Absence due to Religious Beliefs

Under the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151C, any community college student who cannot attend class or take an exam, study or fulfill work requirements on a particular day due to his/her religious beliefs shall be excused from such obligations. The student must be provided with an opportunity to make up such exam(s), study or work requirements provided, however, that such make-up exam(s) or work does not create an unreasonable burden upon the institution. The student may not be charged for such make-up opportunities, nor may he/she be subject to adverse or prejudicial effects for availing him/herself of the provisions of the law.