Muhlenberg is committed to fulfilling our mission and providing a rigorous academic experience and a holistic education. Our mission and institutional values serve as the foundation for planning and decision-making.


Health & Safety

The health, safety and well-being of all members of our community are prioritized throughout every stage of planning and decision-making. Planning and decisions rely on evidence-based scientific principles and incorporate guidelines and resources for higher education institutions. Guidelines from each level of our government also play a central role in our planning decisions.


Equity and Inclusion

Planning will be thoughtful and inclusive, recognizing the disparate impacts that the current health situation has on members of our community. We are committed to ensuring that all students have access to a quality academic program and that faculty and staff have the support and services they need to fulfill job responsibilities.


Multiple Perspectives

The planning process will be informed by guidance from Muhlenberg College public health experts and include representatives from academic and administrative departments across campus. We will solicit input from stakeholders across the College community. Expertise and guidance from local and state agencies, including the Allentown Health Bureau, local health care agencies, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Pennsylvania Department of Education, will inform our planning.


Flexibility & Adaptability

We recognize that these are unprecedented times and that we do not have absolute clarity about the future. Planning and decisions need to be flexible to account for the evolving nature of the health situation. We recognize that we must be innovative in developing new mechanisms for supporting our mission and agile in implementing these strategies as the trajectory of this health crisis changes.


Fiscal Sustainability

Planning and decision-making must consider not only the short-term financial stability of the College, but long-term fiscal health to ensure institutional excellence now and for the future.