As we prepare for the fall, many university departments have been planning to welcome you to a safe and successful semester. We are putting plans in place to maintain your health and safety to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While there are still many decisions to be finalized and the university expects to offer a combination of in-person, online and remote instruction, we know that you will play a pivotal role in keeping our campus community safe, because being Warrior Safe is being Warrior Strong.
The Dean of Students Office, in accordance with recommendations from the Coronavirus Campus Restart Committee’s public health and academic affairs subcommittees, has developed a three-pronged approach that includes:
- The Warrior Safe is Warrior Strong student ambassador team will help promote the message of health and safety and the importance of compliance to campus rules and policies related to COVID-19 safety. Any student interested in serving on the ambassador team should complete this form.
- All students will be expected to familiarize themselves with mandatory campus health and safety guidelines — including practicing social distancing and wearing a face covering — by completing the Be Warrior Safe training in Canvas. Additionally, students must complete the Campus Daily Screener daily health screener beginning 48 hours before coming to campus and each day that you will be on campus. If you are cleared to be on campus, you will receive a bar code that you may be asked to produce. Students who will be living on campus will receive specific instructions from the Office of Housing and Residential Life.
Distribution of reusable face coverings
- What better way to show your Warrior pride than with Warrior personal protection equipment? Students will be provided a Warrior Safe is Warrior Strong swag bag that will include, among other items, two reusable Wayne State face coverings. More information about the swag bag will be shared via email later this summer.
- We know our students are Warrior Strong, but in the rare occurrence that a student refuses to adhere to the campus’ health and safety guidelines, the Board of Governors passed an amendment to the Student Code of Conduct on June 19. The amendment requires the wearing of face coverings in all public spaces, including classrooms, laboratories and offices; observing social distancing; and completing WSU’s Be Warrior Safe training module and Campus Daily Screener prior to coming to campus. The primary purpose of the Student Code of Conduct is to promote civility and academic integrity, and the new amendment will allow the university community to have a mechanism to address students whose behavior does not support the university’s focus on civility and safety.
While much has changed since we were last together, we remain committed to your well-being and success. I encourage you to visit Wayne State’s dedicated COVID-19 website, which is regularly updated with important information key to your student safety and success. This website is the best way to stay informed. If you have any questions we can assist you with, feel free to submit them via this form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take care, be well and stay Warrior Strong.
Dean of Students