Absence Policy

Student Health Services does not provide medical excuses for students who have missed chapel, classes, exams or due dates for papers or projects. Our reasons include our commitment to patient confidentiality, our role in educating students about appropriate use of health care, our concern for furthering the developmental transitions of young adulthood, our lack of direct knowledge about illness or injuries effectively managed by self-care and our own finite resources. Please use your allotted absences provided by your professors for illness and medical appointments.

Should you acquire an illness or injury necessitating an absence from your educational obligations, please follow the guidelines outlined in your Student Handbook for notification of your situation to your professors.

If Student Health Services “bans” you from attending class due to a contagious illness, we will notify your professors.

In both cases, it will be up to the discretion of the professor as to whether they will excuse you. It will be your responsibility to make arrangements with your professors to make up any assignments or exams you may have missed!

Bereavement/Illness Notification Policy (PDF)