Student Life

UAB Student Experience would like to invite you to complete your UAB experience by becoming involved in the many activities and organizations available to you as a student. Events range from relaxing at free movies or comedy shows, involvement in student governance, cheering on the Blazers, writing for the Kaleidoscope student newspaper, rappelling down a cliff, hiking the Grand Canyon and so much more. Each semester brings new events, new organizations, opportunities to make friends, get physically fit, learn, socialize, relax, and have a good time becoming a part of the Blazer community! We want you to get involved!!

This section of the catalog contains an alphabetical list of many of the activities and organizations and activities available to students. 

Contact Us:

Department of Student Experience

205-934-4175
studentlife@uab.edu
Physical Address:
Hill Student Center, Suite 401
1400 University Boulevard


Student Experience Offices:

Career & Professional Development
205-934-4324
careerservices@uab.edu
Physical Address:
Hill Student Center, Suite 307
1400 University Boulevard


Student Advocacy, Rights, & Conduct
205-975-9509
sarc@uab.edu
Physical Address:
Hill Student Center, Suite 303
1400 University Boulevard


Student Involvement & Leadership
205-934-8020
getinvolved@uab.edu
Physical Address:
Hill Student Center, Suite 230
1400 University Boulevard


Student Multicultural & Diversity Programs
205-996-6778
diversity@uab.edu
Hill Student Center, Suite 311
1400 University Boulevard


Student Organizations
205-934-8020
bsync@uab.edu
Hill Student Center, Suite 230
1400 University Boulevard

Campus Recreation

The Campus Recreation Center (CRCT) offers students, faculty, staff, and alumni access to a state-of-the-art recreation facility. The UAB Campus Recreation Center offers premier programs, facilities, and services! You will find something for everyBODY – free weights, multipurpose courts, an aquatic center, group fitness studios, nutrition education, cardio-fitness areas, a climbing wall, and much more.

The 150,000 square foot facility covers three floors housing: four basketball/volleyball courts; five racquetball courts (one of which can be converted to squash and four for walleyball); four aerobics studios; one performance studio; 18,000 square feet of weight and cardio-fitness areas; a game room; Kid Zone; an aquatics center with both lap and leisure components; a multi-purpose court used for indoor soccer, floor hockey, indoor flag football and badminton; an indoor track; and a climbing wall.

Patrons can also take advantage of the wellness services here at the Campus Recreation Center, which offer personal fitness assessments, massage therapy, and personal training. In addition, we have a Campus Rec Pro Shop in house, so if you forget something we've got you covered and the PowerZone to keep you fueled before and after your workout. Lastly, we have a number of lockers available for rent in 12 month or 3 month contracts. Space is limited, so contact membership services at 205-996-5038 today if you are interested! If you prefer not to purchase a locker, we have several areas in the facility, including the locker rooms, with day use lockers available; just bring a lock, store your belongings while you workout with your own lock, and take it with you when you leave - Free of charge! The CRCT is located at 1501 University Boulevard next to the Campus Green.

Aquatics

The Aquatic Center housed within the Campus Recreation Center provides a place for members to swim laps as well as meet their leisure aquatic needs by swimming laps, floating through the lazy river or taking a dip in the hot tub. In addition, the aquatics program offers swim classes, private lessons, life-guarding certifications WSI (Water Safety Instructor) classes, and pool parties for special events. For questions about pool party requests and/or other pool activities, please visit our website www.uab.edu/campusrecreation/ or email cfaus@uab.edu.

Fitness & Wellness Services

The Fitness and Wellness programs offered at the UAB Campus Recreation Center range from traditional Ufit classes and Studio V performance classes to personal training packages and wellness massage services. For more information on all of our fitness and wellness services or to schedule an appointment today, please contact fitness@uab.edu.

