| Juneteenth

Juneteenth, short for June Nineteenth, marks the effective end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday.

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James Hood

| UA Integration

With courage and dedication, James Hood and Vivian Malone Jones desegregated The University of Alabama on June 11, 1963.

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Affinity Groups

| Affinity Groups

The University offers several affinity groups for faculty and staff with a common identity who want to connect and support each other.

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Quick Facts on UA's Diversity

Goal 3 of UA's Strategic Plan is dedicated to enriching UA's learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Here are some quick facts on how UA's meeting this goal.

Diversity Initiatives

UA has produced 1,695 active diversity efforts in the last 5 years.

Student Organizations

UA has over 70 different student organizations which have diversity and inclusion as a focus.


Fall 2019 had an enrollment of 7,778 minority students
(20.44% of total enrollment).

Diversity-Related Courses

Over one-third of UA's undergraduate curriculum (36%, 1083 courses) is diversity-related.

Dr. Taylor giving a talk at a meeting.

| Dr. G. Christine Taylor

 Vice President and Associate Provost   Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Dr. G. Christine Taylor joined The University of Alabama as vice president and associate provost for diversity, equity and inclusion in August. In this role, Taylor provides leadership for the University to build on its core principles of inclusiveness in learning environments, programs, workforce and strategic partnerships.

Announcement Q & A with Dr. Taylor