Embodying a culturally and spiritually diverse
community, Drexel University recognizes that on the occasion of
important or solemn religious days, certain of its members will
observe practices that preclude them from attending to their regular
duties whether as faculty members or students. On the occasion
of such days, it is equally important for all who do not share
in these same practices to accommodate their colleagues and peers.
Drexel University supports an environment that
respects the religious observances of others and is committed
to make every reasonable effort to accommodate the religious observances
of instructors, students, and staff.
Instructors are asked to reasonably accommodate
students’ religious observances in course scheduling. Instructors
should provide a syllabus at the beginning of the term that specifies
the examination schedule for their course and due dates for any
written or oral assignments. With that information, students can
then inform their instructors of any absences or conflicts with
the examination / assignment schedule due to religious observances
at the beginning of the quarter and well in advance of the anticipated
absence. Students may be asked to provide information about their
religious obligations and our hope is that they comply.
We encourage the student and his or her instructors
to develop mutually agreed upon and reasonable accommodations.
In the event that such accommodations cannot be developed, the
student can appeal to the Dean of his or her College or School.
may request to reschedule a course meeting because it conflicts
with their religious observance. Such a request should be coordinated
with the Department Head and Registrar's office well in advance
of the religious holiday so that accommodations can be explored.
Please visit the Provost's website to access the religious observances calendar (PDF).