code of community responsibility


The taking of property belonging to the college, a business, or another person is a violation of community trust and of our Code of Community Responsibility.

The policy against theft includes:

  • larceny;

  • willful concealment;

  • theft of mislaid or lost property;

  • receiving stolen property; and

  • shoplifting

Theft of Services

Theft includes property and also services. Eating in the dining hall without paying is considered theft of services as is occupying or using college facilities or residence hall rooms without authorization.

Theft or Other Abuse of Computer Facilities and Resources

Theft or abuse of computer facilities and resources includes but not limited to:

  • unauthorized entry into a file (to use, read, or change the contents, or for any other purpose);

  • unauthorized transfer of a file;

  • use of another individual's identification and/or password;

  • use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member, or Colby-Sawyer College official;

  • use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or abusive messages or misuse the Colby-Sawyer College logo;

  • use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with normal operation of the Colby-Sawyer College computing system [see also Disorderly Conduct/Disruption]; and

  • use of computing facilities and resources in violation of copyright laws; and

  • any violation of the Colby-Sawyer College Information Resources Acceptable Use Policies.

Policy revised May 2014 by the associate dean of students and director of citizenship education.

  • Living communities and learning communities are based on a foundation of trust.
  • Excellence
  • Interconnectedness
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Stewardship