2017 ORS 352.293¹
Rights of student ordered to active duty
  • standards

This section is amended
Effective April 3, 2018
Relating to students ordered to active duty; creating new provisions; amending ORS 341.499, 352.293 and 353.200; and declaring an emergency.

(1) A student at a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) who is a member of the military, a member of the commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or a member of the Public Health Service of the United States Department of Health and Human Services detailed by proper authority for duty with the Army or Navy of the United States and who is ordered to federal or state active duty for more than 30 consecutive days has the following rights:

(a) With regard to a course in which the student is enrolled and for which the student has paid tuition and fees, the right to:

(A) Withdraw from the course, subject to the provisions of subsection (2) of this section;

(B) Receive a grade of incomplete and, upon release from active duty, complete the course in accordance with the practice of the public university for completion of incomplete courses; or

(C) Continue and complete the course for full credit, subject to the provisions of subsection (3) of this section;

(b) The right to a credit described in ORS 352.296 (Credit for room, board, tuition and fees for student ordered to active duty) for all amounts paid for room, board, tuition and fees;

(c) If the student elects to withdraw from the public university, the right to be readmitted and reenrolled at the public university within one year after release from active duty without a requirement of redetermination of admission eligibility; and

(d) The right to continuation of scholarships and grants awarded to the student that were funded by the public university or the Higher Education Coordinating Commission before the student was ordered to active duty.

(2) If the student elects to withdraw from a course under subsection (1)(a)(A) of this section, the public university may not:

(a) Give the student academic credit for the course from which the student withdraws;

(b) Give the student a failing grade or a grade of incomplete or make any other negative annotation on the student’s record; or

(c) Alter the student’s grade point average due to the student’s withdrawal from the course.

(3) A student who elects to continue and complete a course for full credit under subsection (1)(a)(C) of this section is subject to the following conditions:

(a) Course sessions the student misses due to active duty shall be counted as excused absences and may not adversely impact the student’s grade for the course or rank in the student’s class.

(b) The student may not be automatically excused from completing course assignments due during the period the student serves on active duty.

(c) A letter grade or a grade of pass may be awarded only if, in the opinion of the teacher of the course, the student completes sufficient work and demonstrates sufficient progress toward meeting course requirements to justify the grade.

(4) The Higher Education Coordinating Commission and the governing board of a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) shall adopt standards for the administration of this section.

(5) As used in this section, “member of the military” means a person who is a member of:

(a) The Oregon National Guard or the National Guard of any other state or territory; or

(b) The reserves of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard of the United States. [Formerly 351.643]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 352—Public Universities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors352.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.