The College reserves the right to place reasonable restrictions on conduct and to protect the integrity of the academic process. Regulations regarding student conduct and the Allegheny College Honor Code are published in The Compass, the student handbook, given to all students at the start of the academic year. On matriculation, students must acknowledge their obligations under these documents and the authority of the College to impose appropriate sanctions in the event of infractions, including suspension or expulsion. Students should refer to The Compass for detailed information and explanations concerning the honor code, the judicial system, residence life regulations, the alcohol policy and other College policies.
The College has adopted a number of policies designed to protect the integrity of the individual and the institution. Allegheny College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, age, or handicap in any of its educational programs, activities, or with respect to employment, including the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972. Sexual harassment as well as sexist behavior limits an individual's options, experiences and achievements. Allegheny College prohibits sexual harassment of a member of the College community or applicant for admission or employment by any other member. Sexual harassment violates both College policy and, when an employee is the victim, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Inquiries related to EEO or Title IX may be directed to Amy Hirschy, Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Officer, Reis Hall, 814-332-4356. Inquiries related to Section 504, Rehabilitation Act, may be directed to Nancy Sheridan, Director of Student Support Services, 814-332-4356. Inquiries related to sexual harassment may be directed to Rhonda Matthews, Associate Director of Residence Life, Reis Hall, 814-332-3865.