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.

A-Team

The A-Team is a group of upperclassman student leaders who play a primary role in supporting incoming students and helping them feel connected to The University of Alabama. During Camp 1831, these leaders offer their personal insight and give tips for having a fun and successful college experience.

Believe UA

Believe UA is a mentoring program designed to help boost confidence and self-efficacy among undergraduates in need of guidance. Believe UA matches student mentors who have learned the keys to success with those who may be having difficulty adjusting to life at the Capstone. The program focuses on academics, social life, and financial management, in addition to holistic well-being.

To learn more about the program, visit the Believe UA page.

Apply to be a Believe UA mentor

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.

BRIDGE Builders

The BRIDGE Builders are a leadership team of undergraduate men of color who help BRIDGE participants to construct their path at UA. The Builders have a primary role of connecting participants to the UA student experience and facilitating activities and dialogue among participants during the program.

Honor Societies

Many of UA’s honor societies take applications through UA’s Honor Society Web Application Portal each spring. 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.

Navigators

Navigators are current students on campus who want to help students in their first year at UA navigate campus life and the transition to college. These students are available to answer questions, provide connections to campus resources, and serve as a peer mentor. 

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.

Peer Leaders

Peer Leaders are upper-level student leaders who serve as mentors and role models in first-year student courses. They are paired with a faculty or staff member teaching a variety of first-year courses designed to help first-year students adjust to UA, develop a better understanding of campus resources, and acquire essential academic success skills.

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.