Chapel programs are offered each week during both semesters. Programs are designed to provide a variety of cultural, spiritual, and intellectual experiences for everyone. Chapel is required of all students at WBC. The Office of Student Affairs administers the chapel policy as determined by a faculty committee
Students are responsible for bringing their ID cards to chapel to scan their attendance. Once chapel starts and the doors are closed, students are considered absent. Students are allowed one paper slip attendance per semester if ID cards are lost or forgotten.
Students are allowed four absences per semester. Each subsequent absence will result in a $50 fine being placed on the student's account.
Exemptions from chapel are possible in the following cases:
1) If a student lives off-campus and does not have a class or on-campus activity on Wednesday or until 12 noon or later on Wednesday.
2) If a student has an unavoidable work responsibility which conflicts with chapel the student must provide a letter from his/her work employer, on letterhead, detailing the conflict.
A student requesting chapel exemption should complete a chapel exemption form and submit it to the Office of Student Affairs by the end of the second week of classes in order to avoid a $50 processing fine. Each petition is considered on its own merit and must be renewed each semester. If a request is not granted, the student will be notified by campus mail.