Internal Resources on Diversity and Inclusion

There are a number of internal resources at The University of Alabama and within the Capstone College of Nursing that promote the principles of diversity and inclusion. Please see below.

Campus Ministries

The Campus Ministry Association (CMA) at The University of Alabama exists in order to coordinate and to represent those major faiths and denominations which provide ministry to the university community. The CMA understands itself to be a part of the university community; and aims to serve it by fulfilling pastoral and prophetic functions. The CMA is a voluntary association. Although we seek to work closely with The University we have no official standing with the University. All of our student ministries are officially registered groups under the Office of Student Involvement. We do have a strong and long term relationship of cooperation and mutual commitment to shared mission with the University. The CMA attempts to aid the University in the pursuit of truth, the development of whole persons, and the promotion of peace, justice, and social responsibility.

Capstone International Center (CIC)

The University of Alabama’s Capstone International Center (CIC) is responsible for internationalization efforts at The University of Alabama.

Crossroads Community Center

The Crossroads Community Center is an initiative of the Division of Community Affairs. Crossroads provides leadership in cultural programming and intercultural education by:

  • Building relationships across cultures through innovative programs and initiatives designed to prepare students for a global society.
  • Serving as a resource for organizations on and off campus concerned with intercultural issues in the community.
  • Providing leadership and coordination for volunteers and professionals involved in intercultural activities.
  • Conducting research and engaging in creative activity designed to build capacity for a multicultural society.

Division of Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Alabama and the Division of Student Affairs are committed to creating and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming campus community in which every student can thrive.

Hispanic-Latino Association

Serving as a medium between the Hispanic/Latino campus community and the University of Alabama administration to achieve cultural diversity throughout campus and our community. It’s time to make sure our voice is heard and that we’re being represented.

Office of Disability Services (ODS)

The Office of Disability Services provides academic accommodations for University of Alabama students who submit to us appropriate documentation of their disability.

Office of Equal Opportunity Programs

The mission of the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs is to promote a positive climate for diversity and to ensure that the University has adequate policies and procedures in place to guard against and prohibit discrimination and/or harassment on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex (which includes sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), religion, age, disability or veteran status. The Office of Equal Opportunity Programs supports the University’s efforts to foster a diverse student body and workforce.

Office of Student Involvement

The Office of Student Involvement’s goal is to assist you in customizing and enhancing your educational experience with activities that fit your goals and interests. Whether those interests are intellectual, social, recreational, cultural, multicultural, or spiritual in nature, there is a place for you at UA. Involvement enhances your student experience and connects you to the campus and to others that share your passions.

Safe Zone

The University of Alabama Safe Zone program is committed to providing an environment in which every student and employee is free to thrive on an academic, professional, and personal level within a community that is based on respect and dignity. The Safe Zone Program provides a visible network of volunteers for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and other individuals seeking information and assistance regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, harassment, and/or discrimination.

Student Care & Wellbeing

The Student Care & Wellbeing office provides case management and advocacy services for students who are in need of support and assistance in times of crisis or trauma. The SCWB office works closely with the Dean of Students office, on call deans, the University of Alabama Police Department, the counseling center, and the Women’s Resource Center.

Student Government Association (SGA)

The voice and governing body for students at The University of Alabama. 

Student Organizations

The Office of Student Involvement recognizes that UA students come from many different backgrounds and have interests and passions that are as unique and exciting as they are.  Our goal is to connect every student with the groups and activities that will best fit their goals and foster their interests.  Whether those interests and goals are intellectual, social, recreational, cultural, multicultural, or spiritual in nature, there is a place and a community for you here at The University of Alabama!

Sustained Dialogue

Sustained Dialogue is a program that helps students discuss important social issues, get to know one another, and work on those social issues together. The model may be used in national, community, corporate or campus settings. Effective democracy and economic development depend on building effective relationships. Sustained Dialogue helps make them happen.

The Source

Welcome to The SOURCE, where student organizations are kind of our thing!

Our team is dedicated to three core principles, our ABCs: we advocate for effective policies, open dialogue, and genuine engagement on behalf of student organizations; we build a strong community of student organizations by developing dynamic leaders, providing practical and accessible resources and facilitating widespread and relevant communication; finally, we connect students to involvement opportunities and foster collaboration among student organizations.

UA Black Faculty and Staff Association

The Black Faculty & Staff Association at The University of Alabama was established in the early 1970’s with a mission to serve as an advocate for educational equity, with emphasis on African-American students and the professional needs of its members. 

UA Strategic Diversity Plan

Please refer to the link above for the Strategic Diversity Plan.

UAct-Reporting Respect and Civility Violations

The University of Alabama is committed to providing an environment for employees, students and campus visitors that is free from harassment based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sex (which includes sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), age, disability or veteran status. The University will not tolerate and will take action against individuals who retaliate against individuals who, in good faith, report violations of this policy or participate in investigations related to such policy violations.

University Programs

University Programs is an innovative, collaborative programming board that aims to foster community while maximizing student development through campus-wide events implemented by UA students.

Veteran and Military Affairs

The Mission of The Center for Veteran and Military Affairs is to provide, facilitate, or coordinate programs and services to meet the special needs of veterans, service members, dependents, and survivors in order to ease their transition to college life and fulfill their educational Goal. The Vision of the Center is to ensure that the University of Alabama is known as the “University of Choice” for all veterans, service members, dependents, and survivors by being nationally recognized as a “Military and Veteran Friendly University”. Programs and Services which we provide, facilitate or coordinate include but are not limited to: VA Certification, Benefits Counseling, Transition Counseling, Outreach, Family Assistance, Liaison Services (between students and VA), Admission Assistance, Military Records Assistance, Scholarship and Financial Aid Information, Tutoring Services, Counseling Services and the Campus Veterans Association.

Women and Gender Resource Center

The Women and Gender Resource Center maximizes the learning experience of every UA student and the greater UA community through outreach, services and advocacy to empower women and encourage their active and equal participation. The center achieves these goals through a number of services and programs. Please refer to their website for a list of current programming.