Religious Exemption Request
Vaccinations No Longer Required
The Board of Trustees for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District voted on April 3, 2023, to rescind the COVID-19 vaccination requirement that was enacted in August 2021.
This means students and employees are not required to be vaccinated for the 2023 summer session or fall quarter. As a result, exemptions will no longer be necessary.
De Anza College and the Foothill-De Anza Community College District are committed to providing equal educational opportunities without regard to any protected status, and an academic environment that is free of unlawful harassment, discrimination and retaliation. The college and district are committed to complying with all laws protecting students' and employees' medical conditions or religious beliefs and practices.
When requested, the college and district will provide an exemption or reasonable accommodation for an individual’s medical condition or religious beliefs and practices which prohibit the individual from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, provided the requested accommodation is reasonable and does not create an undue hardship for the college or district, and provided that it does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the requesting individual or of others in the campus community.
In considering this request, the college or district may need to obtain additional information or documentation, and may need to discuss the nature of your religious beliefs with your religious adviser or other religious scholars. This information will be used by the appropriate college or district personnel to engage in an interactive process to determine eligibility for, and to identify, possible ADA accommodations.
By submitting this request, you are asserting that the information is complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge, and that you understand intentional misrepresentation may result in disciplinary action.
You will receive a response to your request within three business days.