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October 8, 2020

Student Organization Events & Community Service

Due to low COVID-19 cases on campus and your continued efforts complying with campus guidelines, MC administration is lifting restrictions within two areas: Student Organization Events & Community Service.

Student Organization Events

Beginning on Friday, October 16, 2020, student organizations can begin to host events outdoors. Here are the guidelines all organization must follow:

  • All events must be submitted for approval at least one week prior to the event (10 days prior when possible).
  • All events will follow all MC guidelines already in place (prior to COVID) such as no music during class times, no events during church hours, etc.
  • At this time, only outdoor spaces will be used for student organization events.
  • Events will be no longer than 2 hours at this time.
  • No more than 40 members/participants at an event at a time.
  • All students must check in to the event.
  • A sponsor or staff member must be present to monitor mask and social distancing guidelines, if they cannot be present, then the event will not happen- no exceptions.
  • Social distancing should be maintained at the event.
  • Hand sanitizer should be provided for all participants.
  • Masks are required at all events- if this guideline is broken, there will be a $25 fine per member seen without a mask on (even in pictures/per picture posted).
  • If you have food, it has to be to-go & individually packaged! It is recommended a Zoom option should be available for those who are not comfortable with attending a required, in-person event.

To register an event, read over the guidelines and submit the online form at this link: https://www.mc.edu/students/involvement/register. Events will be approved on a first come-first serve basis.

Community Service

Students/student organization may begin performing community service off campus and the following guidelines must be followed:

  • Approval must be obtained by the Community Service Office five (5) days prior to the community service project by emailing Shari Barnes (sbarnes@mc.edu). Please include the community service project date, purpose, location, organization name and organization contact name and information (phone number, email, etc).
  • All MC COVID-19 guidelines must be strictly followed at all sites (mask-wearing, social distancing, proper hygiene)
  • All sites must be pre-approved prior to the service date
  • All hours and participants must be turned in to the Shari Barnes, sbarnes@mc.edu, Director of Community Service

As long as the guidelines are followed and our COVID-19 cases stay low, these lifted restrictions can remain in place. We are proud of MC's response during such a difficult time and your resilience is truly remarkable.

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy, and let's finish this semester together!

Jonathan W. Ambrose, Ph.D.
Associate V.P. for the Student Experience