In humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3
As a Seventh-day Adventist Christian learning community, Andrews University is guided by the teachings and example of Jesus. In that context, we regard our personal rights and preferences as secondary to His call to care for the wellbeing of others, even and especially as we emerge from the global risks and impact of COVID-19. Even as restrictions and guidelines change, we continue to have shared responsibilities (see our Statement of Responsibility) for which each one of us as a member of the Andrews community will be held accountable.
While it is not possible to eliminate the risk of COVID-19 infection completely (see Statement of Responsibility), each one of us as students, faculty and staff must take significant steps to help stop the risk and spread of COVID-19 infection by persistently protecting and caring for our own and others’ health and safety.
Therefore, you, as a valued member of our campus community, are asked to help create a culture of care by practicing our Andrews University Community Covenant of Care. A violation of this Covenant may constitute grounds for discipline. It may also represent violations of the Code of Student Conduct, the Faculty Working Policy, and/or the Employee Handbook, which could lead to further disciplinary processes.
We will continue to monitor our protocols in light of guidance from the CDC and public health officials. We also seek your understanding as this may lead to additional new measures or the relaxing of some other requirements over time.
The Covenant includes, but may not be limited to: