In support of the College of Charleston’s commitment to safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Alumni Affairs is encouraging CofC alumni to take the Cougar Pledge, too.
“Alumni love our students and we want to show solidarity with their commitment to the Cougar Pledge in keeping our CofC family safe from COVID-19,” says Ann Pryor ’83, vice president of Alumni Affairs.
Written by student-leaders, the Cougar Pledge outlines a series of best practices for students, faculty and staff to follow while they’re on campus, which include:
- To properly wear a face covering when in campus buildings, populated outdoor spaces and socializing with others.
- To be cognizant of the surrounding area and maintain a six-foot distance from others.
- To disinfect my area and properly discard all trash as I enter and exit every public work space.
- To be sensitive and respectful to others in regards to COVID-19 and conversations surrounding the topic.
“We have more than 95,000 alumni worldwide – a third of whom live in the Lowcountry – who can model good behavior and demonstrate their support,” says Pryor. “Many alumni are current parents, neighbors and landlords to students. But, no matter where alumni live, the Cougar Pledge is adaptable to any location.”