It is each student’s responsibility to meet all course and work requirements that are set by their instructors and supervisors. In the event that a student feels that they are too ill to fulfill academic or work obligations, the student must communicate with their instructor/supervisor directly.
Student Health Services will not formally excuse a student from class or work with a written note, except in the case of serious illness or public health concern. If a student feels that they are too ill to attend class, take an exam, go to work, or complete an assignment, the student must notify their instructor and/or supervisor.
If the student has an appointment with Student Health Services, the student can complete a release of information consent form at the time of the visit. With this consent form on file, Student Health Services can verify the date of a student’s visit to our office as well as the extent of their illness.
After the student provides written permission (the completed consent form), the Instructor/supervisor can then contact Student Health Services by phone (716-829-3316) provide the student's UB person number to obtain verification information.
Instructors and/or supervisors have the authority to determine whether they will accept a personal report of illness as a valid excuse.
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