Undergrads come to Hampshire College “seduced by the prospect of designing [their] own program of study.” The school offers students “a self-designed curriculum” facilitated by “close relationships with professors, small classes, and the great combination of communal living and individualism that a true Hampshire student embodies.” A “divisional system,” with a student’s academic career consisting of three divisions, imposes some sense of order. Division I “is first-year requirements and such,” while “Divisions II and III constitute the core of your time. That’s when you focus down upon the areas that interest you more than the rest of the school.”
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
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The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security