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Student expectations for COVID-specific guidelines

Last updated:3/4/22

  • As we work to maintain an in-person experience throughout each semester, it is important to be aware that La Salle University policies and/or expectations can change at any time as COVID develops or changes.
  • La Salle University will closely monitor the guidance from the City of Philadelphia, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the CDC. In the event that any policies and/or expectations change, students are expected to abide by them.
  • During this pandemic, individual behavior on and off campus can have a big impact on the broader University community. As a student who is choosing to return to campus (or off-campus housing) to learn and/or live, you are accepting responsibility to personally behave in a way that prioritizes the health and safety of our entire community. This includes complying with the Vaccination Requirement (or have been approved for an exemption), and that you are being mindful of the guests you bring into the campus and surrounding community.
  • We are asking all students, faculty and staff to lean in and support these guidelines on and off campus in order to keep our community safe and well.
  • As with all University expectations, students who do not follow these COVID-19 policies and guidelines may be subject to student conduct action at the discretion of the Office of Student Conduct.
    • Submit your COVID-19 Vaccination Status Certification or Exemption.  Students who do not comply with submitting their certification will be restricted entry into university facilities and referred to the Office of Student Conduct.
    • Physical distancing. Students are expected to observe a reasonable physical distance from others during in-person interactions. Students who do not respect physical distancing may be asked to leave university facilities and referred to the Office of Student Conduct.
    • Large gatherings. Students are expected to follow the University’s guidelines regarding approved gathering size. Students who host gatherings in excess of approved gathering size should expect to have those gatherings dispersed by Public Safety and/or the Philadelphia Police Department and referred to the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Individuals referred to the Office of Student Conduct for non-compliance with these expectations should expect to be charged with a violation of one or more of the University Policies that can be found in the Student Guide to Resources, Rights and Responsibilities, including but not limited to:
    • Endangering Behavior
    • Refusal to Comply
    • Disorderly/Disruptive Behavior
    • Violation of Law
    • Violation of La Salle University Policies
  • Enforcement and documentation:
    • Enforcement of these guidelines will need to be a community effort, not solely the responsibility of Residence Life or the Office of Student Conduct.
    • To report an incident of a faculty or staff member not abiding by these guidelines, please contact Human Resources at hr@lasalle.edu.