Ball State University respects the religious beliefs and practices of all students and will make, upon request, an accommodation for such observances when a reasonable accommodation is available.
Students may have religious holidays and practices that require accommodations at certain times during the academic calendar year. To be sensitive to the religious needs of students, it is important to read the "Religious Holidays" memo provided each year by the Provost's Office in late August so that you are aware of the holidays that occur during the semester you are teaching. In addition, the academic calendar provides information regarding University observed holidays each academic year.
At the beginning of the semester, ask your students to let you know if their attendance, their participation in class, or their ability to complete an assignment on time will be affected by their observance of religious holidays or practices.
Give advance consideration to requests for reasonable and fair accommodations. Some instructors ask for this information on data sheets that students complete on the first day of class.