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Student Complaint Process, Nondiscrimination

Samford University is a community that respects individuals and their rights. The campus judiciary process is designed to afford fundamental fairness to students involved in violations of campus rules and regulations. The values violation process is well defined and is followed as a means of assuring fairness.

Issues occasionally arise outside the areas governed by the campus judiciary process. In the spirit of community, individuals should discuss candidly with those most directly involved their complaints, disagreements or misunderstandings, since those most directly involved deal best with most issues. It is a fact of group life that no individual can have his or her way in all circumstances. In cases where matters seem difficult to resolve, students may resort to this official student complaint process.

If a student has a complaint about an academic matter, the student should confer with the professor(s) or individual(s) involved. Should the concern persist, the student should speak with the chair or supervisor of the department. If resolution is not found, the student should confer with the dean of the school or college involved. If the issue cannot be resolved at the levels mentioned above, the student may take the concern to the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President. If the issue remains unsettled, the student may present the concern in writing to the president of the university.

If a student has a complaint about a nonacademic matter, the student should confer with the individual(s) involved. If resolution is not found, the student should speak with the supervisor of the office or unit involved. If the issue cannot be resolved at the levels mentioned above, the student may appeal to the vice president who is responsible for oversight of the area at issue. If the issue remains unsettled, the student may present the concern in writing to the president of the university.

 

Statement of Nondiscrimination

Samford University complies with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination, including applicable provisions of and amendments to Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or services.

Inquiries concerning Samford’s nondiscrimination policy or applicable civil rights laws may be directed to the vice president for business and financial affairs or general counsel, Office of Business and Financial Affairs, Samford Hall 200, Birmingham, AL 35229, (205) 726-2811, or the following:   

Title IX Coordinator

Fred Rogan, Director of Human Resources
Office:  Samford Hall 302
Telephone number:  (205) 726-2837

Section 504 Coordinator/Disability Access and Accommodation

Anne Sherman, Director of Disability Resources
Office:  University Center 205
Telephone number:  (205) 726-4078 

Equal Opportunity Coordinator

Fred Rogan, Director of Human Resources
Office:  Samford Hall 302
Telephone number:  (205) 726-2837

For further information on this notice of nondiscrimination, visit the U.S. Department of Education for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Applicants in need of a disability accommodation are encouraged to contact the University’s Section 504/Disability Access and Accommodation Coordinator, Anne Sherman, Director of Disability Resources, University Center 205, telephone number: (205) 726-4078, at any time prior to application or after acceptance to the University.

This notice is available in alternative formats upon request.   

  

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