Policies / SoA General

The following School of Art + Art History + Design policies are designed to help students get the most out of their classroom experiences in the visual arts and art history. Please acquaint yourself with these policies and direct any questions or problems to the staff in Academic Advising and Student Services.

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  • The School of Art + Art History + Design reaffirms reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran in accordance with UW policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations.


  • To request academic accommodations due to a disability, please contact Student Disability Services, 448 Schmitz, (206) 543-8924 (V/TTY) or
  • If you have a letter from Student Disability Services requesting academic accommodations, please present this to your instructor on the first day of class.


  • The SoAAHD regularly uses a variety of methods to display student work, images of student work, and images of students. We do this to promote our students, their work, and the School; this type of use is traditional among all art schools. We assume that, by participating in UW SoAAHD classes and activities, students have no objection.
  • If you have concerns about this, please contact Academic Advising and Student Services (206-543-0646 or


  • Preventing violence, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation is everyone’s responsibility.
  • Call 911 for emergency help. Call 206-685-SAFE to report non-urgent threats or concerns.
  • Safe Campus: The mission of the SafeCampus campaign is to foster a safe and secure UW campus community. UW faculty, staff, and students share the responsibility of carrying out this mission.
  • SARIS: The Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence (SARIS) is a starting point for students affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment and experiences that are not labeled.
  • Sexual harassment, Non-discrimination and Title IX
  • Don’t walk alone. Campus safety guards can walk with you on campus after dark; call Husky NightWalk 206-685-WALK (9255).
  • NightRide is a shuttle service that provides a safe and easy way for U-PASS members to get home at night. All shuttles are wheelchair accessible.
  • Connect to UW Alert. Register your mobile number to receive instant notification of campus emergencies via text and voice messaging. Sign up online at