Religious Accommodations

The University is required to accommodate students’ and employees’ observances or practices related to sincerely-held religious beliefs, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the work or business of the University.

As a public entity, the University cannot be in a position of supporting, or appearing to support, one religion or spiritual practice over another.

Before scheduling events or exams, University faculty and staff are encouraged to consult the Interfaith Calendar for holidays and religious observance days.

Student absences due to religious holidays are addressed by the University’s Religious Holidays Attendance Policy.

University employees requiring religious accommodation should notify their supervisor and the Equal Opportunity Office so that arrangements can be made.

If you have knowledge of or believe you have been denied a religious accommodation, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (706) 542-7912 or

Types of Discrimination