Skip to Main Content

Teaching/Learning Center

Face Coverings + Enforcement

Face coverings must be worn by all students on campus when in the presence of others and in public settings (e.g., elevators, common workspaces, meeting rooms, classrooms, etc.). Appropriate use of face coverings (disposable, cloth, or other types) is critical in minimizing risks to others near you. You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not show symptoms or feel sick.

Wearing a face covering is not a substitute for physical distancing.

Otis College reserves the right to ask anyone to leave campus immediately if they do not have a face covering or refuse to wear a face mask/covering. Safety and Security will be able to provide face coverings if someone does not have one.

If a student refuses to wear a face mask/covering or is not in possession of one in your classroom/studio, please follow these steps:

  1. Ask the student to leave your classroom or studio and wait in the hallway or somewhere outside of the classroom/studio.
  2. Call Safety and Security at 310-665-6965, and let them know you have a student who does not have a mask/or refuses to wear a mask, , and ask them to assist- give them the student’s name and ID number if you have it.
  3. Safety and Security will respond, and address the student in person, and offer a disposable mask.
  4. If an individual continues to refuse to wear a mask on campus, they will be escorted off campus by Safety and Security officials until they are able to wear a face mask/covering.
  5. If a student refuses to wear a mask, they will be reported through the Student Conduct Reporting form for failure to comply with the directives of College officials.
  6. Student Conduct office will follow up immediately, and the student will not be able to be on campus until they have complied. Parent/Family Contact may be made at the discretion of the Dean of Student Affairs.

If students are unable to wear a face-covering due to health reasons, please refer them to Student Health and Wellness Center to discuss this more in detail.

Addressing Distressed and Disruptive Behavior

Addressing Distressed and Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom/Studio 

Inevitably, students may face situational difficulties (relationship issues, death of a family, acute stressors, etc.) during their college career that can be addressed with targeted attention through counseling, advising, or other intervention options. Mental health on college campuses is of significant concern, and something many students face while working hard to function at a high level. 

Download the PDF below for Faculty tips.

Otis College of Art and Design | 9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 | Otis Dashboard

Teaching / Learning Center | Faculty Information in Dashboard | Contact Us