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Welcome Back students! Make sure you Mask Up, Back Up, and Wash Up. Lets keep our community safe. Just like Eddy!

Any question, big or small, can be answered by the Dean of Students Office.

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How can I Mask Up, Back Up, and Wash Up effectively on campus?  Wear your mask! Masks should cover your nose and mouth and should be worn indoors in public spaces and outdoors when you can not effectively be physically distant  from others. If you do not own a mask, you may purchase one in the Campus Store. Back Up: practice physical distancing by leaving 6 feet between you and others. Wash up: wash your hands often. 

What should I do if I was exposed to someone with COVID-19?  Report any potential exposure or symptoms to the Dean of Students Office and follow any instructions they provide to seek medical care or to quarantine. 

What should I do if I see another student who isn't wearing a mask? Remember, this is the year of community.  Please remind them nicely to wear their mask. We are all doing this for each other. Should you have questions, you may contact the Dean of Students Office

How will office hours be managed? All support services are still fully available to you; some are just offered in a different way. For example:  

  • All seating areas for Phil’s and Wingra have been spaced out for social distancing. Also, Stations that used to be self-serve are now either served by Dining Staff or are single packaged items.  
  • Health Services will see students for non-COVID concerns by appointment only. Personal counseling will be provided via telehealth. 
  • Current information on library services during COVID-19 is available on on the library website.


Spring Semester Update - A Small Step for Social Justice

Apr 29, 2021, 15:35 PM
Title : Spring Semester Update - A Small Step for Social Justice
Posting Date / Time : Apr 29, 2021, 15:34 PM
Dear Students and Colleagues -

It is hard for me to believe that we are in the last week of April and that next week marks our final week of classes in what has been a strange and challenging, yet also rewarding and reaffirming, year. It has felt a little like a year-long exam week, and this community has passed one test after another. I am grateful for all of you.

I am happy to report that we took another small step for social justice yesterday when I joined the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa and dozens of Catholic Bishops, organizations, and colleges around the country in expressing support for LGBT youth by signing (on behalf of Edgewood College) a statement from the Tyler Clementi Foundation aimed at protecting LGBT youth and denouncing the bullying often directed at them. The statement reads:

“As we see in the Gospels, Jesus Christ taught love, mercy and welcome for all people, especially for those who felt persecuted or marginalized in any way; and the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that LGBTQ people are to be treated with ‘respect, compassion and sensitivity’. All people of goodwill should help, support, and defend LGBTQ youth; who attempt suicide at much higher rates than their straight counterparts; who are often homeless because of families who reject them; who are rejected, bullied and harassed; and who are the target of violent acts at alarming rates.”

This signing came on the heels of last Friday’s LGBTQ Day of Silence, an annual day intended to spread awareness about the effects of the bullying and harassment of LGBTQ+ students. By supporting the statement, we proclaim our opposition to any form of violence, bullying, or harassment directed at LGBTQ people. As our mission clearly states: We embrace and aspire to reflect the rich diversity of the world’s cultures and perspectives. We foster open, caring, thoughtful engagement with one another and an enduring commitment to service, all in an educational community that seeks truth, compassion, justice and partnership. In that vein, I want to make it clear that we oppose any form of violence, bullying, or harassment and will defend any who are rejected, bullied, and harassed or who are the target of violent acts.

On the COVID-19 front, the news is encouraging. Numbers in Wisconsin have been decreasing slightly, and we only have one active case on campus, as of the writing of this message. However, as I have repeated many times, we’re not done yet. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19-including completing the second dose if that’s required—is an important step in Returning to Better this fall. 

Our preparations for our on-campus, in-person graduation liturgy and commencement ceremonies on May 15th are continuing. Most graduating students will be picking up their caps, gowns, and tickets next week. I’m grateful to all those who have been working tirelessly to make it happen. Faculty and staff who are planning to assist will be hearing more soon.

There also have been a number of discussions across campus regarding the implementation of Return to Office guidelines for faculty and staff. I want to assure you that College leadership is making thoughtful, meaningful decisions regarding this issue. A message to the faculty and staff dedicated to this topic is forthcoming.

Finally, students: You should have received an email earlier this week from Edgewood Central informing you of the fact that during the Fall 2021 semester, all enrolled students—undergraduate and graduate, part-time and full-time—will be able to apply for the next round of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds from the federal government. We expect that eligible students will receive a minimum of $1,000 to offset costs and hardship brought on by the pandemic. The online application is simple and opens September 15th. You will receive more information when that time approaches.

I wish you well as we move towards the end of this academic year and focus our sights on Returning to Better. 

Be well. 

Cor ad cor loquitur
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Bias and Harassment

Edgewood College is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all members of our community. Please remember that any bias or harassment toward community members of perceived Asian descent will not be tolerated. All campus members play an integral part in creating a community that is free from discrimination, harassment, and hate.

If you have been the target of (or have witnessed) an incident of discrimination or of bias, please complete the online form.