As Corban University communicates policies and procedures to students and their families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize that our approach may seem too lax to some, too restrictive to others. We want to reassure you that we are making decisions based on the best information available, guided by our science faculty members’ expertise, State and County guidelines, and best practices from peer institutions.
Corban’s policy-making process is guided by two key principles:
- Corban is committed to complying with requirements outlined by the following authorities. While we recognize that many other institutions and organizations are offering an array of advice and guidelines, these five institutions have been selected to guide our decisions, based on Corban’s location, affiliations, and governing authorities:
- Corban is committed to minimizing risk to students, staff, faculty, and guests, while continuing to uphold everything that makes a Corban education valuable to our students.
To this end, you may discover policies that feel inconvenient or disruptive to your routine, such as wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and conducting some activities through remote means. Please keep in mind that we are doing our best to minimize risk for you as well as others who may belong to more vulnerable populations.
We ask for patience as we navigate this challenging, disruptive season, making the most of opportunities to learn and grow together as we “submit [ourselves] to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established,” as Paul writes in Romans 13. “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Philippians 2:4). We embrace this opportunity to set aside our personal preferences at times, so we can protect the most vulnerable among our community, in a spirit of Christlike servant-leadership.