What is a unit's obligation to approve a student leave of absence?

Units should refer to other relevant University policies regarding leaves for University employees, including graduate assistants. If the student is not a University employee, units are encouraged to make reasonable efforts to accommodate requests for leaves related to such situations as illness, death in the family, the birth or adoption of a child, and military service. The graduate program and student must document any specific requirements or conditions on which the leave of absence and reinstatement is governed.