Notice of Non-Discrimination
The University of Alabama at Birmingham does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability unrelated to job performance, veteran status, genetic or family medical history, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, or age, in admission, educational programs, or other student matters, and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
Such discrimination includes, but is not limited to: sexual harassment, sexual violence, sex or gender-based bullying, hazing, stalking, domestic violence, dating violence, and failure to provide equal opportunity in admissions, activities, employment or athletics.
Sex Discrimination, Harassment, and Assault: UAB Title IX Coordinator
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:
"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
--Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)
Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault.
While it is often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than Athletics and applies to many programs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. While compliance with the law is everyone's responsibility at UAB, listed below is the staff member who has primary responsibility for Title IX compliance.
Title IX Coordinator
Assistant Vice President for Student Life
1715 9th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294
The Title IX Coordinator will be informed of, and oversee, all complaints of sex discrimination and is responsible for identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints. Other responsibilities include the coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community.
If you have a complaint against a UAB student for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault you should contact the Office of Student Life at (205) 934-4175.
If you have a complaint against a UAB faculty, staff member, or visitor for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you should contact the Title IX Coordinator, (205) 934-4175 and/or one of the following:
HR Consultant/Employee Relations: (205) 934-4458
Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer: (205) 934-5321
Office of the Provost: (205) 934-0622 or (205) 975-7724
Office of the Vice President for Equity and Diversity: (205) 934-8762
To file a complaint of sexual assault, you may contact one of the offices above, depending on whom the complaint is against (faculty/staff, visitor, or student) and you may also contact:
UAB Police Department
Emergency: (205) 934-3535
Non-Emergency: (205) 934-4434
Office of Student Engagement: (205) 975-9509
Birmingham Police: 911
Jefferson County: (205) 325-1450
Counseling & Emotional Support
UAB Women’s Center: (205) 934-6946
UAB Counseling & Wellness: (205) 934-5816
UAB Student Engagement Case Manager: (205) 975-9509
Rape Response (24 hour hotline and SANE facility): (205) 323-7273
Crisis Center (24 hour hotline): (205) 323-7777
Family Violence Center (24 hours): (205) 322-4878
UAB Hospital ER (205) 934-5105
District Attorney (Criminal): (205) 325-5252 or (205) 325-5260
Legal Services (Civil): (205) 325-3540
Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission: 800-541-9388
Inquiries may be made externally to:
Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
TDD#: (800) 521-2172
The University of Alabama at Birmingham will make every effort to successfully complete the grievance process for complaints of sex discrimination over a period of 60 days or less. The complaining party will receive periodic status updates on the progress of the complaint and any subsequent appeals.
During the investigation and/or grievance process for complaints of sex discrimination, UAB may take a number of interim actions in order to ensure the preservation of the educational experience and the overall University environment of the party bringing the complaint. These actions may include, but are not limited to: imposing a no contact order on the responding party; residence hall room change for one or more involved parties; changes in academic schedules or assignments for one or both parties; and interim suspension of the responding party.