The University of Alabama at Birmingham is committed to providing an environment that is free of bias, discrimination, and harassment. UAB provides several avenues to encourage reporting incidents of discrimination, harassment, and misconduct based on an individual’s sex or gender. The UAB Title IX Office can offer information and protective measures for parties who have been victim to incidents involving sexual harassment, relationship violence, and/or sexual assault. For more information about Title IX, policy, procedures, reporting, protections, resources, and support, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the gender of students and employees of educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance.

“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.”
- 20 U.S.C. §1681

The United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX. For more information on OCR, please visit their website.

The University's Commitment to Title IX Compliance

Notice of Nondiscrimination

In accordance with Title IX, the University of Alabama at Birmingham does not discriminate on the basis of gender in any of its programs or services. The University is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination based on gender and expects individuals who live, work, teach, and study within this community to contribute positively to the environment and to refrain from behaviors that threaten the freedom or respect that every member of our community deserves.

What Types of Behavior Does Title IX Cover?

  • Gender Discrimination

    Gender discrimination is prohibited in any educational program or activity, including athletics; recruitment, admissions, financial aid and scholarships; course offerings and access; counseling; hiring and retention of employees; and benefits and leave.

    LEARN MORE ON THE UNIVERSITY'S NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

  • Sexual Harassment

    Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when (1) submission to such conduct is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of employment or academic advancement; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance as an employee or student or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment.

    LEARN MORE ON THE UNIVERSITY'S HARASSMENT POLICY

  • Sexual Harassment Includes Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence

    Sexual assault is any form of sexual contact without the consent of all parties involved to include: 
a. Sexual intercourse committed by physical force, coercion, threat or intimidation, actual or implied by a person or persons known or unknown to the victim. 
b. Attempted intercourse, sexual contact, or physical force of a threatening nature ex-pressed or implied that places a person in fear of immediate death or physical injury known or unknown to the victim. c. All other forms of sexual misconduct, which violates state and/or federal law now or subsequently in effect including, but not limited to, conduct defined as rape, sodomy, sexual abuse or sexual contact and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A person may be deemed not to have knowingly and voluntarily consented if, at the time of the offense, the person is incapable of giving consent because of mental incapacitation, physical impairment, alcohol or drug consumption, or loss of consciousness.

    Title IX protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students and employees from discrimination, harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence including discrimination, physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex, sex-stereotyping or failure to conform to stereotypical gender norms.

    The University of Alabama at Birmingham is committed to providing an environment for employees, students, and campus visitors that is free from illegal harassment based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status. Likewise the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender in all University activities and programs. Any form of sexual harassment, including sexual assault and sexual violence, is a violation of University policy and the Non-Academic Code of Student Conduct. In addition to facing University sanctions, those who engage in violence and sexual misconduct may also be prosecuted criminally.

    TITLE IX SEXUAL MISCONDUCT & SEXUAL VIOLENCE POLICY

    PROCEDURES FOR THE RESOLUTION OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT COMPLAINTS AGAINST STUDENTS

    PROCEDURES FOR THE RESOLUTION OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT COMPLAINTS AGAINST FACULTY, STAFF, AFFILIATES, AND NON-AFFILIATES