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.
- 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
- Civil Rights Act of 1964
- RCW 49.60: Discrimination – Human Rights Commission
- RCW 28B.10.039: As amended in Substitute Senate Bill 5166 [PDF]
- BC Procedures 1440P Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation
- BC Procedures 2950P Faith or Conscience Accommodations
Revisions 9/6/2015; 8/27/2019 (temporary); 1/8/20
Board of Trustees
Last Updated October 30, 2023