The students will be off campus for at least 14 days, and several “are now facing repercussions through the Code of Student Conduct,” the letter said.
Returning students had to sign an agreement called the Drake Together Compact, which outlines Covid-19 protocols for the school year. One of the directives in this agreement bans students from hosting or attending a party on-campus or off-campus, punishable by disciplinary action.
“If we are going to get through the fall semester, it will come down to our decisions and our actions," Parker said in the letter.
"I want to be crystal clear: we are serious and we will not hesitate to take the necessary actions to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19, jeopardizing the health and safety of others.”