Calendar provides guidelines for religious accommodation

A multi-faith calendar circulated by the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility includes a list of religious observances, intended to assist with the preparation of class outlines and the scheduling of examinations and other events.

However, warns director Kaye Johnson, it is not definitive.

“These are common examples of religious observances requested,” she says. “It is an extensive list, but I would hate to see someone denied a request because their holiday is not listed.”

Her office has circulated the 2015 calendar through campus mail and posted it in electronic form on its website. The site also provides guidelines for religious accommodation and forms for their request.