Meningococcal Meningitis Disease
Students of any age who are registered to attend classes and are enrolled for six credits or more in one semester are required by New York State Public Health Law § 2167 to satisfy one of the following two options within thirty days of the first scheduled day of classes in the first semester in which they are enrolled:
- Certificate of immunization for meningococcal meningitis disease; or
- A response to receipt of meningococcal meningitis disease and vaccine information provided by Pace University and signed by the student or, if the student is under eighteen years of age, by the student's parent or guardian; and one of the following two options:
- Self-reported or parent recall of meningococcal meningitis immunization within the past ten years; or
- An acknowledgement of meningococcal meningitis disease risks and refusal of meningococcal meningitis immunization signed by the student or, if the student is under eighteen years of age, by the student's parent or guardian.
Beginning on the thirty-first day after classes began, students who failed to satisfy one of the two options described above will not be permitted to continue their attendance at the University and will be administratively withdrawn. Attendance means the physical presence of the student at the University. Thus, students who fail to satisfy one of the two options by the thirty-day deadline will not be permitted, for example, to be on campus, or attend classes or any other curricular or extracurricular events, or be present in University housing. The time period may be extended to sixty days if a student can show a good faith effort to comply with the requirements above of New York State Public Health Law § 2167. If an extension is granted by the University, students who have not satisfied one of the two options above within sixty days will not be permitted to continue their attendance at the University beginning on the sixty-first day after classes began.
Students who are administratively withdrawn are responsible for all charges incurred during the semester up to the date they are administratively withdrawn. In addition, students will receive a withdrawal grade ("W") for each course in which they are enrolled on the date they are administratively withdrawn.
Students who do not satisfy one of the two options described above within thirty days but are enrolled only in online courses, will not be administratively withdrawn from the University. Such students will be permitted to continue their online courses but will not be permitted for any reason to be on campus, or attend classes or any other curricular or extracurricular events, or be present in University housing.