The COVID-19 global pandemic has necessarily altered how Lafayette functions as an institution and a community. A commitment to community health must be prioritized over many of the freedoms we enjoyed prior to the pandemic. The College’s ability to offer in-person residential education depends on it. The College Hill community, City of Easton, and Northampton County rely on it for employment and economic health. Therefore, students and employees are required to commit to the Pard Pledge, a community-wide commitment to health, in order to access the Lafayette campus.