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D. Educational Policy, Academic Advising, and the Conduct of Classes

Legislation regarding educational policy is established, under the Governance, by faculty vote. Each member of the Vassar faculty is expected to know and to observe the general academic regulations both in the section on “Degrees and Course of Study” in the Catalogue and in the digest of basic legislation and procedures which follows. Both the Advisor’s Handbook and the Student Handbook also explain academic and library regulations and academic standards. Questions regarding interpretation of academic legislation should be addressed to the dean of studies, as should those of a procedural nature. Modifications of academic legislation are in general accomplished through proposals of the Committee on Curricular Policy to the faculty.

Nondiscrimination Policy — Vassar College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief or expression, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, or age in the admission of students to the college or to any of the rights, privileges, programs, access, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the college; or in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other programs administered by the college. This policy of nondiscrimination extends to the employment practices of the college with respect to students, as well as all other employees. 

Inquiries concerning policies regarding students with disabilities should be addressed to the director of disability and support services, as well as the dean of studies. (See also Section II.A below). Questions concerning alleged discrimination or harassment involving faculty should be addressed to the faculty director of affirmative action.  

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