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MESSAGE FROM Ray L. WATTS, M.D.
President

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UAB remains committed to maintaining a culture of respect and civility that is aligned with our vision, mission and shared values. That commitment is reflected in our policies and procedures and in our conduct, as UAB proudly demonstrates every day the values we live by and that are indeed self-evident on our richly diverse and inclusive campus. Everybody counts, every day.

To further support our commitment, we are implementing in October an on-line harassment prevention education program that will establish a common definition of inappropriate behavior and identify available resources for support. Using the same program implemented across the UA System, all UAB faculty and staff are asked to complete an interactive, 45-minute module within 60 days. Later this week you will receive a joint email from UAB Human Resources, our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and our Division of Student Affairs that will provide more details and a summary of resources including web links.  The program will be administered annually in alignment with the reaffirmation of our commitment to equal opportunity and an environment free from discrimination and harassment.

This program will build upon UAB’s longtime culture of equity, inclusion and collaboration that has been a hallmark of UAB for nearly five decades. We are consistently recognized nationally for our diversity and we will remain a model campus environment in which we are all respected and supported in pursuing our own professional goals and the shared goals of our great university.

Thank you for all you are doing to promote that culture and our continued growth and success.