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Policies That Affect Students During Fall Semester 2020

Date: August 28, 2020


Today marks the last day of our first week of classes! Shepherd University has been able to do what many universities have been unable to do during the pandemic – REMAIN OPEN! The ability for us to continue to remain open is heavily reliant upon you and the decisions you make.


Attached are two documents that detail policies on safety, face coverings, distancing, etc. The documents can also be found here. It is your responsibility to know these policies.

A few important sections of interest:

Any unapproved social gatherings not adhering to restrictions placed by WV Governor Jim Justice, the Jefferson County Health Department, and the Temporary Addendum to the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct, are suspended until further notice. According to current Student Handbook policies, “The University reserves the right to take necessary and appropriate action to protect the safety and well-being of the campus community.” This includes actions by students that are reported both on-campus and off-campus.


Please take a moment to review these documents so that we can continue to keep the campus community healthy and safe.  All concerns and reports of non-compliance with these temporary policies will be addressed in Student Conduct by Jake Mellow.

We have worked hard to bring you back to campus; the rest is up to you.

Make good choices and stay well.

Holly Morgan Frye
Vice President for Student Affairs and
Director of Community Relations