As your student begins to embrace a new University and explore ways to connect interpersonally with other students through organizational involvement and leadership roles, encourage them to enhance their UAB experience through Engage. Engage is the official UAB online community for connecting students to meaningful involvement opportunities. From freshman year until graduation, students can use Engage to learn about upcoming UAB events, create student organizations, connect with existing organizations (UAB has around 250 organizations!), and discover opportunities tailored to interests. Students can access Engage by visiting www.uab.edu/uabengage. You can check it out, too! While students will have more opportunities to interact with the online community by logging in, Engage does have a public view, as well. You can see upcoming events and news post that are relevant for your UAB student! For questions regarding Engage, please direct your student to The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership located in the Hill Student Center 230. Students can walk-in to meet with a UAB Pathfinder, a peer mentorship program, which will assist them with navigating Engage and exploring available engagement opportunities.

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Blazers Serve: Sign Your Student’s Waiver

“We cultivate progress, strive for excellence through innovation and service.” This statement is from the Blazer Way, the UAB Creed. At UAB, Blazers serve. It is a part of the University’s mission and a powerful part of the student experience. A traditional UAB service event is Into the Streets. Into the Streets is a bi-annual program sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership designed to connect UAB students to the Birmingham community through a day of service. Each fall and spring semester, UAB students come together to help the university accomplish its mission of encouraging partnerships that improve education, health, economic prosperity and quality of life. In order for students to participate, the University requires completion of an event waiver. However, in the state of Alabama, the legal age of consent is 19 years old. This becomes problematic for new students wanting to serve. In an effort to support students’ eagerness to serve, regardless of age, we would like to provide you with an opportunity to pre-sign your student’s Into the Streets Waiver. Please click here to access the waiver. The waiver should be signed and submitted using the Waiver Submission Form. Waivers must be signed and submitted by October 5, 2018 at 12:00p.m.

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Waiver Submission Form