Syllabi Policies


Sage considers MySage the exclusive vehicle for official college e-mail communication. As such, will be considered the official e-mail address for writing and forwarding electronic correspondence. All users are expected to regularly check their Sage e-mail account (on MySage) and to acknowledge messages in a timely manner. In addition to general College notices, faculty members frequently use the College's e-mail system to notify and correspond with members of their classes. It is recommended that students frequently access their College assigned e-mail account for information. All students are responsible for managing their disk quota such that there is room for new mail to arrive. Any electronic business conducted with the College must be done via a account.


All members of The Sage Colleges community are expected to conduct themselves in a way which respects the learning environment. Thus, Sage has the right to remove any student from a classroom, other academic area, or program at any time if the students behavior is contrary to the spirit of learning or hinders the operation of the program in any way. Violent, disruptive, harassing or intimidating behavior is not tolerated in the classroom or any other place on campus. Any student whose conduct disrupts a class or other learning environment may be required to leave the premises immediately and subjected to disciplinary and/or legal action.


The Sage Colleges is committed to responding to the needs of students with disabilities, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. A student seeking academic adjustments under the Americans with Disabilities Act must make a request in writing to The Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities. Any student in need of classroom assistance or modification under the Americans with Disabilities Act must inform the instructor of the needed adjustment no later than the first week of class, and provide documentation from the Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities. The Coordinator can be contacted in Troy at 65 1st Street, Troy NY 12180 (518) 244-6874 or in Albany at 140 New Scotland Avenue, Albany NY 12208 (518) 292-8624.


Academic dishonesty in any of its forms, including cheating, plagiarism, misuse of SageNet, and failure to comply with guidelines for the conduct of human research, will not be tolerated at The Sage Colleges. A full statement of the policy on Academic Honesty can be found as an appendix to the Student Conduct Code on The Sage Colleges web site. A hard copy can be requested from the Dean of Students in Albany Kahl Campus Center 145 (518) 292-1753 or in Troy Cowee Hall 2nd Floor 244-2207.

For guidance in proper referencing of sources, as well as how to avoid plagiarism, consult the most recent editions of the following works, which are available in the reference section of the libraries on the Troy and Albany campus.

  • Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Format. Written by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab
  • Using American Psychological Association (APA) Format. Written by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab
  • Resources for Documenting Electronic Sources. This page contains links to online resources for many different disciplines. Written by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab
  • Doc Scribe Dr. Abel Scribe's Guides to Research Style and Documentation are concise (free) guides to formatting and documenting research papers in AMA, APA, ASA, CBE, Chicago, and MLA style. The APA Web Sheet PDF and MLA Web Sheet PDF explain how to format Internet sources.


The Sage Colleges recognize the value of participation in and observance of religious obligations and practices by individual students. No student will be denied admission or suspended because a religious observance prevents participation in any examination, study, or work requirement. A student who intends to be absent from classes for a religious observance must notify each instructor in advance and make arrangements to complete the examination, study, or work missed. An opportunity will be provided for each student to make up any examination, study, or work requirement for an absence due to religious observance.