The Alabama Model of Student Health and Wellbeing provides an understanding of student wellness that contributes to students’ academic and personal success as well as ways to support it. Through this model of wellness, it is our hope students will have a better holistic understanding of health and wellbeing and how it relates to their college experience.

Vision

The University of Alabama will be the national leader in collegiate health and wellbeing that fosters resilience and empowers students for healthy living.

Mission

To promote a multifaceted, developmental, and holistic approach to wellbeing that maximizes each student’s learning experience through pioneering programs and services that support, engage, and educate students to establish and maintain a lifelong approach to wellness.

The Alabama Model graph displays the dimensions of wellbeing in a circle, on a foundation of student development and cultural competence.

Foundation

  • The wellbeing of students is the University’s highest priority. The University promotes a holistic view of student wellness that encompasses a range of dimensions, including academic, emotional, and physical wellbeing and that considers the whole student and the entirety of the student experience.
  • The Alabama Model of Student Health and Wellbeing is grounded in the fundamental understanding of student development and cultural competence. Understanding student development provides the knowledge that student growth and maturity is vital in establishing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle as well as ways to provide appropriate prevention and intervention.

Dimensions of the Alabama Model

Developing and enhancing successful skills and intellectual abilities that lead to overall academic success.

Dean of Students

The Dean of Students Office provides support and guidance to all students.

Ferguson Student Center, Third Floor
205-348-3326

Capstone Center for Student Success

The Capstone Center for Student Success provides holistic academic advising and support services for exploratory students and those who need assistance in identifying or transitioning into an appropriate major.

Russell Hall 3rd Floor
205-348-7011

First Year Experience

First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives (FYE) is an area of the Division of Student Life committed to supporting the academic and social transition of first-year students to The University of Alabama.

Russell Hall, Suite 302
205-348-8404

Gaining awareness of individual interests, abilities, and experiences that lead to congruence with one’s chosen career path.

Career Center

The Career Center provides assistance to UA students and alumni with selecting a major, planning a career, developing job-search strategies, and more.

3400 Ferguson Student Center
205-348-5848

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Establishing and maintaining knowledge and skills to develop and maintain financial security.

Student Care and Well-Being

Student Care and Well-Being provides case management and advocacy services to students in need of support and assistance during times of crisis.

230 Ferguson Student Center
205-348-2461

Financial Aid

Student Financial Aid provides comprehensive information and services regarding opportunities to finance the cost of education at The University of Alabama.

106 Student Services Center
205-348-6756

Health Promotion and Wellness

Health Promotion and Wellness collaborates with UA students, faculty, and staff to promote a healthy campus environment, enhance student well-being, and foster student empowerment to achieve optimal health and academic success.

Mary Burke West 107
205-348-2258

Veterans and Military Affairs

Veteran and Military Affairs serves veterans, service members, dependents, and survivors, and supports the transition from military to college life.

3000 Houser Hall
205-348-0983

Developing and maintaining personal awareness, resilience, and understanding of one’s self and others that leads to personal satisfaction and rewarding relationships.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center helps students achieve academic success and personal growth through quality counseling and psychological services, outreach, and consultative services, and the training of mental health professionals.

South Lawn Office Building, Suite 3000
205-348-3863

Collegiate Recovery and Intervention Services

Collegiate Recovery and Intervention Services provides a comprehensive continuum of care for students with substance use concerns.

South Lawn Office Building, Suite 1000
205-348-2727

Women Gender and Resource Center

The Women and Gender Resource Center addresses gender inequity and fosters a community of multiculturalism, social justice, safety, and leadership through gender-related outreach, advocacy, and support to communities of all identities.

South Lawn Office Building, Suite 2000
205-348-5040

Veterans and Military Affairs

Veteran and Military Affairs serves veterans, service members, dependents, and survivors, and supports the transition from military to college life.

