Student Engagement: What We Do

College is a time when students are testing their independence and striving to find themselves. It's not uncommon for these journeys to have rough points. For some students, personal, emotional, psychological, academic, or other challenges may hinder their ability to succeed both in and outside of the classroom. Sometimes people don't think that the behaviors they observe are a big deal. Yet often others are seeing similar warning behaviors and feeling concerned also. When all of the pieces of the puzzle come together, it may be more apparent that each observer's piece of the story was part of a much bigger challenge that the student was facing. This is why it is important to take just a few moments to report your concerns or ask for help. In doing so, students can get assistance sooner, before their challenges grow.

The Office of Student Engagement aims to provide developmental learning, holistic engagement and preventative education to every member of the UAB community.

Student Engagement 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 to staff, faculty, students and families
  • Interpret and uphold the University Non-Academic Code of Conduct to provide a safe and inclusive campus community environment
  • Provide access to our food and school supplies pantry for students experiencing financial need and food insecurity

You're not alone; we are here to help.

Student Engagement 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 Student Health and Wellness, Women’s Advocacy and Counseling, and Student Engagement are here to offer assistance. Within Student Engagement, 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.