Reading through the document, it’s hard to tell how it would be different had the Democrat National Committee and Joe Biden’s campaign crafted it… Dordt says it is a “broadening of the definition of what it means to be pro-life.”
Dordt University, a Christian college in Sioux Center, is requiring students to sign a COVID-19-updated covenant prior to beginning the academic year. In addition to an email that requests students not attend a local church (except for virtual services), the covenant says Dordt “may require” a flu vaccine along with a COVID vaccine and leaves the door open to anything else Dordt may see fit during the year.
Students will also receive a handstamp if they pass random temperature checks entering Dordt buildings.
“In my opinion, the university has blatantly overstepped its boundaries and seeks to bind students’ consciences by potentially forcing them to disobey their elders by complying with this document,” said a concerned Dordt parent.
Reading through the document, it’s hard to tell how it would be different had the Democrat National Committee and Joe Biden’s campaign crafted it.
“Each one of us can potentially hurt ourselves, others or even our broader community because of the decisions we make,” the document states. “Today, perhaps we are aware of this interdependency more than ever before, living in the midst of a global health pandemic. As we covenant together in community, we will only be as strong or as healthy as our shared, worst decisions.”
Dordt says it is a “broadening of the definition of what it means to be pro-life.”
“We will be remembered more for how we treated one another during this trying time than we will for who was right or wrong about the precautions that we were all asked to enact for the sake of others and for ourselves,” the document adds.
Students are required to sign and agree to various ideas, including one that states:
I will follow the guidelines of Dordt’s leadership regarding COVID-19 mitigation, even if they have to change mid-year.
I acknowledge that if learning has to transition all online this year, Dordt’s leaders will treat me fairly in terms of any possible refunds or tuition discounts.
More specifically, here are some of the “reasonable constraints” being required of Dordt students.
I will comply with any travel restrictions Dordt may choose to impose upon its students, due to COVID-19 conditions in other locales.
I understand that these practices may evolve as the public health crisis evolves and acknowledge that it is my responsibility to stay informed and comply with any developments.