To the Allegheny College community,
We are writing to announce that Allegheny College will require all students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine prior to returning to campus for the fall semester. This is essential for us to provide the full in-person experience for fall that we announced several weeks ago. Our requirement mirrors policies at many other academic institutions, including Bucknell University, DePauw University, Dickinson College, Kalamazoo College, Kenyon College, and more.
Everyone who lives, learns, and works at Allegheny College is part of an interconnected environment. Being vaccinated not only protects you, but it also protects the Allegheny community of which you are an integral part. If you do not receive the vaccine and then, in turn, contract the virus, anyone who comes into contact with you is at risk of contracting COVID-19, including students, faculty, employees, and healthcare workers.
Students can upload their vaccination record here. Students can click on vaccines.gov for information on where to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine locally or email Dean Gretchen Beck at email@example.com for assistance. Those seeking a medical or religious exemption can find Allegheny’s exemption policy here.
We are pleased to report over 95% of reporting employees have voluntarily been vaccinated. We would be grateful if faculty and staff would continue to update their vaccination status here.
You can expect a lot of positive changes for fall, especially for those who are vaccinated. Stay tuned.
Dean of Students April Thompson, Winslow Health Center, and the Allegheny College Health Agency