Carlow launches campus climate survey on sexual and domestic violence

Dear Students,

Allegheny County continues to experience downward trending case counts this week, dropping below a 15% positivity rate. Nonetheless, the county remains in the high-risk category. Details on the “County View” may be found by clicking here. Please review additional important information for you to know this week below.

New This Week:

Masks Available

Please wear recommended masks that are properly fitting. Disposable, white surgical style with nose fitting and KN95 masks are available should you forget one or need to replace the one you have. Cloth masks, while fashionable, have been proven ineffective. Please stop by Campus Police Dispatch, Frances Warde Hall, to obtain one.

Your Voice Matters: Take the Carlow Campus Climate Survey on Sexual and Domestic Violence

Please consider taking this survey regardless of whether you have experienced unwanted sexual contact or sexual assault or not. Your perceptions are critical, and we value your feedback. The results of this confidential survey will be used to improve policies, practices and support for students at Carlow.

Survey Invitation and Gift Card Giveaway: Look for the survey invitation in your email inbox or scan the QR code from posters around campus. As a thank you, you can opt to participate in a gift card giveaway at the end of the survey.

Responding to Health Issues

As we navigate the pandemic environment, please use the following guidelines:

  • Regardless of vaccination status, if you have any COVID-19-related symptoms, please do not come to campus. Instead, please contact Health Services, 412-578-6474, and/or your primary care physician (PCP) for further guidance.

When symptomatic, students are encouraged to communicate directly with faculty regarding course requirements and maintaining progress in a remote status.

Student Activities

  • Thursday, Feb. 10 from 1 – 4 p.m. @ 2nd Floor UC: Stuff-A-Plush
    Come out of the 2nd Floor of the University Commons to create a stuffed animal!
  • Thursday, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. @ 2nd Floor UC: Student Government Meeting
    Student Government will be meeting to discuss event, programming, and budgets for clubs and organizations on the second floor of the University Commons.
  • Friday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. @ Franny’s: Movie Night: King Richard
    Join us for a movie night in Franny’s as part of Black History Month celebration!
  • Sunday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. @ AJP 107: “Big Game” Watch Party
    Join fellow football fans (or commercial lovers) in AJP 107 for food, drinks, prizes, and halftime games as the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals face off for world champion honors.
  • Thursday, Feb. 17 from 12 – 2 p.m. @ 1st Floor UC: Delightful: Therapy Dog Day
    Please stop down to the commuter lounge on the 1st Floor of the University Commons to visit with a furry friend. A free coffee bar as well as healthy snacks will be available along with mental health resources.
  • Saturday, Feb. 19 from 2 – 3:45 p.m. @ PPG Place: Ice Skating
    Join us as we take to The Rink at PPG Place in downtown Pittsburgh for some winter wonderland fun. Tickets to attend are $5. Visit the Office of Student Affairs on the second floor of the University Commons to pay with cash or check.
  • Sunday, Feb. 20 from 12 – 4 p.m. @ Seven Springs: Snow Tubing at Seven Springs
    Bundle up and join as for afternoon off campus snowtubing with friends! Transportation to Seven Springs will be provided. Tickets are $20. Stop by the Office of Student Affairs on the second floor of the University Commons to buy your tickets. Cash and check only. Spots are limited, so act fast!

Want to help plan activities on campus? Become a member of the Carlow Campus Activities Board!

Have an interest in helping plan events and activities on campus? Want to assist with getting speakers, comedians and musicians on campus? Interested in the behind-the-scenes activities for Spring Off the Green? Join the Campus Activities Board! Interested students should reach out to Erin Boyles () or Mystique Cash ().

Reminders:

Testing Information for COVID-19

Please note that any student who is exempt or otherwise not yet fully vaccinated is required to test weekly. Students may share their results to Health Services using the following confidential reporting form by clicking here! Opportunities to test on-campus will be held throughout the semester, with details shared to eligible students via their Carlow emails from both Health Services and University Communications.

Reporting test results received outside of IH21 testing: COVID Test Results Reporting Form

IH21 testing registration for February can be found by clicking here.

Celtic Market – University Commons

The Celtic Market is currently available to grab a snack or beverage 24 hours, seven days per week. Continuing the Celtic Market requires compliance with the honor system by choosing a selection and voluntarily paying for your purchases. Please remember the market is monitored by video cameras.

Library 24/7 Access

Grace Library’s third floor is now accessible 24/7, with desk staffing at set hours during the week.

Staffed hours are as follows:

  • Sundays: Noon – 5 p.m.
  • Mondays – Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Fridays: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For further information about how to access the library during hours outside of these times or how to schedule a reference appointment, please refer to the additional information by clicking here.

Carlow is now on TikTok!

Interested in creating TikTok content for Carlow? We are looking for current students to take over the account to create their own unique posts. Put your social media talent to work and fill out this quick and easy application now. Once complete, the Marketing and Communications team will get you connected. Apply at bit.ly/carlowtiktok!

Help Needed? Submit a Care Report 

At the beginning of each semester, students occasionally struggle with affordability, academic adjustments and connecting to the community. If you become concerned about yourself or others, please submit a report and let the Care Team know about any needs, questions or concerns. We are active and will contact you, or those you refer, to help. You may also contact the Student Affairs office at 412-578-6293 or .

Thank you for the energy you have infused in Oakland as you returned to on-ground classes this week! We are excited to have you fully engaged.

Sincerely,

 

Timothy P. Phillips, PhD
Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students

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