As a service to students, the Dean of Students Office can provide notification to instructors when students have been/will be absent from class(es) for three or more consecutive days and are unable to notify their instructors. Although it is the student's responsibility to contact faculty about any absences and opportunities to complete missed work, the Dean of Students will serve as a contact resource for students.
The following guidelines apply to student absences:
Students are eligible for up to five (5) consecutive days (not including weekends or holidays) of excused absence in the event of a death of a spouse, domestic partner, parent, child, grandparents, grandchild or sibling, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, first cousin, in-law, or step-relative.
The student is responsible for notifying the Dean of Students Office (DoS) prior to their absence. The DoS will communicate the absence and bereavement policy to the student's course instructors. Upon receiving proper documentation regarding the death and relationship, the DoS will provide this documentation to each of the course instructors, if requested.
Upon notification of the absence and receipt of proper documentation, each faculty member shall excuse the student from class and provide an opportunity to complete missed exams, quizzes, and other required work. Ultimately, the student is responsible for all material covered in class and must work with each individual professor as soon as they return to complete any required work.
In the event that a death occurs to a family member or friend that is not specifically covered by the policy, students can communicate the circumstances to the DoS to determine on a case by case basis if it is covered by this policy: (http://policy.illinoisstate.edu/students/2-1-27.shtml)
Contact us at (309) 438-2008 if you would like to make use of either of these services.