SUNY Students Reach 99.5% COVID Vaccination Mandate Compliance Across SUNY’s 64 Campuses
Following Months of Aggressive Student-Driven Awareness Campaigns, SUNY Students Met the Call to Get Vaccinated to Protect Themselves and their Campus Communities
1,592 Mostly Commuter Students from a Handful of Community Colleges Remain Unvaccinated
Contact: Holly Liapis; Holly.Liapis@suny.edu; or Jackie Orchard; Jackie.Orchard@suny.edu; 518-320-1311
Albany, NY (Oct. 13, 2021) – State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras today announced that SUNY students are nearing full compliance with the New York State Vaccine Mandate, reaching 99.5 percent compliance, allowing SUNY students to enjoy a more normal on-campus college experience this semester after a difficult past year and a half.
Following months of aggressive student-driven awareness campaigns, and thanks to campus leadership and staff for establishing student friendly, safe, and easily accessible options for students, just 1,592 students remain in noncompliance—mostly commuter students from a handful of community colleges. Campuses are working one-on-one with those students to get to 100 percent compliance. When campuses first began notifying those students out of compliance on the September 27 deadline, about 10,000 students were at risk of being deregistered.
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