Export Control Policy

Mount Holyoke College is committed to maintaining an open academic environment, protecting the academic freedom of its faculty and students, and encouraging the dissemination of information resulting from research and other activities. At the same time, some of our activities may be subject to Federal regulations and policies that govern the export of certain items and information. It is the policy of Mount Holyoke College to comply with all applicable statutes, executive orders, regulations, and contractual requirements covering the export of commodities, technology, and information to foreign entities and persons.

Federal export control laws and regulations apply to the physical export of controlled equipment, data, and materials to foreign countries, the disclosure of controlled information to foreign entities and persons, and access to controlled equipment and technology by foreign persons. These are very complicated laws and regulations and they are not restricted to research or sponsored programs. They address all activity involving exports.

Fortunately, most academic activities are covered by exceptions to and exclusions from the regulations, but one must not assume that one’s activities are exempt. There are both civil and criminal penalties for noncompliance for those found to have violated applicable laws and regulations; therefore great care must be taken to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations.

Read Mount Holyoke's complete Draft Export Control Policy

Want to learn more about Export Controls? - Watch this video presentation: Export Controls Training video available via Amherst College