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What are the University Policies Regarding Missing Class for Military Service?
Many student Veterans at Iowa State are still fulfilling service obligations on Active Duty or in the National Guard or Reserve. University policy provides accommodation for these students in the event they are mobilized or receive orders that incidentally conflict with their course schedules. Faculty and staff members who work with student Veterans are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the relevant policies and regulations.
University Attendance Policy for Military Service
10.4.3.3 Military Service
"Instructors shall excuse absences due to Veteran or military service obligations (including service-related medical appointments, military orders dictating appointments, and National Guard Service obligations). When a student’s military or veteran obligations are for more than two weeks, the student should meet with their advisor to discuss the situation and academic options and work with their instructors to discuss potential accommodations. University procedures are in place for such situations and should be followed. In all instances, students have a responsibility to communicate with their instructors to ensure they are continuing to meet course expectations and requirements. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to utilize the ISU Veterans Center and review information at veterans.iastate.edu."
Amended and approved by the Faculty Senate on 4/17/18; the Senior Vice President and Provost on 4/19/2018; and the ISU President on 4/22/2018.
*For additional information regarding the University Attendance Policy, please see the Faculty Handbook
Other Sources of Information:ISU Course Catelog
Welcome to the Military-Affiliated Student Center!
During your time at Iowa State University, you will find a home at the MASC. Our mission is to strengthen the lives of Veterans, military personnel, their families,and our community.
You will find the MASC to be a place where you can go for military/veteran-related questions and to connect with others in forming a greater sense of camaraderie around a shared common experience. We are here to help with the unique challenges associated with transitioning into a university setting.
The Center is located on the 5th Floor in the Iowa State Memorial Union and offers an area for students to study, eat, and relax with each other. Summer hours are open 7:30am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.