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COVID-19 Related Violations

1st Offense

2nd Offense

3rd Offense

4th Offense

Failure to wear a mask appropriately

(over the nose and mouth) or in a required location.

Disciplinary warning; completion of the COVID-19 online education course; required participation in surveillance testing program when notified

Disciplinary probation until the end of the term; $75 fine

$100 Fine; loss of campus housing for the remainder of the semester; and/or removal from F2F classes for the remainder of the semester

Suspension for the semester or dismissal from the College

Failure to physical distance

Disciplinary warning; completion of the COVID-19 online education course

Disciplinary probation until the end of the term; required participation in surveillance testing program when notified, $75 fine

$100 fine; loss of campus housing for the remainder of the semester; and/or removal from F2F classes for the remainder of the semester

Suspension effective immediately for the semester or dismissal from the College

Violation of the guest policy

(McDaniel guest)

Disciplinary warning; completion of the COVID-19 online education course; required participation in surveillance testing program when notified, $75 fine

Loss of campus housing for the remainder of the fall semester and restriction from the campus for the remainder of the fall semester.

Suspension from the College

Violation of the guest policy

(non-McDaniel guest)

Mandatory participation in surveillance testing program when notified; completion of the COVID-19 online education course; $100 fine. May also include any of the following: Disciplinary probation; loss of campus housing for the remainder of the fall semester; restriction from the campus for the remainder of the fall semester; suspension or expulsion. Please note: if it is determined that non-McDaniel guests have spent an overnight in a residence hall, the host will most likely lose campus housing for the remainder of the semester or be suspended from the College.

Attending a social gathering

Immediate removal from campus housing or restriction from campus for a minimum of 14 days with a required COVID-19 test administered on day 11 at the student’s expense. Mandatory participation in surveillance testing program; $100 fine. May also include any of the following: Disciplinary probation; completion of the COVID-19 online education course; loss of campus housing for the remainder of the fall semester; restriction from the campus for the remainder of the fall semester; suspension or expulsion.

Hosting a social gathering

Immediate removal from campus housing or restriction from campus for a minimum of 14 days with a required COVID-19 test administered on day 11 at the student’s expense. Mandatory participation in surveillance testing program; $150 fine. May also include any of the following: Disciplinary probation; completion of the COVID-19 online education course; loss of campus housing and restriction from the campus for the remainder of the fall semester or suspension or expulsion from the College.

Violation of isolation or quarantine directive

Handled on a Case by Case Basis Loss of campus housing and restriction from the campus for the remainder of the fall semester; suspension or expulsion from the College

Social Gathering Definitions

For On-Campus Residents

Three or more students socializing in a living space (room, apartment, suite or house) where one or more members of the group are found to be violating a College policy (COVID-19-Related or otherwise). (Please note that this does not alter any existing guest restriction guidelines.)

Social gatherings may include but are not limited to the following: evidence of alcohol or other illegal substances, loud voices, music or other noise, or drinking games.

A social host is any individual who provides a location for a social gathering to occur. In the current pandemic, social hosts who provide a location for others students to violate the COVID-19 Related Housing Policies and Restrictions assume a greater level of responsibility for these incidents.

For Off-Campus Students

For students living off-campus, no matter the occupancy of the residence, a social gathering is defined as the presence of 4 or more guests inside a residence or outdoor yard area at one time.

Social gatherings may include but are not limited to the following: evidence of alcohol or other illegal substances, loud voices, music or other noise, or drinking games.

Incidents that occur at off-campus addresses that are brought to the College’s attention through the Westminster Police Department and/or private residents that do not meet the above definition of a social gathering may still be referred to the Student Conduct Process of the College for traditional follow-up under the Code of Student Conduct.