Community Responsibility Agreement

In order to keep the Bucknell community safe, all students must adhere to the agreement of community responsibility below. 

The agreement includes the use of face coverings, rules about physical distancing and the importance of holding one another accountable. These are steps that everyone — students, faculty and staff — agree to take as we face this virus together. 

Bucknell Community Responsibility Agreement

Bucknell University is a community of learners committed to supporting the health and safety of all members. We believe we do our best work when we feel safe. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is therefore vital that all community members engage in behavioral public safety measures intended to mitigate the spread of the virus. In so doing, we show compassion and concern for those who are most susceptible. By participating as a member of the campus community, you commit to the following: 

Six feet apart

Physical distancing of at least 6 feet is expected in all spaces, when feasible. This includes classrooms, labs, hallways, offices, restrooms, common areas and outdoor spaces.


Face coverings must be worn by all members of the community when in shared indoor spaces including classrooms, labs, hallways, offices, restrooms and common areas. Face coverings are not a substitute for physical distancing and should be worn even when staying 6 feet apart, especially in indoor spaces. Face coverings should also be worn outside.


Respiratory etiquette (e.g., proper covering of face when coughing or sneezing) is expected at all times.

Wash Hands

Proper hand hygiene, including frequent washing with soap and water and/or the use of hand sanitizer, is expected.

COVID Signage

COVID-19 signage, regarding hallway and stairway directions, room capacity limitations and other notices, is to be followed at all times. 


Reporting of symptoms and isolation when necessary. All community members are expected to consistently report symptoms and follow isolation and/or quarantine guidance from University medical officials.

As the state of the pandemic is fluid, modifications to these guidelines may occur over time. The University will provide consistent, ongoing communication regarding any changes in behavioral guidance. 

Thank you in advance for doing your part to keep the Bucknell campus and local community as safe and healthy as possible.