recklessly or without care of others or College property will be required to cease their activity and their actions will be documented. Violations will be addressed through the College's judicial procedures as outlined in the Student Conduct Code.<br /> <br /> For reasons of personal safety, the use of rollerblades, skates, and skateboards inside any building on campus is prohibited. The use of rollerblades, skates, and skateboards is not permitted on College benches (or other outdoor furniture), curbs, or on the steps and railings of campus buildings. Applicable Noise policies in the Student Conduct Code apply.<br /> <br /> Persons wearing rollerblades or skates or using skateboards are strongly encouraged to wear appropriate personal protection equipment (i.e. helmet, wrist guards, elbow and knee pads). Persons engaging in these activities during hours of darkness are also encouraged to wear light-colored clothing and reflective materials.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook, skate policy <br /><strong>Tent Policy</strong><br /> In order to prevent damage to our environment, we ask students who are tenting on College property to move their tents every three (3) days.<br /> &bull; Tents need to be clearly labeled with the owner&rsquo;s name and contact information.<br /> &bull; Tents should only be set up in areas designated for such use: The green area behind the softball home plate at the end of the paved student parking lot and the meadow adjacent to the Labyrinth.<br /> <br /> Tents in violation of this policy will be removed by Campus Security if the owner cannot be reached.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br/><strong>Network Acceptable Use Policy</strong><br /> <strong>Green Mountain College Computing Policy and Code of Ethics</strong><br /> * Every user of Green Mountain College's computing facilities has the fundamental right to network privacy vis-&agrave;-vis other network users. Each user of the campus network is accorded the privilege of a fair share of resources, including a personal network folder, a GMC e-mail account, and a reasonable portion of shared Internet bandwidth. It is unethical for any user to violate these principles.<br /> <br /> * Use of resources associated with College computer accounts for direct financial gain, for instance selling or commercial consulting, is unethical and not permitted.<br /> <br /> The entire text of the College's Computing Policy and Code of Ethics is available on Information Technology's Homepage. The following online link contains detailed information regarding Computing Policy <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/computer_services/computer_policy.aspx">http://www.greenmtn.edu/computer_services/computer_policy.aspx</a>.<br /> <br /> Every computer user on campus must sign an agreement form each academic year indicating they are familiar with and agree to uphold this Code. The form can be accessed online at: <br /><a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/89516/student%20network%20registration%20form%20new%20rev%202 008.07.30.pdf">http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/89516/student%20network%20registration%20form%20new%20rev%202 008.07.30.pdf</a>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Notification Policy for Missing Students who Reside On-Campus</strong><br /> This policy contains the official notification procedures for Green Mountain College concerning missing students who reside in on-campus housing. The purpose of this policy is to promote the safety and welfare of members of the college community through compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. This policy should be adhered to by all college faculty, staff, and students.<br /> <br /> In the event that a member of the college community has reason to believe that a student who resides in oncampus housing is missing (there is no knowledge of a student whereabouts), he or she shall immediately notify Green Mountain College Campus Security. Campus Security will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation. In addition, Campus Security will report the missing person to Residence Life if such information has not already been conveyed.<br /> <br /> During the course of the investigation, Campus Security will determine if the student has been missing more than 24 hours. If Campus Security determines that a student is missing, it will notify local law enforcement agencies and the student&rsquo;s emergency contact no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. If the missing student is under the age of 25 and is a dependant as defined by the Department of Education, Campus Security will notify the student&rsquo;s parent or legal guardian immediately after they determine that the student has been missing for more than 24 hours.<br /> <br /> In addition to registering emergency contacts, students residing in on-campus housing have the option to identify confidentially an individual to be contacted by Green Mountain College in the event the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. If a student has identified such an individual, Green Mountain College will notify that person no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. Students who wish to identify a confidential contact can do so by completing the appropriate paperwork during check-in procedures.<br /> <br /> This policy is effective from the date of issuance and will be made available to all members of the campus community. The Notification Policy for Missing Students who Reside On-Campus can be found with other policies related to students in the Green Mountain College Student Handbook on the College&rsquo;s website (<a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/">http://www.greenmtn.edu/</a>)1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Hazing</strong><br /> ‘Hazing’ means any act committed by a person, whether individually or in concert with others, against a student in connection with pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization which is affiliated with an educational institution; and which is intended to have the effect of, or should reasonably be expected to have the effect of, humiliating, intimidating or demeaning the student or endangering the mental or physical health of a student. Hazing also includes soliciting, directing, aiding, or otherwise participating actively or passively in the above acts. Hazing may occur on or off the campus of an educational institution. Hazing shall not include any activity or conduct that furthers legitimate curricular, extracurricular, or military training program goals, provided that:<br /><br /> (1) the goals are approved by the educational institution; and<br /> (2) the activity or conduct furthers the goals in a manner that is appropriate, contemplated by the educational institution, and normal and customary for similar programs at other educational institutions.<br /> Examples of prohibited individual/group activities include but are not limited to the following:<br /> <ul> <li>requiring the use of alcohol in any process or activity;</li> <li> requiring nudity at any time;</li> <li>vandalizing, defacing, or stealing any property;</li> <li>verbal abuse or threatening physical harm;</li> <li>forcing a person to eat something against his or her will;</li> <li>requiring excessive exercise.</li><br /> Hazing activity may lead to student conduct proceedings with penalties up to and including suspension or expulsion. Hazing may also lead to the termination of a student organization. Hazing will be reported to a law enforcement agency when activity leads the hospitalization of a person or to substantial damage to property.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Good Samaritan Policy</strong><br /> Students or organizations that seek emergency attention for dangerously intoxicated or overdosed individuals will not be subject to college disciplinary action. This policy applies both to the person requiring help and the person or organization reporting their concern. Our community benefits when we encourage people to seek help for those most vulnerable or at risk who otherwise might not receive help.<br /><br /> When students encounter another who may be dangerously intoxicated, overdosed or ill, they should call Campus Safety immediately at 802-287-8911.<br /><br /> Campus Security and Residence Life staff will record names of intoxicated or overdosed student to ensure the students well-being.<br /><br /> In order for this policy to apply, the intoxicated student(s) must agree to timely completion of recommended alcohol or other drug educational activities, assessment, and/or treatment depending on the level of concern for student health and safety.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Student Involvement</h2> Student Life on campus takes many shapes and forms. The Director of Student Involvement works closely with student clubs, organizations and the College Programming Board (CPB) to provide quality programs and activities for students. 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Service Sustainability</strong><br /> The Office of Sustainability provides students with opportunities to become involved in environmentally sustainable programs and initiatives, such as the Recycling Program or the Greening Fund.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Student Government</strong><br /> Student Government at Green Mountain College is comprised of the Student Senate and Club Assembly. The Vice President of Student Life and the Director of Student Involvement advise the Student Senate and Club Assembly.