Policy Statement

Alabama State University (ASU) is an equal opportunity employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, creed or color in any of its programs, including, but not limited to, admission of students or employment. The University complies with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights ACT of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as amended. Informa¬tion regarding Titles VI, VII and IX may be obtained from the vice president of Human Resources at 334-229-4267 and from the vice president of Student Affairs at 334-229-4241.

Alabama State University maintains, collects and compiles a system of informa¬tion on its students in order to enhance University efficiency; however, the University fully complies with the Buckley Amendment of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Each student may, at any time, exercise his or her rights to inspect and review any and all records, files and data directly related to him or her by initiating a request in writing with the custodian of the records desired. Disclo¬sure of a student’s social security number is voluntary and not mandatory except in cases of employment dictated under Alabama Code [CAD147][CAD147]509 (116)509(128C). When provided, social security numbers will be used to facilitate identification, particularly in cases where marriages and same surnames are involved. Detailed information on University policy explaining access to and release of student records is included in the Student Handbook. An inventory of those records is main¬tained by ASU offices in Montgomery. Their location and cognizant officer(s) are avail¬able in the Office of Students Affairs, 108 McGehee Hall.

Alabama State University is firmly committed to the principle of providing equal educational and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities in com¬pliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Our policies, programs and activities are designed to ensure that all facilities are made available to students and employees with disabilities in the most appropriate integrated setting. We are further committed to the identification and removal of any and all existing barriers that prevent students or employees with disabilities from enjoying any rights and privileges, advantages or opportunities enjoyed by others. Questions that may arise regarding University compliance and/or requests for reasonable accommodations should be addressed to the Director of the Human Resources, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL 36101-0271.