2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Right to Bereavement Leave

Students will be excused from class in the event of the death of a close friend or member of the student’s family or household. The number of excused absences allowed is determined by the distance of funeral services from Muncie, Indiana, as follows:

Three work days —150-mile radius of Muncie

Four work days —Between 150-300 mile radius of Muncie

Five work days —Beyond 300-mile radius of Muncie

Seven work days —Outside of North America

If the student is unable to attend the funeral services, the student will be allowed three school days for bereavement.

Given proper documentation, the instructor will excuse the student from class and provide the opportunity to earn equivalent credit for assignments missed. If the student is not satisfied with the outcome, he or she may appeal as outlined in Ball State University’s Procedure for Student Bereavement Appeals found in the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.