Marian University Syllabus Policies

Below are policies that apply to all Marian University classes.

COVID-19 Policies 

Given the complex nature of COVID-19, the following policies have been established for all classrooms and students.

  1. Daily Health Screening:  Students will be required to check the Marian Health Screening app each morning and follow guidelines within the app regarding their results.  If directed to seek medical guidance students should:
    • Email instructor that they cannot come to class due to health reasons
    • Contact the Health Center at 317-955-6154 or your personal health care provider.
    • To support community wellness, if you have seen another health care provider and are self-isolating, please inform the Health Center at 317-955-6154.
    • Complete course requirements per class instructions. Instructor will provide specific instructions for the missed class period(s).
  2. Face Coverings: Everyone in the classroom must wear either a mask or face shield, unless there is a specific exception granted to that individual through the Office of Academic Support Services.
  3. Cleaning Process: Each classroom will have cleaning supplies. Students are responsible for cleaning their own personal space before the class session starts. 
  4. Social Distancing Practices:  Students are expected to sit at designated spots and maintain an approximate 6-foot separation.
  5. Classroom Format:  Given the nature of COVID-19, the format of the class may change with little to no advanced notice based on community, governmental, and health guidelines.  If this occurs, instruction will continue online, and your instructor will provide additional details.
  6. Respect the Needs of Others:  These policies are put in place to respect the health and safety of others.  As part of the Marian Community, please use the Franciscan Values as your guide.

If a student has or may have a specific condition making them unable to follow to these guidelines, they must contact Academic Support Services in Clare Hall 111 or email Marj Batic (

ADA statement

Students with disabilities who have proper documentation must contact the Director of Academic Support Services in the Counseling and Consultation Services office in Clare Hall to set up a documentation review. If the review supports the use of accommodations, as per the ADA (Americans with Disability Act) and Marian University policy, every attempt to provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations will be made. As per the ADA, no accommodations can be provided until this process is complete. Contact Marj Batic, Director of Academic Support Services (; 317.955.6150; CCS office in Clare Hall).

Note: Students who may require assistance in emergency evacuations should consult with the instructor as to the most appropriate procedure to follow. If there are questions regarding such a procedure:

  • In all buildings except Evans Center, contact Karen Candlish, Dean of Students/ Student Success and Engagement ( or the Director of Academic Support Services for additional information.
  • In the Evans Center, contact the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs in the Evans Center, Clint Whitson - or the Director of Academic Support Services for additional information.

Other policies 

Peer Tutoring

Marian University's peer tutoring program is a free resource and service offered through the Office of Academic Engagement. Our goal is to help you develop confidence and the skills necessary to be successful at the university level.  Make an appointment at  Please review the Peer Tutoring page or contact, if you have any other questions regarding tutoring. 

Academic integrity

Treat everyone in the class with respect.  Marian University prides itself on the academic integrity and responsibility of our students.  Academic dishonesty is a serious offense because it undermines the trust between students and faculty, weakens the credibility of the academic enterprise and defrauds those who believe in the value and integrity of a Marian degree.  Academic dishonesty includes cheating (intentionally using unauthorized materials in any academic exercise), plagiarism (representing the words or ideas of another as your own), and facilitating academic dishonesty (intentionally helping another student commit a breach of academic conduct.  A student who commits an act of academic dishonesty may face disciplinary action ranging from failure on a specific academic exercise to dismissal from the university.  The process and procedure for this policy is listed in The Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Student responsibility for dropping/withdrawing from a course

It is the responsibility of the STUDENT to drop the course before the drop date. Faculty members are not responsible for dropping students who suspend class attendance.  It is the responsibility of the STUDENT to withdrawal from the course on or before the last day permitted.  A withdrawal will appear on your transcripts as a “W”, but will not affect your GPA.  It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of the impact of failing courses or withdrawing from courses on state and federal financial aid as well as scholarship eligibility.

Knightro’s Pantry

Knightro’s Pantry, Marian University’s food pantry, addresses food insecurity among members of our campus community. The food pantry is located in Clare Hall and can be accessed between the hours of 8 a.m-5 p.m. Maintaining the dignity of the individual, students receive shopping bags and are able to select foods based on their likes and dislikes. There is no limit to the number of items a student can shop for. If you have any questions about how you can support Knightro’s Pantry please contact Jennifer Plumlee, Executive Director of the Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE) at

Counseling and Consultation Services

Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) supports both the academic and personal growth of Marian University students. Individual counseling is available to assist students who are experiencing problems that interfere with the realization of their academic, interpersonal, spiritual, and vocational goals. Students may seek counseling for a variety of reasons, some of which may include problems with adjustment to university life, family conflicts, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and substance abuse. Counseling services are provided free of charge and students can schedule appointments by calling 317-955-6150.

Health Center

The Marian University Health Center is located on the first floor of Clare Hall and is staffed full time, Monday through Friday. The Health Center is able to addresses a wide range of health care needs and provides treatment for acute illness, wellness visits, immunizations, physical exams, minor injuries, breathing treatments, and can test for strep, mono, COVID-19, and the flu. The Health Center providers are able to write prescriptions as well as offer some over the counter treatments when warranted. Health and wellness education is emphasized and an important mission of The Health Center. Students can schedule appointments with The Student Health Center by calling 317-955-6154.

General Concerns:

If a student has a concern and is unsure of where to get help, they should call 317-955-6318. Robin could then connect the student with the appropriate office.

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