Purpose of Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance for limited in-person student events, while also minimizing risk and prioritizing the health and safety of all members in our community. These policies will be updated and modified as needed based on current public health guidance, New Hampshire state guidance, Dartmouth College policies and the conditions on campus.
Extracurricular involvement and activities are vital to the health and well-being of students. Participation in out-of-classroom learning, including membership in a student organization or team, serving in leadership roles, and engaging in health and wellness related activities, are essential to the growth and development of students. At a time when much of our reality is virtual and remote, it is even more important to support opportunities for in-person interactions. They are essential for forming relationships, building community, and fostering a sense of belonging, which are integral elements to creating and sustaining a vibrant and engaging Dartmouth experience.
Staff in many areas of campus are available to provide support, guidance, and advising on events and activities, creating leadership opportunities, and adapting to current health and safety requirements and expectations.