Ufit & Instructional Group Fitness Classes

Ufit classes are FREE to anyone with an active CRCT membership. Feel free to drop in any time or day of the week to participate in the wide variety of classes available! Instructional classes are offered throughout the year and provide anyone pre-registered with a more advanced learning experience. If you are interested in participating in any one of the instructional classes please register at our Membership desk. All Instructional classes are open for active members and non-members.

  • We offer a wide variety of fitness classes, designed to fit your scheduling needs. From seasoned cyclers to those wanting to try yoga for the first time, Ufit has a class that will get you moving! Download the current schedule here!
  • New and challenging classes are continually being offered throughout the year! Look for classes like Cardio & Strength, Bootcamp, Women’s Strength Training, Group Cycling, Aqua Fit. Other classes include: Fit Barre, Step Jump & Pump, Yoga, Pilates, Hip Hop, Zumba, Bosu, Latin Dance, Bharatanatyam Dance and TRX Training. Register online here!

Wellness Catering

Wellness Catering is a program designed to cater any recreation, health, and/or wellness topic to the UAB community. All programs are presented by a recreation professional and can be modified for your groups exact needs. Topics covered vary from fitness trends, healthy eating habits, to fitness and nutrition demonstrations. Departments have the opportunity to pick a topic to be presented at a staff meeting, lunch group, or any time of your choice!

One-on-One Health Coaching & Counseling

Looking for a bit of extra advice or simply just need an accountability partner to assist you with all your health, activity, and weight-loss goals?  The UAB Campus Recreation Center and Wellness Catering is now offering individualized personal health coaching.  Meet with our certified Health Coach and begin your lifestyle transformation today.

Complete Fitness Assessments

Fitness Assessments provide individuals with their baseline measurements of flexibility, endurance, blood pressure, muscular strength, body composition, and cardiovascular fitness.  The results of these tests are reviewed by a certified Personal Trainer and are used to help personalize a tailored workout plan specifically for you.  To schedule your Fitness Assessment please email the Graduate Assistant of Fitness & Wellness krickels@uab.edu and complete the Health History Questionnaire as well as the Fitness Assessment Form prior to the appointment. 

Personal Training

Do you want to get back into shape or simply looking to kick start a new workout?  Personal Training is the service for you!  Here at the UAB Campus Recreation Center we offer a variety of Personal Training packages for both members and students.  Check out our Personal Training now for complete pricing, packing, and details.

Massage Therapy Services

Celebrate a little YOU time by scheduling yourself a massage today!  Appointments are available for 30 or 60 minutes and are performed by certified massage therapists.  Choose from a variety of massage packages in order to customize the perfect relaxation for you.  Massage therapy appointments are based upon the therapists’ schedules and availability.  Please allow at least 24 hours advanced notice of your preferred appointment time in order for us to best schedule your appointment.  

For more information or to schedule your next appointment, please email a completed Health History Form and preferred days/times for your appointment to  fitness@uab.edu today!

Competitive Sports

The Competitive Sports program offers activities such as Intramurals and Club Sports that involve individual and team competition. 

Intramurals

All UAB students, staff, and faculty are eligible to participate in intramural sports. Faculty and Staff must adhere to the specific entrance policies if they are not campus recreation facility members. Individuals in any team league must have their campus card in possession to be eligible to participate. 
Every team league is offered in men’s, women’s and co-rec format. Each league will have a 4 week regular season followed by a single elimination playoff. For more information please visit our website or contact intramurals@uab.edu. 

Want to sign up?

Individual Tournaments / Events

All single day tournaments are single or double elimination. Tournaments offered include: badminton, corn hole, billiards, table tennis, swim meet, track & field, triathlon, Texas Hold’em, and sand volleyball.

View tournaments here.

*All tournaments start at 6:30 pm with registration starting at 6 pm.
*Tournaments will be free

Club Sports

A club sport is an organized group of individuals established to promote interest in a sport and develop skills of its members in that sport. A club sport may be organized for recreational, instructional, performance, or competitive purposes.  For more information please visit our website or contact spettigr@uab.edu

Community Leagues

Anyone 18 years of age or older is eligible to participate. All community leagues are open to both UAB affiliated and non-UAB affiliated persons. Current sports offered include: flag football, basketball, indoor soccer, and volleyball. For more information please visit our website or contact spettigr@uab.edu.

