Faith and Conscience Policy

Policy Number: 
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Last Revised: 
Thursday, January 23, 2020

In accordance with 2019 Senate Bill 5166, South Puget Sound Community College will grant reasonable accommodation so that grades are not impacted for students who are absent or endure significant hardship for reasons of faith or conscience, or for an organized activity conducted under the auspices of a religious denomination, church, or religious organization. Such absences/hardships must be requested in writing within the first two weeks of the course and may not incur additional fees for students. This policy will be included in all syllabi and posted on the institutional website.



To receive a religious accommodation for reasons of faith or conscience, students must request the accommodation in writing within the first two weeks of a course, and prior to the date the accommodation is needed. The student should coordinate with their instructor to determine reasonable accommodations.

If a student believes that the coordinated accommodations are insufficient, they may contact the division dean or the Title IX Coordinator. If a resolution cannot be reached, students should use the procedures outlined in the SPSCC Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.