Student Compliance

Wearing a mask, social distancing (6 foot minimum) and good hand hygiene significantly mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, in the interest of community health, compliance with CSB/SJU COVID-19 guidelines and the commitment made in the Personal Responsibility Statement – Commitment to Community is critical if we are to succeed in keeping our community safe and on campus.

When necessary, students will be reminded to wear their mask (properly), maintain social distance and practice good hand hygiene. This applies to all students on and off campus. If a student fails to comply after a warning, if their behavior is belligerent or their infraction egregious to the point it could put others at risk, that student will be asked to move off campus immediately. Students will complete the academic year virtually and will not be permitted on-campus. Due to the serious nature of COVID-19, irresponsible or reckless behavior, on or off campus, that endangers the health of others will not be tolerated.

Each member of our community must take personal responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help keep each other accountable. All community members are encouraged to remind others who are not in compliance to mask and social distance appropriately.

Faculty/staff/employees serving as the person “in charge” of the area where a student is not wearing a mask should intervene and ask the student to put on a mask and/or social distance. If they refuse, it becomes a conduct issue. 


If the student is not masked after being asked to do so:

  • Classroom (Authority = faculty): the student is required return to his/her residence. They can continue to engage with the learning experience virtually. An individual not wearing a mask creates risks for all others in the room.
  • Bus (Authority = driver and/or bus security): the student is not permitted on the bus and will need to make other arrangements to get home. The bus ride is a high-density environment and an individual without a mask is putting others at risk.
  • Dining (Authority = on site manager): the student will remain outside the dining area and have someone bring food to them in a take-out container so they can go back to their residence. A person not wearing a mask creates risks for all others in the dining area. 
  • Residential Areas (Authority = res life staff including RAs/CAs): the student will return to their room to get a mask. If the student does not want to put on a mask, they must stay in their room/apartment.
  • Other public spaces (library, study areas, HCC, etc.): the student will be asked to leave and access that resource virtually. If not possible to access virtually, they will forgo that service/opportunity.

Medical Accommodations

Students who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons are required to work with the Student COVID-19 Coordinator, Lori Klapperich, [email protected], for reasonable accommodation. Students citing medical reasons should be immediately referred and should not participate in face-to-face campus life interactions until such accommodations have been affirmed by the Student COVID-19 Coordinator.

Disciplinary Stages

Below are the guidelines CSB/SJU are using to respond to those who deliberately or consistently fail to comply with COVID-19 behavioral guidelines or whose behavior is belligerent and poses a risk to community health.

First Violation

Second Violation

Third Violation

Written Warning

Educational Sanction

Managed by: RD/AC/FR

Written Warning

Disciplinary Probation

Possible removal from in-person, on-campus experiences

Managed by: Director of Residential Life/Dean of Students

Immediate removal from in-person, on campus experience

Managed by: Dean of Students

Off-Campus Behavior

Students are expected to adhere to masking and social distancing when they are off-campus as well. If CSB/SJU students are found to have hosted or participated in events that disregard these guidelines, all on-campus privileges will be revoked and they will not be allowed to return to campus for any reason. All course work for the remainder of the academic year will be completed virtually.

CSB/SJU have met with St. Joseph city officials to urge partnership and cooperation in enforcement and timely sharing of information so the institutions can respond quickly.