The Division of Student Life at The University of Alabama provides intentional programs and support services designed to maximize student learning. We know that students are constantly learning beyond the classroom, and our programs complement academic pursuits, support well-being, and promote student development.

To support student learning, we seek to provide transformative learning experiences by collaborating and partnering with academic departments, faculty, the community, and others. From Living-Learning Communities to peer mentoring, from intramural athletics to career counseling, Student Life programs provide a variety of leadership and engagement opportunities that encourage students to explore their passions and develop their skills.

Vision

We aspire to cultivate an inclusive campus culture that promotes equitable opportunities for engaged learning, holistic wellness, and student success. We will position students as stakeholders in their learning experience, preparing them to be the next generation of leaders, lifelong learners, and active citizens.

Mission

The Division of Student Life empowers and supports students in maximizing their UA learning experiences.

Values

Values are the core principles that guide and direct the Division and its culture, creating a professional moral compass for the organization and its staff. These values are an internalized framework that provide shared expectations and must be practiced and modeled by staff throughout the Division.

  • Accountability and excellence
  • Civility and integrity
  • Collaboration and communication
  • Community and belonging
  • Empathy and advocacy
  • Equity and inclusion
  • Evaluation and innovation

Strategic goals

Student Success

Student success focuses on the totality of the student experience and requires extensive collaboration with Academic Affairs and other campus partners as we support each student on their journey towards achieving their goals. We will partner with Academic Affairs and other divisions and departments to create an environment of engaged learning and increase student retention, graduation, and overall student success.

Holistic Health and Well-being

Holistic health and well-being is critical for students’ academic and personal success as it provides important awareness, knowledge, and lifelong skills necessary for students to excel academically and to establish and sustain a successful, well-balanced life. We will offer high-quality resources and opportunities for student engagement, holistic well-being and innovative connections.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

It is vital that our campus community is an inclusive environment for all students, staff, and faculty. This inclusive community should provide a sense of belonging for all, utilize diversity as an educational tool, and provide and promote equitable opportunities for student engagement and professional development and advancement. We will continually evaluate, adjust, and support structures, programs, policies, and procedures to advance comprehensive DEI efforts.