Absence Policy


Student Health Services will provide a student with a Notification of Illness after evaluation or will communicate an extended absence (three days or more) to the vice president of Student Life. Medical documentation from your physician is required for an absence of three or more days.

The Notification of Illness is not intended to be an excused absence. It is only verification that the student was seen in Student Health Services or has provided medical documentation pertaining to their absence. Instructors may have individual attendance policies.

Required Medical Documentation for Extended Absences of Three or More Days

Students must provide medical documentation and release from their physician before returning to school and resuming activities. The medical documentation must include:

  1. Dates of absence. 
  2. Date released to return to school, activities and residential life, if applicable. 
  3. The name of the physician, contact information and physician signature (required).

Mail, fax, or hand-deliver the documentation to:

Student Health Services
Krasa Student Center, Room 116
Benedictine University
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
Fax: (630) 829-6035

Additional Note

It is not the responsibility of Student Health Services or Student Life to make arrangements for missed classroom assignments, materials, etc. Students are encouraged to contact instructors regarding work covered in their absence.

Infectious Disease Policy

A medical note from a licensed medical provider will be required of any student suspected of/or diagnosed with a communicable or infectious disease.


To prevent the spread of communicable or infectious disease to the campus community.


A student suspected of having a communicable or infectious disease will be evaluated by Student Health Services or a medical provider. The student will provide medical documentation to confirm or verify absence of communicable disease or infection.

Documentation will include:

  • Diagnoses and treatment, wound care if applicable. 
  • Anticipated length of isolation. 
  • Activity restrictions. 
  • Ability to return to school, campus, residence halls i.e., student is no longer infectious. 
  • Continued plan of care and the duration of such care.

Measures to prevent further transmission of disease or infection will be enacted by Student Health Services in collaboration with the Offices of Student Life and Facilities Management and Planning. These measures may include, but are not limited to:

  • Basic hygiene 
  • Covering of open wounds 
  • Discouraging students from sharing personal items 
  • Appropriate laundering of soiled clothing and linens 
  • Cleaning of environmental surfaces 
  • Distribution of information to the campus community

Nursing staff will contact the DuPage County Health Department as deemed necessary.

Student Health Services

Pam Deely, BSN, RN
Director of Student Health Services

Susan Salerno, BSN, RN
Nurse/Program Coordinator

Krasa Center 116
(630) 829-6046