The University of Alabama is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming campus community in which every member can thrive. The University not only recognizes and appreciates differences, but also promotes fairness in treatment and access and cultivates a welcoming community that upholds social justice. Learn more through our Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and through the Division of Student Life’s diversity and inclusion web page.
Between 2007 and Spring 2008, the University developed and finalized a Strategic Diversity Plan (SDP). The Plan established goals that commit the University to: better communicate its commitment to diversity as part of its educational mission; create and sustain an inviting, respectful and inclusive campus environment; increase diversity within the faculty and senior level administration and the student body; and annually review goals and assess effectiveness of the action steps and initiatives in enhancing diversity within the University‘s educational mission. Learn more by visiting UA’s strategic diversity plan and reports.
Diversity mapping project 2016-2017
Upon the recommendation of key campus groups, President Stuart Bell and Provost Whitaker partnered with Halualani & Associates to conduct a diversity mapping project to catalog all the current diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, programs, and courses at the University of Alabama. This project enabled us to take stock of what had already been done (and could therefore be leveraged – cost effectively) and what still remained to be done (gaps, empty zones, neglected areas).