A Note from the Executive Team at Sherman College of Chiropractic
We hope summer quarter 2020 is off to a great start for each of you! Thank you all for your continued patience and resiliency as we adapt to our current circumstances. We are committed to keeping you informed during this transition. Should you have any questions beyond those addressed here, please reach out to Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer Karen Canup . Here are the most important updates for the week beginning August 3, 2020.
Campus Protocol Update: New CDC Guidelines
Per new CDC guidelines, Sherman College is making the following revisions to campus protocols:
  • If an individual tests positive for COVID-19, they are only required to self-quarantine for 10 days after symptom onset, are fever free for 24 hours and have improvement of symptoms. Exceptions to this would be someone who is immunocompromised and may require a longer quarantine time.
  • Due to the 14-day incubation period of COVID-19, if someone is exposed to COVID19, the individual is still required to self-quarantine 14 days to determine if they are infected and to keep from possibly spreading the virus. The 14 day self-quarantine would not apply if an individual is tested after exposure and receives a negative test result.
As before, if you think you are sick, feel sick or think there is a possibility of you becoming sick, please do not come to campus. If you have either of the above situations, please contact Dr. Fordree immediately. Please contact Dr. Janice Fordree with any questions or concerns.
Health Center Accepting New Patients in August
We are pleased to announce that beginning August 10, the Chiropractic Health Center will begin accepting new patients. The Health Center maintains careful procedures to provide the safest environment for patients, students and employees. The college evaluates the outcomes on a daily and weekly basis to ensure the mission of the college is served.

Health Center Hours are 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-5 p.m., and the daily schedule for clinic levels is as follows:
  • Monday: Clinic Levels 730, 740
  • Tuesday: Clinic Levels 722, 750, 810
  • Wednesday: Clinic Levels 730, 740
  • Thursday: Clinic Levels 722, 750, 810
  • Friday: All Clinic Levels
Health Center Procedural Updates for Interns
Based on the increasing needs of patients, the desires of interns, and the efficiency of the Health Center staff and case doctors, the following procedures went into effect on July 27:

Interns no longer need to make patient appointments 24 hours in advance.

HC-11 (the computer room) will be open to interns to work on patient files from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  • Appointments for a workstation are no longer necessary; socially distanced computers are on a first come first serve basis, so please be mindful of your fellow intern needs.
  • If the need arises due to patient volume we will consider providing an overflow computer workstation space
  • If you are not here to see patients, but only to work on patient files, you still need to have your temperature checked at the records room.
  • During the lunch hour from 12-1 p.m., please go to the Scallon Hall Atrium for your temperature check.
Increasing On-Campus Practical Sessions
Sherman College has now expanded the availability of on-campus sessions to all practical courses, and we have re-opened the anatomy lab.

These on-campus sessions are completely voluntary for students and all arrangements for on-campus sessions will be made through the course instructors. Please contact your instructors directly for scheduling information and class details.
Gelardi Student Center Event Space Usage
As we continue planning our phased return to campus, our highest priority remains the health, safety and security of our campus community. For these reasons and due to the ongoing requirement of social distancing, for the remainder of 2020, the college is restricting the use and function of the event space to accommodate events that support student success including graduation, the potential need for classroom space, and board reviews, Events granted permission to host in the event space this year will follow the same protocols as the Health Center and Scallon Hall. Ensuring the integrity of established health and safety protocols will be managed by our campus reopening director. The college’s leadership team will continue to monitor the evolving landscape relative to COVID-19 and use the remainder of 2020 to determine the future use and function of the event space.
Student Affairs Offers Support
The culmination of recent events associated with social injustice toward Black Americans and the global COVID-19 pandemic crisis has left many students and employees feeling an abundance of hurt, frustration, confusion, anger, sadness, helplessness, and more. We acknowledge that Sherman College does not have all the answers to your specific concerns, but we want you to know that you and your concerns matter. Because you matter, we are working towards building an even stronger campus community where everyone feels valued and supported.

