Colorado State University trespassed and threatened to arrest unvaccinated students after learning they failed to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a requirement for students to attend in-person learning. In an email sent to unvaccinated students obtained by Turning Point USA, CSU alleged that unvaccinated students pose a threat to the safety and well-being of the University community.
“I am writing to you on behalf of Student Conduct Services at the Student Resolution Center because information provided to our office by the Pandemic Preparedness Team indicates you have not submitted your proof of vaccination or requested an exemption,” Michael Katz said, Director at the Student Resolution Center.
“Since your non-compliance with this requirement poses a threat to the safety and well-being of the University community, the following interim measure applies to you:
Effective immediately, you are trespassed from all University property until May 16, 2022. This means you are not permitted to be on any University property or in any University buildings; this includes but is not limited to, residence halls, university apartments, dining halls, in-person classes, the Morgan library, the rec center, and the Lory student center. Please note that faculty are not required to make alternative arrangements for the student to complete their course work away from campus while you are trespassed from campus.”
“If you are found on university property or in any university building you may be cited or arrested for trespassing and face further disciplinary action,” Katz said.
Colorado State University’s current COVID-19 requirements are among the strictest in the nation, despite the university having a high-vaccination rate. 87.5 percent of students recieved the COVID-19 vaccine, while 84.9 percent of faculty members received the doses; a threshold that is often considered to be herd immunity.