Student Religious Observances Policy

In accordance with the Student Religious Observances Policy, IECC does not discriminate against students based on religious observances and will reasonably accommodate the religious observances of individual students in regard to admissions, class attendance, and the scheduling of examinations and work requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to notify IECC instructors and/or supervisor of absences pertaining to religious observances. It is the instructors’/supervisor’s responsibility to reasonably accommodate these requests.

1. By the second week of the term, a student must provide written notification to his/her instructors and/or supervisor of the date(s) of anticipated absence(s) due to religious observances when such absence would affect:

  • participation in class
  • completion of examinations 
  • work schedule  

2. It is the instructors’ and/or supervisor’s responsibility to provide the student an opportunity to make up any coursework or work requirements when written notification of the absence was received from the student prior to the deadline.  It is reasonable for instructors or supervisors to expect completion of coursework or work requirements prior to the absence.   

3. A student who believes that he or she has been unreasonably denied an educational benefit due to his or her religious belief or practices may file a grievance in accordance with IECC’s Policy to Address a Complaint (100.16).