A confidential resource is a person who is not required to respond to a report of relationship violence unless there is a threat of safety or well-being to a person or the university. Information shared with a confidential will not be included in an official report of sexual misconduct to the university, unless the complainant directs the confidential resource to share the information.

In addition to being a confidant, confidential resources can advise students where to go to file an official report on and off campus. At the request of the complainant, a confidential resource can accompany a complainant to any meeting on campus where the allegation is discussed, except in a case where Public Safety is involved.

University Counseling

Richard Yoakum

Director of Counseling Services

Mr. Richard Yoakum

Office - DBH 203
Phone: 205-726-2065
After 4:30pm and weekends: 205-726-2763
Lyndsay Cogdill

University Counselor

Ms. Lyndsay Cogdill Clark

Office – DBH 203
Phone: 205-726-4077
After 4:30pm and weekends: 205-726-2763

University Health Services

Consultation with a university clinician may require an office visit.

Leslie Canfield

Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Leslie Canfield

University Health Clinic
Phone: 205-726-2835

Office of Spiritual Life

Bobby Gatlin

University Minister

Bobby Gatlin

Phone: 205-726-4538
Renee Pitts

Minister to Students

Mrs. Renee Pitts

Phone: 205-726-2927
Brian Pitts

Minister to Students

Mr. Brian Pitts

Phone: 205-726-4289