In accordance with the University Religious Observance Act (110 ILCS 110/1.5), any
student in an institution of higher learning, other than a religious or denominational
institution of higher learning, who is unable, because of his or her religious beliefs,
to attend classes or to participate in any examination, study, or work requirement
on a particular day shall be excused from any such examination, study, or work requirement
and shall be provided with an opportunity to make up the examination, study, or work
requirement that he or she may have missed because of such absence on a particular
day; provided that the student notifies the faculty member or instructor well in advance
of any anticipated absence or a pending conflict between a scheduled class and the
religious observance and provided that the make up examination, study, or work does
not create an unreasonable burden upon the institution. No fees of any kind shall
be charged by the institution for making available to the student such an opportunity.
No adverse or prejudicial effects shall result to any student because of his or her
availing himself or herself of the provisions of this Section.