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Mandatory Syllabi Statements

The following statements should be included on all Course Syllabi:

Mental Health Support: Any student (in-person or online) who desires free, confidential, mental health services is encouraged to contact Student Wellness Services at (580) 745-2988, during business hours, to discuss the options currently available to them. For 24-hour emotional crises, you may call or text the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988 or use the online chat at

Disability Accommodations: Any student needing special accommodations due to a disability should contact the Office of Disability Services, GDJ Student Union Room 328 or call (580) 745-3036. It is the responsibility of each student who anticipates or experiences barriers to their academic experience to make an official request for disability related accommodations in a timely manner. If you have questions regarding disability accommodation process or policy please contact for more information.

Equity and Non-Discrimination Statement: Southeastern Oklahoma State University, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, procedures, or programs. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination and equity policies may be directed to: Michael Davis, Title IX Coordinator, (580) 745-3090, or

Academic Dishonesty of any kind will not be tolerated. You may fail an assignment, fail the course or be expelled from the University for academic dishonesty. As a student, it is your responsibility to be familiar with and abide by The Student Code of Conduct, which may be viewed in the Student Handbook. Please note that your own original work is expected for all assignments that you submit. Ignorance is not generally accepted as an excuse.

Conversion of Onsite Classes to Online/Remote Format: Southeastern students should be aware that in the event of an announced extended University closure due to emergency reasons (including but not limited to: controlling outbreaks such as COVID or flu, weather, issues with campus facilities, etc.) onsite classes may be converted to an online/remote format. Students should plan ahead to ensure they have access to the computer equipment (either PC, MAC, or tablet), webcam, and internet connectivity to continue their classes in an online/remote format. Please read all of your official Southeastern student emails as the transition from onsite to online/remote might require a reorganization in your personal situation. Students will be granted a 72-hour transition and grace period. Online classes will continue as scheduled without disruption unless otherwise announced. When these situations arise stay safe and contact your Instructor as the situation requires. This policy was updated on June, 11 2022 and is subject to change.

The Temporary COVID-19 Attendance Policy used for AY 21/22 has expired.  Faculty are reminded that they should provide their own section on their syllabus with clear attendance polices for the class.

The information below is to provide context for faculty and is not intended to be a required statement:

There may be times where a student is isolating, quarantining, or recuperating from COVID-19 that will require an extended absence from class. In this case an extended absence for COVID 19 illness is set as the equivalent of one week of class. In those instances, the student should work with the Office for Student Affairs to notify instructors. Students will be asked to provide Student Affairs documentation of the illness/absence.  Faculty will receive an email from Student Affairs regarding the reason for the extended absence of the student.  Faculty will then determine if and how consideration for the work missed will be handled. Students with a long-covid diagnosis will work with the Disability Office for an accommodation.