For nearly 170 years, Ripon College has emphasized the importance of community. We were founded by visionaries who saw the value in education for and created by a community of learners with diverse backgrounds and a solitary goal: lives of productive, socially responsible citizenship. A successful community requires a committed citizenry. Now, perhaps more than ever, Ripon is asking for the commitment of its students, faculty and staff to ensure we can safely preserve our intimate learning community and richly personalized education.
As the effects of COVID-19 impact our friends, our families and our world, we must commit to safeguarding the health and safety of every member of our campus community. While we cannot eliminate all risk in our shared living and learning environment, we must commit to working together to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 spread in our community. In order to reunite as safely as possible on campus and in person this fall, we must each commit to protecting ourselves, to protecting others and to protecting our Ripon community.