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook <br /><strong>Student Senate</strong><br /> The Student Senate assists students in making their priorities known and assists the College in understanding student needs and desires. The Senate holds annual elections during the spring semester. The Senate Constitution and Bylaws, along with minutes of weekly meetings, upcoming programs and initiatives can be found on the Student Government web site. 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Club Assembly<br /></strong> All student clubs and organizations are under the jurisdiction of the Club Assembly. Club Assembly has adopted the following policy:<br /><br /> <ul><li>All clubs and organizations at Green Mountain College are open to membership to all students of the College regardless of race, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, creed, sexual orientation, or disability.</li> <li>Each group shall have a constitution and bylaws on file with the Director of Student Involvement.</li> <li> Each group must have an advisor who is a campus employee. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Director of Student Involvement.</li> <li>The College is in compliance with P.L. 504 and the United States Department of Education requirements regarding accessibility of facilities and programs for students with disabilities.</li></ul>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>College Programming Board</strong><br /> The College Programming Board (CPB) is charged with providing quality programs throughout the year that meet the needs of a wide variety of students. The CPB surveys students regarding their interests in movies, bands, entertainers, and programs. The CPB is also responsible for providing major events on campus, including the Spring Concert.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook <br /><strong>Green Mountain College Clubs and Organizations</strong><br /> All Green Mountain College clubs and organizations and members of those organizations must comply with the policies as set forth in the Student Senate Constitution. The Director of Student Involvement is responsible for the administration of policies related to clubs and organizations. The following clubs are active in the 2014- 2015 academic year:<br /> <br /> A Capella<br /> Activism @ GMC<br /> Agora Philosophy Club<br /> Agriculture Club<br /> Animal Studies Club<br /> Bike Shop Club<br /> Bio/Enviro Club<br /> Business/Economics Society<br /> Christian Fellowship Club<br College Programing Board<br /> Dance Party Club<br /> DIY Club<br /> DREAM Mentoring Club<br /> Education Club<br /> Equestrian Club<br /> Flow Club<br /> Forestry Club<br /> Green Mountain Otaku: Anime Club<br /> Green Mountain College Outdoor Recreation Association<br /> HERBAL Tribe<br /> Intercultural Center (ICC)<r /> The Mountaineer<br /> Men's Rugby<br /> Model UN<br /> PRANTS (People Really Are Not Their Sex)<br /> Pre-Law Club<br /> Pre-Med/Pre-Vet Club<br /> Puzzle Club<br /> Renewable Energy & Ecological Design Club<br /> Reverie<br /> Rotaract<br /> Shakti Tribal Dance Troupe<br /> Slow Foods<br /> Society of Leadership & Success<br /> Students for Sensible Drug Policy<br /> UNICEF Club<br /><br /> <strong>Club Sports</strong><br /> Baseball Club<br /> Golf Club<br /> Rowing Club<br /> Men's Rugby<br /> Quidditch Team<br /> Ultimate Fisbee Club<br /> Women's Rugby<br /><br /> <strong>Student Organizations</strong><br /> Club Assembly<br /> Student senate<br /><br /> 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /> <strong>Fee</strong><br /> The $346 Student Activities Fee is used to subsidize student-sponsored services, social programs and cultural activities. In the past, funding has been awarded for club programs, comedians, bands, ski trips, films, dances, concerts, special events programs, and lectures. A percentage of the Student Activities Fee is also used to support campus greening activities. The Vice President of Student Life coordinates the distribution of the Student Activities fee to the Student Senate in accordance with the Student Senate Constitution. The Student Activities Fee is a required fee for all students. Students are billed directly for this fee.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /> <strong>Requirements for Student Leadership Positions</strong><br /> Due to the extensive demands inherent in the duties of particular offices, Green Mountain College has established minimum cumulative GPA requirements for holding leadership positions.<br /> <br /> Advisors to clubs are responsible for verifying certification of good standing with the Registrar's Office. Ineligibility continues throughout the semester once declared.<br /> <br /> <strong>Clubs and Organizations:</strong><br /> Presidents or Chairpersons 2.00<br /> <br /> <strong>College Programming Board:</strong><br /> Executive Board 2.25<br /> <br /> <strong>Residence Life:</strong><br /> Resident Assistants 2.50<br /> Head Residents 2.50<br /> <br /> <strong>Student Government Executive Board:</strong><br /> President 2.50<br /> Vice Presidents 2.2<br /> Treasurer 2.255<br /> Secretary 2.25<br /> Association members 2.00<br /> <br /> Individual groups, clubs, or organizations may choose to impose more restrictive grade requirements, but may not lessen the requirements. Students may not be elected, hired, appointed, or chosen if their grade point average (GPA) does not meet the minimum requirement. If a student's GPA falls below the required level, he/she will receive a written notice and be given one semester to bring his/her GPA up to the requirement. A student will be permitted to run for the position again and his/her GPA will be verified at the end of the semester; if it is not above the minimum required, the student will be removed from the position. In addition, a student may not be elected, hired, appointed, or chosen to the above leadership positions if they are on Disciplinary Probation or have unresolved judicial matters or sanctions. The Vice President of Student Life will make the final determination regarding eligibility for leadership positions.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Green Mountain Adventure Program</h2> The Green Mountain Adventure program (GreenMAP) is a department within the Division of Student Life which provides adventure programs and equipment for the Green Mountain campus community. There is generally at least one GreenMAP program every week and weekend. At the heart of the program are the GreenMAP Trip Leaders. The trip leader program is a leadership commitment combining structured experience development, activity specific training, wilderness medicine, mentoring, reflection, and evaluation. The equipment rental shop offers low cost, high quality equipment such as camping gear, ski equipment, kayak and canoe packages for the campus community. GreenMAP also runs the Wilderness challenge, a pre-orientation program for incoming students. Wilderness Challenge trips are five (5) days long and travel all over the Northeast, with such offerings as backpacking, rock-climbing, kayaking, canoeing, yoga, and service work.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Wellness Center</h2> The mission of the Wellness Center is to provide professional and caring support to help students and the Green Mountain College community grow in the areas of physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. The Wellness Center provides: confidential individual and group mental health counseling, community outreach workshops, consultation, spiritual services and counseling, substance use assessments, referrals, 24-hour crisis intervention, and holistic wellness services (i.e. massage, yoga, meditation).<br /><br /> All members of the College community are urged to attend and participate in periodic awareness and education programs which focus on substance use/abuse, homesickness and depression, stress management, relationships, and other personal growth issues.<br /><br /> Green Mountain College offers reasonably priced supplemental health insurance coverage to all students. More information is available by calling the Business Office. International students are required to carry this insurance; other students may elect not to carry it upon providing proof of other coverage to the Business Office by the published deadline.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Reserving of the Bogue Movement Studio</strong><br /> -The Bogue Movement Studio is available for group use and can be reserved through the Wellness Center.<br /> -Individuals interested in leading a group activity must meet with the Director of the Wellness Center and present a proposal for the activity and any relevant credentials (if applicable).<br /> -Once an activity is approved, the leader must submit a request for day/time of activity. Scheduling is on a first-come/first-served basis, so it is recommended that group leaders submit scheduling requests as early in the semester as possible in order to obtain the desired time.<br /> -Once the activity is scheduled, the group leader is provided with access to the Movement Studio key. The group leader is responsible for maintaining the security of the Movement Studio and the key.<br /><br /> <strong>Rules for the Use of the Bogue Movement Studio</strong><br /> -Street shoes and any hard-soled shoes are prohibited in the studio. The floor is designed and intended for use with bare feet.<br /> -If any windows are opened during an activity, they must be shut and locked when the activity is over. If a group leader finds windows unlocked/open upon entering the room, please alert the Wellness Center.<br /> -Under NO circumstances should any of the equipment in the Bogue Movement Studio leave the room (i.e. stereo equipment, yoga mats, blankets, aerobics equipment, etc.)