The Office of Parent & Family Services is excited to announce the development of the UAB Family Council, and we hope you will consider applying to be a part of this exciting new initiative. This council will serve as an advocate for you – family members and students – with the goal of keeping you informed and communicating your needs and concerns to the University. The UAB Family Council is free and open to all family members of UAB undergraduate students.

Members of the Family Council will participate in occasional University recruiting events, assist in the development and implementation of programs for family members and students and support the growth of the UAB Family Fund, a fundraising campaign designed to support UAB students and university programs. Members will be expected to attend at least two of the three annual meetings that will take place during the spring (January), summer (May), and fall (October, during Fall Family Weekend) semesters; the council will also participate in at least one University recruitment event or orientation program.  Stay tuned, as the dates of these events will be shared during the spring semester meeting.

The Office of Parent & Family Programs is looking to establish the inaugural Family Council with 12-15 families; each family can be represented by one individual or a couple.  The first meeting of the Family Council will convene during the weekend of January 6 – 7, 2018, immediately before spring semester 2018 begins. 

Interested parties are encouraged to apply by submitting an application here.  Applications are due by Wednesday, November 22 at noon.  All applicants must be able to attend the inaugural Family Council meeting during the weekend of January 6 -7, 2018.  Individuals will be notified no later than Friday, December 1, 2017 regarding the status of their application.