The University of Alabama at Birmingham is fully committed to the policies and practices of equal opportunity in education and employment, nondiscrimination and unlawful harassment 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.
We reaffirm our commitment to, and pledge our full support of, diversity and equal educational and employment opportunity for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability unrelated to job or program performance, veteran status, or genetic or family medical history. Discriminatory harassment, whether sexual or non-sexual in nature is strictly prohibited.
In an effort to assure that all actions involving faculty, staff and students are initiated and administered to comply with our commitment to fairness and nondiscrimination, all UAB administrative, managerial 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, nondiscrimination and the prevention of unlawful harassment are the foundations of UAB's Equal Opportunity Discriminatory Harassment policy and should be the guideposts for other management decisions as well.
The Equal Opportunity and Discriminatory Harassment Policy may be accessed in the Policies and Procedures Library at www.uab.edu/policies.
Carol Z. Garrison