August 26, 2010

Reaffirmation of Equal Opportunity Policy

Written by

Reissued August 2010

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is fully committed to the policies and practices of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in our treatment of all persons, including current and prospective faculty, staff, and students. We freely and enthusiastically endorse diversity and equal opportunity as core values that contribute to our effort to create a positive, supportive, and diverse environment in which faculty, staff and students can excel. These values only strengthen our vision of being an internationally renowned research university – a first choice for education and health care.

UAB pursues a vigorous program of affirmative action and equal opportunity and, in support of our Affirmative Action Program, we reaffirm our commitment to, and pledge our full support of, diversity and equal employment opportunity for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability unrelated to job performance, veteran status, or genetic or family medical history. UAB also complies with the Age Discrimination in Employment Act which prohibits employment discrimination against persons 40 years of age or older.  

In an effort to assure that all actions involving faculty, staff and students are instituted and administered to comply with our commitment to fair-ness and nondiscrimination, all UAB administrative and supervisory personnel are required to ensure that this policy is fully implemented by enforcing only valid, position-related requirement decisions for employment, promotions, and work assignments. Our commitment to fairness and nondiscrimination are the foundations of UAB’s Equal Opportunity Policy and should be the guideposts for other management decisions as well.

The Equal Opportunity Policy may be accessed on the web at