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Community Engagement

Identifying Vulnerable Populations

To complement the work done by the Leadership Center with Registered Student Organizations, a Campus Engagement group headed by the Multicultural Center will identify populations for specific additional services such as students of color, first-generation students, low-income students, students with access or accommodation needs, and non-traditional students. The actions taken to mitigate the pandemic may create new difficulties for these groups to navigate university life and remain engaged.

Technology and Emergency Funds

Formulate plans to increase access to technology and emergency funds for those students with specific needs from the groups identified as high risk during this pandemic response period. Work with those in need of assistance to use the new guidelines. As an example, assisting non-traditional students with child care and community resource options or assisting student with access and accommodations needs in a physical distancing world.

Information Sharing with the Community

Increase coordination with identified community partners to share information about events and to identify opportunities to partner on virtual events. This is also a vehicle to inform and update visitors to campus about university requirements to wear face coverings and health screenings when entering buildings.

Alumni Events

The Alumni Association will identify ways to continue virtual editions of traditional fall events where possible such as the Distinguished Alumni, Young Alumni, Donors & Scholars, and other important recognition events. The Alumni Association will follow protocols to be established by the Athletics Department as it relates to other major fall events including road football tailgates and Homecoming.

The Cooper Alumni Center will coordinate with the university as a small event venue, following the current state guidelines for event hosting.

Plan version issued: June 25, 2020