Adventure Recreation

Adventure Recreation offers outdoor trips and clinics throughout the year including: kayaking, backpacking, camping, climbing, canoeing and whitewater rafting. Also offered are belay certification and lead climbing programs. Trips and clinics, such as the Wilderness First Responder training, are open to university students, faculty/staff, alumni, and the community. Contact outdoors@uab.edu for more information on trips, clinics, and rentals.

Climbing Wall
Located on the mezzanine level of the Campus Recreation Center, the 42’ tall by 36’ wide climbing wall offers 1,512 square feet of climbing. The wall’s climbing surface is constructed of reinforced polymer concrete panels and imprinted to match the look and feel of natural rock. Open to university students, faculty/staff, and alumni. The community may use the wall by private group rental.

Team Building

Campus recreation offers many opportunities for team building initiatives, catering toward campus groups, corporate outings, school groups and more! Our enthusiastic and skilled facilitators will guide your group through fun activities focused on enhancing or developing vital workplace and life skills such as teamwork, cooperation, communication, and trust. Our program can accommodate groups of any size. Initiatives work on developing or enhancing: communication, teamwork, trust, cooperation, team building, planning, and other common work place functions. Contact outdoors@uab.edu.

Rentals

The Outdoor Pursuits Rental Center offers outdoor equipment for various events and is open to university students, faculty/staff, alumni, and the community. Whether backpacking, camping, or canoeing, the rental center has multiple rental time spans on the equipment you might need like sleeping bags, tents, backpacks, and cooking sets.

Career & Professional Development - Mentor Program

UAB Career & Professional Development offers an annual Mentor Program for sophomores and juniors currently enrolled at UAB. The Mentor Program was established to help students experience a day-in-the-life of a professional in their chosen career field.  This experience helps students make informed career choices by seeing and interacting with mentors and gaining insights on growth trends and projections. The program provides an opportunity for students and mentors to interact and discuss career goals, critical networking opportunities and practical advice. For more information, visit our website https://www.uab.edu/careerservices/ or call (205) 934-4324.

Student Involvement & Leadership

The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership is responsible for developing the leadership capacity of students and supporting student organizations as integral members of the University community by serving as a leadership and organizational development clearinghouse. The mission of the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership is to serve as full partners in the collegiate experience by empowering students through intentional programs that foster personal and professional development, while enhancing campus pride and commitment to the greater Birmingham community.

Students who engage in programs, activities, and services provided by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership will be able to choose opportunities that foster collaboration with others by finding value in the contribution of viewpoints that differ from their own, develop a spirit of public-mindedness that influences civic engagement with local and global communities while creating spaces that generate a more porous and interactive flow of knowledge between campus and community, and develop their leadership and professional skills (such as critical thinking, event planning, conflict resolution), allowing them to succeed in all roles of a team and use these skills to build a foundation for future career success.

Civic Engagement

The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership promotes and supports service and community involvement through engaging our students in a variety of meaningful service activities. The office serves as a resource center for community service programming in order to help students expand their understanding of social/community issues, develop leadership skills, and work on solutions to real life problems.  The Blazers on Break alternative spring break program and Summer Service Weekends promotes community service, develops leadership skills, and creates strong bonds among participants who travel to another community to participate in volunteer work addressing issues such as environmental protection, children, affordable housing, hunger, education, HIV/AIDS awareness, and disabilities. Through local partner fairs and large scale programs like Into the Streets Day of Service, Awareness Weeks, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, students can get involved in many ways to make a positive difference on the lives of others in our community.

