Royals Back Together

Shared Responsibility and Plan Enforcement

University Response to Violations of the Royals Back Together Plan

While we expect and hope that everyone will cooperate and comply with the Royals Back Together Plan, there may be some who choose not to do so or who object to provisions for various reasons.

Corrective Action and Discipline

All community members and guests must comply with the requirements of the Royals Back Together Plan.  Everyone may occasionally forget to comply and the University reserves the discretion to excuse innocent, quickly corrected mistakes. Individuals who egregiously and/or repeatedly violate the provisions of the plan, however, place the health and safety of others at risk. Egregious actions are those that recklessly or intentionally inflict injury, harm or distress upon another community member or members. Examples may include intentionally coughing on another person or non-compliance that triggers a significant disruption to academic or campus operations.

The University will address non-compliance with important safety requirements through an approach that is consistent with its established processes and procedures.


Student behaviors that violate the Plan will be addressed through the Student Code of Conduct. The Code addresses behavior for students both on and off campus. As the University responds to the pandemic, it is especially important for students to follow the guidelines of the Royals Back Together Plan.

As we continue to prioritize the health and safety of all community members, the University will make use of the full range of sanctions available in the Student Code of Conduct, up to and including expulsion.

Staff, Administrators and Faculty

It is our sincere hope that staff, administrators and faculty will serve as models for students on compliance with the provisions of the Plan. The behavior of staff and administrators is addressed through the Discipline and Corrective section of the Staff and Administrator Handbook, on pages 7-8. Issues regarding faculty conduct are addressed through Appendix XII of the Faculty Handbook.  The full range of sanctions as explained in these handbooks is available, up to and including termination.

Visitors and Guests

Visitors, guests, contractors or other non-members of the University community must comply with the health and safety measures of the Royals Back Together plan as outlined in Public and Other Access to Campus. Individuals refusing to comply so may be asked to leave campus by University Police.

Pandemic Safety Non-Compliance Incident Reporting Form

If you witness a possible violation of the safety requirements of the Royals Back Together Plan, use this form to make a report to the Pandemic Safety Officer, Elizabeth M. Garcia. Your contact information will only be used if additional information or follow up is is needed.