Policy on Instructional Accommodations for Student Religious Observance

Policy Number: 201

Academic and Faculty Affairs

The permanent link for this policy is: https://policies.northeastern.edu/policy201/

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. The policy applies to all students at the university and to all persons employed in an instructional capacity by the university.

II. Definitions


For purposes of this Policy,

Student means any person enrolled in any course offered by Northeastern.

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

III. Policy


When any 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 she or he is enrolled, the course instructor shall provide reasonable opportunity to make up the examination, assignment or activity.

IV. Additional Information



V. Contact Information


Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Office of the Provost (617-373-2170)

Responsible Office/Department(s)

Office of the Provost

Related Procedures





Religious Observance; Absence for Religious Belief; Religious Practice

Version History

Last Revision Date: December 10, 2015

Issued: 1985