SUNY Buffalo State College policy requires that all students receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
A religious exemption may be granted if (1) the individual holds sincere religious beliefs which are contrary to the practice of vaccination, (2) completes this form, and (3) provides the required documentation to support the exemption request. Buffalo State College is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and supportive experience for all and recognizes true and genuine observance of faith as it pertains to the practice of immunization.
A temporary medical exemption may be granted upon receipt of a completed medical exemption form as well as medical documentation from your medical provider (not related to the submitter). Medical Exemptions expire when the medical condition(s) contraindicating the COVID-19 vaccination changes in a manner which permits vaccination or upon graduation. The assigned expiration is at the sole determination of Buffalo State College.
Required documentation includes:
Completes a medical exemption form (linked below)
Submit a letter from a medical provider stating the need for a temporary medical exemption (submit within the form)
A temporary remote-learning exemption may be granted to students with a 100% remote schedule that will not have a presence on the college campus. A remote exemption may be granted if (1) the individual is registered for 100% online or off-campus courses, (2) the individual does not participate in on-campus activities (i.e. sports, clubs), and (3) the individual will not be utilizing on campus services and (4) the individual has written approval by their faculty member to attend their course remotely.
Individuals who may have a special arrangement with their faculty member for a course that is listed in-person must submit documentation from their faculty member stating the individual will not be attending the course in-person. This documentation can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Fully online, unvaccinated students identified as having been in-person on the Buffalo State campus utilizing in-person services or facilities will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
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