I. The Scot’s Key Information

Applicability and Jurisdiction

The Scot’s Key Student Handbook, college policies, and the conduct processes apply to all College of Wooster students at all levels of study, in all programs, locally or abroad (including off campus studies) who are enrolled at The College of Wooster, as well as all student groups and organizations. For the purpose of student conduct, the College considers an individual to be a student when an offer of admission has been extended and thereafter as long as the student has a continuing educational interest in the College (e.g., a student who is admitted but has yet to register for classes is said to have a ‘continuing educational interest’ in the College and is therefore under the jurisdiction of The Scot’s Key, even though the student has not attended any classes), or period of time remaining in housing (e.g., staying past graduation).

By voluntarily choosing to affiliate with The College of Wooster, students accept the responsibility to comply with the regulations outlined in The Scot’s Key, which applies to behavior both on and off The College of Wooster campus.

The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities may initiate disciplinary action and impose sanctions against a student or student organization for the violation of any conduct policy that occurs on or off campus when the alleged conduct would, if true, impair, interfere with or obstruct the mission, processes or functions of the College of Wooster or when the alleged conduct would, if true, endanger the health, safety or welfare of the student or others or would endanger any college property. Conduct associated with computer networks and online environments are included in the College of Wooster jurisdiction.

The College of Wooster reserves the right to revoke admission or enrollment prior to the first day of classes without engaging in the conduct process. Admission or enrollment may be revoked as a result of lack of academic progress, arrest or criminal conviction, disciplinary matter or other behavioral concern that may violate college policy and is brought to the attention of college administrators.

The College of Wooster reserves the right to terminate a housing agreement with a “student tenant” prior to the expiration of the term of the agreement and require that the student vacate the dwelling unit only when the termination follows a hearing in which it was determined by the college that the student violated a term of the housing agreement or violated the Scot’s Key or other policies and procedures.

The College reserves the right to investigate and resolve reports of alleged misconduct from the time of a students’ offer of admission* through the actual awarding of a degree and departure from campus post degree-attainment (even if the conduct is not discovered until after a degree is awarded), including, but not limited to:

  • During the academic year
  • Before classes begin or after classes end
  • During time pursuing credit away from the campus (e.g., study abroad, internships, co-ops)
  • During periods between terms of actual enrollment (e.g., during withdrawal with subsequent readmission)
  • While on a leave of absence from the College
  • While in college housing

*Any lying or misrepresentation on any Admissions material that is discovered following enrollment and the first day of classes will be investigated and adjudicated through the college conduct system.

The Scot’s Key and all applicable college policies are designed to enhance educational experiences; foster a vibrant, inclusive, and equitable community; promote students’ thriving, and furthers Wooster’s educational mission through its student-centered approach. As such, students should expect to offer and receive the following from members of The College of Wooster community. 

What follows is a listing of policies that prescribe the standards of conduct the College requires of students. Students are required to become familiar with these policies and must comply with them. 

Questions regarding The Scot’s Key may be directed to The Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities or Dean of Students’ Office at 330-263-2545 or conduct@wooster.edu or dos@wooster.edu.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

The College of Wooster adheres to all federal, state, and local civil rights laws banning discrimination in private institutions of higher education. The College of Wooster will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of race, color, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, political affiliation, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability of a qualified individual, age, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any complaint process on campus or within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies.

Important Contact Information

Office/Contact NameEmailPhone
Center for Diversity and Inclusioncdi@wooster.edu330-263-2434
Dean of Studentsdos@wooster.edu330-263-2545
Longbrake Student Wellness Centerlstine@wooster.edu330-263-2319
Lowry Center and Student Activitiesstudentactivities@wooster.edu330-263-2062
Residence Lifereslife@wooster.edu330-263-2498
Campus Safetycampus-safety@wooster.edu330-263-2590
Campus Safety Emergency Line:330-287-3333
Everyday Requests, Minor Incidents:330-263-2590
Student Rights & Responsibilitiesconduct@wooster.edu330-263-2501