Community Collaborations

The Division of Community Affairs serves as both a major leader and partner in projects that address important community issues. The following key external partnerships help the University fulfill its mission to advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of Alabama while providing campus and community-wide leadership of efforts designed to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities in Alabama and beyond.

Saving Lives

Saving Lives is designed to empower faith-based leaders and congregational members to engage in activities that will enhance their overall physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Realizing the Dream

The Realizing the Dream celebration includes a Legacy Banquet with speakers from the world of literature, journalism, politics, religion, education and others; a theatrical presentation; a concert; and a lecture series.

Board of Advisors

The board supports campus-wide initiatives that increase student success and retention and facilitate student involvement in entrepreneurship, innovation and development of thoughtful global and community leaders.

Neighborhood Partnership Committee

The Neighborhood Partnership Committee's mission is to improve the relationships between students, law enforcement and off-campus neighbors and improve communication between neighbors, business owners, students and law enforcement officials.

United Way

The United Way campaign brings our diverse community together in support of the United Way of West Alabama. The Division of Community Affairs leads the annual UA United Way Campaign with a structure that provides opportunities for UA colleges and administrative units to host the campaign each year.

Tuscaloosa Consortium for Higher Education

The Tuscaloosa Consortium for Higher Education includes representatives from The University of Alabama, Stillman College and Shelton State Community College. This partnership of a public flagship research university, an historically black college, and a community college — all in a single community — is truly unique.