<br /> -When an activity is over, the group leader is responsible for closing and locking windows, turning off all lights and stereo equipment, checking all doors to ensure they are locked, and locking the main door.<br /> -The key to the Bogue Movement Studio must be returned to the Wellness Center immediately after the activity is over to ensure it is available for the next activity.<br /><br /> <strong>Failure to observe and act in accordance with these rules will result in revocation of the privilege to use the Movement Studio. Any questions may be directed to the Director of the Wellness Center, x8376.</strong>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Business and Financial Services and Policies</h2> This section contains additional information regarding the College's business and financial services and policies. Included in this section is information regarding Financial Services, Mail Services, Dining Services, the Bookstore, and the R. Clarke Smith Emergency Loan Fund.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Financial Services</strong><br /> All College financial obligations must be met before the beginning of each semester. Unpaid financial obligations may result in appropriate restrictions including but not limited to) non-admittance to residence halls and classes and the withholding of references and graduation. Transcripts will be withheld until all financial obligations are met. Tuition/room/board payments are due on or before July 1st and December 31st of each College year.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>R. Clarke Smith Emergency Loan Fund</strong><br /> The Board of Trustees of the College, to honor Mr. Smith, who had served on the Board for many years, established the R. Clarke Smith Emergency Loan Fund in 1994. The Vice President of Student Life administers the loan fund. Students may borrow up to $100 for emergency purposes and have up to two weeks to repay the loan before it must be paid back. The student's conduct history is reviewed before a loan is granted. A student is allowed one (1) loan per semester. The funds are usually dispersed to the students, but may also be made payable to a third party. It is at the Vice President's (or his/her designee's discretion) if the student is lent the money. Students interested in securing a loan should contact the Student Life Office in the lower level of Withey Hall or call at 8377.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Campus Security Office</strong><br /> The Campus Security Office enjoys an excellent working relationship with the Vermont State Police and other local agencies. Generally, matters that are brought to the attention of the Campus Security Office are investigated to determine appropriate action. Most incidents are handled by the Residence Life staff, or through the student conduct system. In the event of a more serious incident or crime, outside agencies are called in to make all necessary arrests and/or issue citations as deemed appropriate by such agencies.<br /><br /> All academic, administrative, and athletic buildings are locked in the evening and weekends according to the scheduled use of the facilities. Individuals not associated with the College by employment, as a student, or as a guest of an employee or student, may be deemed to be trespassers.<br /><br /> In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Security and Safety notices are posted within the residence halls and other locations on campus as required. Announcements may also be made in the weekly GMC Journal newsletter and by e-mail.<br /><br /> A security escort service is available for any member of the College community by calling 8911 or 8000, if using an on-campus telephone. The numbers from a cellphone or landline off-campus would be 802-287-8911 or 802-287-8000.<br /><br /> The basic functions of the Campus Security Office are to protect individuals and property, control traffic, and promote and preserve civil order. Lost and found is maintained in the Auxiliary Offices in Withey Room 155 (The Mail Room.)1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Mail Services</strong><br /> Student mailboxes are located in The Gorge in the lower level of Withey Student Center. All incoming mail should be addressed as follows: <br /><br /> <u>Mail Addressed to Poultney Campus Students</u><br /> <em>Student's Full Name</em><br /> Green Mountain College<br /> Box <strong># (note: <u>not</u> student’s room number!)</strong><br /> 3 Brennan Circle<br /> Poultney, VT 05764<br /> <br /> <u>Mail Addressed to Resort Management and Hospitality Management Students*</u><br /> <em>Student's Name</em><br /> Green Mountain College The Lodge<br /> 2500 Killington Road<br /> Killington, VT 05751<br /><br /> * Please note: Only Resort Management and Hospitality Management students that live at the Green Mountain Lodge at Killington, receive their mail at the Lodge.<br /><br /> Poultney campus student mailboxes are located in The Gorge in the lower level of Withey Student Center. Students usually keep the same box number for the duration of their career at Green Mountain College. Mailboxes are assigned to residential and commuter students. It is each student's responsibility to check his/her assigned mailbox throughout the academic year.<br /><br /> Mail is distributed to all mailboxes by 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.closed Sunday. Mail deliveries are not made on Saturday or Sunday. Mail requiring signatures (UPS, Certified Mail, FedEx, packages, etc.) must be picked up in Office Services (Pollock Hall); package notification slips are placed in student mailboxes. Students must bring their Green Mountain College Student ID as identification to obtain packages, express mail, etc. Package pick up hours are posted on the doors of Office Services.<br /><br /> <strong>Poultney Post Office (123 Main Street)</strong><br /> The town post office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to noon. Students typically conduct the following business at the town post office: paying postage-due-cards, purchasing stamps, and mailing outgoing packages.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Dining Services</strong><br /> The college food service is provided by Chartwell’s Dining Service. Chartwell’s provides the college community with a variety of meal options, including commuter and employee plans. All resident students are required to be on a meal plan except by special permission (see "Requests to be Removed from the Meal Plan"). The cost of the meal plan is standard as reflected on account statements with students selecting their meal plan option at the beginning of each semester and may change plan option during the first two weeks of each semester. Students with specific dietary needs may meet with the Director of Dining Services to explore options to accommodate those needs.<br /><br /> All students who are participating in the meal plan will be issued a barcode on their ID card. Students are required to present their ID card when entering the dining room. Failure to have your ID card available may result in the refusal of service. Lost or stolen IDs should be reported to the Dining Service Office immediately so arrangements can be made for the student to access the dining room. Students are to enter the dining room through the main entrance and check in with the dining room attendant. Entering the dining room through the rear patio doors is not allowed.<br /><br /> Students may entertain guests in the dining room by paying for their meal with a meal plan guest pass (2 per semester), Munch Money or cash. Student ID meal-cards are non-transferable and are to be used solely by the cardholder. The lending or borrowing of other students' ID cards for entrance to the dining room will be considered theft and will result in student conduct action.<br /><br /> Dishes and food may not be taken from the dining room. In keeping with health policies, pets are not allowed in the dining room or The Buttery. Backpacks are not permitted in the dining room. Shoes and appropriate clothing are required for dining room attendance.<br /><br /> Behavior deemed by the dining room management as disruptive will result in the immediate removal of offending students from the dining room, and could result in loss of dining room privileges for the remainder of the semester without refund of fees from the College. Students violating the Dining Hall policies and procedures may also be charged through the College's student conduct process.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Requests to be Removed from the Meal Plan</strong><br /> All resident students are required to be on the meal plan. In rare cases, a student with a medical or special circumstance may be exempt from the meal plan. Students wishing to make an exemption request must complete the “Meal Plan Accommodation Request Form.” The form is available online on the MyGMC page, under the <em>Calhoun Learning Center</em> tab.<br /> https://mygmc.greenmtn.edu/ICS/icsfs/Meal_Plan_Accomodation_Request_Form.pdf?target=9539814e-4646-46bf-935a-ce2c6d39e447<br /><br /> Appropriate medical documentation is required.<br /><br /> The Director of Residence Life, the Coordinator of Accommodations, and a member of the Chartwell’s management team will evaluate the exemption request in order to determine if the College's dining services can accommodate the student's needs or if an exemption is the appropriate accommodation. The student will be notified in writing within seven (7) business days of receipt of a complete exemption request, including documentation.<br /><br /> If a student is exempted from a meal plan, an adjustment will be made to the student's account in the Business Office. However, this does not mean that a student will be eligible for an automatic refund. Students should check with the Business Office for specific details.