Guide to Student Life
The Guide to Student Life serves as a resource and reference guide for your journey of learning and personal development at Young Harris College. We encourage you to take advantage of the many services and programs offered by the faculty and staff that are designed to enhance your overall college experience. The administration and Board of Trustees at Young Harris College believe that one of their primary responsibilities is to encourage the development and maintenance of an environment within the YHC community that best permits the institution and its students to realize their goals. These expectations center on policies and procedures that: establish and maintain a safe and healthy campus; provide an environment that is conducive to learning and personal development; support and reflect local, state, and national laws; provide equal opportunities for all students; and reflect principles of shared responsibility.
The Guide to Student Life is divided into multiple sections:
- A Tradition of Excellence – an overview of the institution that includes the history, goals, values, and mission statement of the college
- Campus Information – a detailed list of the many programs and services offered by the college to help students succeed academically and socially
- Student Life Policies – an outline of important policies and procedures relevant to student life; it includes subsections for Campus Activities, Residence Life, and Student Organizations. These policies and procedures are in addition to the academic expectations and responsibilities of students, and each student is responsible for knowing, observing and adhering to all student life policies and procedures.
- Student Code of Conduct – an outline of the institution’s expectations and student rights and responsibilities; it creates a standard by which students are expected to conduct themselves that is consistent with the educational goals of the college.
We look forward to working with you in many ways as you begin or continue your Young Harris College experience. The proud tradition of academic challenge and achievement, the success of our athletic teams, the many quality programs and activities offered through the student development program, and the beautiful environment within the North Georgia Mountains all combine to make this place very special. Have a great year!
Examination and Revision
The policies of Young Harris College are under continual examination and revision. The Guide to Student Life is not a contract; it merely presents the policies in effect at the time of publication and in no way guarantees that the information contained herein will not change. We encourage you to review these policies regularly and refer to the Guide when questions arise.