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Colgate University Dean of the College records, A1004

Identifier: A1004

Scope and Contents

The Dean of the College records consist mostly of administrative documents related to student life outside of academics at Colgate University. They cover topics such as student government, discipline, admissions, advising, residential life, Greek life, campus activism, and extracurricular activities.


  • Creation: 1929 - 2004

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research; however, special restrictions apply to portions of this collection in accordance with the Colgate University Archives policy on restricted records. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives for further information.

Historical note

The Office of the Dean of Students appears to have been established at Colgate University in the early 1930s as part of administrative restructuring that took place under President George Cutten. It later became known as the Office of the Dean of the College.

Today the Office of the Dean of the College is responsible for "creating enriching and safe campus environments and developing opportunities for students to learn and lead beyond a formal classroom setting." Its responsibilities include addressing incidents of bias, harassment, and sexual misconduct on campus; administrative advising; upholding the academic honor code; and awarding academic honors and distinctions.

Dean of the College website, Colgate University, accessed November 20, 2014, Howard Williams, A History of Colgate, 1819-1869 (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1969), 289,


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Language of Materials



In general, the original order of the material, in which files were roughly organized by subject and year, has been maintained. Material in this collection is arranged in six (6) series.

Guide to the Colgate University Dean of the College records
Sara Klik and Allyson Smally
January 21, 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries Repository

13 Oak Drive
Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology
Colgate University
Hamilton New York 13346 United States US
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