CMU taking swift 'disciplinary action' against students attending large parties

Posted at 6:51 PM, Aug 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 23:52:34-04

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. — Days after the start of fall classes, Central Michigan University is responding to students partying amid COVID-19.

CMU issued the following statement today to FOX 17 on students partying and how the university plans to react – saying any disciplinary action will follow its Student Code of Conduct:

CMU has put a tremendous amount of time into planning for a safe return to campus this fall, which included outlining expectations for our campus community, such as requirements to wear face coverings, social distance and avoid large gatherings.

It is disappointing to see that some of our students are choosing to ignore these expectations. This sort of irresponsible and reckless behavior not only puts our in-person living and learning at risk, it also puts lives at risk.

We expect better from our students and are taking swift corrective and disciplinary action, including fines and suspensions, against students who host or participate in these large parties.

On-campus classes for the fall semester started on Aug. 17.

In Isabella County, there are 257 cases of COVID-19 and nine deaths from the virus as of today.