Fraternities and Sororities

Looking to excel in you academics? Have incredible leadership opportunities? Give back to the community and a cause bigger than yourself? Most importantly, looking for a home away from home?  The fraternities and sororities here have set the bar high for UAB students in terms of scholarship, leadership, philanthropy and service, and brotherhood and sisterhood. We currently have over twenty fraternities and sororities across four councils: the Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Multicultural Greek Council. Our diverse groups welcome students from all backgrounds, and will help you lay a foundation for success that lasts long after your college years have ended.

Leadership Programs

The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership coordinates campus-wide leadership programming to help students reach their potential in and out of the classroom. In additional to one-on-one leadership consultations, our office coordinates Leadership Foundations, a co-hort style leadership class, and programs such as Lunch with a Leader, Dinner with the Dean, the Fall Leadership Conference, the Winter Leadership Retreat, and the annual Etiquette Dinner.

Educating is an integral part of what our office does, whether it is offering weekly seminar-style learning through the LEAD (Leadership Education And Development) on Demand program, a chance to sharpen networking skills through an annual etiquette dinner, or how to be an effective leader as a member of UAB LEAD. We also offer a scholarship annually to an emerging leader.

Honor Societies

UAB recognizes many nationally affiliated honor societies that acknowledge scholastic achievement, citizenship, and outstanding leadership among students. Check out our honor societies at uab.edu/bsync.

Student Organizations

UAB recognizes over 150 student-led organizations concerned with the academic, social, and personal development of students. Organizations include groups with interests in religion, music, athletics, and cultural diversity. Additionally, nearly every academic major is represented by a student organization. Check out our organizations at uab.edu/bsync.

University Programs

University Programs bring entertaining, diverse, and educational events to UAB. University Programs produces Homecoming, TalentSearch, SpringFest, Fall Concert, Film Series, comedians, late night programs, music, and other special events.

Undergraduate Student Government

The Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA) is the voice for the undergraduate student body and represents student issues, concerns, and views to the administration. USGA provides programs and services for undergraduate students in the Schools of Business, Education, Engineering, Health Professions, Nursing, Public Health, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Elections for these executive council and senate positions are held each Spring semester. Students can also serve on USGA committees or be appointed to the cabinet or student court. Freshman may get involved through Freshman Forum.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, getinvolved@uab.edu, (205) 934-8020, Hill Student Center 230, www.uab.edu/studentaffairs

Student Multicultural and Diversity Programs

Student Multicultural & Diversity Programs serves the UAB Community, especially our students, by developing programs and resources that promote multicultural and social justice awareness, education and appreciation. Additionally, we support the growth of students' attitudes, ideas, and behaviors as they relate to multicultural issues and personal and social identities.

Student Multicultural & Diversity Programs focuses on the six areas of Cultural Engagement, Student Leadership, Dialogue and Critical Thought, Mentorship Programs, LGBTQ Programs, and Diversity Training, each creates opportunities for student involvement and education, advocacy, and awareness.

UAB Community Week

UAB Community Week is a campus-wide celebration of the diversity that exists within the UAB Community. The week and many of its events are sponsored by Student Multicultural and Diversity Programs in conjunction with the Department of Student Life and the Office for Equity and Diversity. The programs and events are designed to create awareness of different cultures and social groups by way of art, food, and musical presentations. Community Week also encourages dialogue and celebrates different racial and ethnic groups by its diverse lectures, programs, and activities. One of the signature events of the week is the President's Diversity Award Banquet. At this event, an undergraduate, graduate and professional school student along with a faculty and staff member, are given an award for their efforts in diversity. 

Free Food for Thought

Free Food For Thought is a dialogue series that encourages building a community that values diversity. Interested participants exchange viewpoints on selected topics, resulting in a greater awareness about issues and experiences across social and personal identities. Learning from one another through facilitated respectful discussion helps us value the contributions of our peers. In exchange for opinions, we provide Free Food.

International Film Series 

The purpose for an International Film Series is to engage, educate, and involve the viewers beyond the visual medium. It should raise interesting questions by reflecting on shifting social or cultural boundaries or challenging certain boundaries, and allowing the viewers to reach their own conclusions. In doing so, these series of films not only aim to promote multiculturalism, but also to broaden the viewers’ emerging cultural awareness.