There is a great social push encouraging us all to entertain difficult conversations and engage in personal reflection. Are you seeking answers to have a greater understanding of what recent events mean for your life? Are you questioning how you can help facilitate positive change? Are you struggling to process through your current feelings? Do you need a caring shoulder or safe space for support? If you can identify with any of these questions, please reach out for help to Student Affairs , Campus Counseling , or any other trusted resource. We are here for you. Let’s grow, let’s heal and let’s become stronger, together. Email us for assistance.
Student Emergency Funds Available
The Offices of Institutional Advancement and Public Relations have established the Sherman Pride Student Emergency Fund ( SPSEF ) to assist students. The fund allows students to request up to $500 for urgent needs and will not require repayment. We are grateful to supporters for caring and giving during these challenging times. Together we have raised $30,477 and counting! Students, please email Financial Aid to: request copy of the SPSEF application and submit completed forms and accompanying documentation. Please also reach out with any questions about the SPSEF or the application process. You can also contact Development Coordinator Mary Watts .
Sherman CE Summit: A One-Day Virtual Event
In response to many cancelled live continuing education events in the wake of COVID-19, we are bringing together speakers from around the globe for the Sherman CE Summit: A One-Day Virtual Event on Saturday, September 12. Up to 10 Hours of CE will be available for DCs in a live-streamed format (just like Lyceum 2020) and feature Drs. Heidi Haavik, Tamara MacIntyre, Matthew McCoy, and more! Registration for Sherman College faculty and students is complimentary. Register here .
Showcase Sherman Weekend
Showcase Sherman Weekend is scheduled for August 7-8. These events are designed to allow prospective students and their families to explore chiropractic and immerse themselves in the Sherman College experience. Future doctors of chiropractic will ignite their passion for leadership and learn how to begin their pursuit of joining the rewarding profession of chiropractic. Attendees tour campus, participate in leadership exercises, attend a palpation session, explore downtown Spartanburg and more. Contact Senior Director for Enrollment Services Kendra Strange with any questions about this event.
Grow Your Future Profession: Admissions Updates
Our latest video shows what makes Sherman College different from other chiropractic schools. Here’s a quick hint: family atmosphere, confidence-building and support, and focus on principled chiropractic. Watch it here . The college created a virtual campus tour this spring. Check it out here . Enrollment Services is hosting virtual campus visits every Thursday at 11 am this summer. If you know of someone who may be interested, please share this link . In-person campus visits are also being held; capacity is very limited and social distancing measures are being impleme nted. In-person visits are being held on Tuesdays and Fridays; contact Kendra Strange .
CARES Act Student Emergency Grants to Students
On April 14, 2020, Sherman College of Chiropractic (the College) signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement required under Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act” or the “Act”) to receive its allocation of funds distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”). Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act requires institutions to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received from Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care).

Sherman College of Chiropractic’s total allocation under HEERF is $136,466, and the college elected to make its full allocation of $136,466 available to students as Emergency Financial Aid Grants rather than limiting these grants to the required 50 percent of the allocation ($68,233). As of July 27, 2020, the college had awarded $113,416.95 to 110 students for an average award of $1,031.06. The college’s Emergency Loan committee will continue to meet every two weeks to review applications received in the order in which they were received until funds are exhausted. The college has 377 students who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

Applications and accompanying documentation are reviewed by the college’s Emergency Loan Committee for award decisions. The committee will not award more than $2,000 to any one student for technology needs and will not award more than $465 to any one student for food unless there is documentation of extenuating circumstances that demonstrate an extraordinary need. Applications will continue to be considered until funding is exhausted or the 12-month award period has expired (4/13/2021).

Please email financialaid@sherman.edu to:
  • request another copy of the form
  • submit completed forms and accompanying documentation
  • submit any questions about the HEERF program or the College’s application process.

Sherman College is grateful to have this opportunity to support students during this global pandemic. We encourage students to apply and to follow guidelines provided to ensure a seamless process.
Sherman College Reopening Guide Online
Phase 4 of the college’s reopening plan begins in fall quarter. Student success continues to be at the forefront of all college actions with regard to reopening, and the college is committed to the highest standards of health, safety and security. The college will closely monitor the state, local and national recommendations as it plans the fall quarter. Additionally, the college will continue to seek employee and student feedback on the effectiveness of the initial three phases to make informed plans for the fall. View the Reopening Guide .