Daytona Beach Students:
It has come to our attention that students have gathered in large numbers on the sand volleyball courts after working hours, without face coverings or physical distancing. These gatherings are a selfish and reckless violation of Embry-Riddle’s safety rules as well as Florida state law regarding crowd size.
Campus security guards will be on hand at the volleyball court this evening. Any student engaging in high-risk behavior that puts the university community at risk may be in violation of student honor codes. or Standards of Conduct. Students who willfully violate Embry-Riddle rules will be subject to disciplinary action, which may include immediate expulsion without refund. For Daytona Beach campus students, see Honor Code, and in particular, the Failure to comply section. For students at the Prescott campus, theThe standards of conduct can be found here; the Non-Compliance section is on page 22.
You all worked hard to get to Embry-Riddle. The university has worked hard to make sure you are here, putting in place strict safeguards to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Many universities across the country have already resumed face-to-face teaching, only to quickly shut down and migrate all courses online after students ignored the rules.
Embry-Riddle Eagles are better than that. You know. We know it. Let’s show it.
A watch for remembrance, security and determination, to honor all those who have lost their lives due to Covid-19 – some of whom we knew and loved – is currently being organized. Details will be available soon.
Review the campus honor code, and in particular the section on non-compliance.
Your main responsibilities under the Code of Honor are as follows:
- You are required to wear a face cover in all common areas, indoors and out, whenever you are on campus – whether you are walking, skateboarding, jogging or cycling. the alone exception to this rule will be supervised, organized physical activities (i.e. ROTC or athletics) in appointed areas. We invite you to consult the Frequently Asked Questions on this subject.
- Please note that holding onto partially consumed food or drink for long periods of time in order to “bypass” the requirement to cover the face will be. not be tolerated.
- Practice physical distancing – stay six feet from each other at all times. Never get together in large groups.
- Students must wear and display their EagleCard at all times on campus (lanyard or clip).
- Everyone should have a daily wellness / temperature check.
- You cannot enter classes until you have passed your well-being assessment. Plan accordingly to ensure an on-time arrival to class.
- There will be no food or drink in the classrooms.
- Everyone should clean their desk and / or table at the start of class.
- Wash your hands and / or use hand sanitizer frequently throughout the day.
- Stay home if you are sick.
President Butler has said time and again that he belongs to all of us to keep our campus as safe as possible and to take care of each other. We are leveraging Embry-Riddle’s strong safety culture to counter the national trend. While our faculty members are ready to move quickly to online teaching if needed, we strongly prefer to have you here with us on campus.
The volleyball net has been temporarily removed. New safety signs have been put in place.
Be smart. Do your part. Don’t be sent home too soon.