In the event that a student has to attend a funeral, he/she should first notify the
Residence Hall Director of the death. The Residence Hall Director will report the death to the Director of Residence Life and Housing. The Director of Residence
Life and Housing will inform the Dean of Students and contact the student to
gather as much information as possible. The Dean of Students will contact
the University Chaplain, the University Family Nurse Practitioner/Director of
the Gordon Student Health Center, and the Director of the Counseling and
Psychological Services Program, if necessary.
Upon return, the student should report immediately to the Dean of Students
and submit the obituary for verification/approval by the Dean of Students for
an official excuse to miss class.
The following guidelines govern excused absences from class:
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