Voluntary Leave of Absence Policy

Policy Statement

The Johns Hopkins University (“University” or “JHU”) is committed to maintaining a welcoming, inclusive, and caring environment for all students. The University grants or requires a leave of absence under appropriate circumstances to support students’ necessary time away for medical, service, hardship, or academic reasons. The Office of the Provost provides leadership and support to University officials acting under this Student Leave of Absence Policy’s (the “Policy”) procedures and related divisional procedures, including consulting with and providing guidance to deans and their designees, registrars, and others to support consistent and fair application of this Policy across the University.

The University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which afford protection from discrimination for otherwise qualified students with disabilities. The University will engage in an interactive, individualized process with each Covered Student to determine if there are any adjustments that can be made in accordance with the ADA and Section 504.

Full Policy

The full policy can be found in the JHU Policy and Document Library. 

Additional Information

Additional information on processes and procedures for Bloomberg School of Public Health students can be found on the Records and Registration home page.