Gender Inclusion

The University of South Alabama is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse campus community in which our students can confidently pursue their academic and extracurricular experiences. The University continually monitors relevant developments related to policies on gender identity.

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in schools and other educational programs that receive federal funding. Sex discrimination occurs when persons are excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, any educational program or activity on the basis of their sex, including employment. Sex discrimination includes materially adverse treatment or action based on a person’s biological sex, pregnancy status, gender, gender expression, gender identity or sexual identity and/or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity and femininity (so called “gender stereotyping”). Title IX prohibits sex discrimination based on sexual identity.

For more information about USA’s Title IX policy:

http://www.southalabama.edu/departments/studentaffairs/titlenine/resources/sexualmisconductpolicycomplaintresolutionprocedures.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where are the single-use restrooms on campus located?

Here is a list of single-stall and unmarked bathrooms on the main campus: /departments/studentaffairs/titlenine/resources/campussinglestall.pdf

Q. How do I report incidents of harassment?

It is important that incidents of harassment are reported. Community members can contact the Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Krista Harrell, by emailing titleix@southalabama.edu to report incidents of harassment and/or sex discrimination. Additionally, the Title IX Coordinator will be able to refer you to resources on campus and in the community for support. 

Definitions:

Gender identity

How one perceives oneself as male, female, or a blend of both or neither.   One's gender identity can be the same or different from their sex assigned at birth.

Gender expression

One’s appearance relating to gender identity, usually expressed through behavior, clothing, haircut or voice, and which may or may not conform to socially defined behaviors and characteristics typically associated with being either masculine or feminine.

Transgender

An umbrella term for people whose gender identity and/or expression differs from cultural expectations of their birth-assigned gender or sex.