Leaves of Absence and Alumni Membership
Leaves of Absence
Members in good standing who plan to attend the IRP for only one
semester in a year must obtain a leave of absence. They must file the application
(pdf) by the registration deadline for the semester during which they will
be absent. There is a $15 fee. Students on leave will still receive
regular IRP mailings and may participate in all social events. Leave is
not granted for more than than two consecutive semesters.
Members may also take a leave of absence from the IRP for up
to one year because of illness or for other personal reasons with
written permission from the director. (See Alumni Membership below if
you expect to be inactive for more than one year.)
Members who fail to register in any fall or spring semester
and have not obtained a leave of absence will be dropped from the
program and must reapply for admission in order to return.
Members who no longer wish to be active but would like to
remain involved with the community can enroll as alumni by paying a $25
lifetime fee in lieu of the annual membership fee. Alumni receive IRP
mailings and are invited to participate in social events. Alumni who
wish to resume active membership must formally reapply.