COVID 19 Community Expectations
Fall '20 COVID-19 Community Expectations and Judicial Processes
Updated: September 2, 2020
Students should understand and acknowledge that given the unknown nature of COVID-19, it is not possible to fully list each and every individual risk of contracting COVID-19. Additionally, the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the College may result from the actions, failures to act, or negligence of one’s self or the action of others.
By voluntarily choosing to return to Haverford College campus under these conditions, students commit to following the College’s protocols, procedures, and requirements outlined on the Haverford College Be Safe COVID website and the Community Engagement Agreement. Students should understand that failing to comply with these safety expectations, precautions, and limitations puts all students, faculty, and staff—and those with whom they are in contact—at risk and may be subject to disciplinary action.
When addressing violations of the College’s COVID-19 policies, the first approach will be educational. In situations where a student may have accidentally, unintentionally [i.e. forgetting your mask], or carelessly [i.e. hosting a large, residential gathering] violated a COVID-19 policy, which could put other members of the Haverford community in greater risk, they will be reminded of the Be Safe COVID-19 policies, Haverford’s Honor Code, the Community Engagement Agreement, and encouraged to reflect on how their behavior may be impacting Haverford’s commitment to the common good. If at any time a student becomes unwilling or unable to abide by the commitments outlined above or in our policies, they will be promptly removed from campus and complete the semester remotely.
However, students should also understand that the College will not tolerate deliberate, reckless, or repeated disregard of the Be Safe COVID-19 policies or the Community Engagement Agreement. COVID-19 presents an unprecedented public health emergency. The health and wellbeing of the entire Haverford community is all of our responsibility. Students who engage in conduct in deliberate, reckless, or repeated disregard of the COVID-19 policy or the Community Engagement Agreement will have forfeited the privilege to be a member of this community. They may be subject to separation from the college. Members of the Dean’s Office, Students’ Council, and Honor Council will review all allegations of COVID-19 policy violations, to determine if a violation has occurred and if appropriate, convene a Dean’s Panel to resolve the infraction in a timely manner. We welcome Haverford community members to share information, tips, and/or concerns that relate to Haverford’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe community and our four overarching principles.