Student Services

Live Chapel Services

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Amridge University Chapel services are provided to fulfill the University’s mission to prepare men and women, through a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality.

Live Chapel is held

Students are extended an open invitation to participate via online technologies for worship and spiritual growth. This service is provided to lift your spirits as you pursue your daily walk with Christ.

Join us each Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m CST. The live chapel session is presented through live-streamed video.

Prayer Requests
If you would like to submit or update a prayer request, please use this link: https://aura.amridgeuniversity.edu/prayer-request/.

Students with Disabilities

Amridge University affords students with disabilities equal opportunity to attend its educational programs. Students with disabilities should register with the Amridge University adacoordinator@amridgeuniversity.edu in order to receive academic accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Reasonable accommodations are provided to students who furnish the University with appropriate documentation showing evidence of limitation arising from or related to one or more disabilities as defined by the federal legislation noted above.

Student Services

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The Student Affairs division provides student services that supports student success by creating inclusive environments that address the social, spiritual, professional, and academic needs of students to increase retention, academic progress, and graduation rates. 

We are committed to enhancing the factors that lead to academic success while mitigating the obstacles that may impede progress.  In collaboration with other members of the Amridge community, the division provides educational opportunities, resources, and support to help each student reach his or her academic and personal goals. Student Affairs encompasses all the essential support services that enhance the classroom experience.

Distance Learning Complaint Process for Out-of-State Students

Amridge University students who desire to resolve an Appeals/Grievance with the University will need to fill out a formal Appeals/Grievance through the University’s Student Grievance Process.

If an issue cannot be resolved internally, a complaint may be filed with Amridge University’s accrediting agency or the appropriate state agency for handling complaints in a student’s state.

Amridge University Accreditation

Amridge University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Contact the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC), 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, at 404.679.4500, or visit http://www.sacscoc.org for questions concerning the accredited university. Information regarding SACS’ complaint process can be found on the SACS website under Complaint Procedures.

Complaint Resolution Contacts by State

If you have a complaint and would like to contact the appropriate agency in the state where you reside, click on your state for the contact form.

Note: Out-of-state students taking distance education courses should follow the “normal” student complaint process as well as the SARA complaint process, which is posted on the SARA website: Student Complaints | NC-SARA (nc-sara.org)

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The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance for a safe and efficient response to catastrophic events that affect the Amridge community and to ensure continuity of operations.

The President has the authority to implement temporary policies or modify existing policies to ensure continuity of operations should a catastrophic event occur.


Catastrophic Event: Catastrophic events include any natural or man-made incidents (such as a hurricane, flood, pandemic, fire, or other disaster) which results in substantial damage or loss.  Catastrophic events, by nature, require the use of significant human and financial resources to ensure that essential educational processes continue to be provided with limited or no interruption.

As a distance learning institution, Amridge University has taken steps to ensure that educational programs and services will continue during and after a catastrophic event.  Considerable planning and resources have been committed to ensure a technological infrastructure is in place.  Amridge University is committed to providing continuity of operations should a catastrophic event occur.


Amridge University utilizes highly accessible, cloud-based educational technologies that minimize the likelihood of interruptions in educational programs or services. Amridge University saw no interruption in educational programs or services at any time during or after the catastrophic event of the 2020 pandemic.  The Information Privacy and Data Security policy ensures that all university systems are protected from vulnerabilities, adequately secured, and backed up to prevent record destruction and/or data loss.


In the unlikely instance due to a catastrophic event, Amridge University is unable to deliver the instruction for which students have registered, the University is committed to one or more of the following remedies, depending on the individual needs of its students:

  • Provide a reasonable alternative to instruction, if needed.
  • Provide assistance in the transfer of credits to other institution(s), if needed.
  • Provide a financial refund if no course or program meeting the curricular needs of the student(s) at Amridge University is available.

Should a discontinuance occur, students will be notified and counseled about available options by Academic Advisors. In accordance with institutional accreditation requirements, a teach-out plan will be submitted to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges prior to its implementation.

Amridge University Campus Crime Report, Safety Manual, and Emergency Response Plan – 2023-2024 Academic Year

The Campus Crime Report, Safety Manual, and Emergency Response Plan provides crime and safety information, policies, and procedures to Amridge University prospective and current students, faculty, and staff in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or “the Clery Act” and amendments made by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA). This report is intended to aid in providing a safe environment for all who come to the campus for any legitimate reason. It also provides for the security of the physical plant.

Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide information on Sexual Violence Education and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/sexualviolence/rpe/states.html.

Sex Offender Registry 

Federal and state authorities maintain a database of registered sex offenders. To access the federal database, access the following link: Sex Offender Search

To access the database of registered sex offenders in or near Montgomery, Alabama, access the following link: http://www.city-data.com/so/so-Montgomery-Alabama.html

Resources for Victims of Sexual Assault 

The Alabama Coalition Against Sexual Violence provides information and resources for victims of sexual violence. They can be reached at 1-800-656-4673 or www.acar.org.

The Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission / Sexual Assault Victimization provides education and additional resources at the state and national levels regarding sexual assaults.

https://acvcc.alabama.gov/downloads/Sexual Assault Victimization.pdf

Drug Abuse Education

Employees and students of Amridge University who have a substance abuse problem are invited to use the services of a competent therapist and treatment facility.

Amridge is committed to providing its students with learning tools that give them access to coursework and assignments from any location. As part of our commitment to embracing technology for education, the University has a Chromebook program for teaching and learning that we believe benefits our students.

All students are given the opportunity to purchase Chromebook to use as a resource for accessing your courses on Canvas, completing assignments, and utilizing Amridge’s FREE Office 365 student software.

Amridge University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment and degree verifications.  The National Student Clearinghouse can be contacted at: 2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300 | Herndon, VA 20171 or  www.degreeverify.org

The 1998 Higher Education Act requires Amridge to advise and assist students in obtaining voter registration forms. Students who wish to obtain such forms from the State of Alabama may do so by clicking here and downloading the voter registration form or by requesting such form directly from the University at  admissions@amridgeuniversity.edu.

Other students should contact the Secretary of State in the state of their residence to obtain a voter registration form. Another option is to register to vote via RegisterToVote.org.

Electronic Campus is for Adult and e-learners seeking e-learning courses or programs and information to start or resume their college education or to satisfy a job requirement. Here is your one-stop access to opportunities and services designed to meet your needs.

Electronic Campus:  http://www.ElectronicCampus.org

Any person requesting to review or copy student education records must submit an official Release of Information Form provided by the entity requesting the student records and signed by the student.

*Amridge University reserves the right to deny (to the fullest extent it may be permitted by law to do so) requests by a student or other persons that copies (certified or not certified) of student transcripts or other education records be provided to a student or other person in those instances in which the student has an unpaid financial obligation to the University or an unresolved disciplinary action against the respective student.

Online Student Forms

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Amridge University provides access to online forms through the MyAmridge portal. Forms for transient students and requests for FERPA inspection and opt out forms are located here.

Student Rights

Online resources are invaluable to your academic career here at Amridge. Your courses are delivered online, and you will need to access resources through our available technologies. These resources will help you understand how to access the student services available to you. It is important for you to know what your Student Rights & Responsibilities are while you complete your degree. It is important that you stay aware of policies and procedures that affect you while you are a student at Amridge.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Amridge University takes steps to Safeguard Student Records. All Amridge University employees are required to protect the privacy of student records and abide by the following principles. View Student Rights and Responsibilities


Student Request to Inspect and Review Education Records

If you have a need to review or inspect your education record at Amridge University. Please fill out this form and email it to registrar@amridgeuniversity.edu

FERPA Opt-Out Form

If you have specific requests regarding your educational record or communications, please fill out this form and email it to registrar@amridgeuniversity.edu

Code of Conduct and Acceptable Use Policy

Students and employees are expected to abide by the University’s Acceptable Use of the University Network, Internet, Online Course System, and Email policy

Laina Costanza, MS VP student affairs
Dr. Laina Costanza, PhD Vice President of Student Affairs and Technology
It is the goal of the Amridge University Student Affairs Division to provide effective student support programs, services, and activities for distance learning students. This effort fulfills the institutional mission to “commitment to academic excellence, distance education, and spiritual vitality, – to prepare men and women for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service to their professions, society, church, and family.”

Student Affairs Team Members

Starr Fain financial aid student services
Starr Fain, Financial Aid Director - Military Point of Contact and VA Certifying Official
Elaine Tarence, Registrar Student Services
Elaine Tarence, Registrar
Brooks Housley Amridge student services
Brooks Housley, Enrollment and Admission Coordinator, Military Academic Advisor
Jack Temple, Network Operations System Administrator Student Services
Jack Temple, Network Operations System Administrator
Patsy Moretz career cordinator student services
Dr. Patsy Moretz, Career Services Coordinator
Louise Hicks financial aid student services
Louise Hicks, Financial Aid Officer
Margaret Newett Records Assistant Student Services
Margaret Newett, Records Assistant
Kristy Cantrell Admissions student services
Kristy Cantrell, Admissions
Thomas Patterson, Network Operations Technician Student Services
Thomas Patterson, Network Operations Technician
Diann Lazenby, Executive Administrative Assistant Student Services
Diann Lazenby, University Executive Assistant
Erica Davis financial aid student services
Erica Davis, Financial Aid Officer
Steve Redding, ADA Coordinator Student Services
Steve Redding, ADA Coordinator
Dr. Robert Holland, Graduate Academic Evaluator student services
Dr. Robert Holland, Graduate Academic Evaluator
Christ Stabler, Network Operations Technician student services
Christ Stabler, Network Operations Technician
Trey Temple Network Operations Technician Student Services
Trey Temple, Network Operations Technician
Patty Terry, Undergraduate Academic Evaluator student services
Patty Terry, Undergraduate Academic Evaluator