Student Handbook

A Message from the Dean of the College:

Dear Student:

Your college education is one of the most important investments you'll ever make. It has the potential to transform you as a person and to make available to you a world of future opportunities. Because of the tremendous importance of your college experience, you should give serious thought regarding what you intend to accomplish while here. Our goal is to help prepare you for a responsible life of learning, service, and leadership. This goal is best achieved through your intellectual, ethical, spiritual, and personal growth. Success will depend upon the efforts made by you and by the college.

The college strives to provide highly qualified faculty and staff and an environment supportive of the College's mission and your personal growth both inside and outside the classroom.

You are responsible for taking advantage of the many opportunities available to you including attending classes and completing academic assignments on time, becoming involved in college life, abiding by the policies and regulations of the college, and seeking assistance if needed.

Roanoke is an academic community that operates on the principles of honesty, personal responsibility, and respect for self and others. You are expected to conduct yourself in accordance with these principles, and will gain the most from your college experience if you model your behavior on them. Three publications, Academic Integrity at Roanoke College, The Student Conduct Code of Roanoke College, and this Student Handbook, set out in detail what is considered appropriate conduct and what constitutes misconduct. You will be provided with copies of these publications and should familiarize yourself with their contents.

On behalf of the faculty and staff of Roanoke College, I wish you success in your college career. Please contact the Dean of Students Office if you have questions or comments regarding student life.



Richard A. Smith
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs
Shirley C. and Donald E. Morel Dean of the College