University Bulletin 2016-17

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Counseling and Testing Services, Drug/Alcohol Policy and Disability Services

Counseling and Testing Services 

Counseling And Testing Services strives to facilitate the academic, emotional, social, and career development of students. It offers individual, relationship, and group counseling for all interested students and conducts outreach educational programs. Counseling services are provided free and confidentially by a staff composed of qualified mental health counselors. Students having mental health and/or relationship problems are invited to take advantage of this campus resource.

The Substance Abuse Program is another facet of the Counseling and Testing Services department. This program provides the USA community with counseling, educational, and prevention programs related specifically to substance abuse. The primary goals of the Substance Abuse Program are to increase knowledge and awareness of alcohol and other drug issues and to decrease the harmful consequences associated with high risk drinking and/or illegal drug use. 

Counseling and Testing Services serves as a regional testing center for various national testing organizations. Testing services are provided for USA students as well as non-students. Fees for testing services vary according to the types of tests administered. 

Counseling and Testing Services is located in 326 Alpha Hall East at 555 University Blvd. For further information about any of these services, contact our office at (251) 460-7051 or go on-line to www.southalabama.edu/departments/counseling

Drugs and Alcohol

The University does not permit the possession, consumption, or distribution of alcohol by an individual on any of its campuses and in any of its facilities without prior approval. The possession, consumption, and/or distribution of illegal substances are forbidden. Violation of either policy is subject to both University administrative action and criminal prosecution.

See The Lowdown at http://www.southalabama.edu/lowdown/ for a full description of the policy.

Disability Services

The University offers special services to students with disabilities. Students requesting services must submit documentation regarding the disability to the Office of Student Disability Services prior to receiving services. Reasonable accommodations are offered in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008. The Office of Student Disability Services is located at 5828 Old Shell Road, (251) 460-7212.