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Policies, Rules and Regulations

Chapter Name: Academic Programs and Requirements

Chapter No. 6.2.5

Issue: Absences From Class During Religious Holidays

Effective Date: 10-24-1990

UNIVERSITY POLICY STATEMENT

Eastern Michigan University recognizes the rights of students to observe religious holidays without penalty to the student. 

 

UNIVERSITY PRACTICE

University practices for implementing this policy include: 

  1. Students will provide advance notice to their instructors in order to make up work, including examinations, which they miss as a result of their absence from class due to observance of religious holidays. 
  2. If satisfactory arrangements cannot be made with the appropriate instructor(s), students may appeal to the head(s) of the department(s) in which the course(s) is/are offered. 

 

RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPLEMENTATION

The Provost and vice President for Academic Affairs is responsible for the implementation of this policy. Department heads are responsible for hearing student appeals when satisfactory arrangements cannot be made with the appropriate instructor(s). 

 

SCOPE OF POLICY COVERAGE

This policy applies to all Eastern Michigan University students.

 

Authority for Creation or Revision:

Minutes of the Board of Regents, October 24, 1990, para. .4285M.