University Police and the Department of Kinesiology have combined to present a course on self-defense techniques for women. The class is limited to 35 participants per section in the fall and spring. You can register for the class online at myBama when registering for your other classes. The course code is KIN155. Participants in the class receive credit upon successful completion of the course. The course is taught by officers of the University Police Department who are certified in the SHARPS self-defense system for women.


University Police will assist in the fingerprinting of students where it applies to requirements of your field or major. Fingerprinting is conducted only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost of fingerprinting is $5.00 which must be paid at the time of fingerprinting.


All lighting on The University of Alabama campus walkways and parking lots is designed to meet recommended lighting standards for safety, but just meeting standards isn’t what we’re about.
The yellow lines on this map show the main walkways on campus, all of which are equipped with enhanced lighting for added safety after dark. While it is unlikely that you will be the victim of a crime on campus, it is still important that you do your part to stay safe and prevent crime. We encourage you to use the enhanced lighting pathways illustrated on this map. The map also illustrates the location of all emergency ‘blue’ phones on campus. Remember: Always use good safety sense and report any suspicious activity or persons immediately to University Police by using one of the many convenient emergency ‘blue’ phones located throughout campus.