College students are entitled to take absences from classes up to two days per academic year for reasons of faith or conscience or an organized activity conducted under the auspices of a religious denomination, church, or religious organization. Reference: RCW 28B.10.039 - Holidays/Faith & Conscience.

Students may select the two days on which he or she needs to be absent based on reasons of faith and conscience. The absences from classes up to two days must be taken during the academic year. Each holiday taken under this policy must be taken as a whole day i.e. the day may not be divided into hours and taken piecemeal.

Students’ grades may not be adversely impacted by absences authorized under this policy.

A student intending to take absences from classes up to two days per academic year must talk with each instructor to make arrangements to take a test before or after the originally scheduled date.