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UNIVERSITY RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES ACT

The University Religious Observances Act prohibits public institutions of higher education from discriminating against students for observing religious holidays. A student who believes that he or she has been unreasonably denied an educational benefit due to his or her religious belief or practices may seek redress, if the grievance is not resolved with the professor of the class, from the department chair, the Dean of the School, the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and the Chancellor. 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.
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