POLICY OF UNIVERSITY SUPPORTS FOR STUDENTS
INVOLUNTARILY CALL TO MILITRAY DUTY:
ACTIVE RESERVISTS AND DUTY UNDER INSTRUCTION
The University of San Diego supports and respects the obligations of students involuntarily called to active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States. USD will make reasonable accommodations for such students, and will endeavor to assist them to meet their military obligations without loss of academic status or opportunities.
A student active reservist involuntarily called to active duty in any branch of the military services of the United States while enrolled in the University, or a student assigned to Duty Under Instruction who is called back to regular duty, will be released without penalty from academic responsibilities. The student must present evidence to his or her academic dean that he or she has been involuntarily called to active military duty. The following options are available:
- A student active reservist involuntarily called to active duty may request to withdraw without penalty from all classes and receive a full refund of tuition and fees paid for class enrollment. Room and board refunds will be prorated. The dean’s official authorization of Withdrawal without penalty shall be forwarded to the Registrar, Financial Aid and Student Financial Services office. Students receiving financial aid will discuss their circumstances with the Financial Aid Office.
- If a student is voluntarily called to active military duty near the end of a term, the student may initiate an action through the appropriate dean’s office to request the teacher of record in all or some courses that the student permitted to make special arrangements which are consonant with the policies of the student’s academic unit (for example, an Incomplete grade, an early final examination, or other appropriate resolution). Any such arrangement will include a written agreement of the special conditions, and be signed by the student and the teacher of record.
- Under option #1 or #2 above, the student may request a leave of absence from the University of San Diego. If the student remains on involuntarily active duty, and so notifies the university, the extension of the leave of absence is automatic. For good cause, a requested extension of the leave of absence of reasonable length, beyond the active duty period, may be granted at the discretion of the dean.
- Where applicable, the student’s transcript shall include a notation that a “W” or an “I’ is based on “Involuntary Call Up to Military Duty.”
This policy may be supplemented as needed in response to changes in the military situation, or to deal with individual circumstances not covered by the policy.