          Multicultural Council

Interculture is UAB's first university-wide multicultural programming committee. Resources are available to educate and encourage cross-cultural interaction among students of all races, nationalities, and ethnic origins. Heritage celebrations are held throughout the year.

International Mentor Program 

UAB International Mentors is a program that provides incoming international students with valuable information about UAB, Birmingham, and the United States. International Mentors serve the UAB international community by offering programming, support, and assistance to better meet the needs of incoming new students.  The mentors are chosen through a highly selective process each spring and go through extensive training to offer the best services possible.

          Blazer Male Excellence Network 

The BMEN Peer Mentoring Program is designed to provide academic and social support to Black male students entering UAB. BMEN’s overall goal is to improve the quality of life for the new student by partnering a returning student with a new student, and by staff providing information on navigating the collegiate experience inside and outside the classroom. The mentors are selected each spring and go through extensive training to offer the best services possible.

          Safe Zone

Safe Zone is one way to say that all sexual orientations and gender representations are part of our culture and are acknowledged and supported. The Safe Zone Program provides a visible network of volunteers for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and other students seeking information and assistance regarding sexual orientation.

Theatre Activities

UAB Department of Theatre

The UAB Department of Theatre presents several productions each year in the Alys Stephens Center's Sirote Theatre and the Odess Theatre. Students of all majors can audition, build productions and participate on running crews for credit. Special ticket pricing is available for UAB students. For more information, contact the Department of Theatre at (205) 934-3236.

Ambassadors

The UAB Ambassador Program is the oldest and most prestigious student program on campus.  This select group of 20 dedicated students are committed to the University by serving as the official hosts and hostesses at recognized activities and events of UAB.  At all times, these student leaders represent UAB through their actions, demeanor, and speech. Ambassadors are selected each spring semester via application and interview. 

For more information, contact the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, getinvolved@uab.edu, (205) 934-8020, Hill Student Center 230, www.uab.edu/studentaffairs

Athletic Team Support Groups

Blazer support groups include the UAB Golden Girls, Cheerleaders (small coed), mascot (Blaze), Blazer Band, and the UAB Marching Blazers. These groups perform at UAB basketball, volleyball, and at a variety of events in Birmingham. Each spring tryouts are held and are based on performance and interviews. For more information on cheerleaders, mascot, and Golden Girls, contact the Athletic Team Support Office, Room 190, Campus Rec Center, (205) 975-5376 or email Ryan Martin at rmartin1@uab.edu. For information on the Blazer Band and the UAB Marching Blazers, call the band office at (205) 975-BAND (975-2263).  You can also visit the website www.uab.edu/spirit.

Black Student Awareness Committee

The Black Student Awareness Committee (BSAC) is a multifaceted programming board with the goal of enhancing the UAB collegiate experience through the promotion of educational events and programs that explore the diaspora of Black culture. In addition to sponsoring year-round activities such as B-Spot (a modern arts showcase), Umoja New Student Welcome, Camille Armstrong Memorial Stepshow, Kwanzaa, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week, the committee also programs and coordinates a majority of the UAB Black History Month festivities as well as countless other social justice and social programs with a focus on creating safe and positive spaces for all students. Selection for BSAC takes place in the spring semester.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, getinvolved@uab.edu, (205) 934-8020, Hill Student Center 230, www.uab.edu/studentaffairs

BlazeRadio

Hear music from your favorite artist, get the 411 on celebrity news and find out what's happening on campus 24 hours a day with BlazeRadio, UAB's student Web radio station. Tune in online, or download our Live365 smartphone app, and listen to the latest alternative, rock, hip hop, jazz, dance, and country music and more. You can also check out our popular news, sports, and talk shows that are all produced by and for UAB students.

If a job in radio is what you hope to achieve, BlazeRadio offers volunteer spots on the air and behind the scenes. Check the BlazeRadio site for details on programming, promotion, technology, and management positions. On-air slots require an audition. Get started by completing an application in the Office of Student Media.