<br /><br /> <strong>Hours of Operation</strong><br /> <em>Withey Dining Hall</em><br /> Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.<br /> Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.<br /> Saturday and Sunday 11:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br /> 4:30p.m. to 6:00 p.m.<br /><br /> <em>Buttery</em><br /> Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.<br /> 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.<br /> Friday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.<br /> Saturday 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m.<br /> Sunday 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.<br /><br /> Questions regarding meal plans, meal service or related issues can be addressed to the Dining Services Office located on the ground floor of Withey Hall.0<h2>Academic Support Services and Policies</h2> This section contains additional College support services and policies for the Griswold Library, the Office of Information Technology, The Calhoun Learning Center and the Office of Career Services.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>The Griswold Library</h2> Green Mountain College's Griswold Library plays an important role in the academic life of the College. Whether you are conducting research for a term paper, developing an independent study project, or working on a group project, the library provides you with essential resources and services. The Library's skilled staff is available to assist students and faculty with their informational, research, and computing needs.<br /><br /> The library collection consists of approximately 76,000 books, 125,000+ electronic books, 280 current periodical title subscriptions, and an expanding collection of documentary and popular DVDs. The library subscribes to 32+ electronic research databases that provide full text electronic access to over 32,000 journals, newspapers, trade publications and government documents. The Library also has a vast collection of publications in micro-reproduction format.<br /><br /> The Library houses a reserve collection of required readings for many courses, along with comfortable study spaces, private study rooms, classrooms, audio-visual equipment, computer labs, and reference and research services. Through participation in inter-library loan programs students may borrow books and articles located in libraries from throughout the United States.<br /><br /> The Library is a collective and vital resource shared with hundreds of people. Information resources available in the library are not only expensive, but often are irreplaceable. Thus, students should conduct themselves in such a manner as to ensure that the library, its collections, and furnishings, will be available to others. Abuse of the library building, its collections, or furnishings will result in student conduct action and assessment of charges for damages. Fees for lost or damaged materials are determined by the library's administration. Specific policies are posted on the library’s homepage.<br /><br /> <strong>Library Hours</strong><br /> Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. (midnight)<br /> Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.<br /> Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.<br /> Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. (midnight)<br /><br /> Library hours may change. For instance, additional opening hours are scheduled during the three weeks leading up to and during final examinations. Hours are reduced during all College vacation periods. Library hours are advertised well in advance of any changes in schedule.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Computer Facilities and Mediated Classrooms</strong><br /> Computing & Technology Services provides numerous resources for a student's computing needs. On the library's first floor is a group of networked computers intended primarily for research. The second floor houses the PC Lab and the Graphics Lab; when not in classroom use, both computer labs are available to students for word processing, research, email, and all the other services available on the network. These labs are equipped with special software programs, such as GIS, SPSS, DreamWeaver, and Adobe Suite. A Mac Lab is located on the ground floor of the library.<br /><br /> The Jose Calhoun Learning Center, located on the third floor of Griswold Library, is equipped with computer work-space that, while intended primarily for instructional use in the Learning Center, is also open to all students for their use. The Dickgiesser Electronic Classroom along with two other electronic classrooms are located on the ground floor of the library. A small computer lab, open 24/7 is located in the Library's lobby. A computer lab is located in The Gorge in Withey Hall. In addition, computers are available for student use in Withey Hall lobby and in The Buttery.<br /><br /> Wireless connectivity is available in both Griswold Library and Withey Hall.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<strong>Theft, Damage, or Misuse of Library or Computer Resources</strong><br /> Conduct such as removing uncharged, non-circulating, or reserve library materials from the library, defacing or damaging materials, intentionally displacing or hoarding materials within the library for one's private use, or other abuse of circulation privileges; using the College's or another person's computer accounts, codes, passwords without authorization; damaging computer equipment; or interfering with the College's computer operating system violates established College policies and may result in a referral to the College conduct process.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Computing and Technology Services</h2> <strong>Computer Services</strong><br /> Student computer services include a Green Mountain College email account, network and internet access. In order to have GMC Internet services available in a residence hall room, students will need to meet the minimum system requirements established by the Computing and Technology Services and purchase an approved network interface (Ethernet) card. (See this link for detailed information: Network Compatibility <u>http://www.greenmtn.edu/computer_services/network.aspx</u><br /><br /> Students will not incur Internet and email usage charges unless they choose to use an alternate Internet carrier. Green Mountain College assumes no liability for service. The College does restrict access to parasitic servers such as NAPSTER.<br /><br /> Students are responsible for routinely checking their College email account. As part of new student orientation, all incoming students may participate in a hands-on introduction to the College's networking facilities. The faculty and administrative staff of the College routinely communicate with students via GMC email and students should check their College email account throughout the day.<br /><br /> <strong>Green Mountain College Computing Policy and Code of Ethics</strong><br /> <ul><li>Every user of Green Mountain College's computing facilities has the fundamental right to network privacy vis-à-vis other network users. Each user of the campus network is accorded the privilege of a fair share of resources, including a GMC email account, and a reasonable portion of shared Internet bandwidth. It is unethical for any user to violate these principles.</li> <li>Use of resources associated with College computer accounts for direct financial gain, for instance selling or commercial consulting, is unethical and not permitted.</li> <li>The entire text of the College's Computing Policy and Code of Ethics is available on Computing and Technology Services's Homepage. See this link for detailed information: http://www.greenmtn.edu/computer_services/computer_policy.aspx</li></ul><br /> Every computer user must sign a contract indicating they are familiar with and agree to uphold this Code.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Calhoun Learning Center</h2> The Jose M. Calhoun Learning Center, located on the third floor of the Griswold Library, is the academic support services center for the Green Mountain College campus. The Center provides all Green Mountain College students with opportunities for an enhanced learning experience by offering a variety of academic support services to assist them in their pursuit of academic success as independent learners and self-advocates. We encourage students and parents to visit the Learning Center page on the Green Mountain College homepage. The Learning Center's homepage is regularly updated and is filled with valuable information: <u>http://campus.greenmtn.edu/learning_center/</u><br /><br /> The Calhoun Learning Center offers individual and small group tutorials, academic skills workshops, academic counseling, and language support for international students. The Learning Center also coordinates academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>How to Get Help at the Learning Center</strong><br /> It is very easy to access the academic assistance provided from the Calhoun Learning Center. A Green Mountain College student needs only to visit, telephone, or email the Center to receive a brief introduction and orientation. All new students visit the Learning Center within the first few weeks of beginning classes. The staff is available by appointment to help students with specific academic problems such as editing papers, tutoring for a particular subject, or to provide assistance with study skills, note taking, and time management and organization. Students may also stop by the Center to discuss or clarify their homework assignments. These services are available to all students.