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Resources at The University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB Office for Equity and Diversity

The Office for Equity and Diversity is responsible for providing effective leadership in the development, coordination, implementation and assessment of a comprehensive array of programs to promote diversity and understanding of differences at UAB.

To learn more, visit their web site at: http://www.uab.edu/equitydiversity/.

Safe Zone

Volunteers of the Safe Zone Program have attended at least one class about sexual orientation and gender identity awareness and are committed to providing a campus environment in which gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and straight students and employees are free to thrive on an academic, professional, and personal level within a community that is based on respect and dignity.

To learn more, visit their web site at: UAB Safe Zone Program.

The Gay/Straight Student Alliance (GSSA) at UAB

The Gay/Straight Student Alliance at UAB provides a welcoming social atmosphere for students seeking friendship and support through on and off campus activities and events.

Additionally, the GSSA aims to aid in the further education of UAB and surrounding communities concerning the realities of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals through campus activities and panel discussions.

You can contact Stacy Arlain, president of the GSSA at arlain@uab.edu.

MedPride:Gay/Straight Alliance

MedPride:Gay/Straight Alliance is a medical student group at University of Alabama School of Medicine. We desire to create a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) persons in medicine, as well as their straight allies. Additionally, MedPride aims to further educate the UAB community about the realities of LGBTQQ health needs through campus activities and panel discussions and equip future medical providers with skills to address physical and mental health concerns of LGBTQQ individuals.

You can contact MedPride at kelseycp@uab.edu.