Petition towards Santa Clara University for Academic Leniency and Financial Reimbursements

Petition towards Santa Clara University for Academic Leniency and Financial Reimbursements

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Tone Lee started this petition to Santa Clara University and

Santa Clara University has handled COVID-19 poorly to say the least. Santa Clara University students have been mislead and misdirected with housing and coming back to campus the whole time. In addition, they have not been provided appropriate or acceptable resources for COVID-19. 

Prior to fall quarter, Santa Clara University pushed for students to come back to campus and that they would open up campus. So, students decided to come back. Close to when school was starting, Santa Clara University decided to move school to online again. Students had already committed to leases and other obligations, and now, they were financially forced to move in. On campus, SCU has not done an acceptable job providing resources. Testing is limited, and it is not daily or even for 40 hours a week. There is no COVID-19 Quarantine Housing. For students who think they are in risk, those students are either forced to pay out of pocket or make their roommates live in the paranoia of whether they got COVID-19 or not. 

Prior to winter quarter, we were again misled, told that classes would be in person or a hybrid mix. Then, again, classes were moved to completely online. Again, the COVID-19 resources have been unacceptable. There is still no COVID-19 quarantine housing. There is only limited testing available. And on top of that, we still have to pay full tuition and have not been provided any reimbursements or financial aid.   

While it is great that SCU started stopping parties, they are responsible for them in the first place for telling students to move back every quarter.                                                                                                .                                                                            Santa Clara University's treatment of students has been unacceptable. Last quarter, students were not given the same option of pass/failing courses Week 10 that we received during spring quarter. Now, times are more difficult than ever and school has been harder than ever. Student's motivations are at an all time low, and there is still no academic leniency for students. We should be given the option to pass/fail all of our classes up till the end of Week 10. COVID-19 has only gotten harder on everyone, not easier. 

I am petitioning for Santa Clara University to meet its obligations to its students. The way the school has handled COVID-19 has been unacceptable, and there needs to be amends. First, students who had to pay for quarantine housing should be given full reimbursement.s Second, COVID-19 testing needs to be available on campus 5 days a week for 8 hours a day. Third, COVID-19 Quarantine Housing needs to be made available for students exposed or testing positive. Finally, SCU must be lenient with academics this quarter. This is the third quarter of online school, and students are burnt out. Students should be allowed to pass/fail ALL of their classes up until the end of Week 10. Additionally, ALL teachers must post recorded lectures to Camino to accommodate for any student circumstances.

Thank you. If Santa Clara University is truly committed to its students, they will deliver on the following requests. We have been mislead and misinformed this entire time as SCU has fed its student false hope and fake promises. I am extremely disappointed in this school and hope that the school makes the amends necessary to right this great wrong. As a student, it feels like the school only cares about my tuition and that I am nothing else. Because if the school cared about its students, it would have handled this situation and provided us the necessary resources and leniency in the first place. 

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