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To learn more about the steps that Purdue is taking to protect the Purdue community, visit the Protect Purdue webpage.

Protect Purdue Compliance Plan:

The Protect Purdue Plan is a comprehensive plan to keep our campus and our community safe by limiting the spread of COVID-19. Included in the plan are several behavioral expectations to help every member of the Boilermaker family stay safe and healthy. We trust that all its members — faculty, staff, and students— will ultimately take responsibility for their own health and safety and act in a manner that demonstrates respect and consideration for those around them.

While we expect each Boilermaker to assume personal responsibility to Protect Purdue — “Protect Myself, Protect Others, Protect Our Purdue Community” - we understand that mistakes and oversights with compliance will likely occur. We understand that these changes are significant in a person’s day-to- day activity, and it may take time for new norms to be fully implemented. Generally, issues with compliance will be addressed with care, understanding, and information sharing. The overarching goal with compliance will be to de-escalate rather than intensify a situation.


Possible Responses
IN ALL SITUATIONS, SEEK TO DE-ESCALATE RATHER THAN INTENSIFY THE INTERACTION
   Ask Offer Leave Report
Not Wearing a Face Covering/Mask
   Ask if the individual is aware that face coverings are necessary If available, offer to give the individual a mask If non-compliance continues, either ask the person to leave or remove yourself from the area

For ongoing violations and/or egregious violations, please report:
Students = OSRR,
Faculty = Dept Head,
Staff = Supervisor,
Visitor = PUPD non-emergency line: (765) 494-8221

Not Social Distancing
   Ask the individual to please honor social distancing space and allow for 6ft apart

If in a location that makes it challenging to effectively social distance, offer to relocate to a space that is more conducive

If non-compliance continues, either ask the person to leave or remove yourself from the area

For ongoing violations and/or egregious violations, please report:
Students = OSRR,
Faculty = Dept Head,
Staff = Supervisor,
Visitor = PUPD non-emergency line: (765) 494-8221

Not Following Directional Signage
   Ask if the individual is aware of the posted directional signage Offer to show the individual the posted signage and routes If non-compliance continues, either ask the person to leave or remove yourself from the area

For ongoing violations and/or egregious violations, please report:
Students = OSRR,
Faculty = Dept Head,
Staff = Supervisor,
Visitor = PUPD non-emergency line: (765) 494-8221

Violating any Protect Purdue Pledge
   Ask if the individual is aware Offer information and/or options If non-compliance continues, either ask the person to leave or remove yourself from the area

For ongoing violations and/or egregious violations, please report:
Students = OSRR,
Faculty = Dept Head,
Staff = Supervisor,
Visitor = PUPD non-emergency line: (765) 494-8221

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Reports will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the appropriate entity (OSRR, Department Head, or Supervisor) and appropriate follow up with the involved individual(s) will occur.
  • Each situation is different and unique. Consequences will depend upon various considerations such as impact of the behavior, prior conduct history, and willingness to make the necessary changes to behavior. Sanctions are educational in nature and intended to provide the student with an activity to increase their knowledge and perspective. Generally, outcomes of reported non-compliance could include:
    1. A written notice.
      • The notice could include a reminder about the Protect Purdue Plan and the expectations to comply. Additional information may include where to obtain personal protective equipment and resources related to COVID-19 health and safety information.
    2. An informal meeting.
      • A meeting with the student may be requested to discuss the report. A record of the matter will be made and will be considered if there are any further issues of non-compliance.
    3. A formal meeting.
      • A combination of disciplinary sanctions and educational measures may occur. Disciplinary actions for students may include warnings, probation, restricted access and/or loss of privileges, loss of on campus housing privileges or separation from the university. Egregious, significantly threatening, and/or repeat violations may be addressed with the student being issued a notice of Summary Suspension pending resolution of the matter through the University’s formal disciplinary process.
  • In matters involving an RSO, the group may be issued an immediate cease and desist of all organizational activities while the matter is investigated. Disciplinary action for RSOs may include probationary status, limitation on social and/or recruiting functions, loss of practice and/or travel privileges, and withdrawal of recognition. When appropriate national and/or governing bodies of organizations will be notified.
  • While we do not have much control over what happens when our faculty, staff, and students are off campus, we do encourage our Boilermaker community to continue to follow the guidance for the health and safety of our broader community.
  • Referrals for possible conversation and/or action may be made through the Department Head (faculty), Direct Supervisor (staff) or the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (students).
  • Post expectations in the syllabus and review verbally with students on the first day of classes; where appropriate, consider including adherence to classroom requirements as part of the overall grade in the course.
  • What if a student fails to adhere to the Protect Purdue Pledge (masks, social distancing, following directional patterns, etc.) in my classroom?
    • Ask the student to comply. If applicable, offer an extra mask. Remind the student of the policy and importance of protecting one another.
    • Always do so in a calm and understanding manner; many significant changes are occurring across campus and we need to remain empathic to the adjustments.
    • If non-compliance persist after asking and offering, ask the individual to leave the classroom/office as you find the situation to be harmful to their classmates/you.
    • If the individual refuses to leave, you may wish to – as a last resort – leave the classroom/office, ask all students/others to leave, and report the situation.

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