Sewanee students commit themselves to living with honor, which the Honor Code recognizes as “an ideal and an obligation . . . [that] exists in the human spirit and it lives in the relations between human beings.” Our unique intellectual experience depends upon immersive engagement and intellectual relationships, as promoted by our advising system. And we are committed to a vibrant and relevant educational experience as presented in the College Catalog.
The Office of the Dean of the College is dedicated to creating an environment in which students and faculty can flourish to the best of their ability.
The College of Arts and Sciences values a student-centered and inclusive model of education based on close faculty-student interaction. We seek to build a community enriched by our diversity and centered on equity, justice, mutual respect, and shared responsibility. For more information about our vision and mission for diversity, equity, and inclusion, please visit the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage.
As reflective of our values, when making a decision the Office of the Dean of the College considers these questions:
- Will it serve students?
- Does it promote community and inclusion?
- Does it engage the faculty and staff?
- Is it financially and environmentally sustainable?
- Does it promote the role of the college as a change agent in the world?
Important announcement for the class of 2024 and beyond: Sewanee is shifting from naming a valedictorian and salutatorian to having a Senior Speaker; see the communication from Dean Papillon to the student body (sent March 22, 2023). Note also that the Dean will now be naming "Dean's Scholars" (the first were named in May 2023!).