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Departments and Programs of Instruction
Includes requirements, course descriptions, and faculty.
All statements contained in this catalogue reflect the approved policies of Vassar College as of January 1, 2017. However, for educational or financial reasons, the college reserves its right to change the provisions, statements, policies, curricula, procedures, regulations, or fees described herein. Such changes will be duly published and distributed.
Students, faculty, and staff are responsible for all information and deadlines contained in this catalogue and in the current Student Handbook
. The Student Handbook
and the Schedule of Classes
supplement the Vassar Catalogue
and expand upon college policies and procedures.
Vassar College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, or age in the admission of students to the college; in any of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the college; in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship or loan programs, and athletic and other programs administered be the college; or in the employment practices of the college. Additionally, should state or federal law be enacted during the period this policy is extant which prohibits discrimination based upon a group’s protected status not listed in the above categories, this policy will be deemed amended to afford protection to such groups. Inquiries concerning the application of this policy prescribed by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Internal Revenue Service, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA) of 2008 may be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, which is charged to coordinate the college’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX, Section 504, and the ADAA.
Vassar College Annual Fire Safety and Security Report
Because we value the safety of all members of the Vassar College community and as required by the Clery Act, Vassar College publishes the Annual Fire Safety and Security Report (AFSSR). The AFSSR includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Vassar College; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from Vassar College. Our Annual Fire Safety and Security Report also outlines various campus safety, fire safety, and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The AFSSR also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The AFSSR is available on the college’s website at http://security.vassar.edu/statistics/. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the director of Safety & Security at (845) 437-5301.