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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

From the Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Buffalo State Policy on Religious Observances

As we begin the new semester, it is important to remember the Buffalo State policy on religious observances, which states: "It shall be the responsibility of the faculty and of the administrative officials of each institution of higher education to make available to each student who is absent from school because of his or her religious beliefs an equivalent opportunity to register for classes or make up any examination, study, or work requirements that he or she may have missed because of such absence on any particular day or days.... No fees of any kind shall be charged by the institution for making available to the said student such equivalent opportunity."

As a reminder, the Buffalo State community is composed of individuals from a wide array of faith-based communities and practices. We honor and respect everyone’s right to practice their faith. For the full Policy on Discrimination Based on Religion, please visit the Equity and Campus Diversity website.

Additionally, here are a few 2022–2023 religious observance dates to keep in mind:

Rosh Hashanah
Sunday, September 25, 2022 (sundown)–Tuesday, September 27 (sundown)

Yom Kippur
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 (sundown)–Wednesday, October 5 (sundown)

Monday, October 24, 2022

Thursday, March 23, 2023 (30 days and dates dependent on the sighting of the new moon crescent)

Thursday, April 6–Thursday, April 13, 2023

Good Friday
Friday, April 7, 2023