Health & Well-being

We are all in this together. The health and well-being of the campus and Shippensburg communities are a primary focus.
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Let’s tackle COVID-19 together.

Shippensburg University is committed to the comprehensive Raider Respect plan which includes definitions, temperature and health monitoring, convenient and free on-campus testing, personalized quarantine and isolation responses to positive cases and exposure, and robust case investigations. We are counting on everyone to help Keep Campus Open.

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Shippensburg University is committed to protecting our community and the communities beyond our campus. If you have been identified as someone who has been in contact with, or in close proximity to, any individual who has tested positive for the virus, please follow the guidance of public health officials and the protocols found on the Raider Respect page.

Any university employee or student who has tested positive for COVID-19 may notify the university with complete confidentiality by contacting the SU COVID Office at [email protected] or (717) 477-1007.

All students, faculty, and staff will:

  • Wear face masks while on campus.
  • Sign a pledge to abide by new campus standards to minimize possibility of exposure and to mitigate spread.
  • Frequently wash hands and use hand sanitizer to better protect campus life.
  • Embrace social distancing education and abide by revised traffic patterns, social distancing markers, and other safeguards.
  • Perform daily “self-checks” to look for common COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Participate as needed in the case investigation initiative that will respect privacy, promote well-being and better inform the Commonwealth and local community in case of infection.
  • Participate in staggered scheduling to allow for manageable, socially-distanced traffic in dining services.

All students will:

  • Abide by the updated student code of conduct and related policies, including compliance with COVID- 19 public health requirements..
  • Residential students will enjoy suite-style living, with each suite viewed as a “family unit” in cases of infection, quarantine, and isolation.

The university will:

  • Provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to all members of the campus community.
  • Install plexiglass where appropriate.
  • Conduct enhanced cleaning and sanitizing campus wide.
  • Designate isolation housing in case of infection.
  • Offer activities that abide by published recommendations and guidelines.
  • Provide faculty members with additional training regarding technology and pedagogical development to enhance remote teaching and learning.
  • Encourage faculty and administrative offices to have in-person and virtual office hour options following guidance.
  • Reconfigure computer labs, laundry rooms, and other venues to respect social distancing.
  • Create Virtual Lounges so students may participate in courses remotely while on campus.
  • Deliver Graduate Courses remotely, with exceptions based on laboratory needs or other pedological factors.
  • Work closely with town, borough, county, and state leadership and agencies.
  • Provide reasonable accommodations through the Office of Accessibility Resources for students based upon published guidelines.
  • Provide reasonable accommodations through Human Resources for faculty or staff who need them based upon State System guidelines.
  • Enhance dining and food options in close collaboration with Aramark to enhance sanitizing effectiveness and offer:
    • Reduced seating capacity in all dining areas by 50%.
    • Remote ordering, take-out, and grab-n-go food options throughout campus.
    • Screenings of all team members before each shift.

Shippensburg University is deeply committed to the well-being and success of our campus family, Shippensburg community, South Central Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth. Some operational details may change based on continuing developments and revised guidelines and recommendations from the federal government, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), and Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (State System/PASSHE).