Sexual Harassment and other Sexual Misconduct
The University of Baltimore is committed to creating a campus that is safe from sexual misconduct, including sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual exploitation and sexual intimidation.
The University actively seeks to:
- prevent issues of sexual misconduct by educating and providing resources to raise awareness of these issues
- recognize, respond and provide support to those who have experienced sexual harassment and/or have been the victim of a sexual offense.
View the University's sexual misconduct policy and other information please visit the Sexual Harassment and other Sexual Misconduct page.
The University of Baltimore's educational mission - one joining access and excellence - can succeed only within a framework of fair treatment, interpersonal respect and appropriate behavior. This framework makes it possible for members of the community to teach, learn freely and prevents community members from interfering with each other's strides toward learning and success, whether that interference appears as behavior disruptive of a classroom, unfair or arbitrary grading, or submission of work that does not fairly represent a community member's own intellectual effort.
These policies and procedures:
- provide and clarify those standards of behavior by and toward students that are necessary to support the university's educational mission, and
- provide processes for addressing failures to meet those standards.
The University of Baltimore publishes this handbook annually, but the policies and procedures may be subject to change during the academic year.
Students attending the University of Baltimore are bound by all applicable policies and procedures including, but not limited to, the following:
- Student Code of Conduct
- Academic Integrity Policy
- Involuntary Withdrawal Policy and Procedures
- Non-Discrimination Policy and Procedures- Complaints of Discrimination Against Students
(general University information, admission, tuition and fees, academic advising, registration, academic policies and other policies)
- School of Law Policies and Procedures
For more information about these policies or procedures, contact the Office of Student Support at 410.837.4755 or StudentSupport@ubalt.edu.
Student Complaints and Academic Grievances
The University of Baltimore encourages students who feel they have been inappropriately treated to raise their concerns directly with the other person or people involved at the earliest possible time. Many problems can be understood and solved through direct discussion. Attempting to do so early increases the chance that any differences will be addressed in a healthy and constructive manner.
When it is not possible to resolve matters directly between the parties, students may use University grievance procedures to seek review of complaints. Students may file a grievance with regard to University academic policies, academic grades, and decisions made by or practices of faculty, administrators, or staff members.
Specific procedures for each type can be found below.
- Student Complaint Policy and Procedures
- Grading Challenges (CAS, MSB and CPA)
- Grading Challenges (School of Law)
Other Academic Grievances
Student Disability & Access Policies
The University of Baltimore is committed to providing barrier-free education to disabled students and is actively working to bring its facilities and programs into full compliance with § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended.
Specific policies can be found below.
- Disability Documentation Policy
- Section 504/ADA Policy and Procedures for Persons with Disabilities
- Service Animals Guidelines
- Guidelines for Faculty Working with Pregnant Students
- Personal Care Attendent Guidelines
Student Privacy Rights (FERPA)
The University complies with the requirements of both the Federal Education and Privacy Act of (FERPA), 34 CFR Part99, and the Maryland Public Information Act, State Government Article 10-162.
In compliance with these acts, the University will only release without your signature that information that is so designated as directory information. Directory information is defined as the student's name, hometown, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student, and other similar information. The Maryland Public Information Act requires the University to provide directories of its students upon request. Consequently, directories may be released to commercial enterprises, such as credit card companies. If you do not wish to have directory information released, you are required to submit that request by filing a "Request to Withhold Directory Information" form in the Office of Records and Transcripts, prior to the start of each semester. FERPA provides students with the opportunity to review information contained in their "educational records." Offices where students' educational records are kept: Records and Transcripts, and in some cases as applicable Financial Aid, Veterans Affairs, Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, Law Admissions, and the academic deans. Students who wish to review their records may do so my making an appointment with the appropriate head of the office housing the record.
Specific policies can be found below.
Military Student Policies
These particular policies are specific to our military and veteran student population.
Student Bereavement Policy
The University of Baltimore recognizes that students may experience the death of a relative during the course of an academic term. This policy provides a formal process to allow grieving students the opportunity to be available for their families during times of death and grief.
Student Religious and Faith Based Observance
It is the policy of the University of Baltimore to provide reasonable academic accommodations for students to practice sincerely held faith-based or religious beliefs.
General Information and Guidance
In general, the University will not close unless weather conditions make this action absolutely necessary. Decisions for morning closings will be made by 6:30 a.m. Decisions affecting evening classes will be made by 4:00 p.m. Closing announcements can be heard on the following radio/television stations:
WBAL/WIYY (1100 AM/98 FM)
WFBR/WLIF (1300 AM/102 FM)
WJZ-TV (CH 13)
WCAO (600 AM)
WCBM (680 AM)
WBSB (B104 FM)
WITH (1230 AM)
WQSR (105.7 FM)
WFSI (107.9 FM) Annapolis
WNAV/WHFS (1430 AM/99.1 FM) Annapolis
WTOP (1500 AM) Washington
You may also call the University weather line at 410.837.4201 to learn the status of classes and the closing of the University.For further guidance please review the Policy on Emergency Closing.
The elevators at the University are for general use. During an emergency that requires a building evacuation, elevators should not be utilized. Emergency Personnel are provided information about the individuals with mobility impairments that may need assistance in the event of an evacuation.
University policy forbids the public display of individual student grades in any form, including the use of the telephone and e-mail to inform students of their grades. At the option of the instructor, arrangements may be made to inform students of particular course grades by personal mail or through the Gradebook feature of Canvas/WebTycho course sites only. Students may use My UBalt to access their final semester grades.
With the approval of the Office of Disability and Access Services, faculty may be required, or students may opt, to record classes for the purposes of accommodating a disability. Faculty may opt to record classes for students who cannot attend or so that students who wish to review may have access to the full class content. All class recordings, audio or video, are for the sole use of that specific class instruction and study and may not be used or reproduced by students for any other purpose. Similarly, students may not capture images or chat text from a class without permission from the instructor for use specific to that class instruction and study, and such images may not be used or reproduced by students for any other purpose. Violating these directions is a conduct violation. All class recordings prepared by faculty for instructional use are protected by a UBalt login process based on where they are posted, and they are configured not to be downloaded. If a class is being recorded, students may mute their microphone if they do not consent to be audio recorded, but this may mean they need to find additional ways to participate in class discussion.
Parking and Traffic Regulations
Parking and traffic regulations are formulated and enforced through the Office of Parking Services and the Department of Public Safety, which publish periodic revisions of regulations. Copies of these regulations are available in these offices and the Business Office. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with these regulations and abiding by them. Violations of these regulations may result in disciplinary procedures as described herein.
For further guidance please review the University's Parking and Traffic Regulations.