2950 Faith or Conscience Accommodations

Original Date: 4/9/2015 * Last Revision Effective: 1/8/20

Policy Contact: Provost for Academic and Student Affairs


Bellevue College reasonably accommodates students with faith or conscience-based beliefs and practices so that students’ grades are not adversely impacted.

In accordance with Washington State law, the college allows students to take holidays for reasons of faith or conscience or for organized activities conducted by a religious denomination, church, or religious organization. This policy also applies to students who may endure a significant hardship because of the observance of religious holidays. All course syllabi must include this policy, or a link to this policy, and must provide notice to students about BC Policy 1440P, Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (Procedures), which describes the process for making a complaint regarding faith or conscience accommodations.


Reasonably Accommodate

  • Coordinating with the student on scheduling or rescheduling examinations or other activities necessary for completion of the course or program.

Relevant Laws and Other Resolutions

Revision History

Original 4/9/2015

Revisions 9/6/2015; 8/27/2019 (temporary); 1/8/20

Approved by

Board of Trustees


Last Updated March 5, 2024