Policy of Responsible Freedom
The philosophy behind the policies contained in this Handbook 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.