Chapel Attendance – Asbury University
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Please see the Chapel Attendance Policy in the Academic Catalog for additional information.

 

University Chapel: Faith, Learning & Experience Program Attendance Policy

All full-time (12 credit hours/semester) TUG students are required to complete 36 Faith, Learning & Experience (FLEX) credits each semester. Of the 36 credits, 30 are required to be earned in Hughes Chapel at 10 a.m. M/W/F. The remaining 6 may be earned through other FLEX opportunities if desired.

Part-time Students

Students with less than 12 credit hours but more than 6 credit hours at the end of drop/add are required to complete 18 FLEX credits (at least 14 in Hughes Chapel 10 a.m. M/W/F, 18 total).

Students with 6 or less credit hours at the end of drop/add are encouraged to attend any FLEX events but are not required to complete FLEX credits. These students will be not be assigned a chapel seat but are welcome to sit in the guest section.

Special Considerations

If a student has unavoidable commitments that overlap regularly (more than 5 times) with Hughes Chapel M/W/F 10 a.m., the student may apply for a Special Consideration Request for FLEX credit adjustment.

Examples of unavoidable commitments are:

  • Work that is scheduled over M/W/F 10 a.m. regularly (more than 5 times)
  • University-approved travel such as a field trip
  • University-sponsored events you are required to attend
  • Family responsibilities such as caring for one’s own children
  • Hospitalization
  • Multiple medical appointments
  • Or a combination of these

Please note: Athletes and students with an internship or practicum that requires exemption from chapel do not need to complete the Special Consideration Request. Instead, the coach or professor will communicate program commitments to chapelattendance@asbury.edu. In the rare situation that the student is an athlete with additional unavoidable commitments, the student may complete the Special Consideration request if desired.

Alternate Instruction/Remote Chapel

Students who are approved for alternate instruction/remote chapel by Health Services, Registrar’s Office, or Academic Accessibility Resources will complete FLEX credits by viewing Hughes Chapel services remotely and completing an assignment. Please contact chapelattendance@asbury.edu for additional information.

Assigned Seating

In order to receive FLEX credit for attending Chapel, you must both scan in via the iAttended app AND sit in your assigned seat.  Students who scan in but are not in their assigned seat will have their credit removed.  If you have a legitimate issue with your assigned seat, email chapelattendance@asbury.edu.

Student Conduct in University Chapel

Respectful, engaged University Chapel participation is expected. Inappropriate behavior (arriving late, leaving early, excessive phone use, laptop usage, studying, dress code violations, talking, food, disrespect) will result in a deduction of up to 1 FLEX credit.

Incomplete FLEX Credits

Students who do not complete the required 36 FLEX credits (or adjusted equivalent) will be addressed by the following guidelines. Questions may be directed to chapelattendance@asbury.edu.

30-35 credits:

Students who complete 30-35 credits have an opportunity to complete their credit requirement through community service prior to the beginning of the next semester. Students will be placed on Chapel Probation at the end of the current semester. However, if the required community service hours are received by the Office of University Chapel by the designated deadline, the student will be released from probation. See the Chapel Probation page for additional information.

21-29 credits:

Students who complete 21-29 credits are on Chapel Probation the following semester. Students may be on Chapel Probation for one semester only. More than one semester will most likely move the student to Chapel Suspension.

20 or less credits:

Students who complete 20 or less FLEX credits are almost certainly placed on Chapel Suspension for the following semester.

Graduating seniors:

In order to graduate and receive their diploma, seniors must have a passing grade in their final semester of Chapel. Contact chapelattendance@asbury.edu for your specific requirements.