Chapel Policies FAQ
Who must attend Chapel?
How many attended chapels are required?
What happens if a student doesn’t make the required number?
A student will be placed on chapel alert for a first offense and will be required to participate in community support meetings. Students with a second consecutive offense will be placed on chapel warning and required to participate in individual support activities. If the chapel requirements have not been satisfied for a third semester, the student is placed on chapel probation and a monetary fine of up to $250 is assessed. A student who does not satisfy chapel requirements after being on probation will be placed on chapel suspension and will be suspended from the university for a designated period of time.
What happens if a student drops to part-time during the semester?
For any student dropping to part-time while living in a residence hall, the attendance requirement remains 18 credits. For students commuting or living off-campus the requirement of 18 will be calculated to two-thirds of those chapels the student was eligible to attend prior to dropping to part-time. The date of the change in the registrar’s date will be the basis for recalculating the attendance requirement.
What should a student do who has a legitimate, ongoing reason to miss chapel?
What happens if a student forgets to turn in a Chapel-Convocation Exemption form on time?
What if a student has a job that affects Chapel?
- Consistently working 30 hours or more per week.
- Working during the Chapel Hour on either a Tuesday and/or Thursday.
There are no on-campus jobs, aside from Chapel usher, that should hold working hours during the Chapel hour. All offices except for the Welcome Center are closed during this time.
Do commuter students need to attend
- Live outside the city limit, and
- Have no classes on either Tuesday and/or Thursday before 1 p.m.
What if a student has a practicum or is student teaching during the Chapel hour?
What happens if a student gets caught trying to “scam” the Chapel Attendance Policy?
- 4.11 Violation of Published Rules
- 4.22 Misuse of University Documents
- 4.43 Furnishing False Information
- 4.44 Contempt
- 4.46 Other Misconduct
Sanctions will apply to those found in violation.