Selected University Policies

Technical Support

For problems with the Canvas Learning Management System, consult the UAB eLearning Page. Additionally, the Canvas system lists 855–778–9969 as the technical support hotline.

Other IT issues are handled by the UAB IT Help Desk AskIT. As noted on the cited web site, they are available by web, e-mail, phone, and chat (during certain hours). Always use the phone (205–996–5555) for critical systems.

Add/Drop and Course Withdrawal

Academic Integrity Code

The purpose of the Academic Integrity Code is to support our academic mission and to maintain and promote academic integrity. All students in attendance at UAB are expected to pursue all academic endeavors with integrity, honor, and professionalism and to observe standards of conduct appropriate to a community of scholars.

Student Conduct Code

The purpose of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (“University”) student conduct process is to support the vision, mission, and shared values of the University and the tenets of the University’s creed, The Blazer Way. Through a student-focused and learning-centered lens, the process strives to uphold individual and community standards; foster an environment of personal accountability for decisions; promote personal growth and development of life skills; and care for the well-being, health, safety, and property of all members of the University community.

The Student Conduct Code (“Code”) describes the standards of behavior for all students and student organizations and outlines students’ rights and the process for adjudicating alleged violations. It is set forth in writing in order to give general notice of non-academic prohibited conduct. The Code should be read broadly and is not designed to define non-academic conduct in exhaustive terms. All students and student organizations are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the Code. The current version of the Code, which may be revised periodically, is available from the Office of Student Conduct & Outreach or online.

School of Engineeering Code of Conduct

The UAB School of Engineering details its code of conduct and issues of misconduct on this web page.

There is guidance on the proper approach to paraphrasing information of sources to remain ethical.

Reasonable Progress

The School of Engineering section of the Undergraduate Catalog states:

All courses required for a degree in engineering, as well as any preparatory courses which individual students may be required to take, must be successfully completed within two attempts. Withdrawal from a course constitutes an attempt. Failure to do so will result will result in transfer to Exploratory Studies. This policy applies to all courses taken after admission to UAB.

DSS Accessibility Statement

Accessible Learning: UAB is committed to providing an accessible learning experience for all students. If you are a student with a disability that qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and you require accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services for information on accommodations, registration and procedures. Requests for reasonable accommodations involve an interactive process and consist of a collaborative effort among the student, DSS, faculty and staff. If you are registered with Disability Support Services, please contact me to discuss accommodations that may be necessary in this course. If you have a disability but have not contacted Disability Support Services, please call (205) 934–4205 or visit the DSS website.

Title IX Statement

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is committed to providing an environment that is free from sexual misconduct, which includes gender-based assault, harassment, exploitation, dating and domestic violence, stalking, as well as discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. If you have experienced any of the aforementioned conduct we encourage you to report the incident. UAB provides several avenues for reporting. For more information about Title IX, policy, reporting, protections, resources and supports, please visit the UAB Title IX webpage for UAB’s Title IX Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence Policy; UAB’s Equal Opportunity and Discriminatory Harassment Policy; and the Duty to Report and Non-Retaliation Policy.

Health and Safety

UAB is very concerned for your continued health and safety. Please consult the Students section of UAB United for up-to-date guidance, because the following information is subject to change as circumstances require.

We strongly urge you to be fully vaccinated. Here is information on the safety of vaccines and on how to get vaccinated at UAB. Mask-wearing has proven to be one of the most successful mitigation strategies used to combat spread of the various variants of the COVID-19 virus. Please check UAB United for mask-wearing requirements and other safety protocols for this semester.

Know the resources available to you to be successful:

The following are the various websites describing additional student academic and technology resources:

See also the Student Assistance & Support website of Student Affairs for a description of Covid-19-related resources, including the laptop loaner program.


University attendance (and excused absence polices) apply. Please discuss your instructor to ensure that you understand the specific course meetings and mandatory sessions for the class.

Inclement Weather

Significant adverse weather conditions sometimes occur particularly during the winter season. In the event of inclement weather, the Univesity will provide information via the B-Alert System.


For undergraduate students, you may withdraw from a course and receive a grade of W up to a certain date (see the appropriate calendar). After that date you may not withdraw. See the appropriate Undergraduate or Graduate Catalog for the full text of the applicable policy. Be aware that the University now has a “two attempts” policy for all courses.

Last Updated: 10 January 2022