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Americans with Disabilities Act

Alhambra Medical University is committed to accommodating students with physical and learning disabilities. Accommodations and other support services are tailored to meet the needs of the individual student, and are intended to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Job Placement Service
Alhambra Medical University  does not provide job placement for graduates.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Alhambra Medical University is in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. AMU does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition (as determined under California employment laws), or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or qualified disabled veteran in the administration of its educational programs, school administered programs, publications or in its employment practices.

National Student Loan Database System Disclosure

Please note that any loan borrowed by the student or parent will be submitted to the National Student Loan Database System (NSLDS), and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system.

Constitution Day

This day commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution. Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year is required to hold an educational program about the U.S. Constitution for its students. The U.S. Department of Education does not mandate or prescribe particular curricula or lesson plans. AMU posts copies of the US Constitution on a bulletin board on the third week of September every year.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy

In accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (P.L. 100-690), the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 (P.L. 101-226) and 34 Code of Federal Regulation Part 84, Subpart F, this institution is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and a drug-free school. Drug and alcohol abuse can lead to liver, heart and other chronic diseases, low birth weight, birth defects and infant mortality in expectant mothers, and death. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of drugs, alcohol or other controlled substances at this institution is strictly prohibited. Students and employees are required, as a condition of enrollment and/or employment, to abide by this policy.

To the extent allowed by local, state and federal laws, this institution will impose disciplinary action against students and employees for violating these standards of conduct. These actions may include suspension, expulsion, and termination of employment, referral for prosecution and/or required completion of a drug or alcohol rehabilitation or similar program.
This institution, as required by federal regulation (34 CFR 85.635 and Appendix C), will report all employees convicted of a criminal drug offense occurring in the workplace to the U.S. Department of Education. Consistent with these same regulations, employees, as a condition of employment, are required to provide written notice to this institution of their conviction for a criminal drug offense occurring at the workplace within five (5) days after that conviction. In addition, students receiving Pell Grants who are convicted of a criminal drug offense during the period of enrollment for which the Pell Grant was awarded are required by federal regulation to report that conviction in writing to the:
Director of Grants and Services
United States Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW.
Room 3124, GSA Regional Office Bldg. #3
Washington, DC 20202-4571

The report must be made within 10 days after the conviction. In addition to institutional sanctions, students and employees convicted of the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol could face local, state and federal legal penalties which include the loss of eligibility for federal financial aid, fines, imprisonment and the seizure of drug related assets.

Drug awareness programs, counseling, treatment, rehabilitation and other related services are available on an ongoing basis to students and employees of this institution through:

Alcoholic Anonymous (Central office of Los Angeles)
4311 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 104
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Helpline (323)963-4343
Toll Free (800)923-8722


Narcotics Anonymous (Regional office)
1937 S. Myrtle Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 359-0084
Helpline:  (626) 584-6910


Students and employees seeking assistance in overcoming a drug or alcohol related problems are encouraged to contact this organization. This institution continues to make a good faith effort to provide a school and workplace free from the illicit use, possession or distribution of drugs and alcohol. This institution keeps track of incidents referred to the above agency or agencies and evaluates the performance of the institutional procedures every two years. A log of incidents and disciplinary actions is kept by the institution.

Election Voter Registration Information

As a citizen of the United States, you have the privilege to vote on your county, state and national leaders. As part of the Higher Education Act of 1998, Congress directed schools receiving Federal financial aid to assist students who have not yet registered to vote. In essence, if a Title IV (Federal Student Aid) participating school is located in a state that requires voter registration prior to election day and/or does not allow the ability to register at the time of voting, then the school must make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to its federal student aid eligible students.
To meet this requirements, federal student aid recipients attending AMU will receive an annual reminder via bulletin board flyers to complete voter registration.
Registration Deadline
The deadline to register or re-register to vote for any election is 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the 15th calendar day before that election. If you submit an application after this time, your application will still be processed for future elections. If you recently registered online, please wait at least 24 hours before checking your registration status. To register online you will need
Your California driver license or California identification card number,
The last four digits of your social security number and
Your date of birth.
Your information will be provided to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to retrieve a copy of your DMV signature. If you do not have a California driver license or California identification card, you can still use this form to apply to register to vote by completing the online interview by 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the 15th calendar day before an election.

Copyright Protection

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) now addresses copyright protection. Title IV now stipulates that all US colleges and universities must provide:

An annual disclosure to students describing copyright law and campus policies related to violating copyright law. A plan to “effectively combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials” by users of its network, including “the use of one or more technology-based deterrents”. A plan to “offer alternatives to illegal downloading”.
Copyright law protects against unauthorized duplication and distribution of works. There are also rules for “Fair Use” of copyrighted works. Specifics can be found at the US Copyright Office: http://www.copyright.gov
Copyrighted works can be acquired and distributed over computer networks, however it is illegal to download or distribute these works without authorization from the owner. Such activities are prohibited. All campus users acknowledge this policy when they begin employment or connect their personal computer equipment on the network. Loss of campus network access and/or disciplinary actions as specified in the college catalog and/or staff handbook may result from continued illegal activity by members of the college community. Every user is responsible for his or her own compliance with the law. Using the AMU network does not in any way shield you from potential law enforcement actions; users who download or distribute copyrighted works may face civil or criminal penalties in addition to sanctions based on college policy.

Penalties for Copyright Violation. Copyright penalties are “not less than $750 or more than $30,000” per infringing work according, however if the copyright owner can establish that the violation was “willful” the penalty can be $150,000 per work. (US Code Title 17 Chapter 5 Section 504: http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html). The US No Electronic Theft Act also provides avenues for criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NET_Act).

Use of peer to peer software is not inherently illegal. Users of peer to peer networks need to understand, however, that they bear the responsibility of ensuring the legality and copyright standards of every file they download or share on these networks. Peer to peer networks are overwhelmingly the number one source for copyright violating file transfers.
Internet communication is not anonymous: Every packet of data sent or received includes the source and destination IP addresses of the computers sending the traffic. Moreover, these globally unique addresses are registered to their providers, as this is necessary for routing data. Also, P2P client software must advertise the files it has to share, or else the P2P network would not function. Therefore, major producers of copyrighted works hire companies to track file sharing, which they can do easily by using the same P2P software as everyone else. If a peer is found to be sharing (distributing) or offering to share copyright-infringing content, the agents send violation notices to the infringer’s Internet service provider The IT department occasionally receives notices of copyright infringement, and we are required by HEOA regulations and Federal law to take action on these notices. IT will attempt to find the user who had use of the IP address in question, and to forward the copyright violation notice to the user.

Note that the college does not provide any network access to these copyright enforcement agents; any evidence of file sharing they detect is publicly available on the internet. We will not release any user information or network logs to such agents unless required by subpoena or other legal means.
Legal Sources for Music and Video

HEOA Compliance Statement
AMU has implemented the following plan for compliance with the file sharing and copyright protection provisions of HEOA:
The college sends annual emails to all students network users to educate our users about copyright law and illegal use and distribution of copyrighted works. These messages include references to this web page, which specifies campus policies dealing with illegal activity, and outlines the penalties for copyright infringement that are codified in US law.
This page provides links above to lists maintained by EDUCAUSE, the RIAA, and the MPAA of legal video and music sources. The college’s Academic Vice-President will undertake an bi-annual audit to assure the effectiveness of our technical deterrents and our compliance with the requirements of HEOA that pertain to Copyright and File Sharing.