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Faculty Senate Approves Change to Syllabus Language for Veterans

April 25, 2023

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – The Faculty Senate at Western Illinois University has approved a change to add language to all classroom syllabi.

The purpose of the change is to make faculty and students more aware of the support and accommodations provided to military service students through the Veterans Resource Center and Military Activation Policy.

The approval adds the language to the Faculty Senate Course Syllabus Policy and it must now be added to each course syllabus each semester.

The language reads:

As a military-friendly institution, and in accordance with federal regulations and Illinois statutes, Western Illinois University has established policies and procedures to accommodate military service students. In addition to the supports available at WIU's Veterans Resource Center ( / 309-298-3505), veterans, members of the National Guard or Reserves, and active-duty military with military obligations (e.g., deployments, trainings, drill) are encouraged to communicate these, in advance whenever possible, to the instructor. The Military Service Policy can be found at

The Faculty Senate approved the language change in February.

For more information about the Veterans Resource Center at WIU, visit

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