At UAB IT, what creates our competitive advantage and sets us apart from all others is our people.

We know that what makes each individual different is their varied perspective that is based on the distinctive combination of their backgrounds and experiences. And when we combine those individuals, we create a unique team with the joint mission of propelling the university forward through technology. We remain committed to providing more opportunities for employees to continue to learn and build an inclusive workplace.

UAB IT supports the university’s shared values of diversity and inclusiveness and the strategic pillars of the UAB Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We follow the university’s Equal Opportunity and Discriminatory Harassment Policythe UAB Code of Conduct, and all other policies and procedures set by the university in regards to diversity, equity, inclusion, and civility.

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Our commitment to fostering an inclusive campus

  • Access & Success

    Access & Success

    Enhance recruitment, retention and graduation rates of students from underrepresented populations. Increase recruitment, hiring, retention and promotion of faculty and staff from underrepresented populations.

    • Actively track demographic trends over a period of the last three fiscal years using Tableau
    • Continue to hire student workers and interns to assist in student retention and build a more diverse candidate pipeline
  • Positive Campus Environment

    Positive Campus Environment

    Improve and sustain a culture where students, faculty, staff, alumni community partners, friends and visitors feel included and supported.

    • Developed and communicated the UAB IT Commitment to an Inclusive Workplace
    • Evaluate employees based on the university’s shared value and IT Critical Core Behavior of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Built the “Life in IT” brand to help shape the overall culture of UAB IT
  • Diversity Education

    Diversity Education

    Improve and increase diversity education and training opportunities to enhance cross-cultural competency and awareness for students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

    • Partnered with ODEI to present Diversity Curriculum for UAB IT
    • Continuously seek opportunities for training and education to support our employees
  • Communication

    Communication

    Provide clear, cohesive and comprehensive communication regarding diversity, inclusion and equity to all university stakeholders.

    • UAB IT holds representation and participation in four university councils related to DEI
    • Participated in panel discussion for female students seeking a career in information technology
    • Actively seeks opportunities to engage with student population, potential employees, and the IT community to build a candidate pipeline
  • Community

    Community

    Serve the campus and Birmingham community by seeking, establishing, strengthening and sustaining relationships with diverse groups, businesses, industry, organizations, institutions and community partners to advance and promote equity and inclusion.

    • Created the UAB IT Commitment to DEI website
    • Provide periodic updates on progress of initiatives and trends
    • Use our social media accounts and digital signage to spread information regarding inclusiveness and celebrate a variety of holiday, special occasions, and significant diversity and inclusion dates and milestones.