Dean of Student Affairs

Student Handbook

Contact Us

For further information, contact:

The Dean of Student Affairs Office
Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

Phone: 845-758-7454


After a hearing, either formal or informal, in which accountability is established, an appropriate sanction will be imposed. Notice of such a sanction can be given by the President, the Executive Vice President, members of the Office of the Dean of the College, the Dean of Student Affairs Office, the Office of Residence Life & Housing, the Grievance Committee, or the Student Judiciary Board.

Sanctions generally include warnings, community restitution, fines, social probation, loss of housing, mandatory psychological assessment, leave, suspension, and expulsion. Social probation is an official warning; during the period of time for which it is assigned, usually a semester or year, any violation of College rules, especially a violation of the rule that led to the probation, will be cause for serious disciplinary action. Social probation may have provisos or conditions attached to it, including but not limited to: apologies, work with a campus office as restitution to the community, counseling (on or off campus), restitution, loss of campus housing, or fines (paid within a specified time). Failure to meet the terms of the probation can result in the withholding of grades or transcripts, loss of financial aid, suspension, or expulsion. Suspension is normally for a semester or a year. Expulsion is permanent. A student who has been suspended or expelled may not be on College grounds without explicit permission from the Dean of Campus Life or a designee.