Section XII - Student Services


Academic Matters - School Absences for Religious Observances

To state the College's policy on student absences for religious observances

Randolph Community College recognizes that students’ religious affiliations vary and requirements regarding observances of special days may also vary. The College and the State of North Carolina (23 N.C.A.C. 02C .0213 “School Absences for Religious Observances”) allow students two excused days of absences each academic year for religious observances. Randolph Community College defines an academic year as beginning on the first day of classes for fall term and ending with the last day of classes for the following summer term. In order for a student to request an excused absence, they must request the absence by completing a “Religious Observance Request Form” and submitting it at least two (2) weeks prior to the observance to the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration located in the Student Services Center. Students will be required to make up any work, activities, or missed tests as a result of an excused absence for religious observance.


Adopted: 09/16/2010

Revised: 10/07/2020