Student Judicial System
Basic Principles of Responsibility
As stated in the Albion College Student Handbook:
"Albion College is commiteed to a philosophy whereby students are treated as adults. As such, each student has primary responsibility for the quality of his/her educational experience and for meeting the College's academic and social expectations....
Institutional expectations, regulations, and practices are established to provide an environment conducive to human growth, to reflect the values to which the College subscribes, to recognize the proximity in which students live with one another and to recognize the developing capabilities of students as they encounter and progress through the college experience. The purpose of these expectations, regulations and practices is to promote:
- The academic mission of the College;
- Those opportunities and settings that facilitate the coming together of persons of different persuasions and backgrounds;
- Respect for the rights of others;
- The values that evolve from our heritage as a College related to the United Methodist Church.
It is the student's responsibility to initiate and maintain communication with parents or guardians. This is especially the case when enrollment is discontinued, or when circumstances exist that may affect a student's ability to maintain good academic and/or social standing or to meet the requirements for graduation."
The Albion College Student Handbook explains the expectations for behavior of individual students and student groups and the College's judicial process.
Campus Crime Statistics
Below are additional statistics related to safety and security on campus that are not included in the Annual Security (Clery) report. The information provided is for the last three academic years, which for statistical purposes begins on July 1 and ends on June 30:
|CRIMES AND SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
| Larceny From Motor Vehicle
| Larceny (Total)
|a. $200 and over
| b. $50 - $199
| c. Under $50
|Malicious Destruction of Property (Total)
|a. College Property
|b. Personal Property
|Trespassing/Request to Leave Campus
| Suspicious Person(s)
| OTHER INCIDENTS
| Vehicle Accidents
|a. Bus/Train Station
|e. Equestrian Center
|i. To/From Parking Lot
*This includes vehicle lock-outs, a service Campus Safety began providing in February 2013.
Privacy Rights Policy
"The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (the Act) of 1974 (as amended) is a federal law which states (a) that a written institutional policy must be established and (b) that a statement of adopted procedures covering the privacy rights of students be made available. The Act provides that the institution will maintain the confidentiality of student educational records and access to them by students...." To read Albion College's FERPA policy, please see the Albion College Student Handbook.
Forms and Resources
Specific questions regarding the information below, please contact the Student Affairs Office.
Withdrawal from the College
"Students who wish to withdraw from the College during a semester (i.e., withdrawing after enrollment has been completed at the beginning of a semester and before the completion of final exams) should initiate the withdrawal process by contacting the vice president for student affairs. To withdraw at the end of a semester, students should also contact the vice president for student affairs...." Please see the Student Handbook for more information about withdrawal from the College. Please also consult the Academic Catalog or the Accounting Office web site for information regarding the College's refund policy.
Leave of Absence
"Leave of absence is a privilege that may be extended to those who desire to interrupt, but not to discontinue permanently, their enrollment from Albion for one or two semesters. Applications must be made in writing to the vice president for student affairs prior to the semester for which the student is requesting the leave of absence...." Please see the Student Handbook for more information about a leave of absence.
Readmission to Albion College
"Former students, or students who have completed withdrawal procedures, may apply for readmission to the College at the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. Applications for readmission are to be submitted at least one month prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student wishes to return." Student Handbook. For questions about completing the Readmission application and the Transfer Student Applicaton Supplement Certification of Good Standing form, please contact the Student Affairs office by e-mail
or phone 517-629-0226.
Readmission Application Form
Transfer Student Application Supplement Certification of Good Standing
U.S. Constitution Day
Albion College observes Constitution Day each year on September 17.
The Student Affairs Office encourages students to become registered voters. Each fall semester, prior to the State of Michigan's voter registration deadline for the November general election, the Student Affairs office will provide students with information about voter registration. For Michgian residents, information about registering to vote, registration deadlines, and voter application forms in the State of Michigan, please visit the Secretary of State's website at www.michigan.gov. Students not eligible to vote as a Michigan resident, please contact the state election authority in your state of residence for information on voter registration in that state.