From intramural sports to leadership development, from Alternative Spring Break to career exploration, the programs and services within the Division of Student Life maximize each student’s learning experiences and support students’ academic success. Our dedicated professionals are committed to fostering student development, encouraging curiosity and exploration, and supporting students’ transition to, and graduation from, The University of Alabama. Each student’s journey through college is different and so is the experience that he or she will have through involvement inside and outside of the classroom. I encourage every student to explore the avenues for engagement offered within the Division of Student Life. Our staff are ready to challenge, encourage, and support you each step of the way.
Student Life is part of a large team invested in student success, and I am proud that our many partners include parents and faculty. Collaboration with faculty enhances the learning opportunities in many of our programs. Parents, of course, play vital roles in their students’ success. I hope that parents will explore the resources available through the Office of Parent Programs. Working together, we will form a network of support behind every student at UA.
There is nowhere like The University of Alabama. The energy, opportunities, and sense of community on campus make the University a special place. As the husband of an alumna, and the proud father of two UA students, I know first-hand the impact that this university has on students’ lives. It is an honor to be a part of this team and to serve students as Vice President for Student Life.
David L. Grady, Ph.D.