Castleton prepares this catalog with the student in mind. While not a contract per se, this catalog, in combination with subsequent catalogs, each semester's Course listing, the College Handbook, and special announcements, identifies the expectations for a student to earn the distinction of being a Castleton State College graduate. Careful and thorough reading will allow the completion of requirements with few, if any, misunderstandings.
Castleton State College reserves the right to make changes in the course offerings, degree requirements, charges, regulations, and procedures contained herein as educational and financial considerations require.
Audited financial statements are available for review through the Vermont State Colleges.
Every member of Castleton State College should work to ensure non-discriminatory processes and practices with faculty, staff, and students. Qualified students are recruited for, admitted to, and participate in all college programs without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability. The college will provide reasonable accommodations to create equal opportunity for students with known disabilities. Faculty, administrators, and staff are employed without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. The college will make reasonable accommodations to the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee. Additionally, the college will engage in affirmative efforts to recruit, admit, and support students, and to recruit, employ, and support employees, in order to achieve the diversity that advances the educational mission.
Castleton State College complies with state and federal laws related to equal opportunity and non-discrimination. Any questions or complaints about potential or perceived discrimination in violation of any state or federal law should be directed to Janet Hazelton, Equal Opportunity Officer, Woodruff Hall, 802-468-1208; or the Vermont State Colleges Office of the Chancellor in Waterbury; or the Vermont Office of the Attorney General; or the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission in Washington, D.C. Please contact the Equal Opportunity Officer if auxiliary aid or service is needed to apply for admission or employment.
For a complete copy of the college's grievance procedures go to http://elm.vsc.edu/Pages/Policies_and_Procedures.aspx and click on policy 311. Copies are also available from the Human Resources office in Woodruff Hall and the Student Life Office in the Campus Center.