The Office of General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) supports the mission of Franklin & Marshall College by providing solutions-oriented legal representation and advice that fosters sound decision-making in all College operations and ensures compliance with the higher education regulatory landscape.

Fostering Sound Decision-Making

The OGC’s ultimate goal is to ensure a campus environment where everyone can succeed by proactively engaging with the community to mitigate and manage risk through education, support and guidance.

The Office of General Counsel is available to provide advice and assistance to faculty, staff, and students who have legal concerns or questions, or in other situations that involve significant legal considerations and legal risks. OGC manages the response to all legal disputes, claims and complaints involving the college, including threatened and actual lawsuits in state and federal courts and charges from governmental agencies. The OGC is also charged with overseeing and partnering with all outside counsel retained on behalf of the college.  If you are contacted by an attorney in connection with your work for F&M, direct them to OGC and contact OGC as soon as possible. If someone threatens to file a claim or complaint against the college, contact OGC as soon as possible.


Who We Are


The College Policies website provides a convenient place to access College-wide policies. Policies are categorized by chapter for easy navigation. You may also search for policies by keyword or phrase, using the search box below. Individual policies may be printed through the browser's print function.

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Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management

F&M’s Office of Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management helps ensure a safe working environment for our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations.

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Public Safety

F&M’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an accredited law-enforcement agency on campus committed to making the F&M community a safe one for living and learning. The team works 24 hours a day to maintain a safe atmosphere for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

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Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex-based discrimination in any school or any other education program that receives funding from the federal government. F&M’s Title IX office works to ensure the College’s compliance with this fundamental law and fosters a living, learning and working environment free of discrimination and harassment.

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