Religious Holiday Observations

It is the policy of NSHE to be sensitive to the religious obligations of its students. Religion is one area of diversity recognized by TMCC. Any student missing class, quizzes, examinations or any other class or lab work because of observance of religious holidays shall, whenever possible, be given an opportunity during that semester to make up the missed work. The make-up will apply to the religious holiday absence only. It shall be the responsibility of the student to notify the instructor in writing, on the first day of class or no later than 10 days in advance, of their intention to participate in religious holidays which do not fall on state holidays or periods of class recess. Examples of such holidays are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

If the student has notified the instructor in a timely manner, and the instructor will not provide an opportunity to make up the work, the student shall have the right to appeal the decision. This appeal shall be directed to the dean of the instructional division or other appropriate administrative officer, who will be the final authority for determining whether a make-up is feasible.

This policy shall not apply in the event that administering the assignment at an alternate time would impose an undue hardship on the instructor or the institution that could not reasonably have been avoided.