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STUDENT AFFAIRS

The Division of Student Affairs maximizes each UA studentís learning experience. Each unit within the division fosters an environment that supports learning, healthy lifestyles, leadership and career development, personal growth, and inclusiveness. In keeping with the Universityís mission and heritage, the division works to provide students with the experiences and skills that lead to academic success and productive and fulfilled lives. To this end, the Division of Student Affairs complements and supplements the academic enterprise, maintaining both a climate on campus and range of programs that enhance student learning and personal growth.

Career Center

The Career Center is a vital part of each studentís college education. Students do not necessarily need to select a major when they are freshmen, but they need to begin to explore academic majors and the many career options that can be available for all majors. Even students considering attending graduate or professional education when they complete college should discuss career and graduate school options with a career consultant. All students should visit the Career Center or one of the Satellite Offices during their first semester at the University. The Main Office is located at 330 Ferguson Center. A Satellite Office is in 250 Bidgood Hall. The Career Center offers a comprehensive range of career development services and employment opportunities. All Career Center offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and there is 24/7 online access to job postings, resume referrals and on-campus recruiting through Crimson Careers. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call (205) 348-5848. Specific information on services is available at uacc.ua.edu.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center helps students achieve academic success and personal growth through quality counseling, psychological and consultative services. By providing emotional health care services of a short-term nature, the Counseling Center serves as a screening, intake, and referral resource that assists all students in identifying their needs and locating an appropriate resource if their needs are outside the scope of services offered. Among the services provided are individual, couple, and group counseling and substance abuse counseling, crisis intervention, and medication referral services. For general information and assistance, please call (205) 348-3863.

Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students is a natural starting place for students who have questions or concerns about their experience at the University. The office works collaboratively with other offices in Student Affairs and Academic Affairs to engage and support students during their experience at the Capstone. The mission of the Dean of Students Office is to maximize each UA studentís learning experience by fostering personal development through opportunities for participation, involvement and engagement. The division of Student Affairs provides educational experiences outside the classroom that serve to grow students, personally, socially and spiritually, ensuring that they are also responsible citizens of the world. The Dean of Students ensures that there is immediate contact with students and their families. The areas in the Dean of Students office include: the Womenís Resource Center, Greek Affairs, Student Judicial Affairs, Campus Ministers, Graduate Student Services, Parent Programs and the On-Call Dean program. For more information about programs and services, call (205) 348-3326 or visit our Web site at dos.ua.edu.

University Union

The University Union supports, supplements and complements the overall academic, research, and service mission of The University of Alabama by offering a wide variety of high-quality services, collaborative programming, and leisure time activities.

The University Unionís Ferguson Center serves as the center of the campus community and is open more than 340 days per year, seven days per week, and at least 15 hours per day to serve the needs of the campus community. The Ferguson Center is the site of many University offices, including the Career Center and the Community Service Center, as well as other offices dedicated to serving students.

Conference and meeting room reservations for the Ferguson Center, Student Services Center, and Ferguson Plaza are also made throughthe Ferguson Center Reservations & Event Planning Office. For more information and to access the Online Room Reservation Form, please visit ferguson.ua.edu or call (205) 348-2827.

Housing and Residential Communities Housing and Residential Communities provides safe, secure housing for undergraduate and graduate students that supports their academic success. Campus housing provides leadership opportunities and avenues for campus involvement and engagement. For more information about campus housing, call (205) 348-6676 or visit our Web site at housing.ua.edu.

New Student Programs

The Office of New Student Programs assists students in maximizing their first year at the University by introducing them to University resources, policies, and procedures and encouraging connections to the campus community. Tide Early Alerts, the Crimson Calling Center and Freshman Learning Communities are initiatives designed to foster student engagement with faculty, staff and one another during their crucial first year. Contact the Office of New Student Programs at (205) 348-3326 or at newstudents.ua.edu.

Parent Programs

The Office of Parent Programs supports the successful academic and social transition of new students into the University of Alabama community, as well as promotes continuous relationships among our studentsí parents, families, and the University. Parents of students can also find the answers to their questions and learn how to best support their studentís education and outside-of-the-classroom experiences. For more information about parent programs, including Family Weekend in the fall, call (800) 392-2777 or visit our Web site at parents.ua.edu.

Student Involvement and Leadership

The mission of the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership is to provide opportunities for co-curricular experience as well as service to the University and the community. This office helps each student customize and enhance his/her educational experience to fit that studentís goals and interests. To find out more about the many ways to get involved on campus, visit leadership.ua.edu or call (205) 348-6114.

Student Media

The Office of Student Media provides UA students with experienceódirect, hands-on, real-life experienceóthat prepares them for any career and sets them on a path to success after graduation. Student Media offers out-of-classroom opportunities through The Crimson White, a 15,000- circulation daily newspaper; Corolla, a 115-year-old yearbook; WVUA, a non-commercial radio station at 90.7 FM; Marrís Field Journal, an undergraduate literary/art journal; Black Warrior Review, a graduate level national literary journal; Southern Historian, a graduate level research journal; and a Digital Media unit that develops content and services for the Web. To get more information, go to osm.ua.edu or call (205) 348-7257.

University Recreation

University Recreation conducts sports and fitness programs for the University community that strengthen well-being, learning and personal growth. Programmatic areas include Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, Outdoor Recreation, Personal Training, Fitness Testing and Consultations, Group Exercise classes, non-credit instructional classes, aquatic services, and informal (open) recreation. Facilities available include the ultramodern, award-winning Student Recreation Center, University Aquatic Center, Outdoor Fields Complex, Outdoor Pool Complex and Tennis Courts.

For more information on these facilities and programs, call (205) 348-3994 or visit our Web site at urec.sa.ua.edu.

Womenís Resource Center

The Womenís Resource Center empowers women on campus through programs on leadership, womenís issues, peer education, volunteer opportunities, and support. The center provides students with counseling and advocacy services when dealing with issues of dating violence, sexual assault, childhood abuse, or stalking. The mission of the Womenís Resource Center supports the values of social justice, community, safety, leadership, mentoring, education, diversity and research.

There are opportunities to get involved through ongoing programs such as the Women Involved in Learning and Leading program (WILL), the Young Women Leaders program (YWLP), the Men Against Violence program (MAV) and the Unscripted peer educator program. Additionally, there are opportunities to be involved with special events and programming sponsored and co-sponsored by the Womenís Resource Center, such as the Brown Bag Lunch Series, book clubs, conferences and awareness event activities.

For additional information about programs and services, contact the Womenís Resource Center at (205) 348-5040 or check out their Web site at wrc.ua.edu.

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