To tune in, go to www.uab.edu/studentmedia and click on our live stream link. Our studio is located in Suite 130 in the Hill Student Center located at 1400 University Blvd. You can call us at (205) 934-3354 (WBLZ), or send us an email at info@InsideUAB.com.

Good Games UAB

The Good Games UAB (gg.UAB) program aims to create an environment that fosters a community of students with diverse backgrounds who actively engage in numerous eSports initiatives and activities throughout the school year. Our organization provides extensive programming, hands-on experience and mentoring to promote eSports culture within the community while increasing career awareness for students looking to jump-start their journey into the industry by connecting them with companies in the Greater Birmingham area. All students enrolled at UAB are eligible for membership.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, getinvolved@uab.edu, (205) 934-8020, Hill Student Center 230, www.uab.edu/studentaffairs

Honor Societies

UAB recognizes many nationally affiliated honor societies that acknowledge scholastic achievement, citizenship, and outstanding leadership among students. Check out our honor societies at uab.edu/bsync

For more information, contact the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, getinvolved@uab.edu, (205) 934-8020, Hill Student Center 230, www.uab.edu/studentaffairs

Leadership and Service Council (LSC)

The LSC consists of 12 selected student leaders and is responsible for coordinating various events and programs related to serving others and creating awareness for current social issues. Advised by the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership, LSC has five committees, and these student leaders are responsible for all aspects of events sponsored by the LSC, including event logistics, marketing, and volunteers. LSC also assists with the planning and execution of other events sponsored by Civic Engagement, including Civic Engagement Fairs, Blazers on Break, and Summer Service Weekends. Selection for this council takes place in the spring semester.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, getinvolved@uab.edu, (205) 934-8020, Hill Student Center 230, or www.uab.edu/studentaffairs/.  

Miss UAB

The spotlight shines on students both on stage and behind the scenes in the Miss UAB Scholarship Pageant, an official preliminary to the Miss Alabama and Miss America pageants. Held each fall, the pageant showcases each contestant's talent and achievement and provides scholarships to help them pursue educational goals. Get involved by joining the pageant's planning committees which promote the contestants, produce the show, recruit judges, or take the stage as a contestant!

For more information, contact the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, getinvolved@uab.edu, (205) 934-8020, Hill Student Center 230, www.uab.edu/studentaffairs

Music Ensembles

Students of all majors are invited to participate in instrumental or vocal music ensembles offered through the Department of Music. Each group performs on campus several times each year; some also perform for selected off-campus events. Some prior experience and brief auditions are required. Several scholarships are available each year for students who perform with these groups. For more information, contact the Department of Music, (205) 934-7376.

Vocal Groups

Chamber Singers

This choral ensemble performs a variety of music representing different periods and styles. The group is open to students of all majors. A short audition is required. For more information, please contact Dr. Brian Kittredge at (205) 975-2599 or briank@uab.edu.

Concert Choir

This auditioned choral ensemble performs music representing a variety of periods and styles. Some music-reading ability is needed. The group is open to students of all majors. A short audition is required. For more information, please contact Dr. Brian Kittredge at (205) 975-2599 or briank@uab.edu.

Gospel Choir

This ensemble primarily performs choral literature from the major eras of American Gospel Music. It is open to students of all majors. Students with significant skill in playing gospel, jazz and/or pop keyboard, rhythm guitar, bass guitar, saxophone, and drums are also encouraged to participate in the Gospel Choir. For more information, please contact Mr. Kevin Turner at (205) 934-6155 or kturner@uab.edu.

Opera Workshop

This ensemble performs opera scenes and musical theater excerpts, as well as fully staged, complete operas. It is open to students of all majors. A short audition is required. For more information, please contact Dr. Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk at (205) 934-8906 or maito:khw@uab.edu.

