Absence Verification (Excuse) Policy
The Fredonia Student Health Center has adopted a strict policy of not writing notes for missed classes for routine illnesses. Students are encouraged to visit the health center when they do not have class. It is our belief, that students at the college level are adults and should be held accountable for attending class and fulfilling course requirements. They are encouraged to communicate directly with faculty if they are too ill to attend class. Faculty members are encouraged to take this policy into consideration when setting standards or requirements for class attendance. This policy is well publicized as it is posted in the health center, is included in all publications and is also on our web site.
In the event that the student will be absent from class for a major illness/injury or an operation/hospitalization, the Student Health Center will contact the Office of Student Affairs on the student’s behalf to notify them of their expected absence from classes for a specific duration of time.