Missouri S&T challenges university community to take the Miner Pledge

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On July 15, 2020

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Missouri S&T announced the creation of the Miner Pledge today as part of the university’s efforts to help limit the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in the Rolla area. The Miner Pledge encourages students and employees to pledge to protect themselves, the campus and the community by taking action to “respond with noble efforts to overcome the challenges before us because that’s what Miners do.”

“We are encouraging our students, faculty and staff as they return to campus to come together to protect the people of Missouri S&T, particularly those in our community with greater vulnerability to severe illness from coronavirus,” says Chancellor Mo Deghani.

S&T created the pledge to marshal the shared commitment of the campus community to collectively take protective measures to keep everyone safe by suppressing the spread of COVID-19.

The pledge includes specific commitments for individuals to, among other steps:

  • Monitor for the symptoms of COVID-19, including daily temperature checks
  • Stay home when sick and notify covid@mst.edu of symptoms
  • Wear face coverings in classrooms and when social distancing is not possible
  • Wash hands often or use hand sanitizer
  • Maintain social distancing in daily activities
  • Represent S&T in public and lead by example.

All individuals who sign the pledge will promise “to protect myself, protect my campus and protect my community.” The S&T community may sign the Miner Pledge at go.mst.edu/minerpledge.

In support of preparations to open campus this fall, the university has launched the Miner Resilience Fund to help with student emergency needs, online program development and other challenges triggered by the pandemic. Support Miner resilience at give.mst.edu.

About Missouri University of Science and Technology 

Founded in 1870 as the University of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of more than 8,000 students and part of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Located in Rolla, Missouri S&T offers 99 different degree programs in 40 areas of study, including engineering, the sciences, business and information technology, the humanities, and the liberal arts. Missouri S&T is known globally and is highly ranked for providing a high return on tuition investment, exceptional career opportunities for graduates, and an emphasis on applied, hands-on learning through student design teams and cooperative education and internship opportunities. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit mst.edu.

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2 thoughts on “Missouri S&T challenges university community to take the Miner Pledge”

  • Ginger says:

    As a parent of a student, and as a resident of Rolla, I would like to show my support for this initiative, too. Do you welcome my pledge, or have a place for people of the community to sign up?

    • mm Andrew Careaga says:

      Hi, Ginger. Yes, anyone can take the Miner Pledge! We encourage you to do so and if you are social media, we encourage you to share the fact you’ve done it by posting with the #minerpledge hashtag. To take the pledge, just got to https://go.mst.edu/minerpledge. Thanks for your support!