The SUNY Fredonia Student Health Center has adopted a strict policy of not writing. notes for missed classes for routine illnesses. Students are encouraged to visit the health center when they do not have class.This policy is well publicized: It is posted in the health center, is included in all publications and is also on our web site. In the event that a student has a significant illness that necessitates missing three or more days of classes, the medical provider will notify Student Affairs. Student Affairs has access to the student's schedule and will notify all professors of the illness.
It is our belief, that students at the college level are adults and should be held accountable for attending class and fulfilling course requirements. They are encouraged to communicate directly with faculty if they are too ill to attend class. Faculty members are encouraged to take this policy into consideration when setting standards or requirements for class attendance. Students frequently become ill with influenza, strep, fever and various illnesses. It is in the best interest of all concerned that they do not attend class and spread the illness to others. The student is then responsible in notifying his/her professors that they have such and illness and will not be in class.