Hampshire College values the ability to facilitate outcomes through both formal and informal processes. As often as possible, the College encourages students to utilize informal processes, such as restorative conferencing or working with interns and house directors in residence life to resolve conflict. Engaging in informal processes means there will be no formal disciplinary record, however it is the right of students and administrators overseeing processes to request and recommend the use of formal processes, such as filing a complaint with the Community Review Board. All of the processes listed in the conduct hearing procedures section, except restorative conferences, are considered formal processes and include the creation of a formal disciplinary record. The goal of both formal and informal processes is to repair harm find resolution for all involved parties.
Code of Conduct
Hampshire College students, whether or not they are on campus or enrolled as a degree candidate, must abide by this code of conduct and its associated policies. Guests of Hampshire students and students from other colleges who are enrolled in Hampshire College courses are required to comply with these policies while on the Hampshire College campus and while off campus when participating in Hampshire College programs and activities.
Informal and Formal Processes