As we return to campus this Fall, it is important that ALL members of the UD community protect the flock by acting in ways to enhance safety and decrease the possibility of spread of COVID-19.
The Office of Student Conduct supports the University’s COVID-19 Guidelines for Students. and will continue to respond to incidents involving students who do not comply with COVID-19 expectations, including vaccination/exemption standards.
Students who are found responsible for violating University policies will receive sanctions, including educational interventions, to reinforce University expectations and disciplinary sanctions to hold them accountable (and allow for stronger action if behavior continues.)
Students are encouraged to review all expectations below, to ensure they are aware of how to abide by the guidelines, and also to know how others should be acting as well. If you as a student observe others not following guidelines, you are encouraged to address the concern (respectfully and safely) or submit a COVID-19 report.
Student health and safety are a priority at the University of Delaware. When there are concerns about participation in activities that might spread the COVID-19 virus, an important response is contact tracing and other initiatives that promote the health and safety of our community.
It is essential that accurate and complete information be collected by contact tracers in order to identify who may have come in contact with or been infected by COVD-19. The University recognizes that students may be reluctant to divulge to a contact tracer that they were engaged in behavior that does not comply with University, city or state COVID-19 guidelines.
In recognition of this, the University will not pursue conduct action against any student who discloses to a contact tracer that they engaged in behavior that does not comply with current guidelines. Similarly, no conduct action will be pursued if a student self-reports a positive test for COVID-19 and behavior that violates COVID-19 guidelines. However, health and protection measures – such as self-isolation, quarantine, additional testing – may be instituted by health officials and students will be expected to follow these measures.
The COVID Amnesty Protocol does not preclude disciplinary action due to any other violations of the Code of Conduct not related to the COVID-19 guidelines. All incidents are examined on an individual basis to determine if COVID Amnesty is applicable.
In addition to the guidelines above, the various communities to which students belong have extensive information regarding rules, laws, expectations and resources. Students are encouraged to review the following sites.
While the most-strict gathering limits in both the City of Newark and the state have been rescinded, there are still some limits in place.
Please visit these sites for details:
Students are reminded that City ordinances regarding noise and disorderly premises remain in effect and hosts of COVID-permissible gatherings are advised to also ensure guidelines relative to these ordinances are also observed.