Seattle University, in compliance with state law, requires all students, staff, and faculty enrolled in undergraduate courses to provide documentation that they have had the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) series, a Tetanus booster in the last 10 years, and the Hepatitis B series. The Student Health Center (SHC) is responsible for enforcing compliance with this requirement. To insure compliance the following procedural steps have been identified.
Currently there are no pre-enrollment consequences posed for non-compliance with the PIR. Students can move into the residence halls and begin classes without immunization record completion. Proposed changes would highlight the importance of compliance early and will outline consequences before students are allowed to live in residence halls and participate in classes.
On the first business day on or after July 2, the SHC will place a SHC restriction on any student's record who is not yet in compliance with the PIR.
On September 1 the SHC will send a final email notice to both the personal and SU email accounts indicating that on September 10th the housing assignments and course registration will be revoked if PIR compliance is not complete.
On September 10th, or the first business day after September 10th, the SHC will email housing and the Office of the Registrar with the names of the students out of PIR compliance and housing and registration will be revoked for these students. Notification that this action has been taken will be communicated to these students by the SHC.
The Course Audit Request form for both Elder Audit and Alumni Audit now require a faculty signature in order for the registration to be processed. We will additionally require the Student Health Center signature before processing to address the PIR compliance for this audience.
The SHC will continue to check the Washington state immunization registry on all students to facilitate the collection of records for students. The policy will continue to be listed in the student handbook and the SHC will follow up with students as specified above.
Approved April 21, 2011 by Dr. Jake Diaz, VP for Student Development and Marilyn Crone, VP for Enrollment Management