College Students Across The U.S. Are Being Suspended For Covid-19 Related Offenses In Record Numbers

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Many colleges resumed on-campus learning this week and some kids might not even have had enough time to unpack before getting sent home for violating Covid-19 social distancing measures.

Schools in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and Indiana have already sent kids packing after busting large parties this past week.

Here are a few of the more notable schools laying down the hammer to keep students safe.

New York & New Jersey

The New York Post is reporting over 100 students were suspended in New York for COVID-19-related infractions including 23 students from Syracuse University, 15 from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, seven from NYU, and 43 from SUNY Plattsburgh.

Other students at assorted schools received housing suspensions, including seven at SUNY Binghamton, one at Alfred State College, two at SUNY Oneonta, and “less than five” at Stony Brook University on Long Island. SUNY Cortland handed out 35 “disciplinary actions” for partying.

Montclair State University in New Jersey suspended 11 students.


More than 200 students were temporarily suspended from The Ohio State University for violating COVID-19 safety protocols. WOSU reported that school officials issued 228 interim suspensions tied to off-campus parties.

The suspensions were issued to students who “hosted or attended parties of ten people or more, without practicing physical distancing or wearing face coverings as required by university COVID-19 policy.”


Three dozen Purdue University students were suspended for violating the school’s social distancing rules and attending an off-campus party.

The university is located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Indiana has more than 84,000 Covid-19 cases statewide, according to CNN’s map tracking coronavirus cases across the country.

Indiana University is aware of a party without masks but no suspensions have been handed down yet.

Other colleges reporting suspensions include:

  • The president of St. Olaf College in Minnesota said 17 students are suspended for the fall semester for participating in an off-campus party.
  • A College of Charleston sorority was temporarily suspended after members violated the university’s COVID-19 policies.
  • Providence College suspended nearly 20 students for violating the college’s coronavirus code of conduct.

Welcome college in 2020, where partying will cost in many different ways.


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