Since we are treating chapel like a class, with the ability to earn a grade, students who are being disruptive or listening to music/watching videos will not receive credit for that chapel. As a community we want to respect the speaker/artist. Further, if a student scans more than one ID, scans in or out without having attended the service, or attempts a run-around for the system, they will be docked two chapel tallys as a warning. On the next offense they will fail chapel for the semester.
The Student Development Office recognizes the value of varied worship experiences.
Hence, students can receive chapel credit for a handful of regularly scheduled activities throughout the semester, including Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) huddles, Reel Conversations film screenings, and Spiritual Enrichment Week evening sessions, among others. Students will be alerted in chapel and via e-mail when chapel credit is available for alternative worship experiences. Each semester will feature somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 opportunities to earn chapel credit.
Locating Updated Tally Count
A list of current chapel-attendance tallies are available online through my.judson. In order to access this information go to www.judsonu.edu,click on “My JU”,scroll down to “My Judson”,click “student info” tab,on the left sidebar click on “chapel attendance.” This allows you to view total chapel attendance, last chapel date attended, and view an itemized list of each chapel/event for which you received credit.
This information can also be accessed on mobile devices through myjudson.judsonu.edu. Go to: myjudsonu.judsonu.edu, under the “quick links” section tap on “MyJudson Mobile”, login, “reports”, select “chapel attendance”, input report parameters and press “view report”.
There are select ways for students to qualify for a chapel exemption. An exemption excuses the student from all chapel requirements, earning a WV (waived) on your transcript. Exemption possibilities include:
- Student teaching
- Study abroad
- Parental responsibilities*
- Working 40+ hours*
(MyJudson website > student info > chapel exemption application)
For student teaching or study abroad, your professors will indicate your exemption status through our internal process. For those with parental responsibilities or working 40+ hours, students will apply for an exemption status through MyJudson. Note: if applications are submitted after the date specified, the application will be denied.
For school internships or shorter student teaching posts, this process is handled through your faculty advisor. Exemptions are not considered for on campus jobs.
Adjusted Chapel Requirements
We offer partial exemptions only in select circumstances. If a student qualifies for accommodations according to the Americans with Disabilities Act – Section 504, s/he must contact Heather Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Student Success Center for adjusted credit requirements. Student also may qualify due to the nature of a practicums or internship. This will be handled through faculty advisors.
Questions re: the Judson University chapel-attendance policy should be directed to Chris Lash, Dean of University Ministries, at email@example.com.