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Panhellenic Recruitment
Active Chapter Members FAQs


Florida State University has updated their Return to Student Life 2021 procedures based on the Board of Governors’ direction, all testing, proof of vaccination, or proof of positive COVID-19 test in the last 90 days is strongly encouraged, but voluntary. As such, choosing not to participate in this process will not penalize students in any way or prevent students from engaging in in-person activities. Florida State University recommends that all students participate in this program to assist in the University's mitigation efforts.

  • Students may voluntarily provide proof of being fully vaccinated. Upload your COVID Vaccine Record HERE.
    • Proof of Full Vaccination
      • Accepted forms of documentation include:
        • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card
        • Florida SHOTS record
        • Other state or international vaccination records
      • All documentation may be submitted as a photo, screenshot, or scanned copy and must be legible. Dates of administration must be included on the submitted documentation.
    • To be considered fully vaccinated:
      • It has been two weeks since you received the second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use – Pfizer BioNtech or Moderna; or the WHO authorized EU vaccines for emergency use such as Astra Zeneca-Oxford, Sinopharm, or Sinovac. The most up-to-date WHO list can be found here.
      • It has been two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as the FDA and WHO authorized COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use – Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine.
      • For those considering vaccination, please consult the timetable to ensure you reach full immunity at least 14 days prior to your participation in the congregate activity.
  • OR
  • Students may opt-out of testing if they provide proof of a positive case of COVID-19 anytime in the 90 days prior to the scheduled start of an activity. Please email these records to University Health Services at uhs-MedicalRecords@fsu.edu. Please note, the COVID-19 antibody test will not be accepted as proof of a positive case. If the positive test was very recent and you are still needing to self-isolate, please do not return until you have been cleared from isolation.
    • Proof of positive COVID-19 lab test
      • Accepted forms of documentation include:
        • Positive lab test result
        • Doctor's visit note that includes the positive COVID-19 lab result
      • The following forms of documentation WILL NOT be accepted:
        • Antibody tests
        • Hospital records
      • All documentation may be submitted as a photo, screenshot, or scanned copy and must be legible. Date of positive test result must be included on the submitted documentation.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after their second shot in a two-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single-shot vaccine (Johnson & Johnson).

For those considering vaccination, please consult the timetable to ensure you reach full immunity at least 14 days prior to your participation in Panhellenic Recruitment.

All active members participating in the recruitment process are required to get tested using the Florida State University testing center. We are unable to accept negative COVID-19 tests from other providers in lieu of a COVID-19 test at FSU.

COVID-19 Testing Schedule

The University does not intend for students to incur any direct costs for COVID-19 testing or COVID-19 vaccine. When scheduling your COVID-19 test, ensure you are entering the University Health Services COVID-19 Testing Scheduler by selecting 'FSU Faculty/Staff/Student' on the University Health Services website.

You are required to schedule your COVID-19 test for a test date within two days prior to the first day of Spirit Week activities for your chapter. Appointments will be available via the University Health Services website.

COVID-19 Testing Schedule

No. Any student who is living on-campus with Residence Life will only have to test once (prior to the start of the formal recruitment process) unless they opt out by providing proof of vaccination or a positive COVID-19 test result dated within 90 days.

Yes. The testing requirement isn’t based on where a student lives. You will be required to complete testing at the FSU Testing Center or opt out of the testing requirement by showing proof of full vaccination or a positive COVID-19 test result within the last 90 days.

COVID-19 Testing Schedule

This requirement is only applicable to members of each chapter who will be participating in their chapter's recruitment process.
Any student who tests positive will not be allowed to participate in any in-person activity or event at FSU. This includes Panhellenic formal recruitment.

Per CDC guidelines, people who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they have been fully vaccinated against the disease and show no symptoms.

If you have not been fully vaccinated and contact tracing determines you have been in close contact with a known COVID-19 case, you will be required to quarantine, even if you don’t have symptoms and would not be permitted to participate in any campus activities including Panhellenic formal recruitment. For more information regarding contact assessment and support at FSU, please visit the Secure Assessment for FSU Exposure Response (SAFER) website.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a close contact is anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. This includes if you provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19, had direct physical contact with the person (touch, hugged, or kissed them), shared eating or drinking utensils, or if the infected person sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you. A person is still considered a close contact even if they were wearing a mask while they were around someone with COVID-19. For more information about close contacts, including how to talk to any close contacts if you test positive for COVID-19, please refer to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/TellYourContacts.pdf.

Be sure to have the myFSU Mobile app installed ahead of your first congregate activity to be able to display your status. You may follow the steps in the instructions to view my status for Congregate Clearance Activity.

Instructions

The clearance protocols are not mandatory but are highly recommended.