The Student Conduct Code promotes honesty, integrity, accountability, rights and responsibilities expected of students consisted with the core missions of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This Code describes the standards or behavior for all students, and outlines student's rights, responsibilities, and the campus processes for adjudicating alleged violations. Behavior that violates UAB standards of conduct listed within the Student Conduct Code and elsewhere will be subject to disciplinary action through the appropriate conduct process. Whether it is determined that an individual or group is responsible for the violation(s), either by direct involvement or by condoning, encouraging, or covering up the violation, appropriate response will occur with respect to the individual(s) and/or group involved.
UAB is committed to equal opportunity in education and employment, and the maintenance and promotion of nondiscrimination and prevention of discriminatory harassment in all aspects of education, recruitment and employment of individuals throughout the university.
UAB requires that first-time entering students, international students and scholars, and students in health-related schools provide proof of immunization against certain diseases.
This policy addresses non-resident tuition, certification of residency status by campus officials, and establishment of campus policies to administer an appeals process.
Unlawful possession, use, manufacture, distribution, or dispensing of illicit drugs, controlled substances, or alcoholic beverages by any UAB student is prohibited.
The 2018 UAB Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available online. To access it, you can go to the UAB Police Department website at http://www.uab.edu/police and click on “Read the 2018 UAB Annual Security & Fire Safety (Clery) Report,” or go directly to the report at:
For a print copy of the report, call (205) 934-4649. The report follows the guidelines mandated by the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and contains the following information: reporting incidents; federal campus sex crimes prevention act; missing person procedures; distribution of timely warnings; emergency preparedness, response and evacuation procedures; criminal statistics; fire safety report, etc.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (the "University") is dedicated to instruction, research and service to benefit society and encourages its faculty, staff and students to carry out scholarly endeavors in an open and free atmosphere, and to publish the results of such work without restraint, consistent with applicable law and policy.
UAB encourages the development of procurement and licensing of patents for inventions in the interest of the public, the inventor, and the university.
Data (electronic) created at UAB must be protected and maintained in accordance with all applicable federal and state laws and university policies.
Student E-Mail Address Policy
November 10, 2003
UAB provides electronic mail resources in support of its instruction, research, and service activities. The purpose of this policy is to establish the use of electronic mail (e-mail) as one of the official methods for communicating with UAB students.
Official Communications Using E-Mail Addresses
In a similar manner as mail distribution of paper communiqués to a student's "permanent" address is considered an official method for distributions to students, so also are official e-mail messages sent by UAB to a student's "@UAB.EDU" e-mail address considered an official distribution method. For purposes of this policy, "official" communiqués or e-mails as used here are those established as "official" through other approval mechanisms in place at UAB.
Student Requirements and Responsibilities
Every student enrolled at UAB must have an e-mail address that ends with "@UAB.EDU". Such an e-mail address is required for a student to register for UAB credit courses. It is the student's responsibility to obtain an official UAB e-mail address in a timely manner from the UAB e-mail registering system (BlazerID World Wide Web site). This will require the student also to have a valid, current, and reliable electronic mailbox through an Internet Service Provider (ISP) or portal or on a server administered by the student's academic department, or on the central mail service provided by the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology. It is the student's responsibility to check his or her e-mail regularly for distribution of official UAB communiqués. UAB recommends that e-mail be checked at least once a day, when practicable. UAB is not responsible for lost, rejected, or delayed e-mail forwarded by UAB from a student's "@UAB.EDU" address to off campus or unsupported e-mail services or providers. Such lost, rejected, or delayed e-mail does not absolve the student from responsibilities associated with an official UAB communiqué sent to the student's official UAB e-mail address ("@UAB.EDU"). If there is a change in a student's e-mail address to which the"@UAB.EDU" alias address is re-directed, it is the student's responsibility to make the changes in the UAB e-mail registering system.
UAB will ensure that all students have access to an e-mail account and will provide means for students who do not otherwise have access to e-mail-capable computers to be able to check their e-mail through such mechanisms as computer labs, the UAB libraries, and public terminals. UAB will provide mechanisms to allow students to request that their e-mail addresses not be published in a similar way that other student directory information is not published. However, unpublished e-mail addresses will be used for sending official UAB communiqués to students including communications to a group of students such as a course e-mail list. Students also will be provided mechanisms for requesting that their e-mail addresses not be used for general UAB mailings that are not official communications with students. UAB is not responsible for the handling or mishandling of students' e-mail by non-UAB providers or by unofficial (non-@UAB.EDU) e-mail servers.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham student records policy complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. All students enrolled or previously enrolled at UAB have certain rights with regard to information included in their education records. These rights are the subject of this policy.
Classroom Scheduling Policy
- Departments will schedule all multiple lecture and laboratory sections so that student course enrollments will be distributed approximately equally between mornings and afternoons and between the different meeting patterns (TR vs. MWF). Departments will also limit classes taught during peak hours to 50%. Once departments reach the maximum of courses to be taught during peak hours, the remaining courses should be redistributed across non-peak hours.
- Departments will have the ability to schedule in rooms they manage first. After this, the Registrar's Office will utilize all available classrooms to assist other departments in need of space.
- Departments must strictly adhere to the approved standard set of time patterns when scheduling course offerings.
- Because of the regular standard meeting lengths for three hour courses are in 50 and 75 minute time blocks, courses offered during non-standard times should be offered in multiples of these times to avoid end times that preclude the students from registering for courses that may follow the standard section. For example, one non-standard time on Tuesday and another at the same time on Thursday.
- Classroom enrollment and capacities should be based on the actual enrollment trends over the past few years to ensure a realistic estimate of room needs and proper seat and room assignments. Room capacities will be reviewed each semester by the Office of the Provost in collaboration with the colleges and departments to ensure the actual instructional capacities for each room are assessed.
- Departments should strive for 80% occupancy. For example, the number of students enrolled in a class divided by the instructional seating capacity of the room that class is in should be greater than or equal to 80%.
- Peak hours are between 9:00 am - 1:25 pm Monday through Friday. Departments should strive to provide students a variety of options of course offerings throughout the scheduling week by utilizing non-peak hours. The importance of maintaining the existing course schedule M-F is to allow for courses to be spread more evenly throughout the week. Not only will this be necessary to accommodate significant course demand in response to projected enrollment increases but it will also provide students with greater flexibility when building schedules and further optimize classroom utilization.
Use of UAB Facilities and Freedom of Expression Policy
The University has a significant interest in protecting the educational experience of its students, in ensuring health, safety, and order on its campus, in regulating competing uses of its facilities and grounds, and in protecting the safety and well-being of those with the right to use its facilities and grounds to engage in protected speech, among other significant interests. This policy applies to all individuals and groups that use UAB facilities. All students and registered student organizations are expected to comply with the Use of UAB Freedom of Expression and Use of UAB Facilities Policy. Any student or registered student organization who is found to have substantially interfered with the protected free expression rights of others shall be subject to a full range of disciplinary sanctions according to the appropriate disciplinary procedures for misconduct up to and including dismissal from the University.