Religious Observances

LMU-DCOM recognizes that our students represent our diverse society. It is the policy of LMU-DCOM to make every reasonable effort to allow members of the university community to observe their religious holidays without academic penalty. Absence from classes or examinations for religious reasons does not relieve students from responsibility for any part of the course work required during the period of absence. Students who expect to miss classes, examinations, or any other assignments as a consequence of their religious observance should be provided with a reasonable alternative opportunity to complete such academic responsibilities. It is the obligation of students to provide the Dean of Students with reasonable notice of the dates of religious holidays on which the absence is requested, preferably at the beginning of the semester. Students who are absent on days of examinations or class assignments should be offered an opportunity to make up the work without penalty (if they have previously arranged to be absent), unless it can be demonstrated that a makeup opportunity would constitute an unreasonable burden to the faculty or student. Should disagreement arise over what constitutes an unreasonable burden or any element of this policy, parties involved should consult the LMU-DCOM Dean.