Campus Life & Student Engagement Plan

Student Events & Activities

Campus Life & Student Engagement will be hosting a combination of in-person and virtual events. Mainstay events, like Club Rush, will be held outdoors on Connor Green, or in the Gym, with modifications, and if the weather allows. Tables will be set at a 6-foot distance with directional signs to maintain social distancing. Clubs will be limited to 2 people, spaced 6 feet apart, working at the tables. Students approaching the tables will be asked to stand 6-feet away from each of the tables, and each other. Hand sanitation stations will be set up. Other events, like the blood drive, the Thanksgiving gathering, and the annual Welcome Picnic, have been suspended. The Wellness Fair, hosted by the College's Counseling Center, will be moved outside to Connor Green or the Gym. The event will follow the same guidelines as Club Rush, emphasizing sanitization, social distancing, limited and mandatory masks for any indoor events. For both events, the crowd size will be dictated by the space used and the current state guidelines on in-person gatherings. Hand sanitation stations will be used. 

SGA and Ambassador events will be hosted outdoors, weather permitting. Students will be encouraged to reserve their space since all in-person events will be limited to 25% of the posted capacity, and by prevailing state guidance at that time.

Lectures and presentations will be live-streamed to social media and YouTube for the virtual participation of students. All other campus events will be handled on a case-by-case basis by the state guidance.

Student Governance Association (SGA) Office Hours
SGA Office hours will be limited, with no drop-in service. The SGA will be utilizing ZOOM to host larger meetings and hold weekly office hours on ZOOM. SGA Officers will maintain the office at one person per time slot at a 2-hour time frame. All SGA Executive meetings will be held outside (weather permitting) or in indoor spaces that allow for social distancing with masks required.

Community Connections Office
The Community Connections Office houses a number of important service agencies critical to the holistic well-being of students These community partners provide information on needs such as affordable childcare, SNAP and other social service benefits, domestic and dating violence, and sexual assault.  partners rotate through space during the week.  At this stage, some partners are choosing to stay entirely remote, while others would like to explore options to return to campus.  Those who would like to come back to the College will continue to supplement in-person efforts with virtual services. The Connections office is small but will accommodate one representative per day.  The partner representatives will each have their own assigned day, possibly allowing one partner two days if the schedule permits it. A schedule for the partner representatives will be posted in the hallway, immediately adjacent to the office, and will be posted on the College website.  The door will remain locked from the inside.  The entrance to the office is glass, so students will be able to determine if a representative is available.  If a student would like to speak with the representative, that rep will come out of the office and, maintaining masks and appropriate social distancing will lead the student to an appropriately larger but private space to speak.  One option is a classroom, or a secluded area outside the building, away from other individuals.  All students and representatives connected to that space will wear masks.  By College guidance, the Center will devise a sanitation and disinfection process as the general public enters/exits, including requiring the representative to disinfect the space upon arrival and departure from campus. While due to the nature of this type of support, walk-ins will be accommodated, students will be encouraged to make appointments in advance. 

Skylander Ambassadors
Ambassadors will only be allowed to come to the Campus Life Office during the scheduled time to pick up materials needed for events, by appointment. During scheduled events for the College, Ambassadors will be expected to maintain social distancing; for indoor events, masks will be worn; for outdoor events, no mask will be required but will be strongly encouraged, depending on the specifics of the event. Ambassador meetings will be held outdoor (weather permitting), indoor with social distancing, and via ZOOM. All couches in the galleria, just outside the campus life office, will be removed to prevent students from congregating there as well.