The COVID-19 vaccine will be required for all students attending Marquette University this fall.
The university made the announcement Monday, saying in order for everyone to have the best experience, it is requiring all students who will be attending classes to be fully vaccinated by Aug. 1.
“At Marquette, we are committed to being the difference. Our Catholic, Jesuit mission and values call on us to care for each other and serve the common good.” the university’s statement reads. “This decision was made after consulting with health experts, and it has been endorsed by the university’s COVID-19 Response Team, the University Academic Senate Executive Committee, the Staff Senate and the Graduate Student Organization. University leadership also consulted with the Marquette University Student Government Executive Board before making this decision, and will be continuing to work alongside them as well as other student leaders to ensure that all students’ needs and interests are fully represented and supported.”
Scientific evidence has shown that “vaccines are safe and effective at reducing transmission of the virus,” the statement continues. “A vaccinated student population will allow us to provide you with a richer in-person experience, reduce testing and let you interact more freely across campus.”