Temporary Illness or Injury

Students with a temporary disability, illness or injury may be eligible for formal accommodations with the Office for Disability Accommodations (ODA). As a courtesy of the University, ODA may be able to provide academic assistance with preferential seating, allowing student to sit or stand as needed, use of a voice recorder, extra time to take tests, quizzes and/or to complete in-class assignments.  Pregnancy is considered a temporary disability.

HOW TO PETITION FOR A NOTICE OF ABSENCE:

To petition for a Notice of Absence, please fill out the form below.

Notice of Absence Form

This petition will allow for the offices listed below to authenticate your documentation and provide both you and your instructor(s) with a notice if the documentation submitted is authenticated.  This notice does not "excuse" the absence, nor does it guarantee that the student will be permitted to make up tests or other missed assignments. The absence notice simply documents that the student's illness or other circumstances indicate that the student is/was unable to participate in class for the designated period of time. At their discretion, the instructor will make the final decision regarding the Notice of Absence.

PROCESS:

This petition will allow for the offices listed below to authenticate your documentation and provide both you and your instructor(s) with a notice if the documentation submitted is authenticated.  At their discretion, the instructor will make the final decision regarding the Notice of Absence.

PURPOSE:

This notice does not "excuse" the absence, nor does it guarantee that the student will be permitted to make up tests or other missed assignments. The absence notice simply documents that the student's illness or other circumstances indicate that the student is/was unable to participate in class for the designated period of time.

QUESTIONS:

To speak to someone regarding any questions or concerns, please contact the appropriate office based on the campus at which you are enrolled:

Hattiesburg:

Alfreda Horton, Coordinator
R.C. Cook University Union-Rm 221
The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive #5073
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Phone:  601-266-4025 Fax:  601-266-6331

 

Gulf Park Campus:

Christy Bjork Elias, Director of Student Affairs
Hardy Hall, Room 232
The University of Southern Mississippi
730 East Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, MS 39560
Phone:  228-865-4565 Fax:  228.214-5461