Documenting Student Illness
  • The University Health Center does not routinely provide excuses for students who miss class due to minor illness or injury
  • Students who need to miss class due to illness/injury are encouraged to notify their faculty that they are ill or injured and unable to attend class.  Any other instructions provided on the syllabus should also be followed
  • We encourage students to have appropriate conversations with their faculty member to identify how to work around the illness to best support academic achievement and fulfill academic responsibilities

This policy is consistent with our commitment to maintain confidentiality, encourage more appropriate use of health care resources, and support meaningful dialogue between teacher and student.

If providers at the Student Health Center feel it is in the best interest of the student to refrain from classroom attendance, appropriate communication between the Health Center staff and faculty member will occur.

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