The health and safety of the USI campus community continues to be our top priority.
The rapidly changing and ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and around the globe presents a unique set of challenges for the University of Southern Indiana as well as our community. We continue to monitor the situation daily and follow recommendations and guidance from the State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Indiana State Department of Health and local healthcare providers.
Trustees approve interim budget for Fall 2020
The USI Board of Trustees in executive and special session May 28, approved an interim operating budget for the Fall 2020 Semester, ensuring all faculty and staff will be paid in full through December 31, 2020. The approved budget allows the University to maintain the necessary workforce to deliver academic programming for students and supports the State’s efforts to preserve economic stability for all Hoosiers.
University task force Steering Committee announces decisions
Based on recommendations from three core committees representing the University’s 125-member COVID-19 task force and in consultation with medical and health professionals, the USI Steering Committee recently announced decisions made regarding the Fall Semester. Read the full message.
Presidential Task Force
On April 21, President Rochon established a task force to develop safe, orderly and efficient plans to return to campus in response to COVID-19. Read more about the committees and members.
On Friday, May 15, the task force presented its full list of preliminary recommendations to President Rochon and to the campus community outlining a detailed plan that lays the foundation for much work that will be done in the coming days and weeks. The informational Zoom sessions were recorded and available here.