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.

UAB Code of Conduct

(quoting the UAB Announcment)

UAB Student Conduct & Outreach wants to make sure students, faculty, staff, and members of the UAB community are aware of the significant changes made to the Student Conduct Code. Effective Spring 2020, this updated code describes the standards of behavior for all students and student organizations and outlines students’ rights and the process for adjudicating alleged violations.

Being a Blazer means knowing the code and being a responsible member of the UAB community. So, do you “Know the Code?”

View the UAB Student Conduct Code HERE.

Academic Misconduct

Academic misconduct (i.e. plagiarism or cheating) will not be tolerated! All work submitted must be your own work unless the syllabus or assignment specifies team work for an assignment. This statement does not mean that you should not participate in a study group. It simply means work that you turn in as your work must be your work. Any student involved in academic misconduct will be prosecuted as allowed under School of Engineering policy. Penalties can include an “F” in the course and/or permanent dismissal from UAB.

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

UAB is committed to providing an accessible learning experience for all students. If you are a student with a disability that qualifies under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and 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 DSS to discuss accommodations that may be necessary in this course. If you have a disability but have not contacted Disability Support Services, please call 934–4205 or visit or Hill Student Center Suite 409.

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 for UAB’s Title IX Policy, UAB’s Equal Opportunity, Anti-Harassment Policy and Duty to Report and Non-Retaliation Policy.


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: 06 January 2020