The Board ot Trustees in February 1950, endorsed the document of the American Association of University Professors on academic freedom, the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure (AAUP Policy Documents & Reports, 2015 edition, pp. 13-19) (, reproduced in Appendix B of Policies and Procedures: Information for Faculty, Administrators, and Trustees (IFF).

The Board of Trustees and the faculty in October 1962, voted that the following statement on academic tenure be made part of the contract between trustees and faculty:

Connecticut College accepts the principles of academic tenure as defined and accepted by the American Association of University Professors and the American Association of Colleges (AAUP Policy Documents & Reports, 2015 Edition pp. 13-19).