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.

Values

The College of Arts and Sciences values a student-centered and inclusive model of education based on close faculty-student interaction. 

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?

Information for Students

A Shared Foundation

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 Curriculum

Our academic curriculum—the required 128 credit hours—promotes common learning outcomes (our general education curriculum) and in-depth intellectual engagement (the major), with opportunities for focused preparation in various disciplines. Electives offer exploration and further discovery.

The Pledge

Students entering in Advent 2018 or later can take advantage of the Sewanee Pledge, with its opportunity to participate in study away, or to engage in a research fellowship, or to have a paid internship.

Summer School

The six-week summer session at Sewanee offers an opportunity for College students to take one or two courses (up to eight credit hours) and thereby facilitate progress toward earning their degree.

Information for Faculty