Title: Accommodation of Student Religious Beliefs
Number: BP 4.08
Adopted: March 1995
Reviewed: September 2015
Revised: November 2015
Nicolet Area Technical College directs the College to reasonably accommodate a student's sincerely held religious beliefs with regard to examinations and other academic requirements. It is the responsibility of all Nicolet employees to be sensitive to and accommodate the religious beliefs of students.
The Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs will be responsible for notifying all students, parents or guardians of minor students, and instructors of the existence of this policy. New students will be notified of this policy by information in the Nicolet College catalog or on the Nicolet College website.
Students must notify instructors of a potential conflict with scheduling an examination or other academic requirement relating to their sincerely held religious beliefs at least five (5) days in advance of anticipated absence by sending or handing an instructor a confidential letter outlining the potential conflict. Instructors who receive such information regarding potential conflicts shall permit a student to make up an examination and/or other academic requirement at a different time or by alternate means without any prejudicial effect upon the student. The student must fulfill the missed academic requirement within thirty (30) days of the date which the potential conflict with religious beliefs occurred.
Students who allege they have not been reasonably accommodated concerning their religious beliefs may file a complaint following the procedure in the Discrimination Complaint Resolution Policy.