Class Excuse Policy
The Dr. Bob Smith Health Center will not provide medical and/or mental health excuses. This is a policy made in conjunction with the Provost’s Office. The decision to excuse an absence is strictly the role of the faculty member. Faculty members are encouraged to communicate their attendance policies to their students frequently throughout the semester and provide accommodations for students who are feeling ill and need to miss class time.
Students may choose to fill out this Absence from Class Form to show that they were seen by a doctor, however, this form does not automatically grant an excused absence. That is still up to the faculty member.
In the event of serious illness requiring an extended absence, students should be encouraged contact the Office of the Dean of Student Life. The Office of the Dean of Student Life will help students decide how best to deal with the interruption in their studies.