Facemask Statement

For the 2020-2021 academic year, students are required to wear a face covering at all times inside academic buildings, including during class and in the hallways, restrooms, and elevators. This policy is contingent on updated CDC guidelines.

Face coverings must cover the mouth and nose, fit snugly against the side of the face, and appropriately reduce aerosol emissions. Cloth face coverings should be made of more than one layer of fabric. Exceptions are possible only in the event that the content of the course is impossible to achieve with a face covering (for example, playing certain musical instruments) and provided that other protective measures are in place. According to the CDC, face shields and masks with unfiltered exhaust valves are not appropriate face coverings.

Students without appropriate face coverings may be denied entry into the classroom and be counted absent for that day. Faculty and students may report those who refuse to wear a mask to the Office of Student Conduct and Integrity.

Protecting Intellectual Property

Content and materials for this course are for your learning only and should not be shared with others outside of the class. This includes the materials located within the learning management system, information sent to you through email, and/or content provided to you through webcasting with your professor. You may not share your course connection information (login or password), your content received through Canvas, or any videos sent to you that are specifically for this course. This includes sharing postings or recordings made by the instructor or students without permission of the originator.

When you are attending a course through web-conferencing (for example, Zoom), there should not be other persons interacting with the system or attending the session.

Any violation of this policy can result in disciplinary action. Faculty or students may report those who violate University policies regarding intellectual property to the Office of Student Conduct and Integrity.

Accommodations and Disability Resources

If you have a disability and require accommodations, please meet with your instructor early in the semester to discuss your learning needs. If you wish to request reasonable accommodations (note taking support, extended time for tests, etc.), you must register with the Office of Disability Resources, Brock Hall, (434)395-2391 prior to those accommodations being implemented. The office will require appropriate documentation of disability. All information is kept confidential.

Mental Health Resources

Stress and anxiety are very typical reactions to college life and many students have experienced significant benefits from participating in counseling. Longwood's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), located in the Health and Fitness Center, is available to all students at no cost. Appointments can be scheduled by phone (434)395- 2409, during the hours of 8:15 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Resident Education Coordinators (RECs) and Resident Advisors (RAs) are additional resources to students. For emergency situations, please call (911) or contact the Longwood University Police Department at (434)395-2091.

Reporting of Crimes and Sexual Misconduct

In accord with its history and mission, Longwood University believes that each individual should be treated with respect and dignity and that any form of crime or violence is incompatible with Longwood’s commitment to the dignity and worth of the individual. Longwood University is committed to providing a healthy living, learning and working environment which promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect. If you have been the victim of a crime or sexual misconduct we encourage you to report this. If you disclose this to a faculty member or employee (with the exception of our Limited Reporting and Confidential Reporting Resources; for example, the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff), they are required by law to notify the appropriate University officials. The faculty member or employee cannot maintain complete confidentiality and is required to report the information that has been shared. Please know that all reported information is treated with discretion and respect and kept as private as possible. For more information about your options at Longwood: http://www.longwood.edu/titleix