Apr. 18, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas — This spring, one expert at St. Edward's University spoke to national media about a health policy that underscores the university’s leadership during the pandemic. Another expert gave students who may be considering delaying college important reasons to stay on the college path.


Austin American-Statesman

Opinion: High school seniors — don’t delay your college enrollment

Austin American-Statesman

First-generation, low-income students and students of color are delaying college because of challenges related to the pandemic. Tracy Manier, vice president of Enrollment Management, advises students to prioritize college and to take advantage of federal financial aid in a commentary for the Austin American-Statesman.

Why it matters: Diversity at college campuses is good for students, the learning environment and, ultimately, for the U.S. economy and society. It’s not too late to apply for college or fill out the FASFA form (federal financial aid).

Here’s every reason to not delay.

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What you need to know about colleges requiring the Covid-19 vaccine for the Fall 2021 semester

Seventeen Magazine

St. Edward’s University is among one of the first universities in the country to announce a Covid-19 vaccine policy for fall. Justin Sloan, vice president of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, explained the university’s policy to Seventeen magazine.  

Why it matters: The university’s vaccine policy is intended to keep our community healthy, learning and growing. View the policy on Healthy Hilltop.

Get the full scoop for Fall 2021.


Colleges Face a Question: Is It Legal to Require the COVID Vaccine?

Vice News

Vice News interviewed Justin Sloan, vice president of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, about why St. Edward’s University became the first university in Texas to announce a Covid-19 vaccination policy and how it will work. Sloan also mentioned that, according to internal surveys, “students overwhelmingly want to be back on campus.”

The latest: For more information on the St. Edward’s vaccination policy, visit Healthy Hilltop.

See who’s leading the charge and why.