Seattle Colleges will grant reasonable accommodation so that students who are absent for reasons of faith or conscience, or for an organized activity conducted under the auspices of a religious denomination, church, or religious organization will not have their grades or other learning opportunities from the class be negatively affected. Such absences must be requested in writing within the first two weeks of the quarter.

Faculty must include the approved language references this policy in their syllabi. This policy and the associated procedure will be posted on the institutional website. Students who have concerns about approval or a grade impact may utilize the student grievance procedure for concerns not directly related to grades, or to the grade appeal process in cases impacting a final grade (WAC 132F-121-090).

Reference: RCW 28B.137.010 - Reasonable accommodation for religious holidays

Adoption Date : 2015/07/09
Revision Date : 2019/09/12