Students at Point Park U. Can Reportedly Lose Campus Housing for COVID Violations
“students who live on campus will receive additional punishments, including housing probation and the loss of housing altogether”
Students can report violations anonymously. Do you think anyone will abuse this policy?
Campus Reform reports:
Three Strikes, You’re Out: Students can lose housing if COVID rules are broken
Some universities have mask mandates, other universities require the COVID vaccine, and some even have a system in place that allows complaints and violations of safety policies to be reported to administration. Point Park University, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has implemented all three.
On Oct. 20 Point Park University’s (PPU) student paper The Globe published a piece that featured a PPU official explaining the importance of holding “students who do not follow the masking policies” accountable.
According to Director of Student Conduct Angelo Gargaro, “Students can submit an incident report, which can be found via pointpark.edu.”
Although incident reports regarding COVID-19 safety violations can be submitted anonymously, Gargaro expresses the importance of including as much information as possible.
“Complaints can be submitted anonymously,” Gargaro told The Globe, “However, providing the most amount of detail and information is helpful.”
The Globe’s article lays out what punishments will be administered to students reported for not wearing masks where masks are required.
According to the article, the first COVID-related offense will result in a written warning. The second offense results in disciplinary probation and the third leads to university probation. On top of those punishments, students who live on campus will receive additional punishments, including housing probation and the loss of housing altogether.
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An anonymous web form to turn in your peers for violating arbitrary rules? What could possibly go wrong?
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