The University of Alabama is committed to providing an environment for employees, students and campus visitors that is free from illegal harassment based on genetic or family medical history information, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected basis. The University will not tolerate and will take action against individuals who retaliate against individuals who, in good faith, report violations of this policy or participate in investigations related to such policy violations. Information, questions, intervention training, and incident reporting are available on the University’s UAct website.
Information concerning UA’s Harassment Resources is available in the Harassment Policy and by contacting your designated Harassment Resource Persons. The University also employs Office of Title IX Coordinator that is responsible for UA’s Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Office of Title IX Coordinator oversees the University’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The Title IX Office works with University Administration, departments, students, faculty, staff, campus police, and other support services to ensure that University policies and programs foster a campus community free of illegal gender discrimination and sexual violence.
Additionally, the University publishes the Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report. The report contains crime and fire statistics for the three most recent calendar years, details UA security and fire safety policies and procedures, and has information about where to request information about registered sex offenders. It also contains information about UA’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, Missing Residential Student Policy and its Emergency Response, Notification, and Evacuation Procedures. A separate report is available at that same location for the Gadsden Center campus. To request a printed copy of the Campus Security and Fire Safety Report for UA or the UA Gadsden Center, contact the Clery Compliance Coordinator.
The Drug-Free Campus and Workplace Policy, applicable to students and employees, contains information about standards of conduct; disciplinary sanctions; education, counseling, and treatment programs; alcohol and other drug health risks; and drug and alcohol laws and penalties. As noted in that policy, a conviction for any offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs, during a period of enrollment when receiving federal aid, will result in the loss of eligibility for federal financial aid programs. For more information about the period of ineligibility and how to regain eligibility, see the Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations. The University of Alabama Alcohol and Other Drug Policy for Students summarizes expectations for students and contains links to other applicable policies and resources specific to students. Common disciplinary sanctions for drug and alcohol violations is published through the Office of Student Conduct. The Annual Campus Security Report, also contains a section summarizing the Drug-Free Campus and Workplace Policy and provides a link to the website identifying Drug-Abuse and/or Substance Education Programs. For more information, contact the Department of Health Promotion & Wellness at the Student Health Center.
All students are encouraged to participate in local, state, and national elections. A copy of the Alabama voter registration form is available thru the Alabama Secretary of State. This form may be completed online, printed out, and mailed to the voter registration official in your county of residence. For additional information, please contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, P.O. Box 5616, Montgomery, AL 36130; or call 1-800-274-8683.