East Carolina University continues to remind Pirate Nation of the importance of face coverings and the following of guidelines in place for the return to campus this Monday.
In an email sent by Associate Vice Chancellor for the Dean of Students Lynn Roeder said any individual who chooses to disregard the guidelines requested by the university can face consequences for non-compliance. Roeder said individuals not wearing face coverings and gatherings in large groups are applicable to consequences.
Students who return to campus are asked to follow a set of guidelines to ensure the safety of the campus community and the Greenville area, Roeder said in the email statement. She said sanctions for violations of the guidelines include a written warning, removal from class, probation and suspension from the university.
“Your actions and choices this year will have an enormous impact, not just on your life and education, but on the health and welfare of every person with whom you come into contact,” Roeder said.
Alternative accommodations to wear a face covering are available through ECU’s Disability Support Services, according to Roeder.
The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (OSRR) released a four step process on its website for individuals who violate the face covering guideline. The OSRR said the first report will be a warning letter with a $50 fine to follow the letter.
If the violation continues, the third step will be a meeting with an OSRR Conduct Administrator and sanctions which may include probation and a $100 fine and lastly a case review for possible suspension, according to the OSRR website.
“OSRR’s response may vary based on the nature of the report and the student’s conduct history,” according to the OSRR website.
More information on the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities and face covering violations is located on the OSRR’s website.