Since the pandemic began, the safety measures implemented by Roosevelt to protect our on-campus community have closely followed local and federal guidelines, and we continue to evaluate and adjust practices to align with the current public health conditions. The CDC now recommends a single “updated” bivalent COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna). In light of this change, we have updated our vaccine requirements for Fall 2023 as follows:
In order to be compliant with Roosevelt COVID-19 vaccine policies you must submit proof of one of the following:
Individuals who cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccine for medical conditions, religious beliefs, or are pregnant can apply for an exemption from the vaccine requirement.
Booster shots are not required to remain compliant with the vaccination requirement, but are highly recommended.
This requirement covers all undergraduate, graduate and professional students in all degree programs as well as faculty, staff and non-Roosevelt contract employees who intend to be on campus. These individuals need to submit proof of vaccination in order to be on campus regularly (e.g., face to face classes, using the library, returning to campus offices or workspaces, participating in on-campus social events, etc.). This includes individuals returning to any Roosevelt owned, rented or leased physical locations, including our Chicago and Schaumburg academic locations. Students and employees who will not be on campus at all are not required to provide proof of vaccination.
Students are required by Illinois law to have an immunization record on file if they were born on or after January 1, 1957, and are planning to enroll in six or more credit hours at any time during their attendance at Roosevelt University. This record must contain proof of immunity to measles (rubella –must have received one dose on or after the first birthday), mumps, rubella, diphtheria and tetanus (the last T/D booster must be no more than 10 years old).
A second measles (rubella) immunization with live attenuated virus vaccine must have been given 28 days or more after the first measles immunization. If under the age of 22 the state of Illinois requires to show proof of one dose of Meningococcal conjugate vaccine on or after 16 years of age.
You must also provide proof you have received both doses of the primary two-shot COVID-19 vaccine series. An additional booster dose is recommended but not required.
Students who do not have immunization records to verify these vaccinations should immediately contact their physician to obtain a copy of their records or have the appropriate immunizations administered.
All eligible students must have a current immunization record on file before the end of their first semester at Roosevelt. The immunization records will be kept on file for 10 years from the first semester of attendance.
Roosevelt University has partnered with Med+Proctor for immunization compliance and verification. We no longer accept proof of immunization via mail, fax or email. Med+Proctor is an electronic medical platform where you can upload your immunization records. Med+Proctor is also HIPPA and FERPA compliant and your confidential information will remain secure.
Only the following exemptions will be accepted if they are supported and properly verified by statements that accompany the Certificate of Immunity form:
It is Roosevelt University policy to provide proof of health care insurance for students living in the residence halls, participating in athletic programs, studying in the Pharmacy program or Doctorate in Clinical Psychology program as well as all F1 and J1 international students. Visit the student health insurance web page for more information.
In the event of a serious emergency, students should call 911 or have someone take them to the nearest emergency room. The student should show his or her insurance identification card to inform the emergency room personnel of coverage for emergencies.
The Illinois Clean Indoor Air Act became effective on July 1, 1990. This act applies to Roosevelt University as it applies to "any enclosed indoor area used by the public or serving as a place of work including, but not limited to, restaurants, retail stores, offices elevators, indoor theaters, libraries, concert halls, educational facilities, auditoriums, arenas and meeting rooms." Under this Act, Roosevelt must prohibit smoking in all of its public areas, on all campuses, including lobbies, libraries, lounges, bathrooms, and in all of its work areas and conference rooms. In addition to this prohibition on indoor smoking, the Chicago Clean Indoor Air Ordinance that became effective January 16, 2006, prohibits smoking within 15 feet of the entrances to Roosevelt's Chicago Campus buildings. Fines and other penalties are assigned for non-compliance.
No cigarettes or other tobacco products will be sold on University premises.