Reporting Discrimination

To report discrimination, please contact the Bias Response Team and/or Office of Equity and Compliance. You may wish to review to the University's Non-Discrimination Notice.

Reporting Sexual Misconduct

To report sexual misconduct, please contact the Office of Equity and Compliance. Additionally, sexual violence support and advocacy services are available on campus

Request Religious Accommodations

Students and instructors should visit the Absences due to Religious Observance page on the Registrar's Office website for information on religious accommodations related to class attendance.

Employees who need reasonable religious accommodation should make the request directly to their supervisor. Employees are expected to provide sufficient notice so supervisors can implement the accommodation.

Supervisors should, whenever possible, accommodate their employees. If a supervisor has denied your request for religious accommodation, or you are uncomfortable making such a request to your supervisor, please contact Human Resources to discuss your needs.

Request Disability Accommodations

Students should contact Disability Access & Inclusion Student Services (DAISS) to request disability accommodations.

Employees should contact Human Resources to request disability accommodations, per the University’s Policy and Procedure to Request a Reasonable Accommodation for Employees.

Access Gender-inclusive Restrooms

Restrooms at the UAlbany may be used by any person regardless of gender identity or expression.

View a list of single stall, gender-inclusive bathrooms and showers on campus.

Harassment, intimidation and violence will not be tolerated in UAlbany. If you experience such treatment while attempting to use any of our facilities, please report it immediately to the Office of Equity and Compliance at [email protected] or 518-442-3800.

Educational Resources

These resources provide best practices for inclusive instruction, particularly while teaching remotely.

  • Inclusive ExcellenceAppalachian State University offers insight into “humanizing” online instruction.

  • Identifying and Responding to Bias Incidents: This general audience website focuses on identifying and responding to bias incidents, offering 10 tips for identifying bias and seven tips for responding to bias.


Additional Information

UAlbany Campus Land Acknowledgement

The University at Albany sits at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers on the traditional lands of the Kanien’keháka and Muh-he-con-neok people, who stewarded this land for generations before the arrival of European colonists. The Kanien’keháka (People of the Flint) and Muh-he-con-neok (People of the Waters that are Never Still) are more commonly known today as the Mohawk Haudenosaunee and Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans. Despite the similarity of their westernized names, the Mohawk and Mohican were culturally and linguistically distinct.

The UAlbany community recognizes that we live and work on the homelands of sovereign Indigenous nations with rich histories and cultures that continue today – both within New York and beyond.

As an institution devoted to teaching, scholarship, and service, we strive to understand and learn from our history and to affirm Indigenous rights and issues. To this end, we are committed to cultivating reciprocal relationships with Indigenous communities focused on equity, social justice, and sustainability – and dismantling the legacies of colonization.

Use of the "Indian Quad" Name

In March 2021, following a thoughtful review by the University's Indian Quad Work Group, the University Council voted to change the name of Indian Quad to Indigenous Quad, with additional changes forthcoming to other campus locations that also use the term "Indian." Learn more about the Indigenous Quad decision.

Use of "Indian Pond" and "Indian Pond Lane" Names

On May 5, 2023, the University Council approved a resolution changing the names of Indian Pond and Indian Pond Lane on campus to Parker Ponder and Parker Pond Lane respectively in honor of the three members of the Parker family who were among the first nine Indigenous students to enroll at UAlbany, then known as the New York State Normal School, around 1850.

More information about the Parkers and their connection to UAlbany can be found in the University Council resolution renaming Indian Pond and Indian Pond Lane.