The call to active duty presents an extreme hardship upon students. In an effort to assist those students who are called to active duty, Northeastern Illinois University has established the following policy.

Northeastern students who are members of the National Guard, Reserves, ROTC, or active United States military and who are called to active or inactive duty (i.e., drill, annual training, flight-training periods, active duty for special work, readiness-management assembly, Title 32, etc.) or who require medical treatment for service-related conditions will not receive any academic penalty for that service or treatment.

Within ten days after a student is notified that he/she has been called to duty, or needs to return for medical treatment (including travel time to/from the duty or treatment), he/she needs to inform his/her instructors that he/she will be absent. The Veterans Services office must also be notified.

Staff in the Veterans Services Office (D-130) will work with the instructors to help the student in a variety of ways in accordance with NEIU’s Student Military Leave Policy and as determined by the length of the absence, instructor, and student. The Veterans Services Office, located in D-130, can be reached at 773-442-4070.