By reason of its responsibility to promote its educational purpose, Hobart and William Smith Colleges have an inherent right to preserve order and maintain stability through the setting of community standards and prescribing of procedures for the enforcement of such standards. The foundation underlying the prescription of community standards at Hobart and William Smith is the tenet that the exercise of individual rights must be accompanied by an equal amount of responsibility. This assures that the same rights are not denied to others. By accepting membership in the Colleges community, a student acquires rights in, as well as responsibilities to, the whole College community.

The Handbook of Community Standards provides much of the detailed behavioral guidelines members of the Colleges community are responsible for knowing. The policies included in this handbook supersede all previously published policies. All students are responsible for knowing the material in this handbook.

Handbook of Community Standards

Alcohol & Other Drugs Information - 2016-2017 Annual Notice


Montrose A. Streeter is the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs. He oversees the on-campus judicial processes. You may contact him at streeter@hws.edu or by calling the Office of Student Affairs at (315) 781-3900.

Off-Campus Report

The Colleges utilize an app "HWSNotify" for community members to report any concern with off-campus properties. The app is currently available for Android devices via the Marketplace. It is also available via your desktop by clicking the link below:



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