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Student Affairs News & Announcements

  • Global Movement Mondays

    Posted By: UREC, January 29, 2015
    Come join us on Mondays at the Ferguson Center and experience international wellness exercises! Visit the fitness page for more details.

    Fitness Page
  • Kayak Pool Session

    Posted By: UREC, January 28, 2015
    Join Outdoor Recreation at the Aquatic Center for FREE Kayak Pool Sessions, on Wednesday nights from 7:30pm-9:00pm and learn how to kayak! Open to anyone!
    For more information, call 348-7045 or email at: outdoor.recreation@ua.edu
  • Apply to be a participant at The LeaderShape Institute

    Posted By: Student Involvement and Leadership, January 23, 2015
    Applications are now open for students to attend The LeaderShape Institute® . LeaderShape challenges participants to lead with integrity while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. Participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be. The LeaderShape Institute is a six-day, highly interactive leadership development experience where you'll be inspired to learn new skills, gain new knowledge, and discover how to make exceptional improvements in an organization. You will participate with approximately 60 college student leaders from The University of Alabama. In addition, you will leave the Institute with a "LeaderShape Project" - a well-conceived vision and plan of action you would like to implement at UA to make a difference in an aspect of campus life that you feel passionate about. The 2015 session will be May 3-8 and applications are due March 6th. Apply online at http://leadership.ua.edu/apply.cfm.
  • 2015 Greek Preview Day

    Posted By: Greek Affairs, January 13, 2015
    The University of Alabama's annual Greek Preview Day, scheduled for Saturday, February 28, 2015. This will be an opportunity for students and parents to learn about the 59 excellent chapters that make up our fraternity and sorority community. We have four fraternity and sorority governing councils at the Capstone— Alabama Panhellenic Association (APA), United Greek Council (UGC), Interfraternity Council (IFC), and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). Representatives from all four will be present to meet with students and families. While visiting this weekend, you will hear from many members of the Greek Community and university administrators about the advantages of joining a fraternity or sorority at The Capstone. We will offer sessions for students and parents that will help guide you through the recruitment process and help you prepare to join one of our chapters. You will have an opportunity to meet the men and women who may become your brothers and sisters and to make lifelong friends. If you are coming to The University from out-of-state, or are simply not familiar with Greek life, this one-day event will give you a great look at the fraternity and sorority community and UA’s campus.

    Participation in this event is not mandatory for participation in recruitment or membership intake. Furthermore, your participation will not affect your ability to join a fraternity or sorority in the fall. This is a great opportunity for incoming students to get to know what fraternity and sorority life is all about. The people you meet during Greek Preview Day can answer questions you might have about the Greek Community, fraternity or sorority membership, and general questions about The University that you may not have had the chance to ask.

    Please register the student and indicate any parents, or guests, who will also be attending Greek Preview Day.

    Greek Preview Day Schedule:
    - Registration & Check-In will begin at 11:30am and end at 1:00pm
    - Programing will begin at 1:00 pm and end by 5:00 pm

    *Please note that this year, Greek Preview Day will NOT include tours of fratenity and sorority chapter facilities*
  • WRC renamed Women and Gender Resource Center

    Posted By: Womens Resource Center, January 13, 2015
    With the start of a new year at the Capstone, The University of Alabama Women’s Resource Center has officially transitioned into the new UA Women & Gender Resource Center.

    The name change, which took effect at the beginning of the semester, has been a work in progress for the Center’s director, Elle Shaaban-Magaña, for some time now. “We are so thrilled about the name change to our center,” Shaaban-Magaña said. “It more accurately captures the projects and services currently being offered to a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and community members.”

    In its previous role as the Women’s Resource Center, the newly-titled WGRC was seen by many as a resource for only its namesake, women. Although the Center has always been and continues to be the go-to source for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking, the name change is geared at eliminating the stigma that these prevalent issues, along with other issues of social justice and gender equality, are exclusive to females.

    “We are not stepping away from our commitment to our roots of addressing women’s issues,” Shaaban-Magaña said, “but are honoring the complexity of gender and the intersection of gender to other aspects of identity and experience, a reflection of our social justice orientation and foundation of ethical principles of higher education.”

    Coinciding with the name change are changes to the Center’s social media accounts. Currently, information and updates from the Women and Gender Resource Center can be found on Twitter (@WGRCatUA) and Instagram (@uawgrc). The staff hopes to have the former Women’s Resource Center Facebook page updated to “UA Women and Gender Resource Center” in the coming weeks, as well as updates to the Center’s website, currently found at wrc.ua.edu.

    “We have several events coming up in the next few weeks including Elect Her, the White Ribbon Campaign and Play, Believe, Achieve,” said WGRC Assistant Director Jackie Northrup. “These events will hopefully be an effective way to announce our new inclusive and encompassing name and attract more students and members of the UA community to our services.”

    For more information about any of the WGRC’s services, call (205) 348-5040.

    The University of Alabama Women and Gender Resource Center fosters a community of social justice, safety, diversity, leadership and education. This is accomplished by outreach, advocacy, collaboration and support to individuals and communities of all identities.

    This mission is based upon the following values that support the broader goals of the institution and that foster a climate that is inclusive of women. We demonstrate and support each value of social justice, community, safety, leadership, mentoring, education, diversity and research.
  • T-Town Climbing Comp

    Posted By: UREC, January 08, 2015
    T-Town Climbing Comp slated for February 14, 2015 at the Student Activity Center at Presidential Village. Registration information
  • New Year Personal Training Special

    Posted By: UREC, January 08, 2015
    New Year Personal Training Special for a limited time! Stop by the SRC Membership office to sign up! Special ends January 30, 2015!
    Personal Training Special
  • Register for UA LEADS

    Posted By: Student Involvement and Leadership, January 06, 2015
    Registration is now live for the annual UA Leadership, Education, Action, and Diversity Summit! Reserve your spot today for this exciting one-day conference event that will take place on Saturday, February 28th. We will be featuring keynote speakers Kat Cole (President of Cinnabon) and Joshua Fredenberg (Leadership expert). This year will also feature an added service component in the afternoon for you to take action!
  • Bama Swim School Starts Soon!

    Posted By: UREC, January 05, 2015
    Bama Swim School is returning this Spring! Don't miss out on this great opportunity. Classes are available for a wide range of ages and skills. Please click on the link below for more info.

    Bama Swim School