Non-Discrimination Policy & Accommodation of Religious Creed
The University of California, in accordance with applicable federal and state law and University policy, prohibits discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, medical condition (cancer related), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran.
This non-discrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities.
If you have questions or concerns, you may direct your inquiries to the
individuals or offices listed below:
Sex discrimination and sexual harassment
Nancy Chu, Assistant Vice Provost/ Title IX Compliance Officer
Disability, discrimination and access
Sarah Hawthorne, Assistant Vice Provost/ A.D.A./504 Compliance Officer
Campus Climate and Compliance Office
200 California Hall #1500
Policy on Accommodation of Religious Creed
In compliance with Education code, Section 92640 (a) and the official policy of the University of California, Berkeley, it is the policy of the School of Optometry to permit any student to undergo a test or examination, without penalty, at a time when that activity would not violate the student's religious creed, unless administering the examination at an alternative time would impose an undue hardship which could not reasonably have been avoided. Requests to accommodate a student's religious creed by scheduling tests or examinations at alternative times shall be submitted directly to the faculty member responsible for administering the examination, with a copy to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs.
The professional curriculum of the School of Optometry includes mandatory participation in courses, laboratories and clinics that are conducted in conjunction with a seven-day-a-week primary health care outpatient facility. Students occasionally may find themselves scheduled at times when the required activity conflicts with their religious creed. In such cases, reasonable common sense, judgment and the pursuit of mutual goodwill should result in the positive resolution of scheduling conflicts. Requests to accommodate a student's religious creed by adjusting his or her professional curriculum schedule shall be submitted directly to the faculty member(s) in charge of the course(s) involved, with a copy to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. The regular departmental and campus appeals processes apply if a mutually satisfactory arrangement cannot be achieved.
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School of Optometry
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