Cougar Pledge

We are all excited to return to campus in the Fall and see our campus community soon! In order to ensure a safe return to campus, however, there are steps we must take in order to keep our community safe. To outline these steps, student leaders wrote the Cougar Pledge for the College of Charleston campus community. The Cougar Pledge is for students, faculty and staff and serves as a guide for practices that will help keep everyone safe. So mask up, practice physical distancing and make sure to share the #CougarPledge with your friends and family on social media We can't wait to see you all in 2021, and we look forward to a safe and healthy semester. Go Cougs!

We take the pledge very seriously and ask that you report any violations of the pledge or any aspect of the Student Code of Conduct. Please read the Updated Special Addendum for details. Go to Report a COVID-19-Related Health and Safety Concerns form to report a violation.

Take the pledge!

CofC Alumni Take the Pledge

To show solidarity with the College’s commitment to COVID-19 safety, our alumni are also taking the #CougarPledge to show support for our students. Alumni can visit the below social media sites to take the pledge. 

The Cougar Pledge

To ensure the health and safety of myself, my peers, and the College of Charleston faculty and staff, I pledge, to the best of my ability...

  • To properly wear a face covering when in campus buildings, populated outdoor spaces and socializing with others.
  • To avoid the unknowing spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask covering respiratory areas and reaching from the top of the nose to the bottom of the chin.
  • To be cognizant of the surrounding area and maintain a six-foot distance from others throughout campus and the surrounding Charleston area.
  • To not host or attend parties or social gatherings of more than 10 individuals.
  • To disinfect my personal areas and properly discard all trash upon entering and exiting every public workspace.
  • To monitor and maintain my personal health, regularly check my temperature and avoid public spaces if I am showing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • To receive a COVID-19 test when showing symptoms and remain out of public spaces until I obtain results and/or have been released from isolation or quarantine by a licensed medical provider.
  • To comply with the College of Charleston’s Student Health Services contact tracing procedures and to take proper precautions when exposed to COVID-19, which may include extended periods in isolation or quarantine. 
  • To maintain my mental and physical health through proper personal care.
  • To be sensitive and respectful to others in regards to COVID-19 and conversations surrounding the topic.
  • To encourage my fellow students to follow the College of Charleston Student Pledge in order to maintain a healthy and safe campus community.