community council

mission statement

Community Council is a hearing body consisting of students, faculty and staff from the Colby-Sawyer College community. The council's primary purpose is to adjudicate alleged violations of the college's Code of Community Responsibility. Additionally, through information sessions and forums, active and passive programs, sanctioning, and personal interactions, the council seeks to educate the college community about respect, individual rights and responsibilities, honesty, and our community standards. Council members strive to be role models in the community by upholding the Code and respecting individual differences and different points of view. Council members work to bring a high degree of professionalism, honesty, understanding, fairness and objectivity to the conduct system.

requirements for membership

To be eligible for Community Council, students must be in good academic standing and dedicated to enhancing our community. Community Council members should possess the following characteristics:

  • Willingness to become a role model in regards to the Code of Community Responsibility
  • Ability to make tough decisions
  • Strong personal ethics
  • Creativity
  • Confidence
  • Maturity
  • Respect for individuals

Colby-Sawyer College community members are encouraged to nominate individuals who they feel would be an asset to Community Council.

selection and training

Students who are interested in serving on community council must submit a cover letter, resume and references as well as go through an interview process. Students who are selected to serve on community council undergo approxomately 8-10 hours of training before they hear cases.