3000 Houser Hall
205-348-0983

Student Health Center and Pharmacy

The Student Health Center psychiatrists provide evaluations and assist with medications on a referral basis. Referrals are needed from the SHC, UA Counseling Center, your primary physician or a mental health professional. This service is by appointment only.

750 Peter Bryce Drive
205-348-8262

Establishing, enacting, and maintaining individual awareness and knowledge of the importance of physical activity and healthy lifestyle practices.

Student Health Center and Pharmacy

The Student Health Center and Pharmacy provides efficient access to a wide variety of quality, on-campus healthcare services.

750 Peter Bryce Drive
205-348-8262

University Recreation

University Recreation serves students, faculty, staff, and the community through opportunities to foster health and well-being, as well as learning, leadership, and inclusion.

Student Recreation Center
205-348-5164

Health Promotion and Wellness

Health Promotion and Wellness collaborates with UA students, faculty, and staff to promote a healthy campus environment, enhance student well-being, and foster student empowerment to achieve optimal health and academic success.

Mary Burke West 107
205-348-2258

Developing and maintaining healthy and appropriate relationships with others that lead to a feeling of belonging and social connection.

University Recreation

University Recreation serves students, faculty, staff, and the community through opportunities to foster health and well-being, as well as learning, leadership, and inclusion.

Student Recreation Center
205-348-5164

University Programs

University Programs fosters community and maximizes student development through campus-wide events implemented by UA students.

3504 Ferguson Student Center
205-348-7525

Center for Service and Leadership

The CSL strives to enhance the student experience through active and diverse engagement opportunities, which allow students to enhance their leadership skills while becoming active, global citizens.

1100 Ferguson Student Center
205-348-2865

Student Involvement

Student Involvement connects students to groups and activities that fit their passions and foster their interests.

3610 Ferguson Student Center
205-348-6114

Health Promotion and Wellness

Health Promotion and Wellness collaborates with UA students, faculty, and staff to promote a healthy campus environment, enhance student well-being, and foster student empowerment to achieve optimal health and academic success.

Mary Burke West 107
205-348-2258

Veterans and Military Affairs

Veteran and Military Affairs serves veterans, service members, dependents, and survivors, and supports the transition from military to college life.

3000 Houser Hall
205-348-0983

Ferguson Student Center

The Ferguson Student Center and its team seek to enhance each student’s learning experience by offering a wide variety of high-quality services, collaborative programming, and leisure time activities.

3500 Ferguson Student Center
205-348-6063

Developing a process of existential understanding and growth that can help to inform and guide one’s meaning and experience of the world.

Crossroads

UA’s Crossroads Community Engagement Center is an initiative of the Division of Community Affairs. Crossroads fosters respectful intercultural engagement for students, faculty and staff, and community members throughout the state by facilitating:

  • workshops on inclusive engagement practices.
  • dialogues where participants are invited to share their perspectives on challenging social issues in a respectful, inclusive environment.
  • collaborative programming to encourage appreciation of the rich cultural traditions on campus and in the local community.

Ferguson Student Center – 3617
205-348-6930
crossroads@ua.edu

The Source

The Source provides resources, support, and recognition for student organizations on campus. Explore these registered student organizations that may fit your needs and interests for spiritual wellbeing by visiting their website.

The Office of Student Involvement – 3610 Ferguson Student Center
205-348-6114

UA Interfaith

UA Interfaith offers students a safe, robust, diverse faith environment in which they may be exposed to the rich diversity of faith expressions, discover their own spiritual and religious identity, live out their faith in responsible, consistent, authentic ways, and find both freedom and opportunity to share their faith insights and convictions respectfully in such a way that their collegiate experience shapes their lives and influences the world. For a list of faith-based organizations to be a part of, contact:

Gorman Houston
ghouston@cba.ua.edu

Better Together

Better Together is a national movement of students that are bringing together people of different religious and non-religious backgrounds to work toward a common goal. It’s a network for students, by students – a place where you can come together and work to make interfaith cooperation a priority on your campus.

Ferguson Student Center – 3617
205-348-6930
crossroads@ua.edu