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April 9, 2021 – Governor Kay Ivey issued her twenty-sixth supplemental emergency proclamation transitioning the state from an amended Safer at Home Order to a new Safer Apart Order, the third phase of COVID-19 pandemic health orders. Masks will no longer be mandated statewide, but individuals are strongly encouraged to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people. 

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Student success is our priority. In fact, Drake State is designated a Caring Campus by the Institute of Evidence-Based Change. This means that each faculty and staff member is dedicated to creating the best experience for every student. We want you to have the tools, resources, and important information to help you excel and to feel safe, supported and heard. Please review the content below to find helpful links to resources available to current Drake State Students.  If you cannot find the information you are searching for, please email your question or request to, and someone will respond to your email within 24 hours.

Campus Health & Safety

We are working daily to consider everyone’s health and safety. Our COVID precautions include required masks, student temperature screenings, hand sanitization stations throughout campus, reduced room capacity to allow for appropriate social distances, and a daily sanitization schedule. See our Covid-19 Updates

The Drake State Campus Security maintains a 24/7 presence on campus. To review the annual Campus Security Report click here.

Canvas, Banner, Direct Deposit & Student Email

Every student needs technology to realize their educational goals. Drake State offers a variety of online resources and other tech support to ensure our students have the tools they need to succeed. If you have a specific request, it should be sent to or you can call 256-539-8161 and select option # 5 for IT support.

Click here for instructions on how to access your Canvas, Banner, student email accounts and how to enroll in Direct Deposit. IT staff is available to provide support to students having trouble accessing Banner, Canvas or student email. For assistance, please email or call 256-539-8161 and select option # 5 for IT support.


For department specific advising or questions, contact the following:

If you still have questions after reviewing this page, you can email your question to Someone will respond to your email within 24 hours.