Class excuses

Per the ECU Course Catalog:

Short-term illnesses and other medical conditions are not eligible for a university excused absence. Based on syllabus language and departmental policy, instructors should use their discretion to honor written medical excuses from a licensed health practitioner that states that student was too ill or injured to attend class and provides the specific date(s) for which the student was unable to attend class due to the medical problem.

Student Health Services does not issue official written excuses for illness or injury, but will, upon request at the time of the visit, provide a note confirming that the student has received medical care. In the event that the student is seriously ill or injured at the time of final examinations, Student Health Services or the Center for Counseling and Student Development, on request of the student, may refer a student to the Dean of Students office to discuss an incomplete or other options.

A student who believes they have been treated unfairly concerning absences or has been misinformed by the instructor regarding that instructor’s absence policy has the right to appeal. The appeal shall be in writing to the instructor’s department chairperson or school director. In the event the resolution is not satisfactory to the student, the final decision rests with the
academic dean.

For chronic medical conditions or short-term injuries which do not require hospitalization, but may impact student course performance, students may work with ECU Disability Support Services (DSS) to help coordinate the required classwork with the participation of the course instructor. In each case, DSS must have documentation in order to verify the circumstance, take action, and advocate on behalf of the student. Each request is determined on an individual basis collaboratively between the students, the instructor, and with a review of the documentation provided.

Medical Drops/Withdrawals

Students or others needing information regarding medical course drops or medical withdrawals should contact the Dean of Students office by calling 252-328-9297 or by visiting the DOS website.

Important Policies

All students are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to allow for registration and any necessary nurse assessment prior to seeing the provider.
A valid ECU 1Card or official photo ID is REQUIRED for all visits to the Student Health Service.
Any student arriving 10 minutes late for their scheduled appointment time will be asked to reschedule.
Students who miss appointments without canceling at least 1 hour in advance will be considered a “no-show/late cancellation” and will be assessed a fee to their university account.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals are permitted in university facilities. Emotional support animals do not meet the definition of a service animal and are not permitted in either SHS facility per university policy.