Community Education and Student Leadership

The College of Arts and Sciences is a space for students to develop and practice their leadership skills while engaging with the community.  Our faculty, staff, and students also offer community education programs that have an impact on children and adults alike in Alabama.

Student Leadership

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In addition to assisting with College functions, the A&S Ambassadors complete community service projects. In 2020, that included assembling care packets for Safe Center, a program for survivors of sexual assault.

A&S Ambassadors

The Ambassadors for the College of Arts and Sciences serve as student leaders actively promoting excellence through community involvement, sharing of campus experience with potential students and engaging with alumni leaders. They are selected through a competitive application process each year.

New College Levitetz Leadership Program

The Levitetz Leadership Program (LLP) prepares students for leadership roles in a variety of settings including business, government, non-profit organizations, and community and civic activities.

Parker Adams

The Parker-Adams Year is a freshman learning community designed to foster academic and personal success during the first year at BAMA. The program integrates classroom and residential experiences through a one-credit course each semester (AS 101/102), social activities and cultural events.

Community Programs

Art Roundup

Art Roundup is a compilation of Arts activities in and around the Tuscaloosa area.

Community Music School

The Community Music School is a non-degree granting outreach program for the School of Music which serves interested students of all ages and levels of ability.

Druid City Girls Media Camp

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Created in 2016 by Dr. Barbara Jane Brickman and 14 undergraduate students at The University of Alabama, the Druid City Girls Media Program is a project seeking to bring media production, media literacy, and digital storytelling to girls ages 10–14 in Tuscaloosa, AL. Learn more at

Druid City Girls Media Camp is a camp for girls in Tuscaloosa where they learn about media production, digital storytelling, and the media industry.

Embrace Tuscaloosa

Embrace Tuscaloosa is a day of service hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences. This event gives A&S students, staff, and faculty an opportunity to engage in the Tuscaloosa community and consider the impact of a lifelong commitment to service.

Learn more about the 2021 Embrace Tuscaloosa service day.

Empty Bowls

For more than a decade, UA ceramics students have donated hundreds of handcrafted ceramic bowls to raise money and awareness to fight hunger in West Alabama as part of Grace Presbyterian Church’s Empty Bowls event.

K-12 Summer Programs

The University hosts a wide range of summer programs on campus for K-12 students. A number of these programs are sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Theatre & Dance Understudy Program

In the UA Theatre & Dance Understudy Program, high school students serve as understudies for theatre and dance. They attend classes and shadow faculty and students to learn about careers in theatre and dance.

Art Galleries & Exhibitions

UA Art Galleries & Exhibitions provide a wealth of resources for the campus and West Alabama communities.

Sella-Granata Art Gallery

The Sella-Granata Art Gallery features student exhibitions as well as visiting artists and is an essential part of the education and development of UA students and our community.

Sarah Moody Gallery of Art

The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art presents a year-round schedule of changing exhibitions devoted to contemporary art, including works from the Permanent Collection.

Paul R. Jones Museum

Located in the heart of downtown Tuscaloosa, the Paul R. Jones Museum presents a year-round schedule of exhibitions of works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama and hosts guest exhibitions.

UA Gallery

Located in downtown Tuscaloosa’s Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, the UA Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center offers a year-round schedule of exhibitions of artistic works, artifacts, textiles, and more from permanent collections held by The University of Alabama as well as works by faculty, students, guest artists, and designers.

Public Sculpture

The University of Alabama has a large and growing collection of outdoor, public sculpture, in the Woods Quad Sculpture Garden as well as elsewhere on campus.

Additional Campus Resources