Wittenberg University Joins White House-Led Vaccination Challenge | Wittenberg University
June 10, 2021
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Wittenberg University Joins White House-Led Vaccination Challenge

New initiative encourages comprehensive approach to vaccinating college campuses

Wittenberg University has joined the  COVID-19 College Vaccination Challenge announced recently by President Joe Biden and the White House in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education in an effort to vaccinate as many Americans as possible.

In signing up, participating colleges and universities agree to three key actions to aid in getting their campus community vaccinated. These include: engaging every student, faculty, and staff member; organizing the college community’s vaccine efforts; and delivering vaccine access for all.

“Since the vaccine distribution began, Wittenberg has made every effort to encourage our students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated, recognizing that the more people who are vaccinated, the safer our campus will be and the more we can begin to return to the residential living and learning experience that sets Wittenberg apart,” said Wittenberg President Michael L. Frandsen, Ph.D. “President Biden’s recent call to action aligns well with our own goals, and we are proud to join in the national effort.”

In a recent statement on the whitehouse.gov website, President Biden pointed out that “while a significant portion of older generations have received the shot, younger Americans lag behind. It is time for younger generations to get their shot. We’re all in this together: Ensuring that young people join their parents and grandparents and get vaccinated will not only keep them safe, but it will also protect their families and communities by reducing the risk of giving the virus to someone else. Everyone has a role to play in ending this pandemic, including your college or university.”

Wittenberg joins 16 other Ohio colleges and universities in accepting the challenge. To see full list, click here. Also look for messages on social media with the hashtags #COVIDCollegeChallenge and #WeCanDoThis, and learn more about the new effort to encourage and support vaccinations across higher education at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/COVIDCollegeChallenge/


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Wittenberg's curriculum has centered on the liberal arts as an education that develops the individual's capacity to think, read, and communicate with precision, understanding, and imagination. We are dedicated to active, engaged learning in the core disciplines of the arts and sciences and in pre-professional education grounded in the liberal arts. Known for the quality of our faculty and their teaching, Wittenberg has more Ohio Professors of the Year than any four-year institution in the state. The university has also been recognized nationally for excellence in community service, sustainability, and intercollegiate athletics. Located among the beautiful rolling hills and hollows of Springfield, Ohio, Wittenberg offers more than 100 majors, minors and special programs, enviable student-faculty research opportunities, a unique student success center, service and study options close to home and abroad, a stellar athletics tradition, and successful career preparation.

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