The following letter was sent to parents and students of St. Mary’s College of Maryland: Dear Seahawks, We have learned that a significant number of students attended an off-campus party the weekend of August 15, where expected pandemic mitigation protocols may not have been followed. Students must understand that these perceived actions have consequences. This type of behavior threatens a successful fall semester for all of us. We have already seen other campuses transition to remote plans and remove students from their communities for similar actions. Off-campus house parties often play a significant role in spreading the virus. We expect more from our students. St. Mary’s College of Maryland has a zero-tolerance stance of violations of this nature due to its high risk of COVID-19 danger to members of the campus community. Based on this, we have placed an immediate, temporary ban on these students’ participation in living on campus, on-campus activities, and in-person courses. Because this sort of behavior threatens a successful fall term for all of us, these students have been directed to continue to attend classes virtually. Each will virtually attend a hearing to determine their responsibility and potential sanctions for the fall semester. In accordance with […]
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