Update to Student Organization Leaders


The following communications was issued to student organization leaders from JMU's VP of Student Affairs on March 12, 2020.

Dear Student Organization Leaders,

We hope all of you read President Alger’s message to the JMU community about changes in our operations starting next week. The letter can be found here if you didn’t have a chance to read it yet.

There have been numerous questions about students coming to campus and hosting meetings and events between now and April 5th.  We ask that students take this health concern seriously and focus on being safe by not putting your fellow students in positions where they may be exposed to the Coronavirus.  The University has cancelled use of all university facilities and we are prohibiting any student organization events and gatherings both on and off campus.  This includes any meetings of organizations, events, parties, community service or any other activities affiliated with your organizations. This prohibition applies to all Greek chapters, CMSS organizations, student organizations, and sports clubs. 

 It is incredibly important that each of you fulfill your roles as leaders of your organizations, model high expectations of the University, and protect your members from causing the spread of the Coronavirus in this community. 

We also want to make students aware that the City of Harrisonburg has rescinded all permits for Social Gatherings and won’t be issuing any new ones until after April 5thStudents should not be hosting large gatherings and should focus on social distancing as much as possible. If students participate in student organization-sponsored activities on or off campus, they may be subject to the student conduct process and in violation of J-21-100 Non Compliance policy.

If you have questions or have members of your organization that you are concerned for their safety or well-being, please reach out to a professional staff member who works with your organization on campus.

Be safe and take care,
Dr. Tim Miller

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Published: Sunday, March 15, 2020

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 17, 2020

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