GSO Official Statement Re: Spring 2022 Policies

The Graduate Student Organization believes the current policies and procedures for the Spring 2022 semester do not fully ensure effective and safe learning environments. We urge the administration to consider additional policies to protect immunocompromised and at-risk faculty members and graduate teaching fellows. Additionally, we have proposed several other encouraged courses of action including LfA style classes for quarantining students, the resumption of contact tracing procedures, and discounted parking permits for graduate students. It is our hope that the University will take into consideration the needs of its graduate student body, faculty & staff in the coming weeks as we navigate COVID-19 and the Omicron variant together.