<br /><br /> Each year the Learning Center employs a group of skilled and energetic student tutors. These tutors have contracted to be available during specific hours during the week to work with their fellow students. They are also available by appointment. Their hours are well publicized and their photographs are displayed on the Center's bulletin board to assist in identification. Tutor business cards with contact information are also available. Navigating from the Center's homepage to "How to Find a Tutor" will reveal names, areas of expertise, and contact information. Our student tutors also offer study groups for various subjects.<br /><br /> The Calhoun Learning Center believes in equipping students with the ability to help themselves. Students may choose to attend Skills Workshops that are offered each semester. The workshop series is offered over a six-week period and covers topics from taking notes to writing a final paper, along with topics such as time management, organization, college reading, study techniques/ test taking, and effective research skills. This workshop series is well advertised throughout the campus. Each week's topic is announced in advance so that students may choose whether to attend all the sessions.or opt to participate in just one or two. The Center also offers <strong>Goal Directed Study</strong> for students that desire more productive self-directed study sessions.<br />1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<br /><strong>Academic Accommodations</strong><br /> Although Green Mountain College does not have separate programs for students with documented disabilities and all students must meet individual course and program requirements, the Calhoun Learning Center is the designated office for implementing the appropriate provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by coordinating reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students who have disclosed a documented learning disability and wish to formalize academic support services, including classroom accommodations, must have their paperwork up-to-date and on file in the Learning Center. All documentation, such as psycho educational test results, must be submitted to the Calhoun Learning Center prior to activating an ADA Sec. 504 plan. High school IEP information, while helpful, typically does not meet the criteria for activation under ADA Sec. 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Disclosed information is confidential and not intended for distribution to any party other than those who will be working directly with students. The student determines who may have access to his or her documentation.<br /><br /> For more information regarding Learning Center services or academic accommodations, please contact us at <a href="mailto: calhounlearningcenter@greenmtn.edu">calhounlearningcenter@greenmtn.edu</a> or 802-287-8287.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Office of Career and Personal Development</h2> The Office of Career and Personal Development, located at the front of the CAT Center in Withey Lobby, provides services to help students make informed decisions about undergraduate and post-graduate plans. The department provides a variety of services, educational programs, and resource materials for students and alumni. Assistance is available on choosing career paths, locating internships, writing resumes and cover letters, searching for jobs, preparing for job interviews, networking with alumni, and applying to graduate school. The office has a career resource library, job and internship listings, and connects students to career and graduate school fairs. The Office of Career and Personal Development also tracks the career and graduate school paths of Green Mountain College alumni. For more information, please contact Maia Hanron at <a href="mailto:hanrom@greenmtn.edu">hanrom@greenmtn.edu</a> or (802)287-8352.1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Appendices</h2> This section contains the following previously mentioned Appendices: Appendix I: Counseling and Referral Services On and Off Campus, Appendix II: Medical Aspects of Substance Abuse in Young Adults, Appendix III: Vermont State Statutes, Appendix IV: Information for Victims of Sexual Violence, Appendix V: Safety Procedures, and Appendix VI: Definitions. 1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Appendix I: Counseling and Referral Services, On Campus</h2> <p> <strong>Campus Resources</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Division of Student Life</strong> 802-287-8377<br /> Joseph Petrick, Vice President of Student Life<br /> Lisa Perry, Assistant to the Vice President of Student Life<br /> Bruce Saxman, Director of Involvement Leadership and Adventure Program<br /> Ryan Ihrke, Director of Student Involvement<br /> Chris Marquart, Director of Residence Life<br /> John Aellig, Community Director &ndash; Lyman &amp; Moses Hall<br /> Jennie Gintoli, Community Director &ndash; Ames, Cree &amp; SAGE Hall<br /> Elizabeth Norton, Community Director &ndash; Bogue &amp; North Hall<br /> Renee Beaupre-White, Director of Career Services<br /> <br /> <strong>Athletics</strong><br /> Marybeth Lennox, Director of Athletics 802-287-8378<br /> Daryle Tucker, Assistant Director of Athletics<br /> <br /> <strong>Wellness Center</strong> 802-287-8376<br /> Jessica Ley, Psy.D., Director of the Wellness Center<br /> Jane Allen, Assistant to the Director<br /> Heidie Vazques-Garcia, Senior Staff Psychologist<br /> Shirley Oskamp, Chaplain<br /> Darya McNulty, Massage Therapist<br /> <br /> <strong>Emergency response from on campus</strong> 8911<br /> <br /> <strong>Campus Security Office</strong> 802-287-8911 or 8912<br /> Steven Brown, Director of Campus Security<br /> Bruce Rodd, Officer<br /> Gary Paolillo, Officer<br /> Sven Miller, Officer<br /> Tabitha Ballard, Officer<br /> Gary Turgeon, Part-Time Officer<br /> Kevin Ely, Part-Time Officer<br /> <br /> <strong>Service Learning and Sustainability</strong><br /> Amber Gerrard, Service Learning and Sustainability Coordinator<br /> <br /> <strong>A complete list of on campus resources and contact information is available on the Green Mountain College web site in the &quot;Where Do You Go If....?&quot; Document available at <a href="http://www.greenmtn.edu/Living/Wheredoyougoif.pdf">http://www.greenmtn.edu/Living/Wheredoyougoif.pdf</a>.</strong><br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Appendix I: Counseling and Referral Services, Off Campus</h2> <p> <strong>Off Campus Resources</strong><br /> Emergency Medical Services 802-775-1000<br /> Alcoholics Anonymous (24-hour hotline) 802-775-0402<br /> Serenity House 802-446-2640<br /> Office of Alcohol &amp; Drug Abuse Programs 802-786-5876<br /> (Information and Referrals)<br /> Suicide Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433<br /> Vermont Council on Problem Gambling 1-888-822-8274<br /> Women's Rape Crisis Hotline 1-800-656-4673<br /> Narcotics Anonymous 802-773-9548<br /> <br /> In addition, the Wellness Center maintains an extensive list of off-campus resources. Please contact 287-8376 for more information.<br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Appendix II: Medical Aspects of Substance Abuse in Young Adults</h2> <p> <strong>Chemical Abuse</strong><br /> The medical effects of chemical abuse do not discriminate based on any category, especially age. The following outline represents the <strong>common stages of young adult drug use:</strong><br /> <br /> A. <strong>Initial Use:</strong> The primary entry drug for adolescence is tobacco while alcohol is second and cannabis is third.<br /> <br /> B. <strong>Experimentation/Sampling:</strong> Usually seen as trying a little more.<br /> <br /> C. <strong>Regular Use:</strong> Often considered social or recreational; usually goes beyond, especially if highly addictive substance<br /> <br /> D. <strong>Abuse:</strong> Chemical use that harms or endangers the user or other people. It can be a single episode or a regular pattern.<br /> <br /> E. <strong>Dependency/Addiction:</strong> Chemical use at these stages over a period of time is what causes a breakdown of bodily organs.<br /> <br /> The <strong>primary substance classes</strong> that are being referred to are: sedatives, alcohol, opiates, hallucinogens, cannabis, stimulants, cocaine, amphetamines, &quot;designer drugs&quot; and steroids.<br /> <br /> There are <strong>three</strong> very important concepts in considering the <strong>psychoactive effects of drug use</strong> in young adults:<br /> <br /> A. Several vital organs within adolescents are still developing. These developing organs are at a higher risk of exposure to noxious substances than are mature organs.<br /> <br /> B. Organs involved in metamorphosis (change) are at a greater risk of malformation and disease from exposure to noxious substances than are stable organs.<br /> <br /> C. Combinations of noxious substances taken at critical stages of development probably have an even greater risk effect on developing and changing organs.<br /> <br /> It is important to recognize that beyond the physiological problems outlined, there is likely to be general psychosocial development retardation. If organs are not developing properly or a chemical substance is leaving a young adult at risk for disease, the healthy development of personal and social functions is also at risk.<br /> <br /> <strong>Specific Health Complications of Alcohol Use</strong><br /> Alcohol is toxic to all organ systems. Every drink does damage. Excessive alcohol use (including heavy social drinking) may cause permanent damage to the nervous system and other organs of the body.