A New York University senior has been suspended indefinitely for attending a party that was in violation of the University’s Covid19 compliance rules. The student, whose identity has been withheld due to privacy concerns, is enrolled in virtual classes and does not visit NYU’s campus.
He attended an off-campus party with his roommates in August. The party was in compliance with New York City’s phase 4 Covid19 reopening guidelines, which allow events of up to 50 people.
The student and his roommates stayed only for a short while.
After a video of the party was posted on social media, NYU Director of Student Conduct Craig Jolley sent an email to the man accusing him of “threatening the health and safety of the NYU Community.”
The following day NYU suspended him indefinitely. “To return to campus in 2021, [the student] will need to write a reflection paper and beg for readmission. Resuming his education might be impossible, anyway, since he relies on a full-tuition scholarship that is now threatened by his disciplinary status,” reports Reason.com.
“I am not a student who will be staying at or near NYU housing, nor will I be entering Campus Grounds or NYU buildings as I am currently enrolled in all online courses,” the student wrote in an appeal of the decision. That appeal was rejected.
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