As a Lasallian institution, Christian Brothers University is committed to the core principle of “Respect for All Persons.” Thus, we have returned to campus with caring hearts and respect for one another, protecting the health and safety of all members of our campus community and minimizing the potential spread of disease on campus.

We ask all CBU employees to put “Community First” and take the necessary steps to keep each person healthy and safe in the workplace and throughout our lives.

Reasonable Accommodations

Any faculty or staff member whose age or health condition falls within one of the CDC High Risk Categories or who have other special circumstances may seek a workplace adjustment through CBU’s reasonable accommodation process. Employees who wish to seek Reasonable Accommodations should contact the Director of Human Resources, Theresa Jacques, at

Please note that all faculty and staff who submit a request for reasonable accommodations do so with the understanding that they will cooperate fully with those tasked with reviewing accommodation requests and will provide appropriate medical documentation if needed. Submitted requests, including all medical documentation, are confidential and will only be shared with the appropriate personnel to consider the implementation of a reasonable accommodation.

CBU may not be able to provide the specific accommodations that have been requested but the University will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations due to COVID-19 to qualified employees. It is the employee’s responsibility to inform his or her supervisor that a COVID-19 related accommodation is needed. Supervisors are not required to provide reasonable accommodations if they are not aware of the employee’s need and desire for the accommodation.

Safe at Work Plan

The “CBU Safe at Work” plan originally brought employees back to campus in Summer 2020 and has continued to serve as a foundation for our efforts to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all CBU community members.

This plan was subject to revisions based on changing circumstances and the guidance issued by governmental and local entities such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Department of Education, State of Tennessee, and the Shelby County Health Department.



Christian Brothers University is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for all our students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members during the COVID-19 public health crisis. If you have any questions that are not answered here, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at