Bands

Blazer Band

As part of the university band program, the Blazer Band provides support for UAB Blazer basketball. It performs at all home and selected away games and for post-season events such as the annual Conference USA tournament. For further information, please contact the band office at (205) 975-BAND (975-2263).

Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos

Instrumentalists can further their musical knowledge and creative skills by performing classic and contemporary jazz, swing, and rhythm and blues. For further information, please contact Dr. Steve Roberts at (205) 934-6154 or jazztpt@uab.edu.

UAB Marching Blazers

The UAB Marching Blazers is part of the university band program, and produces high-quality experiences for students and fantastic entertainment for diverse audiences. The Marching Blazers go beyond the traditional role of collegiate marching bands by performing for professional sporting events; local, regional, and national marching band competitions and parades; and international travel and competitions. Scholarships are available. For further information, contact the band office at (205) 975-BAND (975-2263).

Wind Symphony and Symphony Band

As part of the university band program, the Wind Symphony and Symphony Band perform the finest concert band literature in campus concerts, selected special performances, and an annual spring tour. Band placement is contingent upon a brief audition. Scholarships are available for students who participate in the Wind Symphony or Symphony Band and the Marching Blazers. For further information, please contact the band office at (205) 975-BAND (975-2263).

Student Media

Kaleidoscope, UAB’s student newspaper, was here before there was a UAB. Students have been gathering, editing, and distributing the news about the UAB community since 1967.

Throughout the years, “Kscope,” as it is known on campus, has played a vital role in helping keep students informed as well as providing a public forum for the discussion of timely issues of interest to our community.

As times have changed, so has UAB’s Student Media -- trading in typewriters for computers, adding more color to its print edition, and aggressively converging what had once been a print-only medium into a contemporary operation that delivers content not only in print but daily on the web and through mobile devices.

And, UAB’s Student Media has expanded along the way with these innovative media:

  • Interactive Student Media, the web services group that powers Kscope online.
  • Streaming internet radio (BlazeRadio)
  • Literary and visual arts magazine (Aura Literary Arts Review)
  • Television web channel  (UABTV)

Regardless of the medium, however, at the heart of these operations are students who gain real-world experience and training that has equipped them for entry into the professional world. Over the years, teams of students have won numerous regional and national awards for journalistic excellence.

Student Media alums have gone on to work for a variety of media, ranging from community journalism to major metropolitan operations across the U.S. with most crediting their experiences with student media at UAB as essential to their careers.

Today, students produce content for all facets of these operations, including wrangling multimedia and mobile technologies to adapt the medium for display on smartphones and tablets. These innovations are produced by students themselves and are among some of the most cutting-edge concepts in collegiate journalism in the nation.

Student Media is always looking for those who want to join a team dedicated to finding the next great idea in serving our community.  Perhaps that’s you. Contact us today.

For more information, contact:

Student Media Office

Hill Student Center, 1400 University Blvd., Suite 130 • Telephone (205) 934-3354 • Find us on B-Sync or Email: info@insideuab.com

Student Organizations

UAB recognizes over 150 student-led organizations concerned with the academic, social, and personal development of students. Organizations include groups with interests in religion, music, athletics, and cultural diversity. Additionally, nearly every academic major is represented by a student organization. Check out our organizations at uab.edu/bsync

For more information, contact the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, getinvolved@uab.edu, (205) 934-8020, Hill Student Center 230, www.uab.edu/studentaffairs

UAB TrailBlazers

The UAB TrailBlazers are UAB's official student recruitment team. TrailBlazers assist the Office of New Student Programs by providing in-depth information about UAB to prospective students and their families. Chosen annually, TrailBlazers strive to ensure that students know about the diverse academic, cultural, and extracurricular interests found within the UAB community. These highly motivated, energetic, and dedicated students are chosen to represent the Division of Enrollment Management at special on- and off-campus recruitment events and campus tours. For more information, contact the Office of New Student Programs Campus Visit Center, Hill Student Center, Suite 201, (205) 934-9098 or TrailBlazers@uab.edu.

