Yale Changing Leave Policy Amid Student Suicide Protest

Posted on April 28th, 2015

Yale University is making changes to policy that will help students who are returning to school after taking time away from their studies for medical, personal or other reasons.

“Yale University on Tuesday said it will amend its leave policies, allowing students more time to declare a leave of absence instead of outright withdrawing, and change its readmission process to ease the transition for students seeking to return to school after taking time off for medical, personal or other reasons.

The revision comes as universities nationwide struggle to handle an influx of¬†students seeking psychiatric and psychological support services. Schools are facing challenges in balancing accommodation for those students with long-standing and often rigid enrollment policies, and liability concerns.”

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