Emporia State University strongly recommends that all students living in group housing receive the meningitis vaccine. The University also recommends that all other students become knowledgeable about the risks of bacterial meningitis and consider vaccination in order to reduce their personal risk.
All students entering campus housing must show documentation of having already had the vaccine, receive the vaccine on move-in day, or sign a waiver indicating they have received information about the risks and do not wish to receive the vaccine. This documentation will be maintained with housing contracts and in the Student Health Center.
Emporia State University requires that all students living in campus housing receive the meningitis vaccine or sign a waiver indicating their knowledge of the risks of bacterial meningitis and their refusal to be vaccinated. This requirement must be met prior to being allowed to move into group housing. Anyone receiving the vaccine prior to move-in day must provide documentation from the healthcare provider who administered it. Documentation of vaccination status will be maintained in Residential Life and the Student Health Center.
All other students are encouraged to become knowledgeable about bacterial meningitis and its symptoms and to consider vaccination in order to reduce their personal risk.
The State of Kansas has enacted legislation of the above policy for all Kansas colleges. As it is now law, the meningitis policy will be strictly enforced. Questions can be answered at 620-341-5222.