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2018-2019 Student Handbook & University Policies 
2018-2019 Student Handbook & University Policies [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Absences for College-Sanctioned Events Policy AS.017

LU Policy Number: AS.017

Effective Date: NR

Approval Date: NR

Revised Date: N/A

Purpose: States the expectations and requirements for absences relating to college sanctioned events

Additional Authority: N/A

Scope: All Students (COC&CGUS) of Life University

Approval Authority: Provost/EVPAA

Responsible Authority: Academic Affairs-Student, Academic Affairs-Faculty and Administration,

Definitions: N/A

Policy Title

Student Absences for College-Sanctioned Events Policy

Policy Statement

This policy does not replace the established, standard University absenteeism policy. It is an addition to the established policy.

  1. Any student enrolled in any program of study at Life University may be officially excused from class(es) to represent the University at University sanctioned events as identified by the President.
  2. Excuses for absenteeism for these University-sanctioned events may be granted by the Deans.
  3. Students excused for University-sanctioned events must make arrangements with members of the faculty to make up lecture and lab hours missed. This is to be documented by the instructor and submitted to the appropriate dean.
  4. Implementation of this policy places certain responsibilities upon all persons involved as follows:
  • The supervisor/advisor of the student or group participating in the extracurricular activity shall send written request to the appropriate dean at least two weeks (if possible) in advance of the absence. This request should include the name of the event, the date of the event, all travel schedules, and names of all students involved.
  • Each student’s supervisor must notify the appropriate persons of any changes in the schedules as soon as changes are known.
  • Instructors shall allow students to take tests and exams during the five class days prior to the absence or within the five class days following the absence. (The instructor may dictate when a final exam is to be taken.) Also, instructors shall prepare similar tests and exams of the same format as those administered to the other students in the class
  • Students shall notify each instructor that he or she is participating in a program that may create excused absences throughout the quarter. Students must provide a schedule of these events at the beginning of the quarter to each instructor.
  • Students shall make up tests, exams, labs, and any other work five school days before or within five school days following the absence.



Other Notes

NR=No records