Student Experience and Engagement

UNA is committed to creating a variety of out-of-classroom experiences, both virtually and face-to-face, where students can make meaningful connections with peers, develop leadership skills, and become engaged as active citizens. This is accomplished by delivering quality, effective student services while providing them the best support to achieve personal and academic success.

  • All events or gatherings must meet the ADPH and CDC guidelines, along with this Guidance Plan. Participants will adhere to physical distancing, sanitizing, hygiene, and self-screening. Events that cannot meet the guidelines should be hybridized or canceled.
  • All University or RSO gatherings (on- or off-campus) must require attendees to wear a cloth face covering. Cloth face covering must be worn over mouth and nose.
  • Establish a set up for events to maintain six-feet physical distancing.
  • In-person programming will be planned in formats that incorporate the CDC “Lowest Risk” and “More Risk” gathering guidelines. Those that are classified as “Highest Risk” are not permitted. See CDC guidelines here.
  • Key programs may need to be repeated to accommodate student and stakeholder demand.
  • In the event of a program with a speaker or artist, employees will consider broadcasting online, if possible, and/or the use of overflow room locations to ensure the physical distancing protocol.
  • University staff will limit room reservations of on-campus spaces to reduce density. Students reserving space will work with employees to create and execute a plan to disinfect buildings and programming spaces after each student event. Consider 50 percent or less occupancy space to ensure six-feet physical distancing, and if physical distancing is not possible, a cloth face covering is required.
  • All meetings should be virtual, if possible.
  • In-person attendance at all student events (including student organizations, clubs, fraternity and sorority events, etc.) will be limited. Events should be individually evaluated to determine if it can be offered virtually or through a combination of in-person and virtual modalities. Campus Operational Norms should be applied to the activities of all registered student organizations regardless of the event/activity location.
  • Considerations for events, should they need to take place:
    1. A sanitizing process for the facility must occur in between events.
    2. Implement a sign-up process for the event to plan population.
    3. Sanitizer will be available to participants at all times.
    4. Possible use of temporal thermometers for events.
    5. Marketing of the event should include the requirement of a cloth face covering.
  • Students are encouraged to adopt the University Values Statement outlined in the Student Handbook when engaging with others in public campus spaces.