TRU offers guidelines on how to support Muslim students throughout Ramadan


Thompson Rivers University has published a set of guidelines for staff and instructors on how to best support Muslim students during Ramadan. The resource – compiled by Intercultural Storyteller Amna Qazi in collaboration with TRU’s Student Affairs and the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy – explains that when Ramadan overlaps with exam season, Muslim students may experience increased anxiety, changes in energy levels and sleep patterns, and have religious commitments that overlap with academic deadlines. The resource offers practical advice on how to accommodate students’ needs, including being flexible with deadlines, allowing for short class breaks for students to complete their prayers, and collaborating with the students to determine reasonable accommodations.