COVID-19 On Campus Information:

Sigma Nu in-house guidelines

Updated 8/30/2021


This policy is effective for the 2021-2022 academic school year and is subject to revision by chapter leadership as conditions change. This policy replaces the policy in effect for the last academic year. The primary goal of this policy is to maintain a safe environment for all members of the house and for others who visit the house. This policy is to be interpreted and enforced with this primary goal in mind. Questions about this policy and suggestions for changes should be directed to the chapter EC.


The strong preference is for all members living in the chapter house to be vaccinated. This policy acknowledges the individual choice each member is entitled to make as to whether to be vaccinated. For the safety of all members of the house, members who are not vaccinated are required to inform other members of their unvaccinated status so other members may take additional precautions they deem appropriate. We realize some vaccinated members may not agree with their decision, but any judgemental treatment based on vaccination status will not be tolerated.

As part of the chapter house check-in process, in accordance with the process mandated by FSCL at Purdue, we will verify vaccination status through the documentation given at the time of vaccination. Any member who does not prove that they are vaccinated will be considered as
unvaccinated, with the exception of members testing positive within the last 90 days being considered as protected and within the rules for vaccinated members.

All members are encouraged to wear their mask indoors and while attending events. All members are also encouraged to social distance when possible. All members are encouraged to wear a mask and to social distance around those members who are unvaccinated.

Unvaccinated members will:

  • Need to wear a mask while in the chapter facility, except while eating and using the bathroom, and in their personal living space, given they are socially distant from their roommate if applicable.

  • Not be permitted to attend dense, in-person gatherings, specifically social events with other fraternities and/or sororities.

  • Must follow safe practices (mask wearing, distancing, etc.) while at recruitment events

Per Protect Purdue:

  • Masks must be worn by all attendees of indoor events (planned gatherings hosted by the fraternity), regardless of vaccination status.

  • Unvaccinated members will be surveillance tested for COVID-19 every week.

  • Upon a positive result for COVID-19, the member will have to quarantine out of the chapter facility until cleared by Purdue.