In a unanimous decision made by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC), Georgian Court University will not hold athletic competitions during the fall semester. All Fall sport competitions have been postponed until at least January 1, 2021.
Our GCU Lions will begin practices in the fall under strict CACC guidelines. Athletic participation through the fall semester will focus on strength and conditioning and a gradual resumption of sport-specific skills training.
The GCU Fitness Center will open when New Jersey authorizes reopening of gyms. In the meantime, this space will be used as an extension of the athletic training facility for the treatment, evaluation, and rehabilitation of student-athletes under the direct supervision of a licensed health care provider.
When the Fitness Center resumes operations, it will be at reduced capacity and only for use by athletes training in supervised, pre-scheduled small group sessions that will adhere to all guidelines for social distancing and sanitation. An excellent resource for COVID-19 athletic reopening protocols is available through the Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey. GCU coaches and athletic staff are in constant touch with student-athletes to make sure they have the most up-to-date information.
Meanwhile, important student services such as advising, financial aid, student life, student success, and others will be conducted virtually when possible and in person as needed. Group and one-on-one student meetings (to include tutoring, advisement, mentoring, etc.) will be held virtually while in-person meetings, by appointment, will adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Because GCU is concerned about the whole student—including mental health—virtual counseling will use a different platform that is HIPPA compliant. In-person sessions are by appointment only.
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