This policy pertains to students who are necessarily unable to participate in courses in which they are enrolled, due to compliance with judicial obligations, including jury duty and response to a subpoena to appear as a witness at a trial, deposition, or other official judicial proceeding. Such students shall inform course instructors at least one week prior to reporting for jury duty or other judicial obligation that will interfere with course participation. If the reporting date is less than one week away from the date the student is notified of the obligation, documentation of the reporting date date shall be provided to the course instructor as soon as possible.
If students who are subject to judicial obligations are thereby unable to complete course requirements by the end of the semester of enrollment, the fulfillment of said judicial obligations shall be deemed to be an “extenuating circumstance” under the University’s Incomplete Grade policy, and completion of course requirements will be subject to its terms.
This policy only covers time lost while actually engaged in compliance with judicial obligations, including reasonable travel time required for their performance.