The Back Home to the Hill Plan is our comprehensive plan to keep our campus community safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Trevecca Community Commitment guides every aspect of the Back Home to the Hill Plan. If you are a student or faculty/staff, please read the following Commitment and then sign the form at the bottom. If you have already read the Trevecca Community Commitment, you can use the button below to go directly to the form.
This fall, we’re calling all students to live as servant leaders by fulfilling our Trevecca Community Commitment. Here’s how:
- A new normal: Traditional undergraduate students will participate in training opportunities during Orientation to learn more about what the new normal will look like on Trevecca’s campus. Other educational opportunities will be offered virtually and in-person during the Fall 2020 semester.
- Health screenings and symptom monitoring: Students should expect health screenings and symptom monitoring. More details will be outlined for students in coming days. Screening procedures have already been outlined to employees. Residential students must immediately report temperatures greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or COVID-19 symptoms to the Trevecca Clinic at (615) 248-1261.
- Practice hand hygiene: All members of the Trevecca community are strongly encouraged to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds multiple times a day. If soap and water are not readily available, hand sanitizer may be used. Cover coughs and sneezes with the inside of the elbow or a tissue. In addition, community members should sanitize phones and laptops daily.
- Wear face coverings: All students, faculty and staff are required to wear face coverings in group settings such as classrooms and in all situations where social distancing is difficult. Wearing face coverings is in line with CDC guidelines and currently mandated by the city of Nashville. When a face covering is worn properly, it limits the potential of an asymptomatic person infecting others. Two reusable face coverings will be provided to each student. Additionally, Trevecca face coverings will be sold in the bookstore.
- Practice social distancing: As a community, we love to be together, but we ask that all members of the Trevecca community practice social distancing during the Fall 2020 semester. While we love hugs, high fives and large group events, we must discourage close proximity gatherings during the pandemic. We will use classrooms at 50 percent capacity. The CDC encourages social distancing and not gathering in groups, crowds or mass gatherings. Please help us comply with CDC recommendations by practicing social distancing.
At the heart of Christian community is the call to whole-hearted love of God and neighbor.
We understand our model in this call to be Jesus himself, in whom we see the love of God on display for the world. The love Jesus modeled was faithful, other-centered, selfless, even sacrificial. As Jesus shared the final Passover meal with his disciples, he commanded them to love one another as he had loved them.
While this command is relevant in all times and places, the necessity of the shared practice of selfless love within a community like Trevecca is amplified during the season we are navigating together. For this reason, we are calling on the Trevecca community to bind together in love around intentional practices that will reflect the selfless love of Christ.
It is our hope that, by covenanting together around these shared practices of love for one another, we might experience a deeper sense of fellowship with Jesus, create a safer community where we can remain in-person together, be good neighbors in the city of Nashville, and reflect something of the beauty of the loving character of God in the world.
(Matthew 22:38-39, John 13:34-35, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, Philippians 2:3-5, 1 John 3:16-18)