We emphasize health and wellness for our student body and campus at Cedarville University. The student health policies exist to protect the campus as a whole from infectious disease, and to promote the health and safety of our students.
Policies that Apply to All Undergraduate Students Attending Classes on Campus
1. Proof of Measles (rubeola) Immunity
All undergraduate students who are attending classes on campus are required to show proof of measles (rubeola) immunity. Measles immunity is verified by one of four ways:
- Two doses of measles vaccine or MMR, the first after 12 months of age and the second at least 28 days after the first dose
- A history of the disease of measles substantiated by medical records
- Persons born before 1957
- A blood test confirming measles immunity (rubeola titer)
Students who need assistance in meeting this requirement are encouraged to call University Medical Services at 937-766-7862.
2. Student Health Form
All undergraduate students attending classes on the Cedarville Campus must complete a Student Health Form and turn it in to University Medical Services. All medical information is kept in a confidential manner by UMS and is protected by the HIPAA Privacy Law. Download the student health form.
Policies that Apply to All Students Staying in the Residence Halls
1. Disclosure of Meningitis and Hepatitis B Status (required by Ohio law)
The State of Ohio requires all institutions of higher education to keep a Meningococcal and Hepatitis B Vaccination Status Form on file for each student living in the residence halls. The law does not require students to be vaccinated against meningitis and/or hepatitis B. The intent of the law is to educate young adults on the risks of meningococcal disease and hepatitis B and to encourage prevention by vaccination. Students will not be permitted to stay in the residence halls without completing this form. Students 18 years and older may complete this form online at cedarville.edu/vaccinationform. For more information, you can read about the Ohio law.
2. Post Surgical Patients
Because of the potential complications following any surgery that requires a general anesthetic, students are not permitted back in the residence hall for 48 hours following surgery. If necessary, UMS will help students and their parents find local accommodations in these situations, though expenses must be covered by the student and his or her family.
Policies that Apply to All Students Attending Classes on Campus
1. Medical Situations That Require Students to Temporarily Leave Campus
There are a few medical situations that require students to leave campus in order to ensure the safety and health of our student body. For example, any student diagnosed with chickenpox will be required to leave campus until all lesions are dry. Also, any student who does not show proof of measles immunity will not be permitted on campus during an outbreak of measles. Such students must also make arrangements to stay off campus. Vaccinations for measles are available at the local health department, and UMS can assist with arrangements to get vaccinated. All students are encouraged to be vaccinated if they are not already immune.
2. Students Requiring Personal Care
All students are expected to assume responsibility for their own personal care. Information about special accommodations or the use of personal care assistants is available from the coordinator of disability services at (937) 766-3843. Read more information about disability services through Cedarville's academic enrichment center.
3. Wellness Policy Concerning HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Cedarville University’s HIV policy communicates our desire to respond to health issues like HIV and STDs in a way that models the University’s commitment to the scriptural model of love, trust, and responsibility. The purpose of the University wellness policy concerning HIV and STDs is to respond to medical, legal, ethical, and spiritual questions that may be posed by HIV infection and STDs. Read the University HIV Policy.
4. University Medical Services Class Excuse Policy
Our mission at University Medical Services is to provide quality health care for students when they are sick, injured, or need wellness health care. University Medical Services unfortunately does not provide an excuse for missing classes or chapel. Class excuses must be granted by the professor. Chapel excuses can be submitted online.
Patients are given a receipt for their visit to UMS as verification of their visit. Students with serious illnesses where medical personnel have recommended that they do not go to class will be given a note to inform the professor of such recommendations. Examples of serious illnesses are: chickenpox, an intestinal problem with dehydration, recovery from a severe accident, going to the ER, etc.