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ARCHIVED 2015-16 SG&PS Undergraduate Catalog 
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Student Handbook

A Message From the Dean

We are so pleased that you have chosen Doane College to pursue your bachelor’s degree.  Our mission is to provide a program of study that will help you continue your development as a leader in your workplace and all other aspects of your life. 

This handbook is designed to serve as a guide to the policies and procedures in place to assist you during your time with us.  It was developed with input from students, alumni, faculty, staff, administration, and even a couple of lawyers, and is considered to be a work in progress.  While we have attempted to anticipate all situations that should be addressed by the procedures in the handbook, we know there are some that might not be covered.  When a circumstance arises that requires creative problem-solving, we will work with you to develop a good plan of action.

The policies outlined in this handbook were not delivered to us etched on stone tablets.  They were designed by people using the best resources available at that time for decision-making.  Circumstances can arise that make adapting or waiving a policy both wise and appropriate.  Again, we are ready to work with you if a special need requires reexamination of a policy.

The environment in which we operate and the people we serve are constantly changing, so we need your help to measure the effectiveness of the processes and practices we have in place. 

We want you to learn, enjoy the learning process, and end every course with a feeling of accomplishment and pride in the work you have done.  How will we know when that happens?  You must tell us.  You are the people with the greatest competence to assess our work. 

We are honored to have you with us and look forward to growing with you.


Janice Hadfield, Dean

All provisions of this publication are subject to change by the college and are not contractual.

Academic Services and Resources  

Academic Policies and Procedures  

Financial Services and Resources  

Educational Costs and Business Regulations  

Technology Services and Resources  

Students Rights and Responsibilites  

Student Conduct  

Academic Calendar  



Applicants for admission and employment or professional agreements with the College are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation or any other protected class recognized by state or federal law in admission or access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs and activities. Sexual Harassment and sexual violence are prohibited forms of sex discrimination.

Any person having inquiries concerning the College’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, of the Civil Rights Act 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is directed to contact Laura Sears, Director of Human Resources at laura.sears@doane.edu or  1014 Boswell Ave. Crete, NE 68333; (402) 826-6773.  Laura Sears has been designated by the College to coordinate the institution’s efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504.  Any person may also contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, regarding the institution’s compliance with the Regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or Section 504.