The College of Arts and Sciences values collaboration with communities as we strive to contribute to social and economic growth through our teaching, research, and service.
Faculty, staff, and students in the College engage with local government, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individual community leaders and members to foster creativity and innovation as we advance knowledge through research and promote active citizenship through campus-community partnerships.
We foster a spirit of personal and social responsibility, developing student leaders who contribute to the greater good in Alabama, across the nation, and around the world.
Over the past several years, the Center for Youth Development and Intervention (CYDI) has become an example on UA’s campus of successful community engagement. Through community-based research, scholars at the center hope to improve life for those around them and throughout the world.Read More About The Center
The University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences recently selected the inaugural class of Faculty and Staff Community Engagement Fellows. The program supports faculty and staff as they develop community-engaged research, creative activities, teaching and learning initiatives.Read More About the Fellows
Craig Wedderspoon, a faculty member in the Department of Art and Art History, and his students in his Beginning Sculpture class installed uniquely designed benches at the Hill Hospital in York, AlabamaRead More About the Class Project
Dr. Brittany Gilmer and students from her class on human trafficking are hoping to make a difference in their communities by raising awareness throughout Tuscaloosa about human trafficking.Read More About the Project
UA celebrates Black History Month with lectures, exhibitions, workshops and more.Read More About Black History Month
Steve Burch, a theatre professor at UA, has directed performances of the Rude Mechanicals since 2005. Members of this community theatre group bring the works of Shakespeare to life on Manderson Landing during the summer.Read About the Theatre Group
New College's minor in civic engagement and leadership offers students a way to hone their leadership skillsRead about the Minor
The UA chapter of Vote Everywhere was named the 2020 Chapter of the Year by the group’s parent organization, the Andrew Goodman Foundation, which advocates for young people to vote and be civically engaged with their communities.Learn About Vote Everywhere
UA alumna Andrea Gillespie of Nashville partnered with Jason Guynes, chair of the UA Department of Art and Art History partnered to create a mural for a new hotel in Tuscaloosa, Homewood Suites by Hilton.Learn More
As part of New College’s Walker County Civic Engagement Internship Program, UA students spend their summers immersing themselves in underserved communities with local nonprofit organizations.Learn More