Behavior rubric

Consequences for violating our health guidelines

Rubric Overview

A revised rubric and sanctions grid has been created to provide additional clarity for COVID-19 violations. All students choosing to enroll this spring, whether studying remotely or in-person, will be subject to the COVID-19 rules and rubric. For more information, please review the January 12 email communication from Dean Jeff Foster.

  • The conduct and resolution process for COVID-19 violations will occur swiftly. The processes are being enhanced with more hearing officers and a dedicated administrator who will oversee COVID-19 education and adjudication efforts.
  • Students will have minimal chances to violate COVID-19 expectations before being reassigned to the remote cohort.
  • Students who demonstrate egregious violations of the COVID-19 expectations will be reassigned to the virtual cohort immediately.

Student behavior rubric

Warning violations

COVID-19 Expectation

Examples of Violations

Consequences and Sanctions*

Wear a face covering or mask.

Student not wearing a mask or face covering. Student wearing a mask or face covering on their mouth only.

COVID-19 Warning for the first occurrence. Remote Study for the semester for the second occurrence.

Physical distance six feet from others.

Student sitting too close to another student in the library or dining area.

(as above)

Register essential travel with the College including employment, emergencies, healthcare, and religious observance.

Student travels away from campus for employment but does not register the employment/travel with the College.

(as above)

Participate in mandatory COVID-19 test in accordance with the College’s testing program.

Student misses their allotted testing time and doesn’t proactively reschedule.

(as above)

Short-term remote study violations

COVID-19 Expectation

Examples of Violations

Consequences and Sanctions*

Visit a residence hall space and adhere to the maximum capacity of 3 students or less.

Student attends a gathering with more than 3 students in a residence hall room.

Short-term remote study from the residence hall or permanent address pending testing.

Visit a living space as the other student where students wear masks or face coverings.

Student attends a gathering where other students do not wear masks or face coverings.

(as above)

Visit a College House, Fraternity House, or an off-campus house and adhere to the maximum capacity signage, or 8 students or less if a sign does not exist.

Student attends a gathering with more than the maximum capacity signage, or more than 8 students if a sign does not exist, in a College House, Fraternity House, or an off-campus house.

(as above)

Remote study violations

COVID-19 Expectation

Examples of Violations

Consequences and Sanctions*

Host fewer than 3 students in a residence hall room or fewer than the maximum capacity signage in an apartment.

Student hosts a gathering with more than 3 students in a residence hall room or more than the maximum capacity signage in an apartment.

Remote study for the semester for the host and short-term remote study from the residence hall or permanent address for the other students.

Host other students where all students wear masks.

Student hosts a gathering where other students do not wear masks or face coverings.

(as above)

Host fewer than the maximum capacity signage, or 8 students or less if a sign does not exist, in a College House, Fraternity House, or an off-campus house.

Student hosts a gathering with more than the maximum capacity signage, or more than 8 students if a sign does not exist, in a College House, Fraternity House, or an off-campus house.

(as above)

Travel only in the Gettysburg area and remain within 5 miles of campus.

Student travels to Chambersburg for lunch/dinner. Student leaves campus to visit some friends in another town.

Remote study for the semester.

Follow all isolation or quarantine expectations prescribed by Health Services.

Student in isolation leaves their space. Student in quarantine decides to go to class or meet with friends.

(as above)

Only allow students that are permitted access to campus.

Student allows a visitor from another institution to visit them on campus.

(as above)

* Notes to tables

Actual outcome depends on specific circumstances including whether it is a repeat offense:

  1. Seniors who have multiple violations will jeopardize their opportunity to participate in commencement.
  2. Sanctions that are issued for violating a COVID-19 expectation are not eligible for appeal.
  3. Students who are assigned to Remote Study are not eligible for a 10% tuition refund.
  4. Students may be subject to the code of conduct and sanctions including probation, suspension, and expulsion.

Student organization behavior rubric

Warning violations

COVID-19 Expectation

Examples of Violations

Interim Measures

Consequences and Sanctions*

Take attendance at in-person meetings and events.

An organization fails to take attendance at an in-person event or fails to submit the attendance within 48 hours of the event through engageGettysburg.

None

Warning for the first occurrence.

Loss of in-person gathering privileges for the second occurrence.

Host all in-person events and meetings on campus.

An organization sponsors an event off-campus but within the 5-mile student travel radius.

(as above)

(as above)

Short-term suspension and loss of privileges violations

COVID-19 Expectation

Examples of Violations

Interim Measures

Consequences and Sanctions*

Actively enforce mask-wearing at in-person events and meetings.

An attendee is not wearing a mask at an event and the organization members are not making an attempt to correct the issue.

Loss of in-person gathering privileges until the conclusion of the adjudication process.

Short-term suspension and loss of in-person gathering privileges for the first occurrence.

Suspension until COVID-19 protocols are lifted for the second occurrence.

Actively enforce social distancing at in-person events and meetings.

Attendees are not physically distancing at an event and the organization members are not making an attempt to correct the issue.

(as above)

(as above)

Have an approved safety plan for any in-person event or meeting sponsored by the organization.

An organization does not get approval for their safety plan but still hosts an event.

(as above)

(as above)

Have a member trained by the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life present for the duration of all in-person events and meetings.

An organization hosts an event but all students trained in COVID-19 protocols and safety measures leave midway through the event.

(as above)

(as above)

Register all in-person events or meetings on 25Live.

An organization gathers for a meeting without registering the event through 25Live.

(as above)

(as above)

Long-term suspension violations

COVID-19 Expectation

Examples of Violations

Interim Measures

Consequences and Sanctions*

Limit the number of students at in-person gatherings sponsored in non-residential buildings to the posted occupancy or 8 if no occupancy is posted.

An organization hosts an event with more attendees than the posted occupancy of the space.

Interim suspension of all privileges until the conclusion of the adjudication process

Suspension of recognition until COVID-19 protocols have been lifted for a first offense.

Suspension extended past the lifting of COVID-19 protocols for a second offense.

Host all in-person events and meetings on campus.

An organization sponsors an event beyond the 5-mile student travel radius.

(as above)

(as above)

Only allow community members permitted to be part of campus at in-person events and meetings.

An organization brings a speaker to campus to talk at their general meeting.

(as above)

(as above)

Do no sponsor an event with alcohol

An organization plans an event for members and guests where alcohol is being consumed.

(as above)

(as above)

Refrain from engaging in activities or behaviors that increase the likelihood of transmission between community members.

An organization encourages in-person meetings between members and members do not engage in safe practices.

(as above)

(as above)

Do not egregiously violate health and safety protocols.

An organization hosts an event with the purpose of infecting community members.

(as above)

Suspension of recognition until COVID-19 protocols have been lifted and additional time following

OR

Permanent ban of the organization

* Actual outcome depends on specific circumstances including whether it is a repeat offense and if there are multiple offenses at the same time.