UAB LEAD

UAB LEAD is a student-led organization responsible for coordinating leadership events and activities for UAB students. UAB LEAD assists in the development of the Fall Leadership Conference, Winter Leadership Retreat, Leadership Lectures, workshops for other student organizations which include leadership development, icebreakers and introductions, communication and conflict resolution, and strategic management, etc.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, getinvolved@uab.edu, (205) 934-8020, Hill Student Center 230, www.uab.edu/studentaffairs

Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA)

The Undergraduate Student Government Association(USGA) is the voice for the undergraduate student body and represents student issues, concerns, and views to the administration. USGA provides programs and services for undergraduate students in the Schools of Business, Education, Engineering, Health Professions, Nursing, Public Health, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Elections for these executive council and senate positions are held each Spring semester. Students can also serve on USGA committees or be appointed to the cabinet or student court. Freshman may get involved through Freshman Forum.

For more information about USGA, contact the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, usga@uab.edu, (205) 934-8060, Hill Student Center 230, or www.uab.edu/usga.  

University Programs Board

The University Programs Board (UPB) is the student programming organization on campus. UPB works cooperatively with the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership to provide programs, entertainment, activities, and special events such as homecoming, Miss UAB, comedians, concerts, movies, and other special events. 

For more information, contact the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, getinvolved@uab.edu, (205) 934-8020, Hill Student Center 230, www.uab.edu/studentaffairs

Student Advocacy, Rights and Conduct


The Office of Student Advocacy, Rights and Conduct aims to provide developmental learning, holistic engagement, and preventative education to every member of the UAB community. 
The Student Advocacy, Rights and Conduct staff aims to:

  • Work with students to help identify and overcome barriers to success
  • Help students get connected to campus and community resources
  • Serve as advocates to help students navigate the university system
  • Provide referrals for longer-term care
  • Conduct outreach and education to students and other campus community partners on relevant issues students may face
  • Serve in consultation with staff, faculty, students, and families
  • Interpret and uphold the University Non-Academic Code of Conduct to provide a safe and inclusive campus community environment

For more information, contact the Student Advocacy, Rights and Conduct, sarc@uab.edu (205) 975-9509, or uab.edu/sarc

You're not alone; we are here to help

Student Advocacy, Rights and Conduct is committed to nurturing, protecting, and providing for its students. If you or someone you know is the victim of a physical or sexual assault or domestic violence, please remember; you are not alone. It is not your fault. UAB departments such as Counseling Services, Student Health and Wellness, and Student Advocacy, Rights and Conduct are here to offer assistance. Within Student Advocacy, Rights and Conduct, we have Case Managers to work closely and confidentially with undergraduate and graduate students. We will help you report a crime, receive medical attention, or get you connected to the right resources. If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, thoughts of suicide, or alcohol or drug abuse, we have assembled a list of medical professionals, counselors and support agencies, both on and off campus, to aid in your success at UAB.  Visit the Student Advocacy, Rights and Conduct web site at: uab.edu/sarc.

Title IX

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Student Experience oversees the University’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The Office works with students, University administration, departments, faculty, staff, campus police, and other support services to ensure that University policies and programs foster a campus community free of illegal gender discrimination and from all forms of violence, including sexual misconduct, examples of which can include acts of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and gender based discrimination.  Visit the Title IX Website at: uab.edu/titleix

UAB CARE Team

When you are concerned about a student, know that the CARE Team is here to help. The UAB CARE Team (Communicate, Assess, Refer, Educate) helps find solutions for students experiencing academic, social, and crisis situations, including mental health concerns. Members of the University community can report a concern for a student who might benefit from services. We review these reports to understand each student issue and the on and off campus resources that may guide them to success. 

The CARE Team steps in to connect students with relevant campus resources and outside agencies. Most times, we may need to communicate with the reporting party to help accurately asses the needs of the student. The CARE Team will also reach out to the student to understand his/her situation and develop a plan of action leading towards his/her success.