Sexual assault gained attention on the campus in March 2016, when the advocacy group End Rape on Campus filed federal Title IX complaints against four universities for allegedly mishandling reports of sexual violence. The student who was involved in the complaint against the University of Alabama's Birmingham campus was not identified by name.
The university's investigation concluded that the accused student was not responsible for the alleged misconduct. The woman who accused him said that the inquiry took too long and that the university mistreated her in the course of its investigation.
University officials declined to address the details of the investigation, but said in a statement to AL.com that UAB works with "appropriate parties on and off campus to review and ensure an appropriate resolution to any incident."
The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault, collected resources online, and stepped up its prevention efforts, with a focus on bystander education and intervention, a spokesman told The Washington Post in 2015.