Safety and Health

College of Education Reopening Plan

College of Education Reopening Plan (PDF)

The College of Education has reviewed guidelines and requirements from Kansas State University and the state and county health officials to inform plans to re-open operations on campus in Bluemont Hall and in the Unger Complex. With summer 2020 courses being conducted online and limited operations across the university, there were fewer individuals needing access to the buildings, allowing time to develop safety measures and procedures to maintain social distancing. As the fall semester commences, the College continues our efforts to ensure that the health and safety of our students, staff and faculty are protected as expanded operations are resumed. Our work is grounded in the five guiding principles that have supported the university’s reawakening plans:

  • Preserve the health and safety of K-State's university community and our host communities.
  • Maintain and deliver our land-grant mission through teaching, research and extension/outreach.
  • Preserve and maintain university operations necessary to support mission-critical activities during reduced operations status.
  • Preserve the financial capacity of the university to deliver mission-critical activities for the long-term fiscal health of the university.
  • Honor K-State's unique culture. Students, faculty and staff are at the heart of this university.

Below are some measures and guidelines in place for our college. For additional resources, the university’s Come Back, ‘Cats website provides guidance for a safe return to campus. Other updates can be found on the university's COVID-19 Summary of Updates website. Human Capital Services’ website has several FAQ sections that may also be helpful.

College of Education Safety Plan

The K-State College of Education safety plan is an ongoing work in progress in order to continuously review and update the most current safety measures for the environment. The prevailing rule in any safety or crisis situation is communication, to trust one's instincts, exercise sound judgment based on an analysis of the event to the best of one's ability, exercise common sense, and to remain calm in order to provide leadership for those we are responsible.

The current climate of safety at universities across the nation continues to cause concern for the safety of faculty, staff, and students as a result of injuries and fatalities through shootings, natural disasters, and other means. The college established a working and living safety plan to protect the students, faculty, and staff of the college to the best of its ability, provide a safe and secure learning, teaching, and working environment, and to provide guidance and resources.

K-State College of Education Safety Plan (PDF)

Bluemont Hall Evacuation Maps (PDF)