The University Religious Observances Act (110 ILCS 110) prohibits public institutions of higher education from discriminating against students for observing religious holidays in regard to admissions, class attendance and scheduling of examinations and work. A student who believes that he or she has not been reasonably accommodated may seek redress directly with the professor of the class or supervisor. If a grievance is not resolved, the student may file a student grievance pursuant to the Student Grievance Code. Personnel matters will be referred through the channels of the unit in which the student is employed.
Under the Act, "religious observance" or "religious practice" includes all aspects of religious observance and practice, as well as belief.
Approved by Chancellor effective 10/11/02
This policy was issued on October 14, 2002, replacing the March 13, 2002 version.
Document Reference: 3G4
Origin: OC 3/12/02; OC 10/11/02