July 2018

Dear Class of 2022:

Welcome to The University of Alabama! Our faculty and staff share your excitement and wish you every success as you reach for your personal and academic goals.

Being a first-year college student has many opportunities for growth and learning, but the newness of the situation can be challenging. The University of Alabama offers numerous programs and services to help you during this transition.

Included among those programs is AlphaPoint, a web-based education program that is required of all incoming students. The program is used to educate students in five specific areas before they arrive on campus. AlphaPoint will offer the opportunity to learn about campus-specific information through five modules on community, balance, wellness, healthy relationships and interpersonal violence, and diversity and inclusion. The content in this course helps the University meet the federal requirements from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Most likely you are attending The University of Alabama because you wanted to better yourself in some way. The lessons you learn in the classroom will certainly help you achieve that goal, however, at UA we are dedicated to ensuring that our students are advancing themselves beyond the classroom. We are dedicated to setting you up for greater success both as a student and a member of the community here and beyond.

Therefore, every incoming student is required to take the AlphaPoint course. On July 25, you will receive an email giving you specific directions for logging on to the course through myBama. Completion is expected before Aug. 17, 2018.

To take the course, you will need a computer with internet access and audio capabilities. If you do not have access to a computer, you can use any available computer with internet access, such as those at your public library. Certain UA computer labs are available to you as well if you are on campus.

Please note the modules include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure your attitudes and behaviors. All individual survey responses are strictly confidential; UA officials will never see any individual student’s answers.

We are confident that you will benefit from taking the AlphaPoint course. Please complete the course by the deadlines noted, as it is required for all incoming students. It is our hope that the program will make a difference in our students’ lives by helping you make good decisions.

If you have any questions about the program or problems accessing the course (access is available beginning July 25), please reference our website at alphapoint.sl.ua.edu. Have a safe summer and great freshman year!

Sincerely,

Stuart R. Bell signature

Stuart R. Bell
President