Charter and Polity of the College

A Polity for the college was first suggested at a faculty meeting in 1943 by the dean. A faculty committee was elected and drafted a Polity, which was then promulgated by the president. In April 1949 the faculty elected a committee to revise the Polity. The resulting document was approved by the faculty on April 9, 1950, and was adopted by the Board of Visitors and Governors on July 8, 1950. Since that time, the Polity remains our principal governing document overseen by the board with participation by the faculty. The college has instituted a minimum five year review process to update the Polity, with amendments coming forward as needed. The last revision, found here, was in February 2020.

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