Returning to Campus

Emory University requires all students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19—regardless of work or study location—with exceptions only for those with approved medical or religious exemptions.

Doing Your Part

Every Emory student, faculty member, and staff member has a role to play in adhering to community guidelines and helping others do so as well. You need to commit to the Student Community Compact and follow expected behavioral guidelines.

Commit to the Community Compact

Read the Community Compact to be sure you understand the behavior expected of you and all faculty, staff, and students who return to campus.

Student Community Compact

Faculty and Staff Community Compact

Take Part in the Community Effort

It Starts with You

You have an important role in the success of our return to campus plan, which begins with you agreeing to follow all expectations in the Emory Community Compact. ​In addition, as community members we all must take responsibility for supporting each other in following expectations of the compact. If you encounter another community member who appears to not be following expectations, it is your responsibility to address their behavior by reminding them of the compact and asking if you can be helpful to them in following the expectations.  

  • Faculty have the authority to ask students to leave a classroom if not adhering to current Emory behavioral guidelines including mask wearing.
  • Some university-operated facilities may have additional expectations and staff resources for compliance; please contact the applicable building manager for details.
  • Keep calm and engage others with care and safety in mind.

Emory Compact Response Team 

The Emory Compact Response Team (ECRT) is comprised of staff and faculty volunteers who will guide our community members in understanding the Community Compact and work to keep Emory safe. Please use the ECRT Referral Form to report concerns associated with the Emory Community Compact for all Emory students.

Follow Behavioral Expectations

Emory has put in place a community accountability model that outlines required health and safety guidelines and the steps needed to assist us all in having a safe and healthy community. Most incidents of nonadherence to the Community Compact will not result in a disciplinary record. Rather, they will be handled quickly using a community accountability model in which appointed Emory representatives, along with every member of the community—including you—address compact violations when they occur. 

  1. Community Engagement: It will take all of us to help with keeping our community members safe. If you are seen not following campus safety guidelines, Emory's COVID-19 protocols, or adhering to the Emory Community Compact, you will be asked to comply with our safety and health expectations while on campus and may be subject to further compliance measures. 
  2. Community Response: Referrals related to nonadherence of the Emory Community Compact will be reviewed and resolved by the Emory Compact Response Team (ECRT).
  3. Student Conduct: Serious, pervasive, and/or repeated violations of the Emory Community Compact will be grounds for a disciplinary review and will be resolved by the applicable Student Conduct authority of your college or school.

Consequences: Possible outcomes for not adhering to the Emory Community Compact include referral to university resource for education, loss of privileges to research activities, campus facilities, on-campus residential living, or in-person class instruction. Incidents addressed within the Student Conduct process for severe incidents can lead to suspension or expulsion. 

Enjoy Your Safe Return to Campus

We can do this. This year, we can still enjoy social interactions, just in a careful manner, with an understanding that the safety of our community and our ability to remain on campus through the year lies with all of us.