All applications are due by Wednesday, September 7 at 5 p.m. on Bsync.
Leadership Foundations is a four semester, cohort-style interactive program that is designed to sharpen student leadership skills and allow them to get the most out of student life at UAB. The program promotes the development of effective communication skills, conflict resolution strategies, social change awareness, problem-solving skills, and the ability to make informed, ethical decisions. This interactive program prepares students for responsible citizenship in the community, nation, and world.
Fall 2016: Emerge, Spring 2017: Achieve
Fall 2016: Initiate, Spring 2017: Respond
Each class meets a total of 8 times per semester and attendance is required for participation in the program. Furthermore, all Leadership Foundations participants are required to complete at least 10 hours of community service each academic year to continue with the program
Upon completion, students will receive a certificate of completion for the time invested in the Leadership Foundations program at the closing presentation and reception, which is held each Spring.
This first stage provides students with an opportunity to better develop their leadership skills through interactive team building exercises, personality inventories, and personal mission statement development. Students will increase their emotional intelligence, clarify their values, and learn to adapt existing leadership theories to create their own styles of leadership in a fun learning environment.
In the second stage of the program, students will obtain practical leadership skills and experiences to further leadership development. Students will learn more about their individual strengths as a leader, conflict resolution strategies, and effective communication skills. In this stage, students will begin to influence their respective organizations and the UAB campus community.
In the third stage of the program, students will combine the experiences and knowledge gained from the first two stages of the program with the Social Change Model, which encourages students to utilize their leadership skills to give back to the community. At the end of this stage, students will plan and participate in a one-day cohort community service activity.
In the final stage of the Leadership Foundations program, students will plan a cohort project(s) and start to actually change the world around them- either on or off campus- with a predetermined budget. This stage allows students to combine all of their knowledge about leadership and use their passions as guiding points for substantial change. To assist in these initiatives a predetermined stipend will be provided to help fund the project(s). At the end of this stage, students will plan and participate in a one-day cohort community service project in their effort to create lasting change in the community.
Request special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by calling 205.975.4389
You have been nominated to have a brief profile of your leadership endeavors and activites be featured on the Student Involvement and Leadership Facebook page. Please fill out the following form and attach a head shot or 'profile picture.'
The University Programs Board invites you to audition for the 2016 Talent Search! Please submit your application by 5:00 PM on Friday, February 5, 2016. Auditions will be held February 10th and 11th. Once your application has been submitted, you will be sent a sign up for an audition slot. You will have a maximum of 5 minutes to perform. All acts are welcome to apply! Groups are also welcome to apply, as long as the majority of members are currently enrolled UAB students.
No flames, explosives, smoke, weapons, or glitter can be used in the performance. All music and performances must pass network television and radio standards.
Please contact Caleb Rotton (email@example.com) if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you for your interest in the Andrew M. Sands Memorial Emergency Student Loan Program (ESLP), sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA). This program is designed to help students receive financial assistance for common expenses such as tuition and fees; textbooks; housing (on-campus and off-campus); utilities (water, electricity, gas, cable, and internet); title payments (automotive payments, insurance policies); medical expenses; emergency travel expenses, etc.
The program is for eligible UAB undergraduate students. The maximum amount of an Emergency Student Loan is $500 dependent upon the circumstances of the student’s case. After receiving a loan, the student will then have 60 days to repay the loan to Student Financial Services. If the student does not repay the loan within said time period, a hold will be placed on the student’s UAB account, thus not allowing the student to register for classes or graduate. An extension of 30 days may be given at the discretion of the ESLP coordinator.
Enrolled in at least 12 hours as an undergraduate student at UAB
Must complete a mandatory meeting with the Emergency Student Loan Program Coordinator
Must turn in the following documents along with the application:
Proof of Need (bank statement or other proof of income)
Bill or Letter of Delinquency proving need for ESLP assistance
Note: Loans will not be dispersed to students who do not meet all requirements listed above.
You will be notified of your loan acceptance or denial no later than one week after submitting your application.
Applications may be submitted to the USGA Advisor, Hill Student Center, Suite 230.
For more information, contact USGA at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (205) 934-8020.
Thank you for your interest in the USGA Travel Grant Program. The purpose of this program is to assist all eligible undergraduate students with expenses incurred while traveling with student groups and organizations affiliated with UAB. Travel Grant funding is on a reimbursement basis. You receive your reimbursement after you return form your travel. Below are the guidelines to receiving travel funds and the application process.
Travel Grant Applications must be submitted three weeks before travel
The student must be a undergraduate student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham at the time of application and the time of travel
Transportation, lodging, and registration fees are the only expenses which may be considered for payment or reimbursement
The Travel Grant Program will reimburse students for up to 50% of out of pocket expenses to a maximum of $300 (or $500 for travel out of country)
Application Packet—All remaining application materials are to be submitted to the Office of Student Involvement, Campus Rec Center 190.
Letter of endorsement from advisor (and from dean for out of country travel)
The 2016 A.G. Gaston Conference will challenge UAB students to embody the entrepreneurial mindset of Dr. Gaston by pitching innovative, yet sustainable ideas to recruit, reclaim and retain millennial entrepreneurs who will live, work, play, learn and serve in Birmingham's Historic Civil Rights District.
Registered Student Organizations will participate in an immersive experience which will allow them to better understand the challenges within Birmingham. The top three ideas will be awarded the following prizes:
1st place: $500
2nd place: $300
3rd place: $200
Additionally, students will be able to present their ideas at the A.G. Gaston conference on February 16th and 17th.