In accordance with current public health guidelines, Whittier College must minimize the number of people on campus. Access to campus is restricted to:
All campus visits require that students, faculty, staff, and approved visitors attest they are symptom-free by completing a health screening. Signage is posted to inform the broader community that campus is closed to the public. Campus Safety is routinely patrolling the grounds to enforce these restrictions.
In order to enhance the safety and security of all persons on the Whittier College campus, all students, employees, and contracted workers approved to be on campus are required to keep their College ID on their person at all times and are encouraged to display their College ID to facilitate efficient identification.
No bias profiling of individuals will be tolerated by the College. If you are asked to present your Whittier College ID, please assume the best intentions of that individual and that they are ensuring that you are registered with the College for health and safety purposes. Those most likely to ask individuals to display their College ID are Campus Safety Officers, Housing and Residential Life Staff, A Residential Advisor (RA), or a Division of Student Life Staff Member, as their position and duties are student support and success. If you believe that you were the victim of bias, please fill out the Bias Incident Reporting Form so that the College is made aware of the incident and can follow up accordingly.
Campus access is contingent upon cooperation with the following health and safety requirements to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.
All Whittier College students, staff, faculty, and contracted workers are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Before arriving on or moving about campus, everyone will be required to complete a COVID-19 Health Screening through the Everbridge App. In addition, the College is requiring the duty to report COVID-19 diagnosis through the Self-Report feature. Accommodations to complete the health screening and to self-report have been made for individuals without a smartphone or who choose not to download the App. Please see Forms.
Face masks remain mandatory when on campus in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Exceptions are when students are alone in their dormitory rooms or employees are alone in private offices.
Observe basic hygiene: wash hands properly and frequently, cover coughs and sneezes, refrain from touching eyes, nose, and mouth; disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, refrain from sharing objects and materials.
Maintain a distance of 6 feet from other people. Classrooms and common spaces have been reconfigured to support this protocol.