Sam Houston State University has implemented many new measures for a safe and successful return of the campus community this fall semester. Responsibilities include wearing masks, social distancing, frequent hand washing, cleaning and disinfecting classrooms/workspaces, and limiting events and activities where those guidelines cannot be achieved.

One of the new initiatives asks students, faculty and staff to formally agree to take steps to mitigate the coronavirus. The Bearkat Pledge encourages everyone to commit to protecting themselves and the community from the virus.

By taking the pledge to keep SHSU healthy, individuals accept responsibility for their actions and agree do their part to keep the campus community safe with the following practices:

  • Wearing a face covering indoors and outdoors on campus
  • Maintaining appropriate social distancing
  • Keeping hands clean and sanitized
  • Following recommended health practices
  • Seeking medical care if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or had close contact with someone with COVID-19
  • Staying home when sick
  • Following directional signage throughout campus
  • Self-reporting if testing positive for COVID-19
  • Modifying actions as guidelines and recommendations evolve over time

There are also new move-in procedures that have been established: new move-in procedures