During this outbreak and quarantine, the KY Beta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon as well as the University of Louisville have suspended all operations at this time.
For our chapter, the Executive Committee have had to make tough decisions to keep the health of the chapter a top priority. We have moved our spring philanthropy, Rock the Roof to the upcoming fall semester. All challenge programs will be kept up with via the BMP application, and we hope to conduct reviews in some capacity (most likely remotely) at the end of the semester. We had a group of brothers volunteer to deliver food to various Jefferson County Public Schools to help those who may rely on the school system to provide meals while they have been shut down. It pains us to see our seniors’ undergraduate careers end like this, but we are working to host something special at the earliest date to commemorate their time in the chapter, and to wish them luck on their next chapter of their life.
As for the decision of the University of Louisville itself, all classes have been moved to online instruction through April 28th, the end of the semester. The University is making decisions at the unit level to ensure the timely graduation of its students. Those students will receive additional guidance from their dean. Finals will be conducted remotely; students will receive more information from their professors regarding finals in the coming weeks. In the last week, the University has also given its students the option to change their classes to Pass/Fail due to the current climate.
While all these decisions may not be ideal; it is what we have been left with. The safety of everyone during this time is the number one priority. Our chapter has turned to online video platforms such as Zoom to communicate with one another and keep morale at a high. Although we may not know what the next few weeks may have to hold, we hope to stay calm and do as much as we can to help move in the right direction.