Student Acknowledgment and Testing Consent

Posted: July 29, 2021

Dear Students, 

We are looking forward to welcoming you back in just a few short weeks for the 2021-2022 Academic year.

To hold ourselves and others accountable for following Gannon’s health and safety standards, all students will be required to complete the Student Acknowledgment of Mutual Respect and Responsibility Regarding COVID-19 and COVID-19 Testing Consent forms.

Mark your calendars:

Beginning at 5 a.m. on Aug. 10, you will be asked to accept the Acknowledgment and Testing Consent forms as part of Gannon University’s Terms of Use. 

Completing the Testing Consent as part of Gannon’s Terms of Use is new this year for all students and employees. This has been added as we expand our surveillance testing to include unvaccinated individuals, as well as testing for unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals who may experience symptoms of COVID-19 should they choose to utilize Gannon’s testing services. Your experience if you are tested will be made more seamless by completing this consent upfront, as we will no longer require you to complete the consent at the time of testing. This one-time acceptance of the Testing Consent will cover any tests that may be needed throughout the entirety of the academic year.

The Acknowledgment form is similar to what was introduced last spring, with adjusted verbiage to reflect the current state of the pandemic and Gannon’s mitigation efforts in response to it.

A few key changes to note in this include:

We are proud of our students and want to make sure we sustain our commitment to keeping each other safe. This is a required acknowledgment and consent, and part of our mitigation plan and efforts. Those who do not accept this acknowledgment will be contacted by Student Accountability for evaluation and reconsideration of the student’s current enrollment. You will also not be able to access Gannon applications until you accept this acknowledgment. This includes applications such as email, Office, Blackboard, and more. 

This measure – in conjunction with the COVID-19 protocols and safety guidelines in place at the University – will ensure we are all doing our part to keep the members of our Gannon community healthy and continue to make our campus a safe learning and living environment for students.

Please follow the steps below to review and complete the COVID-19 Acknowledgment and Testing Consent on Aug. 10:

  2. Submit questions or concerns regarding the policy to before Aug. 10. 
  3. Log out of all applications on your devices prior to 5 a.m. on Aug. 10 to avoid technical issues. A courtesy calendar reminder for this will be shared.
  4. Upon logging in on Aug. 10, you will be prompted to accept the acknowledgment and testing consent. The initial pop-up will look similar to the following:
  5. When you select “Accept,” you will receive a pop-up to expand and review the acknowledgment. 
  6. Select “OK” to expand and read the acknowledgment, then select “Accept.” 
  7. If you select “Decline” at any point, you will have restricted access to Gannon applications until you accept the policy. You will be prompted again until you select “Accept.” To discuss why you have selected “Decline,” please contact

Helpful tips for a seamless experience:

Contact Information:

For any questions or concerns about the policy, please contact

For technical issues, please contact

For additional questions or comments, you may submit them on at