Academic Year 2023-2024

Academic Integrity

All members of the Juniata College community share responsibility for establishing and maintaining appropriate standards of academic honesty and integrity. Using the words and ideas of another and representing them as your own, without giving credit and acknowledging your source, is an act of academic dishonesty. Juniata’s Academic Integrity Policy: 

Student Accessibility

Juniata is committed to providing equitable access for student learning. To arrange for an accommodation based on a documented medical condition, mental health condition or learning disability (or if you suspect you have one), please contact I encourage you to confirm that the office has received a copy of your accommodation letter and schedule a time for us to meet to discuss your needs. It is best to submit accommodation requests before the semester begins, although requests can be made at any time during the semester. 

Sex Discrimination/Sexual Harassment/Sexual Violence 

Juniata College affirms the rights of all to live in a community free of interpersonal violence and seeks to connect individuals with the highest quality professional support and guidance when such acts occur. College policy is compliant with federal Title IX law that prohibits discrimination, harassment and violence based on sex and gender (including sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, stalking, sexual exploitation and retaliation). If you or someone you know has been the target of sex discrimination, harassment or sexual violence, you can receive confidential support and guidance from the Office for the Prevention of Interpersonal Violence (the SPoT, Ellis Hall), staff of the Juniata Counseling Services (814-641-3353), the College medical staff (814-641-3410), the College Chaplain (814-641-3360) or from Huntingdon House (domestic/dating violence/stalking hotline at 814-643-2801) or the Abuse Network (sexual assault hotline at 814-506-8237). Non-confidential reports can be directed to Kat Matic, Title IX Coordinator (814-641-3152, or to one of the other Deans in the Dean of Students Office, Founders Hall. You can also report to Huntingdon Borough Police at 814-643-3960 or 911. Except as noted above, all Juniata professors and staff are designated as responsible employees (non-confidential) and are required to report sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator. Every effort will be made to protect your privacy and confidentiality, to the greatest extent possible, while balancing our collective efforts to make our campus a safer place for everyone

Access to Resources 

  1. The Writing Center: The Writing Center is staffed by experienced peer tutors who serve writers across the curriculum. Tutors can help writers at any stage of the writing process:  from figuring out a prompt to finalizing a draft. This semester, the Writing Center is located in 201 Good Hall and will be open from 6-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday evenings. No appointment required. For meetings outside of these hours, please email
  2. Academic Success Coaching is available at no cost to all students by appointment through the Learning Services office. Success Coaches guide students to identify their real and perceived barriers to academic success. They assist students with navigating those barriers by cultivating self-awareness of their strengths and help them develop skills and strategies to become better learners and better self-advocates for their learning. For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact Academic Resource Coordinators Lauren Lesser,, or Brian Baker,
  3. Peer mentoring is available to all students by appointment through Learning Services. Peer Mentors help students meet their goals with academic and personal success skills development. Through individual and team interactions (both online and face-to-face), they cultivate and model healthily peer relationships, improve study and communication skills, encourage teamwork, collaboration, problem solving, empathy and understanding of others. Peer Mentors are knowledgeable about resources on campus, facilitate connections to resources and serve as a role model. For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact
  4. Peer tutoring is a free service provided to students through either individual or drop-in sessions. Students may connect with a tutor for a single meeting to focus on specific concepts, or they may utilize tutoring services for the entire semester to maximize their academic goals. For more details on tutoring and how to be connected with a Peer Tutor, go to this page or email

Commitment to Inclusion and Respect for Diversity Including:

  1. Names and Pronouns: Many people use a name in daily life that is different from their legal name. In this classroom, we seek to use people’s chosen names and pronouns. You are invited (if you want to) to share the name and the pronouns you go by. In this classroom, we will respect and refer to people using the names and personal pronouns that they share. Students may update their chosen name and pronouns that will be displayed on various campus platforms by logging into Colleague Self-Service, then clicking on User Options, then User Profile, then the Edit Personnel Identity button.
  2. Respect for Diversity: It is my intent that students from all backgrounds and perspectives be well served by this course, that students’ learning needs be addressed both in and out of class, and that the diversity that students bring to this class be viewed as a resource, strength, and benefit. It is my intent to present materials and activities that are respectful of diversity: race, gender, sexuality, disability, age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and culture. Your suggestions are encouraged and appreciated. Please let me know ways to improve the effectiveness of the course for you personally or for other students or student groups. In addition, if any of our class meetings conflict with your religious events, please let me know so that we can make arrangements for you.