Religious Observance and Accommodation

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is deeply committed to helping students pursue religious observance in their tradition and fashion. Students may always contact Chaplain Liz Candido to find local resources including other religious students, rides to major holiday services, and local congregations and groups. The college cafeteria works with our Jewish and Muslim students during Passover, Sukkot, and Ramadan to provide food that meets dietary requirements and is available at unusual times and unusual places. At various times of the year, Christian worship services are offered.

If a religious holiday conflicts with classroom obligations, students are asked to work individually with their professors to find accommodations before their first missed class. Students are often hesitant to approach their professors about the need to miss class. We believe, however, that learning how to appropriately advocate for oneself is an important skill. If students need extraordinary or additional help, or if faculty need assistance determining an adequate accommodation, both are invited to contact the Chaplain.

For more information on religious accommodation, or about religious life, Chaplain Liz Candido may be reached at or at 269.337.7361.

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