HAMBURG, N.Y. – Hilbert College President Dr. Michael S. Brophy announced, in a letter to the College community, that all students, faculty, and staff that will be on campus this fall are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
“Our college has decided to prioritize the health of our campus and the wider community by requiring all Hilbert College students, faculty, and staff to complete their COVID-19 vaccination and provide documentation to the Wellness Center by July 26, 2021 in anticipation of the Fall 2021-Spring 2022 academic year,” Dr. Brophy said in the letter to the community.
The letter also announced that individuals who wish to remain unvaccinated, due to medical, religious, or personal reasons should submit a request for exemption form to the Wellness Center. Additionally, based on the latest state and CDC guidelines, masks and social distancing will not be required on campus. Students may apply for remote academic accommodations for extenuating circumstances surrounding COVID-19.
“Inspired by our Catholic, Franciscan identity, these measures are meant to serve the common good and uphold the safety and well-being of our campus community, particularly for the most vulnerable among us,” Dr. Brophy continued. “As we move forward, I am grateful to our community for working together to keep one another safe and healthy. I look forward to a vibrant school year with all of you!”
Current protocols for the Hilbert campus are available on the website - https://www.hilbert.edu/covid-19. The College will continue to update this website with the latest guidelines, information, and forms.
Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With over 800 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs in criminal justice administration and public administration, including a track in health administration.
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