A Message from The President – June 13, 2023

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

One of our Strategic Plan goals is to enrich our learning and working environment with an accepting, inclusive community. Each semester, I affirm the University’s pledge to promote and preserve a safe, respectful campus. We remain committed to preventing and addressing all prohibited discrimination and sexual misconduct on our campus. 

The Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy details what is considered prohibited conduct, how to report, available supportive measures, and the University’s prevention, education and awareness efforts. Students, employees and visitors are encouraged to report harassment or discrimination, sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation or other sexual misconduct concerns. 

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Pograms in 2418 Capital Hall collaborates with administration, departments, faculty and staff to provide comprehensive resources to students and employees. For information about the office’s services or to report sexual misconduct, contact UA Title IX Coordinator Jessica Humber at 205-348-5496 or titleix@ua.edu.

The dedicated sworn, state-commissioned police officers of The University of Alabama Police Department provide a comprehensive array of services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A criminal report can be filed with UAPD by phone (205-348-5454) or at their headquarters (1110 Jackson Ave.). In an on-campus emergency, use a clearly marked bright blue emergency phone for a direct line to UAPD.

The Women and Gender Resource Center provides victim advocacy and counseling services for all University community members who are survivors of interpersonal violence, as well as family and friends impacted by the abuse. On-call advocates are available at 205-348-5040 for crisis intervention and support 24 hours a day. After hours, including weekends and holidays, reach the advocate through UAPD at 205-348-5454.

The UAct Program centrally locates information on reporting sexual misconduct and other concerns. The Sexual Assault and Misconduct Services website summarizes our confidential reporting and counseling options. 

Other confidential services include the Counseling Center, with counseling and outreach programs for students, and the Capstone Family Therapy Clinic, offering psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. The Employee Assistance Program assists eligible employees and family members in resolving a variety of work-related and personal concerns. The Tuscaloosa Safe Center, a 24/7 sexual assault crisis center, provides free, compassionate, patient-centered services.

We share a responsibility to create and maintain a culture of safety and respect. I encourage you to continue supporting our ongoing effort to combat and prevent sexual misconduct by familiarizing yourself with these important resources. 

Stuart R. Bell