The following actions will result in a disciplinary referral to the Office of Community Standards for disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct:

Failure to Comply with Mask/Face Covering Use- Unvaccinated students are required to wear masks at all times, unless they are maintaining social distance in an outdoor location. All students, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks indoors, except when alone in their own room, office and/or studio.

Failure to attend required weekly testing- Unvaccinated students are required to participate in surveillance testing weekly. Random community surveillance testing may occur during the semester regardless of vaccination status. Everyone is expected to comply.

Failure to complete the Daily COVID Screening- All students who have a presence on campus (live, visit, study, etc.) are required to submit daily COVID screening responses. Failure to submit three (3) consecutive screenings will result in a referral to the Office of Community Standards for disciplinary action. 

Failure to comply with campus housing guest policy/ Prohibited gatherings- In light of the Delta variant, until the full campus has been vaccinated and pool testing is underway, the college has enacted the following temporary residential guest policy.  The Continuity of Programs and Services task force recommends that we extend the current Residential Student Guest policy and reassess again the week of September 20th. 

Until further notice, the following residential student guest policy remains in place:

  • No guests of any kind (other Purchase students, non-students or family members) are allowed in the residential areas, except for the 2 guests allowed to assist students during their move in window;
  • Residential students may not enter other residential buildings, rooms or apartments other than their own;
  • Purchase commuter students are not allowed in any of the residential areas and;
  • No outside guests allowed in the residential areas.

Failure to Quarantine/Isolate – All students who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate according to College and Department of Health guidelines. Unvaccinated students who have been identified as having exposure to a person who is positive for COVID-19 must quarantine according to College and Department of Health guidelines. Students are required to follow the guidelines associated with the quarantine/isolation period as detailed by the appropriate College official (i.e. Health Services’ Staff, Quarantine/Isolation Coordinator, and/or College’s Contact Tracer). This includes but is not limited to following contact tracing efforts conducted by the College officials and/or the State or local Department of Health.

Failure to report COVID-19 Positive Test Result- Students who test positive for COVID-19 via a test provided outside the college’s weekly testing process are required to report the results to Health Services immediately.

Pursuant to their continuous participation on campus, students understand that they need to comply with the college’s policies, safety protocols, and COVID-19 re -opening plan.  All sanctions established in this policy serve as the minimum.  Sanctions shall be applied following the College’s Student Code of Conduct and if available and as subject to campus policy and process.  A finding of responsibility and applied sanction of dismissal or suspension shall, consistent with SUNY policy, leave the student ineligible for refund of tuition, room, board, or fees, and the student will be responsible for all amounts owed. 

Stay up to date with the college’s response to COVID-19 by regularly checking COVID-19: Latest Updates and Plans on our website.

* An individual is considered to be fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their one dose of J&J or their second dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. If the full 2 weeks have not been completed, the individual is considered as unvaccinated and must comply as detailed above. To submit vaccination records, please contact Health Services.