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Academic Affairs Excusing Students for University-Sponsored Functions Policy | Ferris State University

Excusing Students for University-Sponsored Functions Policydecorative border

Owner Academic Affairs
Contact [email protected]
Document Type Policy
Issue Date December 1, 2001
Last Review February 5, 2024
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  1. Purpose Statement
  2. Policy
  3. Audience
  4. Definitions
  5. History

A. Purpose Statement

The purpose of this policy is to establish the responsibilities of students and the University regarding travel for university-sponsored events.

B. Policy

All University-Sponsored functions that involve travel away from campus require that the instructor/advisor/coach, or a person approved by the faculty member’s dean, be in attendance and responsible for individuals listed under “Student attending.” Under no circumstances may unlisted individuals participate in the sponsored function. The students in attendance should be excused from classes and are responsible for all work missed. Students must present a copy of the form to their instructors prior to leaving.

C. Audience

The intended audience for this policy is students and faculty.

D. Definitions

University-Sponsored Functions -Off campus academic activities or athletic events, projects, teaching, training, travel for students while accompanied by a Ferris faculty, staff or RSO advisor.

E. History

This policy supersedes the policy dated 8/30/2021.