Hendricks Chapel is a home for all faiths and a place for all people and as such serves as the spiritual center for University life. It is a place for the full expression of each faith represented within it, including sacred prayer, the observance of worship, and the celebration of holy days. It is also a place for people needing a moment of quiet, a word of counsel, a place of study, a focal point for gathering, and a safe place to share one's ideas and one's vulnerability with others.
Hendricks Chapel provides a diverse array of opportunities for people of all faiths and no faith to engage issues of spirituality, religion, and moral and ethical leadership. Students, staff and faculty are invited to explore their spirituality through our chaplaincies, religious groups, religious services and sponsored events and activities.
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Each Fall and Spring term students must notify their instructor(s) by the end of the second week of classes if they will be absent from class for religious observance. Students may provide notification via MySlice for two weeks beginning on the first day of classes. Instructors will have access via the Religious Observances icon in MySlice Faculty Center to a list of students in each of their classes for which notification was submitted. SU’s Religious Observances Policy recognizes the diversity of faiths represented among the campus community and protects the rights of students, faculty, and staff to observe religious holy days according to their tradition. Under the policy, students are provided an opportunity to make up any examination, study, or work requirements that may be missed due to a religious observance provided they notify their instructors before the end of the second week of classes.