Policy on Instructional Accommodations for Student Religious Observance

Policy Number: 201

Academic and Faculty Affairs


I. Purpose and Scope


This policy sets forth the protocol required of instructors at the university when requests are made by students to accommodate their religious practice. This policy applies to all students at the university and to all persons employed in an instructional capacity by the university.

II. Definitions


For the purposes of this policy:

Instructor: Any person acting as an instructor in a course offered by the university, whether as the instructor of record or in an assisting role.

Student: Any person enrolled in any course offered by the university.



When the student is unable, because of religious practice, to attend class or participate in an examination or any other required assignment or activity in any course in which the student is enrolled, the course instructor shall provide reasonable opportunity to make up the examination, assignment or activity.

IV. Additional Information



V. Contact Information


Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Office of the Provost: d.franko@northeastern.edu | 617-373-2842

Responsible Office/Department(s)

Compliance Department

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