Shared Responsibility

Students, staff and faculty have individual and collective responsibility to promote and support the health and safety of our community by complying with university, town and state policies and protocols.

Elon’s Honor Code is the foundation for our shared accountability: Honesty, Integrity, Respect and Responsibility. Students participating in reckless, repetitive or intentional disregard of policies and protocols will be addressed by the Office of Student Conduct, using existing policies in the Student Handbook. All policies apply to students from the time of admission through graduation and extend to behaviors on- and off-campus. Additionally, the jurisdiction of the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct extend into virtual and remote learning environments as well as co-curricular settings. Employee conduct issues will be referred to the Office of Human Resources.

Healthy Elon Commitment: All students, staff and faculty must review, sign and uphold the tenants of the commitment, agreeing to personal responsibility for their health, respect for others and compliance with university guidelines. We make this commitment to support one another during this unprecedented time. All community members are encouraged to remind each other of behavior expectations and actively advocate for safe and healthy practices.

Student Accountability

Students and student organizations will face suspension and removal from on-campus housing for hosting social gatherings that exceed university policy or local/state orders, whether occurring on- or off-campus. Students will also face suspension if they are under quarantine or isolation and fail to follow required protocols, putting others at risk to exposure to COVID-19. In addition to local/state orders, students are expected to adhere to the Code of Conduct, which allows enforcement of university COVID-19-specific health and behavioral policies. These include:

  • Behaviors that endanger the health and safety of self and/or others
  • Failure to comply with a directive of a university official
  • Laws of Wider Society and Student behavior at off-campus sites
  • General university rules, regulations and policies

With an increased focus on the health and safety of the campus community, violations of university COVID-19-related policies may result in elevated disciplinary measures. Students and student organizations will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct for appropriate disciplinary action.

A report may be submitted regarding behavior and actions that potentially violates University policy through the Student Conduct Incident Report form.

University Policies

It is essential that all students, staff and faculty are familiar with and follow university policies designed to promote a healthy Elon community. All community members are encouraged to actively remind and promote adherence to the policies. Failing to comply with such policies may result in referral to the Office of Student Conduct. University policies supporting a Ready & Resilient Elon include: