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.
Dr. Stephanie McClure is working with CommuniVax a nationwide project aimed at promoting equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination in populations that have disproportionately experienced the negative effects of the pandemic - Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities.Read More About This Work
In a partnership with community organizations, UA is spearheading a project to get 70% of eligible people in the state’s Black Belt vaccinated against COVID-19. A $1 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to UA will assist with vaccine information and outreach programs and support remote and pop-up vaccination clinics throughout the 18 counties.Read More About Vaccination Efforts
Associate Professor Brittany Gilmer has created a new course to teach students about human trafficking and helping to raise awareness about the issues that exist in Tuscaloosa. She partners with the West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force and the students have started a new organization, Tide Against Trafficking, that Gilmer will advise.Read More About Human Trafficking Course
The Department of Theatre and Dance Dance Alabama! program choreographed and performed entirely by students over the past six years has taken its show on the road, performing at elementary schools across the state of Alabama.Read More About Dance Alabama
Students, faculty, and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences are invited to participate in Embrace Tuscaloosa, a day of service, on Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Read More About Embrace Tuscaloosa
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