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About This Handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to provide you with information about Marlboro College and its employment policies and to describe the benefits and privileges of working here. This handbook is not an employment contract, and should not be interpreted as such, but will be a valuable resource for the duration of your employment here. Please take the time to read the handbook thoroughly and familiarize yourself with Marlboro’s policies and benefits. Wherever this handbook describes a benefit that is provided via a separate plan, the plan documents (and not the description used in this handbook) govern.

Changes to the Handbook

This handbook supersedes all previous versions and/or memos that may have been issued from time to time on subjects covered herein, except where noted within the handbook. The online version of our handbook supersedes all printed copies.

Marlboro College reserves the right to review, add, change, modify or delete terms set forth in these policies. Staff will be notified of any changes.

No individual supervisor or manager has the authority to change policies or benefits at any time. If you are uncertain about any information within this handbook or any interpretations of the information within this handbook, please contact the Human Resources Office.

Marlboro College Mission Statement

The goal of Marlboro College is to teach students to think clearly and to learn independently within a structured program of liberal studies. Students are expected to develop a command of concise and correct English and to strive for academic excellence informed by intellectual and artistic creativity; they are also encouraged to acquire a passion for learning, discerning judgment, and a global perspective. The College promotes independence by requiring students to participate in the planning of their own programs of study and to act responsibly within a self-governing community.

Marlboro College Graduate School Mission Statement

The mission of the Graduate School of Marlboro College is to offer responsive, innovative education of the highest standard in professional studies in the topic areas of management, technology and teaching. The educational practice of the School fosters the development of critical thinking, articulate presentation, coherent concepts and arguments, superior writing skills, and the ability to apply creative, sustainable solutions to real world problems.

Policy on Discrimination

It is the policy of Marlboro College not to discriminate in its admissions program, student services or hiring practices on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or its expression, nationality, ethnic origin, age or disability or any other protected class.


Marlboro College, including the Graduate School, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), which accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states. Accreditation by NEASC indicates that the institution has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators.

Community Constitution and Bylaws

The governing principles of Marlboro College community life are presented in the Marlboro College Community Constitution and Bylaws. As an employee of the College, you will find useful guidance in the Community Constitution and Bylaws and will be subject to the principles contained therein. Employees are encouraged to acquire a familiarity with the Constitution and Bylaws, which may be found online.

Town Meeting

In an effort to encourage attendance at Town Meetings by all members of our Community, staff offices will be closed during Town Meetings - Wednesdays, 1:15 - 2:15pm in the Dining Hall.


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