Section 4: Voluntary Leave of Absence
- What is the difference between a mandated Supportive Leave and a voluntary Supportive Leave?
One of the guiding principles of the Supportive Leaves Policy is that “students have personal autonomy regarding their health and wellness and are encouraged to seek the help they may need” (I.A.3). As part of this respect for autonomy, students have the ability to request a Voluntary Leave of Absence, under either a Divisional process […]
- For students who elect to take a voluntary Leave under the Policy, are the same supports available?
The supports available are determined on a case-by-case basis and tailored to the student’s circumstances and needs. The supports that are useful for a student on a voluntary Supportive Leave may be different than for those on a mandated Supportive Leave, but the University’s process to review and consider what is appropriate and needed for […]
- What voluntary Leave of absence options are available to students outside of the Policy?
A variety of voluntary leave of absence options are available to students within their academic divisions – outside the Supportive Leaves Policy. Undergraduate students who want to know more about current available options for divisional leaves of absence or breaks from their studies are encouraged to contact their divisional registrar’s office for more information and […]