Policies

Policies concerning absence due to religious observance:


Reflecting NU's respect for religious observance, university policies on absence for observance of religious Holy Days are as follows:

Students: "Any student who is unable, because of his/her religious beliefs, to attend classes or to particpate in any examination, study, or work requirement shall be provided with an opportunity to make up such examination, study, or work requirement that he/she may have missed because of such absence on any particular day; provided, however, that such make-up examination or work shall not create an unreasonable burden upon such school. No fees of any kind shall be charged by the institution for making available to the said student such opportunity. No adverse or prejudicial effects shall result to any student because of availing himself/herself of the provisions of this section (Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151C, Section 2B, 1985)." If there are any questions, please contact Susan Powers-Lee, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies (617-373-2842) or Alexander Kern, Director of the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service at a.kern@neu.edu or (617-373-4931).

Benefits-eligible employees: "Northeastern respects the religious beliefs of faculty and staff and their desire to observe their accepted religious customs and holy days. The University allows reasonable time off without adjustment to pay to attend religious observances on generally recognized holy days, provided this does not disrupt academic schedules or administrative responsibilities." Questions may be directed to the office of Human Resources, or to or Alexander Kern, Director of the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service at a.kern@neu.edu or (617-373-4931).