Diversity Programs at UAB are designed to provide a wide range of multicultural services. We are committed to being an important resource on this university’s campus, dedicated to the creation of a richly diverse and unified campus community. Our goal is to provide an outlet for students of different backgrounds to meet, interact, and form lasting relationships. Our mission is to improve UAB’s social scene by promoting fun and educational events, lectures, and programs.
Want to learn about new cultures and ideas or simply want to get involved in worthwhile activities? One of our Diversity Programs is sure to engage your curiosity and expand your interest. Our doors are open to all members of the UAB Community. Come join us!
Don’t Hate Hotline
Don’t Hate Hotline is an outlet for students to voice concerns threat they may hove regarding their right and the rights of others. The hotline was formed to respond to incidents of bias on our campus and in the surrounding community. Information provide will be confidential and will be used to improve our campus environment. We believe that every student should be treated with the utmost respect and dignity. Don’t Hate Hotline makes it convenient for students to report incidents without the fear of being identified and helps in the mission of a unified campus community.
Interculture is a multicultural committee designed to inform and impact the UAB community by exposing it to various cultures and ways of life from around the world. The committee celebrates diversity through art, lectures, films, and festivals. If you are seeking insight and understanding of the world around you, you will enjoy these programs. Interculture is UAB’s first university-wide multicultural programming committee. Resources are available to educate and encourage cross-cultural interaction among students of all races, nationalities, and ethnic origins. Heritage celebrations are held throughout the year. Past events have included the International Bazaar, Chinese New Year, Australia Day, and Cinco de Mayo. For more information, come by the Office of Student Involvement, Room 136, Hill University Center, (205) 934-8225.
Film for Thought
Film for Thought utilizes thought-provoking ethnographic films to increase the awareness and understanding of issues related to diversity. These films, which are produced by Birmingham filmmakers, act as a catalyst for discussion. The intended outcome of our program is a greater understanding of ideas and opinions of others.
The 3rd Annual Film Scramble invites UAB student teams to make a 3-5 minute film about an aspect of diversity at UAB. Today’s students are adept with technology, familiar with film, and frequently experience at making videos.
During the launch party, on Thursday, April 14th students get the guidelines for producing and submitting the film. They will have the option of using their own equipment or getting an reusable Flip Video Camera from our office. The films will have to be submitted on or before Monday, April 18th at 3 pm. $1100 in prizes will be awarded at the film screening on Monday, April 25th at 7 pm in the Hill University Center Alumni Auditorium.
Free Food for Thought is designed to promote the use of dialogue on a diversity of topics. With the variety of cultures, lifestyles and personalities at UAB, learning from one another through discussion helps us understand the ideas and opinions of others. In exchange for your opinion, we will provide you with free food.
The Safe Zone Program, a collaborative effort of Student Life and Human Resource Management, is based on the commitment of UAB to the value of cultural diversity and the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals. The program helps students and employees seeking assistance with GLBT concerns.