Chapel Exemptions

Those who have parental responsibilities and/or work 40+ hours can apply for a chapel exemption.

For those who are involved in demanding internships or practicums, student teaching, or study abroad, those exemptions will be handled in an internal process. For those who require an exemption due to ADA regulations, contact Heather Johnson (

Exemption applications will open on August 10, 2020 and close on October 1, 2020. Please contact Chris Lash ( with any questions or concerns.  


Earning Points

Typically, students earn credit for attending chapel by scanning their ID card in and out of service. This semester, we are utilizing the web-based platform titled Presence to track chapel credit. In order to receive credit, students will need to navigate the mobile optimized platform to answer questions or fill out the service code.

Presence is the central hub to find the chapel schedule, links to videos, and track attendance. Chapel services are organized as events and experiences

Events are those services offered "live" through Zoom, Facebook Live, or in-person (i.e. Majors Meeting or a Contemplative service). Experiences are pre-recorded services, available at any time, and will be connected to the Fall Chapel series. 

For each event and experience the specific service will explain how to get credit. In some instances (like Majors Meetings) students will supply their name and student ID but for others (i.e. experiences) students will need to "apply for credit" and follow the instructions. 

Plagiarism in Chapel Responses

To earn credit for select experiences students will be asked to write reflections based on the chapel content. The content must be written in their own words and every response will be checked for plagiarism.


(From the University Policy for Academic Dishonesty/Plagiarism): [A]ny form of academic dishonesty, which includes cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of documents constitutes a serious breach of trust. No form of academic dishonesty will be tolerated.


Plagiarism is the use of another’s words, information or ideas without giving credit to that person.  This includes copying, quoting, paraphrasing, or taking an idea from published or broadcast material or from another individual.  Plagiarism is dishonest and can be illegal.  It is the student’s responsibility to be careful and meticulous when taking notes and documenting sources.  Unintentional plagiarism may still be considered stealing someone else’s work or misrepresenting it as one’s own.