Law School Policy on Equality of Opportunity

As a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and in conformity with its by-laws, DePaul University College of Law provides equal opportunity in legal education for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or sexual orientation.  The procedure for filing a grievance involving charges of discrimination is set forth in the University Code of Student Responsibility in the Graduate Student Handbook on the University website, www.depaul.edu.

University Policy on Sexual Harassment

DePaul University is committed to providing and maintaining a healthy learning and working environment for all students, staff, faculty and other members of the University community that is free of discrimination and all forms of sexual harassment. The University condemns any form of sexual harassment or assault and is committed to taking action to prevent and eliminate it. The University sexual harassment policy and the procedures for reporting harassment are set forth in the DePaul University Student Handbook, which is available on the University website, www.depaul.edu.

College of Law Religious Liberty Policy

DePaul University College of Law is committed to safeguarding religious liberty.

Scheduling of Classes and Other College of Law Events

To the best of its ability, the College of Law attempts not to schedule classes on religious holidays, including the Sabbath.  Where classes must be scheduled on religious holidays, the College attempts to offer alternative sections.  College of Law events, such as Law Days, are scheduled on both Saturdays and Sundays.

Class Attendance and Participation

A student who misses class as a consequence of religious observance will not be penalized. For example, if a professor permits students to miss two classes in a semester and a student must miss three classes for reasons of religious observance, that student should be permitted to miss five classes in total.

Students who miss class for reasons of religious observance must be permitted to tape those classes.  Students are responsible for making the taping arrangements.  No student shall be required to take an examination or engage in any other evaluative endeavor on a religious holiday

It is the obligation of the student to apprise faculty members of the necessity to miss class for reasons of religious observance and to apprise the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs about the need to reschedule an examination or other evaluative exercise.

Student Organizations

Student organizations that sponsor competitive events must accommodate the needs of students who cannot compete on a religious holiday. It is the obligation of the student to advise the student organization of the necessity for accommodation so that another opportunity to participate in the competition may be provided. 

Students whose religious observances prevent them from attending the events of a student organization may not be barred from membership as a consequence thereof. Student organizations are encouraged to schedule events at a time other than Friday noon, Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.