Anti-LGBTQ+ Harassment

At UNA, we have a diverse student body and are consciously working to build an inclusive community that is free from discrimination on the basis of sex and gender. Still, many students fear that they may face bullying, harassment, and discrimination based on sex stereotypes and assumptions about what it means to be a male or a female. Students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, nonbinary, or otherwise gender non-conforming may face harassment based on how they dress or act, or for simply being who they are.

This does not fall in line with our UNA values. Moreover, discrimination against students (or employees!) based on their sexual orientation or gender identity is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by University policy and federal law.

If you are being harassed or discriminated against, because of your sex or gender, consider making a report to the Office of Title IX or contacting our Interim Title IX Coordinator at 256-765-4223. If you're unsure if you want to make a report, it may be a good idea to talk with a Confidential Resource about your options. 

For more information about resources on-campus for LGBTQ+ students, please visit the Mitchell-West Center for Social Inclusion.

To learn about the gender-neutral restrooms located across campus, click here.

Community Resources: 
PFLAG Florence 
One Place of the Shoals
Thrive AL