The University of Alabama has a long history of serving the people of Alabama. By combining the expertise of our faculty and the energy of our students with the resources of the University and the communities we serve, we make a difference every day.

The University's research and academic programs are the basis for extensive service activities and successful partnerships with businesses, nonprofit organizations and governments at the state, regional, national and international levels.

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It’s what drives us… in the classroom, in our labs, in our daily lives. It is fueled by our imaginations and defined by our enduring legacies.

At The University of Alabama, we understand this. We know you count on us to graduate students prepared to make lifelong contributions to our state… who will impact our communities, our businesses, our economy. Graduates who understand the complexities of a global world… who will expand our knowledge base in ways we cannot yet comprehend.

Community Outreach

UA’s community outreach efforts are based on partnerships and collaborative efforts that bring people together to make a difference in the lives of others. As a UA student, you will build relationships, secure resources and provide leadership and coordination that cross cultures and tackle important issues.

Economic Outreach

The University of Alabama offers expertise and technical assistance that benefit industry, organizations and communities in the state and region. Working together, we bring the resources, expertise and intellectual assets of The University of Alabama to build and sustain viable economic opportunities throughout the state and the nation.

K-12 Outreach

UA is meeting the challenges where they begin. Our faculty, staff and students are committed to making a positive impact on Alabama’s children and the future of our state and region. At The University of Alabama, we believe in the power of education and not just at the university level. Every day, we reach thousands of K-12 students through programs originating from nearly every college and department on our campus.