Dartmouth College is committed to an environment where all Dartmouth community members are encouraged to report any suspected violations of law or Dartmouth policy without fear of retaliation.
Dartmouth has contracted with an independent third party (EthicsPoint) to serve as the point of intake for receving complaints and concerns. This service supplements existing offices on campus that help register such concerns, including such issues as academic and research misconduct, child abuse, financial misconduct, sexual assault or abuse, or confidentiality concerns.
The Office of the General Counsel is responsible for all legal work arising from the activities of Dartmouth College's undergraduate and graduate programs and associated activities. We strongly believe that an effective general counsel's office does not merely respond when consulted. Rather, through close communication with faculty and staff, the Office seeks to keep abreast of the College's programmatic goals, and takes affirmative steps to help achieve those goals before legal issues become legal problems.
The Office performs a wide variety of legal services. These include advising College officials on regulatory compliance and other legal aspects of their duties; representing the College in litigation before federal and state courts and administrative agencies; advising on issues involving risk management; preparing and negotiating contracts between the College and other entities; and representing the College in commercial transactions. The Office also supervises the activities of outside counsel who may be retained to assist with particular matters requiring specialized expertise.
The General Counsel also oversees the operations of the College's Office of Visa and Immigration Services.
Principal areas of the Office's practice include the following:
Last Updated: 6/10/11