Fiat Role Models for our Students!

This week, we began welcoming students back to Alfred University for the fall 2020 semester. We did so knowing that provisions in our Reopening Plan place a premium on promoting a safe campus.

Protecting the Lux is foremost on our minds as we continue to meet the challenges brought on by COVID-19. Meeting these challenges requires students, staff, and faculty to do their utmost to meet the critically important shared responsibilities required for protecting the health and well-being of our campus and local community.

Earlier this week, we sent a message to students reminding them of the role they must play in helping our institution meet its goal of creating a safe environment on our campus. It is important to note that you—our staff and faculty—play an equally important role in protecting the Lux.

We all share the same responsibilities and expectations for making our campus a safe and healthy place to learn, live, and work. How effective we are in meeting those responsibilities will maximize our ability to keep our campus open—and provide the best learning environment for our students—for the entirety of the 2020-21 academic year.

We remind you of the University’s requirement that you fulfill the online training provided by our Human Resources office and pass the accompanying quiz. As with our students, we require staff and faculty to complete daily health screenings, follow social distancing guidelines, practice good personal hygiene (including regular handwashing), and wear a mask or face covering when required.

Dog demonstrates the dos and don'ts of face mask wearing
Dos and Don’ts with respect to wearing of face coverings courtesy of professor Andy Eklund

We have asked our students to acknowledge and meet the University’s expectations for Protecting the Lux. Those expectations apply equally to our staff and faculty. Together, we can achieve our goals of fostering a safe and healthy environment on our Alfred University campus.

Fiat role models for our students!

Beth Ann Dobie, Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs
Mark Zupan, President