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University of Alabama at Birmingham

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1720 University Blvd
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
(205) 934-4011
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School Information
"At UAB, we have never settled on merely finding what’s next—we have helped build the future through new ideas and initiatives in the classroom, the laboratory, the studio and the clinic. UAB’s vision, mission and shared values provide a foundation for the strategic plan, Forging the Future... One university inspiring and empowering the creation of knowledge that changes the world... UAB serves students, patients, the community and the global need for discovery, knowledge dissemination, education, creativity and the application of groundbreaking solutions. We are a leader among comprehensive public urban research universities with academic medical centers." The university enrolls over 22,000 students, employs over 2,960 faculty, and has 12 different schools. (Source: (Source:
General Information
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has begun to introduce Critical Race training resources to its students. It has recently hosted a seminar entitled, "Understanding Implicit Bias" during its "Badge of Distinction: Diversity & Inclusion Marathon, a part of 2021 Creed Week." No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The School of Social Work is launching its "Implicit Bias & Cultural Competence Training" which will have sessions on "Cross-Cultural Communication" and recognizing/reducing "your unconscious biases".
  • The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion allows students, UAB personnel, and non-UAB personnel to submit a form to request diversity education or request a speaker.
  • UAB is offering a multitude of CRT training sessions for faculty.
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham offers Student Multicultural and Diversity Programs including various trainings for undergraduate students.
Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion released a statement titled, "Anti-Racism: A Call to ACT." It subsequently offered a list of its upcoming initiatives among other resources.
Program and Research Funding
  • It was announced in 2020 that the College of Arts and Sciences has “a new grants program aimed at supporting students’ diversity awareness and building their multicultural competence” through the “Building a Multicultural Curriculum” program, which will fund faculty expenses for developing new courses that reflect multicultural topics.
  • The university has recently hosted a seminar entitled, "Understanding Implicit Bias" during its "Badge of Distinction: Diversity & Inclusion Marathon, a part of 2021 Creed Week."
  • The school hosts an Equity Leadership Council which “works to help UAB achieve its goals of promoting diversity and institutionalizing equity and inclusion as core values.”
  • The College of Arts and Sciences hosts several DEI events on topics like “Unconscious Bias” and “Cultural Awareness.”
  • The school has a Blazer Men Excellence Network Peer Mentoring Program which serves to “connect black males to the University and help them successfully transition to UAB.”
  • The university’s Social Justice Advocacy Council consists of a “programming, leadership and advocacy board comprised of a diverse group of students that promote multicultural awareness and inclusive excellence.” The council offers numerous events for social justice each month.
  • The school has an “Inclusive Language Guide.”
Last updated October 23rd, 2023
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