Student Bereavement

Policy Number: 
8/30/17, 4/19, 10/20
8/30/17, 4/16/19, 10/20 BOT approved 11/2020

The loss of a family member may require time away from MTSA. The family is defined as spouse/partner, son, daughter, mother, father, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister, brother, sister-in- law, brother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in law, grandparent, grandparent-in-law, or grandchild. This policy would also include step-parent, step-sibling and step-child.

If there is a death in the family, students may take up to three (3) consecutive days off as leave. For students in a program with a clinical component, this leave may be taken without withdrawing time from the bank of emergency time and vacation days.

All students are eligible to utilize bereavement leave, if needed. Bereavement leave must be utilized within fourteen (14) days of the date of death. Exceptions for unusual circumstances (i.e., remains must be transported from overseas) must be coordinated with Program Administration, and with the Coordinator of Clinical Support if in clinical rotations. Students may be asked by MTSA personnel to provide a certification of the death, such as a death certificate or a published death notice.