There are countless leadership opportunities offered throughout The University of Alabama each year. In an effort to help students learn how to connect with many of these opportunities, this listing of recurring opportunities is provided with links to learn more about the program.

Blackburn Institute

The Blackburn Institute is a leadership program designed to directly benefit the state of Alabama through student engagement in their local communities by developing them into the civic leaders of tomorrow. Note: While there is an application process, students must first be nominated.

Orientation Leaders

Avantis

The Avanti Team is a student service organization with the purpose of assisting new students through orientation at The University of Alabama.

Parent Ambassadors

The Parent Ambassador Team is a small group of students who work with Parent & Family Programs to host Parent & Family Orientation, which is held during the summer along with Bama Bound. They also assist with other programs.

Honor Societies

Many of UA’s honor societies take applications through UA’s Honor Society Web Application Portal each spring. These organizations currently include:

  • The Anderson Society is a leadership honorary that recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to The University of Alabama.
  • Blue Key Honor Society is a premier honor society that recognizes college students for balanced and all-around excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.
  • Cardinal Key National Honor Society, Inc. is an organization for students of at least junior status in American colleges and universities who are leaders in the college community and who are deemed potential leaders in the future.
  • The Carl A. Elliott Society is a community service-based university-wide honorary dedicated to social justice. Membership into this society is one of the highest honors at The University of Alabama.
  • Lambda Sigma is a national sophomore honorary for men and women. The purpose of Lambda Sigma is to foster leadership, scholarship, fellowship, and the spirit of service among its members and promote the interests of the University.
  • Mortar Board is the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for superior achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service.
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, recognizes and encourages superior leadership and exemplary character.

Information is also available via the Honor Society site about Alpha Epsilon Lambda, Alpha Lambda Delta, Golden Key, Iota Iota Iota, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Eta Sigma, and Sigma Alpha Lambda.

Project Health and Gamma

Project Health and Gamma serves as the go-to source of health education information on The University of Alabama campus by actively engaging with the campus community in health and wellness programming. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for Project Health interns for all branches of the program, with the main recruitment periods taking place in March and October each year.