<br /> <br /> The more <strong>visible health risks</strong> of chronic heavy drinking may involve: heart and brain damage; cancer of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, liver and/or kidney, pancreas damage, ulcers and gastritis, birth defects, poor overall health, and malnutrition during pregnancy.<br /> <br /> <strong>DTs</strong> (Delirium Tremens) result from alcohol withdrawal and may include disorientation, memory impairment and sometimes hallucinations.<br /> <br /> <strong>Health Risks Involved in the Use of Amphetamines</strong> Amphetamine use stimulates the entire nervous system by increasing: heart rate, blood pressure and respiration. It is <strong>characterized</strong> by an individual: being hyperactive, having delusional thinking, experiencing a catatonic state, death, hallucinations, being impulsive, having impaired reasoning and judgment, or paranoia.<br /> <br /> Specific health complications can involve: cardiac arrhythmia, brain-call damage, suicide, liver damage, cerebral hemorrhage (stroke), and dyskinesias (involuntary movement).<br /> <br /> <strong>Anabolic Steroids</strong><br /> <strong>Complications</strong> of steroids include: changes in libido, alterations in spermatogenesis, peliosis hepatitis, mood disorders, increased aggressiveness, and muscle spasms.<br /> <br /> It is also important to point out that these drugs can be psychologically addictive.<br /> <br /> Steroids <strong>do not increase aerobic ability or athletic performance</strong> unless the individual is already well conditioned and is taking the drug in combination with protein.<br /> <br /> <strong>Health Risks Involved in the Use of Cannabis (Marijuana)</strong> In general terms, the use of cannabis affects the flow of sensory information passed between the cortex and different areas of the limbic system.<br /> <br /> <strong>Initial</strong> use can lead to: impaired psychomotor performance, Schizophrenia, acute anxiety/panic attacks, confusional state reactions, such as total loss of reality or paranoia.<br /> <br /> <strong>Immediate or chronic use</strong> can lead to: immunological abnormalities; hormonal changes; chromosome changes, tracheobronchitis (smoker's cough), decrease sperm count or cause abnormal sperm, low motivation, and dependency.<br /> <br /> <strong>Health Risks Involved in the Use of Cocaine</strong> Cocaine is a highly addictive amphetamine that causes <strong>nasal problems</strong> including: frequent nosebleeds, perforation of nasal septum, ulcerations of the nose, chronic nasal congestion and cold symptoms.<br /> <br /> <strong>A Cocaine overdose</strong> can cause: cerebral hemorrhage, respiratory failure, seizures, death, heat stroke, and rapid, irregular heartbeat (ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation).<br /> <br /> In addition to snorting Cocaine, users also inject and/or free base smoke by using drug paraphernalia.<br /> * Use by injections: skin infections, hepatitis, endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart and its valves) and HIV<br /> * Use by free-basing: inflammation of the lungs, explosions, and burns<br /> <br /> <strong>Designer Drugs</strong><br /> It is important to point out that there are approximately 150 chemical simulations to the major classes of the drugs outlined. Structurally, these drugs are between amphetamines and hallucinogens. These chemical substances often have a very potent effect on the central and peripheral nervous system and can cause permanent derangement. Any number of medical and psychological effects, including those previously outlined, can occur with use.<br /> <br /> <strong>Medical and Psychological Complications of Hallucinogens</strong><br /> Hallucinogens (mushrooms being the most popular) cause a distorted mode of action within the central nervous system. Specifically, some of the primary neurotransmitters (Pontine Raphe, Serotonin and Dopamine) for emotional response are affected through inhibition. Use of hallucinogens can cause psychotic symptoms including: paranoia, anxiety and sensory distortion.<br /> <br /> <strong>Medical Complications of Opiates</strong><br /> Use of Opiates may cause: severe dependency, infections from injections; high risk of overdosing; hepatitis; and HIV/AIDS.<br /> <br /> <strong>Volatile Solvents</strong><br /> Inhaling volatile solvents, such as gasoline, lighter fluid or glue can produce a &quot;high&quot;. This practice may also cause: liver damage, nerve cell damage; lung damage; and death.<br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Appendix III: Vermont State Statutes</h2> <p> Students are often curious as to how the State of Vermont might respond to situations involving alcohol, crime, and illegal substances.<br /> <br /> Some examples from the Vermont statutes are:<br /> <br /> * A person knowingly and unlawfully possessing a small quantity of marijuana shall be imprisoned not more than six months or fined not more than $500, or both.<br /> <br /> * A person knowingly and unlawfully selling marijuana shall be imprisoned not more than two years or fined not more than $10,000, or both.<br /> <br /> * A person knowingly and unlawfully possessing a small quantity of Ecstasy, cocaine, heroin, depressants, stimulants, narcotic drugs, LSD, or other hallucinogenic drug] shall be imprisoned not more than one year or fined not more than $2,000, or both.<br /> <br /> * A person knowingly and unlawfully dispensing a larger quantity of a hallucinogenic drug, other than LSD, shall be imprisoned not more than three years or fined not more than $25,000, or both. * A person knowingly and unlawfully possessing larger quantities of such drugs, or dispensing such drugs, shall be subject to more severe sanctions depending upon the circumstances.<br /> <br /> Green Mountain College will cooperate and collaborate with the Vermont State Police, Department of Liquor Control and Drug Enforcement Agency on an as-needed basis in attempt to maintain a safe and secure College community.<br /> <br /> Detailed information on Vermont State Statutes may be found at the following web sites:<br /> <br /> <strong>Alcoholic Beverages:</strong> <a href="http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/chapters.cfm?Title=07">http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/chapters.cfm?Title=07</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Crime and Criminal Procedures:</strong> <a href="www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/chapters.cfm?Title=13">www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/chapters.cfm?Title=13</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Drug Paraphernalia:</strong> <a href="http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/sections.cfm?Title=18&amp;Chapter=089">http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/sections.cfm?Title=18&amp;Chapter=089</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Possession &amp; Control of Regulated Drugs:</strong> <a href="http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/sections.cfm?Title=18&amp;Chapter=084">http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/sections.cfm?Title=18&amp;Chapter=084</a><br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Appendix IV: Information for Victims of Sexual Violence</h2> <p> <strong>What is sexual violence?</strong><br /> Sexual violence is any form of forced sexual activity that you don't agree to, ranging from touching to penetration. It is commonly referred to as rape. It is a serious crime-even if you know the person who attacked you, including a friend, a floor mate, someone you went on a date with, a family member, a professor or staff person, or someone you work with. It's a crime even if you didn't fight back. It's a crime even if you were drinking, taking drugs, given drugs or unconscious. It's a crime no matter what you were wearing or what you did before the perpetrator began making advances. Anyone -- men, women, children and elderly people -- can be the victims of sexual violence.<br /> <br /> <strong>What should I do if I've just been raped?</strong><br /> If you've just been raped, you should first get to a safe place, away from your attacker. Contact Campus Security at extension x8911 if you need assistance. Then you should immediately go to the Rutland Regional Medical Center Emergency Room (160 Allen Street, Rutland, 802-775-7111). Although feeling like you want to bathe or change your clothes before you go to the hospital is common, avoid bathing or changing your clothes until after you have been checked out. Get there as fast as you can. If you need help finding a friend you trust to go with you to the hospital, let a Student Life or Wellness Center staff person know. Calling the police is something you can do from the hospital if you choose to. You do not have to call the police-the Emergency Room will give you that option.<br /> <br /> <strong>What happens in the emergency room?</strong><br /> The Emergency Room has a Sexual Assault Nurse (SANe Nurse) on duty at all times; she will examine your body for injuries and collect information, using what they call a &quot;rape kit,&quot; which is a standard kit with little boxes, microscope slides and plastic bags for collecting and storing information. The attacker may have left behind pieces of information such as clothing fibers, hairs, saliva or semen that may help identify him or her. The hospital will keep this kit on file for several months after your attack. If you choose to seek justice through the legal system, the rape kit will be ready for you to serve as your primary piece of physical information.