At Xavier, our "All for One, One for All" motto is a shared expression of our community’s care for one another and our collective commitment to the common good. The COVID-19 pandemic offers new meaning to this familiar phrase. Today, All for One and One for All serves as a framework for our Community Commitment, a set of expectations that will guide student, faculty and staff behavior as we arrive on campus this August.
All for One
Our Institutional Commitment
Although COVID-19 will bring changes to life on campus, it won’t deter Xavier’s mission to educate each student intellectually, morally and spiritually within the Jesuit Catholic tradition. Our promise to provide challenging and personal learning experiences for each student remains at the heart of our mission.
Our institutional commitment to students and employees includes:
- Making fact-based decisions that prioritize our students’ and employees’ wellbeing.
- Proactively responding to community members who are symptomatic, testing positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who had tested positive.
- Following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Governor’s office.
- Requiring health-promoting behaviors for all community members (social distancing, mask wearing, hand-washing, health screening, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine).
- Communicating regularly with the campus community.
One for All
Our Commitment to Each Other
While the reality of COVID-19 makes the development of a risk-free campus impossible, there are measures each member of the Xavier community can make to deter the spread of the virus. Our students, staff and faculty will be called to demonstrate their care for each other through these new safety measures.
Our commitment to each other includes:
- Always wear a facemask indoors and in any situation in which physical distance cannot be maintained.
- Engage in responsible socializing with friends – on and off campus - and avoid large social gatherings.
- Practice social distancing, especially in classrooms and other shared spaces.
- Conduct daily self-health assessments and reporting symptoms immediately.
- Limit exposure to other members of the Xavier community when experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19.
- Participate fully in all testing, treating, and contact tracing procedures.
- Appropriately clean campus spaces, such as classrooms and meeting rooms after using them.
- Anticipate potential disruption and preparing for a fluid and dynamic campus environment.
- Utilize the 4R approach (Remind, Request, Remedy, Report) when engaging with others to promote compliance with Community Commitment behaviors.
- Demonstrate respect, compassion, and generosity in interactions with each other as we navigate these complex and difficult circumstances.
All members of the Xavier community are encouraged to communicate openly about unsafe behavior that is not aligned with COVID-19 protocols.
Remind one another of the specific expectations in our One for All Community Commitment. We might say, "Please don't forget, we're expected to wear masks when we're inside campus buildings."
Request that others follow the specific community expectation. We can ask for compliance by saying something, "Would you please put your mask on? It's important for the safety of our community."
Remedy by offering an opportunity for each other to remedy the situation immediately. For instance, "I know that there are masks available at the front desk. Please go retrieve one and then you are welcome to return. You are not permitted to remain in this space without a mask and if you won't comply, I'll have to ask you to leave."
Report the individual's non-compliant behavior. Reports of non-compliance with our Community Commitments may result in referrals to student or employee discipline processes. We might say, "You behavior is violating Xavier's Community Commitments and puts others at risk. I'm going to report this incident and ask you to leave this space immediately."
As part of our return to campus, all students are asked to affirm their cooperation with Xavier's All for One and One for All Community Commitments.
Watch these videos to see the 4 R's approach in action.