Different universities vary in their approaches. Over 1,125 university campuses require covid vaccination for students and/or staff, though UTK is not one of them.
It can be instructive to compare UTK’s policies and data to elsewhere. Below shows the current policies (Jan. 13, 2022) of UTK and its aspirational peers.
|U of Tennessee||Encouraged||Encouraged||70%||In person|
|Michigan State U||Required indoors||Required, with booster||~100%||Online until at least Jan 30, 2022|
|Purdue U||Required indoors||Encouraged||88%||In person|
|U of Georgia||Encouraged||Encouraged||?||In person|
|U of Florida||"Expected"||Encouraged||?||In person|
|U of Minnesota||Required indoors||Required||~100%||In person|
|U of Wisconsin||Required indoors||Encouraged||95%||In person|