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November 24, 2020
Dear Pitzer Community,
As mentioned by the update to you by President Oliver, we now know that our Pitzer community will continue to remain apart for a while. We too are sad to see our community separated for more time, but also want to recognize the incredible efforts that everyone has put into this remote version of Pitzer College. We thank you all and stand in awe of your continued perseverance and commitment in face of this mighty obstacle.
We now see that Los Angeles and many other regions worldwide are continuing to struggle with this ongoing pandemic. In support of CDC guidance, and consistent with this fall semester, Pitzer students currently not living in Los Angeles County and the local area, are strongly discouraged from traveling to Claremont and the surrounding area to live or visit. We implore all students to review local and national guidance around COVID-19 and to consider the impact of each of our individual choices on the greater good. Join us in remaining committed to our core value of Social Responsibility.
Although we remain apart, all offices at Pitzer continue to work around-the-clock to not only prioritize the health and safety of the community, but also your continued success. Please review this email for updates on: our Spring 2021 Student Success website, COVID-19 health and travel updates, student conduct and medical amnesty reminders, a COVID-19 anonymous reporting form, and winter break support resources.
Spring 2021 Student Success Support Services and Resources
The Spring 2021 Student Success Support Services and Resources website has been updated and will continue to serve as a one-stop-shop for updates, resources and support throughout the Spring 2021 semester. Please bookmark this website in order to visit often for additional information about financial aid, student employment, work-study, student storage, technical support, new office updates, behavioral expectations, and many other support resources for students this Spring.
To connect individually with the Office of Students Affairs regarding student success resources and support services, please contact Assistant Dean and Case Manager Stephanie Hannant at [email protected].
COVID-19 Updates and Reminders
Practicing being Mindful of Each Other cannot be more critical now, than ever, and the health and safety of our community is dependent on our united efforts. We urge students to continue to cooperate with contact tracing efforts for the greater good and livelihood of all, including especially essential workers and immunocompromised persons, which has already greatly impacted our most vulnerable populations.
All Pitzer students are required to comply with College, state, local, and CDC guidelines on or off campus. The hosting or attending of large student gatherings on or off campus, is strictly prohibited, and will result in immediate interim suspension for the party hosts, at a minimum. Students are also expected to comply with directives to quarantine or isolate by Student Health Services or other medical providers.
Pitzer’s Medical Amnesty Policy applies to Pitzer students who take responsible actions when they have either been exposed to or impacted by Covid-19 by engaging in behaviors in alignment with our ethos of being Mindful of Each Other, our College’s core values, and being an upstander by complying and cooperating with Student Health Services or other Covid-19 medical directives to quarantine or isolate, and contact tracers. Specifically, under Pitzer’s COVID-19 Medical Amnesty Policy, Students who appropriately and cooperatively assist another student, or the health and safety of the greater community, and cooperate with the College in receiving medical attention will not be subject to disciplinary proceedings for their actions, with the exception of circumstances as determined by the Dean of Students such as being the host of a large gathering, engaging in malicious and intentional behaviors to infect others with Covid-19, where immediate interim suspension will apply.
COVID-19 Concern Reporting Form
Students may engage in being Mindful of Each Other through community action by using this form to report a COVID-19 concern involving themselves, another individual, or a group. These concerns may involve issues related to: monitoring symptoms, face covering guidance, physical distancing, cleaning, COVID-19 Disclosure, or other concerns. Submissions are also welcomed from local community members who wish to report concerns such as large off campus student gatherings. The form can be accessed here.
Winter Break Student Support Resources
7C Health: Access to free 7C Health 24/7/365 on-demand medical and mental telehealth visits for Claremont Colleges. Reach a provider anytime, anywhere by visiting 7C.Health.
Aetna Teledoc/Televideo Services: Students enrolled in SHIP plan have access to Aetna’s Teledoc/Televideo services. Teledoc is a convenient option for a variety of medical services including general medical, behavioral health and dermatology care. You can even get a prescription send to your local pharmacy when medically necessary. Connect with a licensed doctor, dermatologist of therapist mobile app, web or phone. For more information, view this PDF. To get started visit teledoc.com/Aetna or call 1-855-Teladoc (835-2362).
Pitzer Student Affairs 24/7/365 Dean-On-Call: Accessible by calling Campus Safety at 909-607-2000.
We thank you all for your patience during this tumultuous time and we wish you all a smooth end to your semester and a restful winter break.
Mindful of Each Other,
Mike and Sandy
Vice President for Student Affairs
Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students