Student Advocacy, Rights and Conduct

Student Advocacy, Rights and Conduct


The Office of Student Advocacy, Rights and Conduct aims to provide developmental learning, holistic engagement, and preventative education to every member of the UAB community. 
The Student Advocacy, Rights and Conduct staff aims to:

  • Work with students to help identify and overcome barriers to success
  • Help students get connected to campus and community resources
  • Serve as advocates to help students navigate the university system
  • Provide referrals for longer-term care
  • Conduct outreach and education to students and other campus community partners on relevant issues students may face
  • Serve in consultation with staff, faculty, students, and families
  • Interpret and uphold the University Non-Academic Code of Conduct to provide a safe and inclusive campus community environment

For more information, contact the Student Advocacy, Rights and Conduct, sarc@uab.edu (205) 975-9509, or uab.edu/sarc

You're not alone; we are here to help

Student Advocacy, Rights and Conduct is committed to nurturing, protecting, and providing for its students. If you or someone you know is the victim of a physical or sexual assault or domestic violence, please remember; you are not alone. It is not your fault. UAB departments such as Counseling Services, Student Health and Wellness, and Student Advocacy, Rights and Conduct are here to offer assistance. Within Student Advocacy, Rights and Conduct, we have Case Managers to work closely and confidentially with undergraduate and graduate students. We will help you report a crime, receive medical attention, or get you connected to the right resources. If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, thoughts of suicide, or alcohol or drug abuse, we have assembled a list of medical professionals, counselors and support agencies, both on and off campus, to aid in your success at UAB.  Visit the Student Advocacy, Rights and Conduct web site at: www.uab.edu/students/sarc.

Title IX

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Student Experience oversees the University’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The Office works with students, University administration, departments, faculty, staff, campus police, and other support services to ensure that University policies and programs foster a campus community free of illegal gender discrimination and from all forms of violence, including sexual misconduct, examples of which can include acts of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and gender based discrimination.  Visit the Title IX Website at: uab.edu/titleix

UAB CARE Team

When you are concerned about a student, know that the CARE Team is here to help. The UAB CARE Team (Communicate, Assess, Refer, Educate) helps find solutions for students experiencing academic, social, and crisis situations, including mental health concerns. Members of the University community can report a concern for a student who might benefit from services. We review these reports to understand each student issue and the on and off campus resources that may guide them to success. 

The CARE Team steps in to connect students with relevant campus resources and outside agencies. Most times, we may need to communicate with the reporting party to help accurately asses the needs of the student. The CARE Team will also reach out to the student to understand his/her situation and develop a plan of action leading towards his/her success.