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Student expectations for COVID-specific guidelines

  • As we work to resume an in-person experience, it will be necessary to introduce new rules and expectations in our community. La Salle University will take guidance from the Offices of the Mayor of Philadelphia, Governor of Pennsylvania, and the CDC, in crafting these rules and expectations and students will be expected to follow 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 community. We are asking all students, staff and faculty to lean in and support these guidelines on and off the campus in order to keep our community safe and well.
  • As with all University expectations, students who do not follow these new COVID-19 rules may be subject to student conduct action at the discretion of the Office of Student Conduct.
    • Wear a cloth face mask when traveling across campus, in public spaces, in a building, on public transportation, or whenever around others. Ensure that the mask is covering your mouth and your nose. Please see the Face Masks section of the Health Guidelines for more information. Students who do not comply with wearing a mask may be barred from entry into University controlled facilities and referred to the Office of Student Conduct.
    • Physical distancing: Students are expected to observe physical distancing of 6 feet. Individuals who do not respect the physical distancing requirements may be asked to leave University controlled 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 University Public Safety and/or 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, edu/studentcode, including but not limited to:
    • Endangering Behavior
    • Refusal to Comply
    • Disorderly/Disruptive Behavior
    • Violation of Law
  • 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. All members of the University community should feel empowered to ask one another to wear a mask or observe physical distancing. If students refuse to comply with such a request, or need to be repeatedly reminded of these guidelines, any member of the University community can file an Incident Report available in the mylasalle Portal.
    • To report an incident of a faculty or staff member not abiding by these guidelines, please contact Human Resources at hr@lasalle.edu.