University at Albany Policies and Procedures

The University at Albany has adopted and implemented several policies and procedures to promote a respectful, safe, and nonthreatening environment for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Sexual Violence Response Policy

On October 5, 2015, the University’s Executive Committee approved a comprehensive and mandated Sexual Violence Response Policy. Developed in accordance with recognized best practices, this policy informs the institutional response to sexual violence when it occurs within our campus community. This policy fully complies with the mandates of relevant law and policy, including Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act, and New York State’s Enough is Enough legislation.       

Community Rights and Responsibilities

Community Rights and Responsibilities is the University at Albany's student code of conduct that sets forth the behavioral expectations of UAlbany students.  Section 5 of addresses the procedures that will be followed when an incident involving sexual misconduct has been referred to the Office of Community Standards for administrative adjudication.

University at Albany Student Sanction Guide

The Sanction Guide sets forth the range of sanctions that can be imposed after an administrative finding that a student has violated one or more provisions of Community Rights and Responsibilities. 

Transcript Notation Procedures in Sexual Misconduct Cases

New York State Education Law article 129-b, known as "Enough is Enough" requires that certain notations be made on the transcripts of students who have been dismissed or suspended from the University at Albany for a sexual misconduct violation. The full policy on transcript notations can be found here

Non-Discrimination Notice

The University at Albany prohibits all forms of discrimination. The full policy can be found here.

Discrimination Complaint Procedure

The University at Albany prohibits all forms of discrimination.  The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the institutional response to instances of discrimination based upon a person's sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status, pregnancy, or domestic violence victim status. Complaints involving sex discrimination should be made to the Title IX Coordinator in accordance with the University at Albany's Discrimination Complaint Procedure.

Request for Reasonable Accommodation for University Employees and Applicants for Employment

The University at Albany is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities. It is the policy of the University to provide reasonable accommodation(s) to a qualified person with a disability to enable such person to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are employed or are applying for employment. The policy and procedures, which can be found here, apply to all employment practices and actions.

Domestic Violence and the Workplace Prevention Policy

The University at Albany, to the fullest extent possible without violating any existing rules, regulations, statutory requirements, contractual obligations and collective bargaining agreements, will take all appropriate actions to promote safety int eh workplace and to response effectively to the needs of victims for domestic violence. The full policy can be found here.