Student Conduct Grievance
The Board of Trustees and the president of the University are ultimately responsible for governing the University. The student conduct system is administered by the University’s Chief Student Affairs Officer. The University’s Chief Student Affairs Officer, in turn, designates the Director of Student Conduct with administrative authority and responsibility for oversight and implementation of Student Conduct policies and procedures. This responsibility includes creating, sharing, and enforcing policies and procedures, in cooperation with other appropriate University bodies, for the consideration of conduct violations and the application of pathway projects in an efficient, consistent, fair, and educationally meaningful manner. The Director of Student Conduct may further delegate responsibility to various authoritative bodies and administrative staff (e.g., Housing and Residence Life staff, Justice Council and Administrative Council).
Once an alleged violation has occurred, an incident report is filed with the Office of Student Conduct. Reporters, who are individuals initiating a complaint, must file an incident report within a timely manner not to exceed one year from the date of the alleged incident except in circumstances wherein an ongoing threat to the health and safety of the campus community is suspected. Reports may be filed in person, electronically or in writing by University faculty, staff, students, and/or police officers. A valid complaint must be related to a Student Code of Conduct violation and/or any violation of local, state or federal law. Incident reports should include the identity of the alleged violator, the location of the alleged incident, and as much information as possible related to the specifics of the alleged incident. An electronic incident report can be found through the Home or Faculty/Staff tab in ForUM or on the Montevallo.edu home page at www.montevallo.edu/campus-life/campus-safety/umcares-and-maxient-reporting/.
Violations of regulations of residences, libraries, resource centers, and other areas of University life may also result in disciplinary action. For further regulations pertaining to conduct within the residence halls see the University of Montevallo Residence Hall Handbook at http://www.montevallo.edu/campus-life/housing/.
All types of incident reports including those related to sexual misconduct or abuse, stalking, domestic violence, and/or dating violence may be filed with and investigated individually or collaboratively by the Director of Student Conduct, the Title IX Coordinator, the University Police Department, Housing and Residence Life staff as well as in partnership with other University and/or community teams and/or committees as necessary. University officials are available to assist anyone needing such assistance in matters wherein law enforcement notification may be warranted. In situations involving threatening behavior, sexual misconduct or abuse, stalking, domestic violence, and/or dating violence, other available options may include assistance with changing academic, living, transportation, and working situations regardless of a victim’s choice in reporting the situation to campus or local police. Individuals needing assistance with filing an incident report and/or discussing their options for pursuing a case should contact the VPESA, the Director of Student Conduct, or the Title IX Coordinator. Contact information for these individuals is below as well as information related to available campus and community resources.
|Ms. Barbara Forrest
Title IX Coordinator
Will Lyman House
|Mr. Tony Miller, Jr.
Deputy Title IX Coord.
Main Hall, Lower Level
|Dr. Tammi Dahle
VP for Enrollment & Student Affairs
Main Hall, Lower Level
Community and Campus Resources (see Quick Links at bottom of page for a list of Resources for Survivors)
Montevallo City Police
|UM Counseling Services
(Source for confidential reporting on campus)
(Advocacy & Legal Assistance)
(205) 323-7273 or (Advocacy & Legal Assistance)