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Our COVID-19 Approach

Cura Commitment during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic 

The University holds as paramount the health, safety, and welfare of every member of our community. Taking steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections is a shared responsibility. During the ongoing pandemic, Gonzaga University students are expected to fulfill community relational obligations, including adhering to national, state, and local health guidelines and requirements, and complying with measures the University deems safe and appropriate.

Collective Responsibility: We Are in this Together

All Gonzaga University community members have an obligation to review and follow COVID-19 related expectations. Additionally, all community members must be active participants in responding to COVID-19 related concerns. This means all members are expected to set boundaries, communicate expectations, and engage in thoughtful dialogue rooted in Gonzaga's mission, values, and identity as a Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic university. 

When approaching a community member who is not following guidelines, be mindful of the Ignatian concept of presupposition. This includes presuming best intentions and kindly engaging in requests for correction. We anticipate most situations will be resolved through our shared responsibility to respond to concerns. When behavior demonstrates willful disregard or failure to comply with reasonable requests and/or directives of University officials, the University has informal and formal processes to address misconduct. 

Please contact the Resolution Center for more information about student-based resolution processes.

Student Responsibility

While Gonzaga University has confidence that each member of the community will model mature expression of University standards, the University will have limited tolerance for actions that do not demonstrate commitment to interpersonal care, personal accountability, and community values during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students are expected to review the Student Arrival & Return to Campus Guides for COVID-19 related expectations and the Student Code of Conduct; including Academic Policies and ProceduresHousing and Residence Life Policies, and General Standards of Conduct to ensure understanding and compliance with how and when such policies may be applied. 

Violations of the Student Code of Conduct will be taken seriously. More significant conduct outcomes may be assigned when incidents involve multiple violations of the Student Code of Conduct, in addition to public health-related expectations.

Students who demonstrate a willful pattern of non-compliance, expose community members to demonstrable health risk, or engage in misconduct that includes additional violations such as disorderly conduct or threatening the health and safety of others, may be subject to Administrative Actions.