<br /> <br /> Next, the SANe Nurse will take a blood sample from you. Women will be checked for pregnancy and all rape victims are tested for diseases that can be passed through sex. Cultures of the cervix may be sent to a lab to check for disease, too. They may also check to see if a &quot;date rape&quot; drug was given to you. The results of these tests will come back in several days. If any of the tests are positive, you'll need to talk with your doctor about treatment.<br /> <br /> <strong>What kind of treatment might I need?</strong><br /> The SANe Nurse can tell you about different treatments. If you take the birth control pill or have an intrauterine device (IUD), your chance of pregnancy is small. If you don't take the pill, you may consider pregnancy prevention treatment. Pregnancy prevention consists of taking 2 estrogen pills when you first get to the hospital and 2 more pills 12 hours later. This treatment reduces the risk of pregnancy by 60% to 90%. (The treatment may make you feel sick to your stomach.)<br /> <br /> The risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease during a rape is about 5% to 10%. Your doctor can prescribe medicine for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis when you first get to the hospital. If you haven't already been vaccinated for hepatitis B, you should get that vaccination when you first get to the Emergency Room. Then you'll get another vaccination in 1 month and a third in 6 months. The doctor will also tell you about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Your chance of getting HIV from a rape is less than 1%, but if you want preventive treatment, you can take 2 medicines-- zidovudine (brand name: Retrovir) and lamivudine (brand name: Epivir) -- for 4 weeks.<br /> <br /> <strong>What else should I know?</strong><br /> Being raped can have a huge effect on your life. While some people are affected more or less than others, you may be upset, and you may feel disbelief and shock, fear, anger, anxiety and guilt. You may have an upset stomach or feel nervous, or notice changes in sleeping, eating, and personal hygiene habits, or have nightmares, anxiety attacks, or flashbacks. About half of all people who are raped say they are depressed during the first year after the attack. It's important that you keep appointments with your doctor. Be sure to tell him or her about any physical, emotional or sexual problems you have during this time, even if you don't think they're related to the rape. Counseling services are available to all students at Green Mountain College. Victims of sexual violence may find counseling especially useful to minimize the long-lasting effects of this crime, and our Wellness Center has both male and female counselors who are trained to listen and help you get through this situation. To make a confidential appointment, contact the Wellness Center at 287-4320, or stop by to schedule an appointment at your convenience. In addition, a counselor is on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your counselor can help you access this emergency system; you can also reach a counselor by telling your RA, another Student Life staff member, or contacting Campus Security.<br /> <br /> <strong>Where can I get more information?</strong><br /> Be sure to visit your doctor 1 or 2 weeks after the incident to review the results of the tests done in the Emergency Room. Your doctor will give you information and tell you more about other support services, too. Some of these services include hospital social workers, local rape crisis services, your local public health department and the state attorney general's office.<br /> <br /> <strong>Remember, sexual assault is a terrible crime. But it's not your fault, and you didn't cause it to happen. Rape is against the law. You have the right to report this crime to the police, and you have the right to be treated fairly during the justice process.</strong><br /> <br /> <em>Other Resources</em><br /> * Domestic Abuse Hotline: 1-800-228-7395<br /> * Rape Crisis Emergency Hotline: 1-800-489-7273<br /> * Rutland County Rape Crisis Line: 802-775-3232<br /> * WomenSafe: 1-800-388-4205<br /> * Adult Protective Services Department: 1-800-564-1612<br /> * Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network: 800-656-HOPE<br /> * National Coalition Against Sexual Assault: 717-728-9764<br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Appendix V: Safety Procedures</h2> <p> <strong>Procedures During Fire Alarms</strong><br /> <br /> 1. Always assume an alarm indicates an actual fire<br /> <br /> 2. Immediately prepare to evacuate the building. Before leaving do the following (if it is possible without endangering yourself):<br /> a. Open the drapes or shades.<br /> b. Close the windows.<br /> c. Turn ON the lights.<br /> d. Close but do not lock your door.<br /> <br /> 3. If there is a real fire in a hallway or room do the following:<br /> a. Feel the door before you open it. If it feels too hot do not open the door.<br /> b. If it feels hot, open it slightly, holding your head away and bracing the door with your foot.<br /> c. Put your hand across the opening to test the heat of the air.<br /> <br /> 4. If you believe the hallway is safe and presents no clear danger to yourself:<br /> a. Go out the nearest exit and stay low.<br /> b. Close doors to the hallways.<br /> c. Wear a coat or some other protection over bare skin.<br /> d. Wear hard-soled shoes.<br /> e. Take a wet towel to breathe through (soak it in the water fountain, beverage, etc.).<br /> f. Walk down the steps.<br /> <br /> 5. If the hallway is unsafe:<br /> a. Stop up any openings or cracks through which smoke may enter, using wet towels, blankets, sheets, etc.<br /> b. If smoke does enter your room, open the window. If sealed, break it with some heavy object.<br /> c. Remain near the window and wait for the arrival of the fire department.<br /> <br /> 6. All residents are required to completely vacate the building when the alarm is activated. The Residential Life Staff, Security staff or appropriate civil authorities will instruct you to move to certain locations to assure your safety -- do so immediately. The only people permitted in the buildings are designated members of the Fire Department; they will determine when the building is safe for other people to re-enter. Residents are not permitted to re-enter the building until the College official in charge gives a directive. Because the audible alarm has ceased does not mean that residents are permitted to reenter a building.<br /> <br /> <strong>Procedures During a Bomb Threat:</strong><br /> Upon receipt of a bomb threat, the person receiving the call should attempt to keep the caller on the line as long as possible and ask them to repeat the message. If the phone is equipped with caller ID, record the phone number.<br /> <br /> Pay attention to:<br /> 1. Background noises (motors running, automobiles, music, laughter).<br /> 2. Is the voice male/female, calm/excited, do they have an accent or other speech identities, do they sound familiar?<br /> <br /> Write down the date and time the call was received and try to get the following information:<br /> <br /> 1. When is it set to go off?<br /> 2. Where is it set to go off?<br /> 3. What does it look like?<br /> 4. Why are you doing this?<br /> 5. Who are you?<br /> <br /> Report the call immediately to the Security Office. Do not evacuate the building by pulling the fire alarm. Do not turn on any light switches or use two-way radios while in the affected building. If the building must be evacuated, it will be done verbally under the direction of Campus Security to an assigned area in a safe distance from the building.<br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook<h2>Appendix VI: Definitions</h2> <p> 1. The term <strong>&quot;College&quot;</strong> shall mean Green Mountain College. <br /> <br /> 2. The term <strong>&quot;student&quot;</strong> shall include all persons matriculated, enrolled, registered or taking any courses at Green Mountain College. Persons who withdraw after allegedly violating the Student Conduct Code, who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the College or who have been notified of their acceptance for admission are considered <strong>&quot;students&quot;</strong> as are persons who are living within the residence halls during the academic year, although not enrolled at the College. This Student Conduct Code applies to all locations of the College and to programs of the College in other locations (i.e. off campus field trips, study abroad programs, etc.).<br /> <br /> 3. The term <strong>&quot;faculty member&quot;</strong> means any person hired by Green Mountain College with instructional rank or to conduct teaching activities.<br /> <br /> 4. The term <strong>&quot;Green Mountain College official&quot;</strong> includes any person employed by Green Mountain College performing assigned administrative, security or professional responsibilities.<br /> <br /> 5. The term <strong>&quot;member of the Green Mountain College Community&quot;</strong> includes any person who is a student, faculty member, staff member, or any other person employed by Green Mountain College. A person's status in any particular situation shall be determined by the Vice President of Student Life in consultation with appropriate Green Mountain College offices (Human Resources, Registrar, etc)<br /> <br /> 6. The term <strong>&quot;Green Mountain College premises&quot;</strong> and &quot;Green Mountain College property&quot; includes all land, buildings or facilities in the possession of or owned, occupied, used or controlled by Green Mountain College.<br /> <br /> 7. The term <strong>&quot;organizations&quot;</strong> is a collective term meaning any number of persons who belong to an officially recognized Green Mountain College club or athletic team.