The University of Alabama at Birmingham is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Located in the city of Birmingham, UAB is part of a greater urban community. Within campus boundaries, there is a mixture of public and private property. Our campus boundaries are I-65; 10th, 11th, 12th, Avenues South; 22nd Street South and 2nd Avenue South. Overall, the campus consists of approximately 300 acres and 216 academic, residential, and recreational buildings, which translates into nearly 13 million square feet of functional building space.

A city within a city, UAB has over 18,500 students and more than 22,000 employees. Campus residence halls can accommodate over 2,000 students. There are also numerous visitors who come to campus. During special events, the number of visitors can exceed 50,000.

UAB is an open and vibrant campus. Except for residence halls, which are locked twenty-four hours per day, and some research areas, University facilities are open to the public during regular business hours. At other times, facilities are locked and only persons authorized or the individual departments within the building may have access to the facility.

UAB Facilities maintains University buildings and grounds with a concern for safety and security. Its staff regularly inspects the campus, evaluates lighting, and makes repairs affecting safety and security hazards such as broken windows and locks. The UAB Police Department and other departments assist Facilities by reporting potential safety and security hazards.

No campus is isolated from crime; however, UAB has taken responsibility to employ a variety of security measures to protect the campus community. All persons who come to campus are expected to obey all laws and institutions and department rules related to the use of each facility. Those who fail to comply are subject to arrest and/or disciplinary action through the institutional policies.