Process for Reporting Students who do not Follow the Requirement for Face Coverings or Maintaining Social Distancing in your Classroom or Office
VSU Process for Classroom/Office Situations in Academic Affairs
If a student is not wearing a face covering in a classroom or office, faculty or staff will politely ask the student to put on a face covering that covers the nose and mouth. If the student refuses to put on a face covering, the student will be asked to leave the classroom or office. If the student complies, class/activities may continue. If the student refuses to put on a face covering and refuses to leave the classroom, faculty will dismiss the class and report the student to Student Affairs at: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?ValdostaStateUniv&layout_id=10 and to their department head. Faculty or staff are asked to not call UPD for mask or social distancing enforcement unless the student engages in disruptive behavior (e.g. threatening behavior, refuses to leave for non-compliance etc.). Faculty and staff should follow the same protocol for dealing with students who are not social distancing.
Faculty and staff should report each incident at https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?ValdostaStateUniv&layout_id=10. For a second offense, Student Affairs will have a personal conversation with the student about the importance of compliance with this policy. Upon a 3rd offense, the student will also be required to watch a COVID-19 public health video. Upon a 4th offense, the student will be referred to the BIT Team and will face disciplinary action by Student Conduct. Students who repeatedly refuse to wear a face covering or maintain social distancing can be required to attend class remotely.
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
West Hall Suite 1004
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31698
- Phone: 229.333.5950
- Fax: 229.333.7400