COVID-19 Impacts to our Chapters
Thursday, April 2, 2020
St. Anthony Hall is an organization with more than 9,000 members, and we have a responsibility to respond to the COVID-19 virus with intentionality and care. Now is a time when we are called on to remember our promise to aid and to support our siblings in adversity. The virus is already causing significant problems for many undergraduate members, and the national fraternity is taking steps to offer guidance and assistance.
All our undergraduate chapters must take care to assure their members are kept aware of and scrupulously follow instructions and advisories from their respective colleges as they continue to evolve.
Read on for an overview of the college's actions and links to their individual COVID-19 websites.
Undergraduate residential students in Columbia housing have been advised to move out by Tuesday, March 17. Virtual instruction will resume March 26.
Delta—University of Pennsylvania
Beginning March 23, the university will transition to synchronous remote teaching online for all graduate and undergraduate classes for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. All classes will be canceled March 16–20, and residence halls and City Vista will be effectively closed beginning Monday, March 16. Students may return to campus during the suspended semester only to collect any personal belongings and check out of their on-campus housing in the coming weeks.
To facilitate social distancing, all lectures, seminars, and precepts will move to virtual instruction beginning Monday, March 23 and remain virtual through the end of spring 2020, including exams. All students who are able to must return home and stay home for the rest of the semester.
Iota—University of Rochester
All classes for undergraduate and graduate students at the University will take place online beginning Monday, March 23, through the rest of the semester.
Brown University reported positive cases of COVID-19 on March 14 and March 20. Brown will move academic instruction for all undergraduate and graduate students to remote learning effective March 30. Most undergraduate students who live in on-campus residences or Brown-owned properties vacated their residences and will complete the semester from their homes or at an alternate location.
Xi—University of North Carolina
Residence halls are closed to the majority of students for the rest of the academic year. Starting March 23, the majority of classes will be offered remotely and will remain that way for the foreseeable future.
When spring recess ends, classes will be held using Zoom, Canvas, or other online tools. Yale will house those students who simply cannot go home, whether because they come from a country severely affected by COVID-19 or for other serious reasons. Deans and others have been or will be in close touch with such students; they and a great number of others are working around the clock to offer support worthy of Yale.
Tau—Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Online instruction will begin for all classes on Monday, March 30, and continue for the remainder of the semester. Undergraduates should not return to campus after spring break.
Phi—University of Mississippi
As of Friday, March 20, 2020, all courses will be delivered online or via other remote methods for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. University housing will develop an appointment-based system to be announced at a later date for on-campus residents to return to campus to retrieve personal belongings from their residence hall or university-owned apartment.
Upsilon—University of Virginia
Classes will remain online throughout the semester. Only students who have no other option will be permitted to remain on-grounds.