Non Satis Non Scire

Welcome to Non Satis Non Scire (Not To Know Is Not Enough), the Hampshire College Student Policy Guide. 

Hampshire College water bottleDid you know NSNS is your annual contract with the college?
NSNS provides you with your rights and responsibilities as a student as well as links to important information that will help you make decisions about your academic and social success.

Did you know there's a policy update section?
NSNS is reviewed annually and completed in August for each academic year. While typically you will only see policy changes in August, the Policy Updates section is dated to show you the most recent updates as soon as you reach the page.

Did you know you can access old versions of NSNS?
While students are responsible for following NSNS policies as changes become effective, students are responsible for following the academic program policies for their year of entrance into the college. Visit the NSNS Archives page to review academic policies from your year of entry ino the College.

Did you know there's a notes feature that you can use?
In the left side bar, log in using your usual Hampshire College log in information. Once logged in, a Navigation section will appear below the "Handbook Navigation" in the left side bar that allows you to "Add a Personal Note." Only you can view these notes and they will remain on the pages you save them on for your own personal use.


Hampshire College reaffirms publicly its moral and legal commitment to a policy of equal opportunity in education and employment. Please click here for the full notice as well as the discrimination and harassment policy, how to report, and where to find support and resources.

This document uses “they” and “their” in place of “he or she” and “his or her.” Though we acknowledge that this is not standard English and sometimes sounds awkward to the ear, it is intentional. We seek not to use gendered pronouns, as doing so may exclude valuable members of our community.

We strive to ensure this publication is made as accurate as possible. Please refer to the Policy Updates section for up-to-date summaries of changes and specifically where to view individual sections that have been modified. While it is our practice to be transparent with students and the community, Hampshire College reserves the right to change and/or modify policies without notice. The Office of Student Conduct, Rights, & Responsibilities oversees publication of NSNS, please direct any questions and feedback to Director of OSCRR, Jessica Fontaine at