Currently, some RSU students may have to chose between participating in events that are required for a scholarship or attend classes. There is no formal policy that truly represents the interests of these students. This puts an undue burden on students who, through no fault of their own, must suffer because of current RSU policy.
I support an established policy that would guarantee students an excused absence for events that are sponsored by academic departments. I also support the requirement that students given this guarantee should be given equal work to ensure fairness in the classroom.