<br /> <br /> 8. The term <strong>&quot;judicial body&quot;</strong> means any person or persons authorized by the Vice President of Student Life to determine whether a student has violated the Student Conduct Code and to recommend the imposition of sanctions.<br /> <br /> 9. The term <strong>&quot;shall&quot;</strong> is used in the imperative sense.<br /> <br /> 10. The term <strong>&quot;may&quot;</strong> is used in the permissive sense.<br /> <br /> 11. The <strong>&quot;Vice President of Student Life&quot;</strong> is the person designated by Green Mountain College to be responsible for the administration of the Green Mountain College Student Conduct Code.<br /> <br /> 12. The term <strong>&quot;policy&quot;</strong> is defined as written rules or regulations of Green Mountain College.<br /> <br /> 13. The term <strong>&quot;protected groups&quot;</strong> is defined as any party specifically cited in the Green Mountain College nondiscrimination policy or subject to legal protection against discrimination under federal or Vermont Law.<br /> <br /> 14. The term <strong>&quot;contract worker/vendor&quot;</strong> is defined as any person or persons hired by Green Mountain College to perform or dispense services for a fixed period of time.<br /> <br /> 15. The term <strong>&quot;sponsored guest&quot;</strong> is defined as any person or persons invited by a College official, faculty member, or organization to perform or dispense services for a fixed period of time.<br /> <br /> 16. The term <strong>&quot;official records&quot;</strong> is defined as any type of media which is maintained by Green Mountain College as part of the student record or file or which is used in maintaining the student record or file, except records maintained solely by the maker or otherwise not within the scope of FERPA, as described in the College's FERPA statement and the FERPA law itself.<br /> <br /> 17. The term <strong>&quot;business days&quot;</strong> is defined as a full day in which business is conducted. The counting of business days begins the next full day after the violation occurs or notice is received. Business days begin at midnight and conclude the following midnight and are not restricted by the official College office hours and the student or College official actually receiving the material.<br /> <br /> 18. The term <strong>&quot;guest&quot;</strong> is defined as a residential student that is not a resident of the hall or room s/he is visiting; commuter student; non-student, visiting during the day; non-student, visiting overnight.<br /> <br /> <strong>CONDUCT CODE DEFINITIONS</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Accepts Responsibility:</strong> A student who has been charged with a violation admits that s/he is responsible for that violation.<br /> <br /> <strong>Apology:</strong> A written or verbal apology to an individual who was inconvenienced, insulted or embarrassed by the accused student's behavior.<br /> <br /> <strong>Appeal:</strong> A written request submitted to the appropriate staff member as outlined in the Appeal policy in the Student Conduct Code.<br /> <br /> <strong>Community Restitution:</strong> A student who accepts responsibility or is found responsible for a violation of the Student Conduct Code serves the community s/he has inconvenienced, insulted or embarrassed. This restitution may be through assisting a faculty/staff member or working with a campus department. A specific number of hours and a deadline are set at the time of sanctioning.<br /> <br /> <strong>Conduct Review Meeting:</strong> The method of adjudication for all Level I violations and any Level II or Level III violations where the student admits responsibility and/or where there is no dispute of fact. Student Life staff members conduct and convene these meetings.<br /> <br /> <strong>Confiscation:</strong> The appropriation of certain items from a person or area that could be later used as information for an alleged violation of College policy. Confiscated items are not subject to be returned.<br /> <br /> <strong>Decline to Accept Responsibility:</strong> A student who has been charged with a violation of the Student Conduct Code and does not admit that s/he is responsible for that violation.<br /> <br /> <strong>Disciplinary Probation:</strong> A student is allowed to continue enrollment at Green Mountain College with the understanding that, during the period of time while s/he is on Disciplinary Probation, any further violations of the Student Conduct Code could result in suspension from the College.<br /> <br /> <strong>Educational Sanction:</strong> A sanction designed to provide an additional educational opportunity for a student who has been found responsible for violating the Student Conduct Code.<br /> <br /> <strong>Expulsion:</strong> Permanent separation from the College as a result of a judicial meeting or at the discretion of the Vice President of Student Life. Expelled students are ineligible for readmission to the College.<br /> <br /> <strong>Fines:</strong> Money to be paid to Green Mountain College by students who have been found responsible for specific violations of the Student Conduct Code or other College policies.<br /> <br /> <strong>Interim Suspension:</strong> In certain circumstances where there is an alleged or perceived direct threat to self or others, the Vice President of Student Life, or his/her designee, may impose a temporary suspension prior to formal judicial proceedings or administrative decision by the Vice President of Student Life. Interim suspension may be imposed to (1) ensure the safety and well-being of members of the College community; (2) to ensure the student's own physical or emotional safety and well-being; (3) if the student poses a direct threat of disruption of or interference with the normal operations of the College; (4) if the student has been charged or is likely to be charged with a felony. During Interim Suspension, the student shall be denied access to oncampus housing and/or the campus (including classes) and/or all other College activities or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible, and/or may be subject to other conditions as the Vice President of Student Life may deem appropriate.<br /> <br /> <strong>Judicial Review Board:</strong> The Judicial Review Board reviews instances of appeal, repeat instances of violations of the Student Conduct Code, or alleged violations involving significant dispute of fact. A student may also elect a Judicial Review Board Meeting (rather than a Conduct Review Meeting) for alleged Level II or Level III violations.<br /> <br /> <strong>Monetary Damages:</strong> Fees assessed to students for damage done to an individual or the College's property. Damages may be assessed to individuals who have been found responsible for the damage and/or to a group of individuals. Damages not associated with specific individuals may be billed to a hall, building or other organization.<br /> <br /> <strong>Parental Notification:</strong> Parents will routinely be notified regarding alcohol and drug violations for which the student is found responsible. They may also be notified prior to the adjudication of a case at the discretion of the Vice President of Student Life. Parents may also be contacted if the Vice President of Student Life believes that the student poses a danger to him/herself or others or in other instances as outlined in the College's FERPA Policy contained herein.<br /> <br /> <strong>Preponderance of the Information:</strong> Standard of proof in Conduct Review Meetings and Judicial Board Review Meetings where it is &quot;considered more likely than not&quot; that the violation occurred.<br /> <br /> <strong>Sanction(s):</strong> Consequences imposed upon a student during the course of a judicial proceeding or by the Vice President of Student Life (or his/her designee) as outlined in the Student Conduct Code.<br /> <br /> <strong>Suspension:</strong> Separation from the College after being found responsible for a violation of the Student Conduct Code. Suspension is imposed for up to one year. Readmission is not guaranteed and is at the sole discretion of the Vice President of Student Life.<br /> <br /> <strong>Violation:</strong> Committing any of the prohibited acts as outlined in the College's Student Conduct Code or outlined in any other College policies contained in the student Handbook.<br /> <br /> <strong>Wellness Center Referral:</strong> At any point during the investigation of an alleged violation or as a sanction for a violation for which a student has been found responsible, the student may be referred to the Wellness Center for an assessment. The content of the assessment is held in strictest confidence, but the Wellness Center staff will confirm that the student was assessed and provide recommendations as appropriate.<br /> <br /> <strong>Witness:</strong> Any individual who has witnessed an incident or has knowledge of an incident in which the Student Conduct Code was allegedly violated may be called upon to provide a statement during the investigation or adjudication of the alleged violation.<br /> <br /> <strong>Written Warning:</strong> An official notice by a staff member to a student who has violated College policy indicating that should the behavior in question continue, additional disciplinary action will be taken. The written warning stays in the student's disciplinary record.<br /> <br /> <br /> </p>1Green Mountain College, GMC, environmental studies, Vermont, college in Vermont, green school, environmental education, green education, liberal arts college, service learning, academics, student handbook
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