The University of Alabama is united in our stand against interpersonal violence. In our campus community, we pledge to treat others with respect, and we recognize our shared responsibility to keep our campus safe.

Through the resources and educational opportunities provided here, every member of the UA community can join the movement and proclaim with action that Respect Rolls Here.

“As a member of The University of Alabama community, I will pursue knowledge; act with fairness, integrity and respect; promote equity and inclusion; foster individual and civic responsibility; and strive for excellence in all I do.”

Campus Resources

We want every member of the campus community to be aware of the resources that UA provides related to interpersonal violence.

The Women and Gender Resource Center (WGRC)

WGRC provides free, confidential and voluntary services including 24/7 crisis intervention, advocacy, counseling and group therapy for victims/survivors and anyone impacted by interpersonal violence, which includes

  • Sexual harassment/assault/exploitation
  • Dating/domestic violence
  • Past experiences of child abuse or witnessing abuse/violence

Our resources provide a holistic approach to healing that includes but is not limited to emotional support at the hospital, safe housing recommendations, assisting with legal options, and seeking financial support.

The WGRC also provides the following educational programs for the campus community:

  • Harbor Training ­– A two-hour training for staff, faculty, and graduate students designed to create safe places all over campus where victims of sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and stalking can receive assistance.
  • Safe Sisters Program – Greek peer educators from Alabama Panhellenic Association, NPHC and other professional sorority groups are trained by professional staff members at WGRC on the issues of interpersonal violence with a goal of promoting positive bystander behavior and building safe communities.
  • Bystander Intervention Training – A two-hour training designed to equip you with prosocial behaviors that can intervene if a friend or stranger is in danger. Contact the WGRC to schedule.
  • WGRC Ambassador – The WGRC Ambassadors can visit your class or organization with a brief educational presentation lasting 15 minutes to one hour if you do not have time for Harbor Training or Bystander Intervention Training. Contact the WGRC to schedule.

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Programs

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Programs receives and investigates reports of prohibited conduct and assists students and employees with supportive measures.

  • Prohibited conduct is defined in the Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy and includes sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual and gender-based discrimination, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation.
  • Reports can be made through several channels including directly to the Title IX Coordinator and via UAct.
  • The director of Informal Resolution Services assists students and employees with informal methods of resolving reports, including mediations and facilitated conversations, and also provides training regarding positive conflict resolution.
  • The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Programs focuses on prevention by offering online and in-person programming to educate the University community on UA policies, reporting, supportive measures, and proactive steps such as developing healthy relationships and bystander intervention techniques.
  • The resource coordinator assists students with supportive measures such as the issuance of a mutual no-contact order, information regarding the University’s counseling services, assistance with academic support services, and assistance with filing a report with UAPD or other law enforcement.
  • The University provides amnesty and will not pursue disciplinary violations against a student for their improper use of alcohol or drugs if the student makes a good faith report of prohibited conduct or participates in an investigation.
  • Retaliation against a person who reports or participates in an investigation is prohibited.

Tuscaloosa Community Resources

In addition to those provided through UA, there are also resources provided to the Tuscaloosa and West Alabama community.

Tuscaloosa Safe Center

Tuscaloosa Safe Center is a 24/7 sexual assault crisis center including medical forensic exams, follow-up care, advocacy, education and outreach, counseling and support groups.

Turning Point

Turning Point offers free services (including emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis line, counseling, support groups, training, legal/court advocacy, prevention and community outreach, etc.) for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.