TITLE OF POLICY: Policy on Discrimination Based on Religion
Category: Equity and Campus Diversity Date Established: 1964
Responsible Office: Chief Diversity Officer Date Last Revised: July 21, 2015
Date Posted to Library: Sept. 7, 2016
The college does not discriminate against employees, applicants for employment or students, based on religion or national origin.
No person shall be expelled from or refused admission as a student to an institution of higher learning for the reason that he or she is unable, because of his or her religious beliefs, to register for or to attend classes or to participate in any examination, study, or work requirements on a particular day or days.
Any student in an institution of higher education who is unable, because of his or her religious beliefs, to attend and/or participate in classes on a particular day or days, shall, because of such absence on the particular day or days, be excused from any examination or any study, or work requirements.
The term "religious belief" shall mean beliefs associated with any corporation organized and operated exclusively for religious purposes, which is not disqualified for tax exemption under Section 501 of the United States Code.
It shall be the responsibility of the faculty and of the administrative officials of each institution of higher education to make available to each student who is absent from school, because of his or her religious beliefs, an equivalent opportunity to register for classes or make up any examination, study, or work requirements which he or she may have missed because of such absence on any particular day or days. No fees of any kind shall be charged by the particular day or days. No fees of any kind shall be charged by the institution for making available to the said student such equivalent opportunity.
Documents and Forms:
Equity and Campus Diversity Policies
Office Name: Equity and Campus Diversity
Office Address: 415 Cleveland Hall, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6201
Fax: (716) 878-6234
Date of change: 09/07/2016
Brief description of edit: updated to 2016-2017
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