Syllabus Statements for First-Year Seminar Courses

 Collected Syllabus Statements for 20S Term



Students requesting disability-related accommodations and services for this course are encouraged to schedule a phone/video meeting with me as early in the term as possible. This conversation will help to establish what supports are built into my online course. In order for accommodations to be authorized, students are required to consult with Student Accessibility Services (SAS;; SAS website; 603-646-9900) and to email me their SAS accommodation form. We will then work together with SAS if accommodations need to be modified based on the online learning environment. If students have questions about whether they are eligible for accommodations, they should contact the SAS office. All inquiries and discussions will remain confidential.



If you experience a significant challenge with reading, writing, or any other aspect of your academic work in this course, please let me know. You can also make a phone or Zoom appointment with Carl P. Thum, Ph.D., Director of the Academic Skills Center:



The Student Center for Research, Writing and Information Technology (RWIT) is a free service dedicated to helping members of the Dartmouth community develop more effective strategies for generating and organizing their ideas, finding and evaluating research sources, and presenting and revising compositions in a variety of media. Through informal dialogue, RWIT tutors assist writers in developing better compositions and more effective composing strategies.  Students may schedule an appointment with a RWIT tutor by going to:  Tutors hold regular hours each Sunday through Thursday and you will be able to send your tutor a document upon scheduling an appointment.  



The academic environment at Dartmouth is challenging, our terms are intensive, and classes are not the only demanding part of your life. There are a number of resources available to you on campus to support your wellness, including: 

Your Undergraduate Dean (; Counseling and Human Development (; and the Student Wellness Center ( 


Title IX


The Title IX Office continues to be available to all members of the community while we pursue our work remotely.  Reports can still be made directly to the office via email or phone, and meetings can be held on Zoom.  Dartmouth College remains committed to a safe and welcoming environment, even when that environment is virtual.  Informal and formal remedies, including but not limited to no contact orders, academic adjustments, and formal investigations are still available in a prompt and fair manner.


Obligations for responsible employees remain the same.  We remind you that any Title IX disclosure you receive from a member of the community must be promptly shared with the Title IX Office.  As always, the office will reach out to the impacted person to provide resources, information, and an opportunity to meet if they choose to respond.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.


Trainings and other information sessions will also continue.  First year graduate and professional students will be assigned our online training module, “Bridges: Building a Supportive Community” as they return for the spring term.  New employees will also receive this online training, in addition to the information delivered in the New Employee Orientation hosted by Human Resources.  Additional trainings are available for departments or groups on request- please let us know your needs.


Contact information:

Main Office Number (Ruth Kett): 603-646-0922;

Kristi Clemens, Title IX Coordinator: 603-646-9850;

Gary Sund, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Response: 603-646-3153;

Sophia Brelvi, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Training: 603-646-3547;