University Policy on Work-Restricted Religious Holidays

Federal law and University policy prohibit discrimination on the basis of religious belief. Students who observe work-restricted religious holidays must be allowed to do so without jeopardizing their academic standing in any course. Faculty are obliged to accommodate students' requests for adjustments in course work on the grounds of religious observance, provided that the students make requests in writing during the first two weeks of term. Deans and department chairs must investigate and resolve student complaints arising from alleged faculty failure to make reasonable accommodation under these guidelines. Note: A calendar of typical work-restricted holidays is available at: Information about specific holidays is also available by phone from the University Multi-ethnic and Cross-cultural Programs at 852-8867.