Undergraduate Policies

Student Religious Observance Policy

I. Policy Statement

Thomas Jefferson University understands that some students may seek  to observe religious holidays that fall on scheduled class days. This policy provides a means for students to communicate with their instructors about their desire to observe religious holidays, and affirms that instructors will work with students to make alternate arrangements, when necessary and absent undue hardship, for the provision and completion of exams, assignments and other course activities without an academic penalty.

II. Scope

This policy applies to all Thomas Jefferson University students who are taking on-campus courses or synchronous online courses.  This policy does not apply to students taking asynchronous online courses, as the course delivery format already provides students with scheduling flexibility for completing course requirements.This policy does not apply in the context of experiential education. Students engaged in experiential education must follow the policies of their assigned organization or facility regarding religious observance.