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Religious Holidays Policy

Bates Athletics is committed to a diverse and inclusive student body and the variety of religions observed and practiced by students. In recognition of this commitment, students who are absent from a sport practice or contest for reasons of religious observance shall suffer no negative effects.

Students who wish to participate in religious observances that conflict with their sport obligations should make arrangements with their coach well prior to the anticipated absence.  Coaches will work closely with students in anticipating and resolving conflicts to their mutual satisfaction.