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Mission & Vision

Student Involvement & Leadership exists to provide intentional, inclusive experiences beyond the classroom that prepare students to serve, inspire, and lead.

Mission Pillars:


Through volunteerism and intentional reflection, students will become responsible citizens on campus and in their respective communities.


Through the development of, exposure to, and participation in campus programs, students will forge community, create and sustain traditions, and build healthy interpersonal relationships.


Through meaningful, collaborative, values-based leadership experiences, students will develop and enhance an understanding of self, others and community.

Core Values:

Connection – We believe it is critical to unite students with faculty, staff, and the Birmingham community and to develop a sense of belonging and institutional pride.

Discovery – We believe students should have an opportunity to explore their values, interests, and strengths through learning and reflection beyond the classroom.

Responsibility – We believe it is essential to transform students into engaged, accountable leaders who recognize and understand their campus and global impact.

Student Leader Overarching Outcomes

Student Leader Overarching Outcomes

As a result of serving in a student leader role within the office of Student Involvement & Leadership, students will be able to:

  • Exercise logical thinking to make decisions and solve problems
  • Develop relationships, manage conflicts and work across differences
  • Practice leadership through active group participation and team management
  • Develop a comprehensive set of practical leadership skills, such as time management, meeting management, and group dynamics
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity
  • Become socially responsible citizens

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Fraternity and Sorority Life promotes the holistic development of its diverse membership through a values-based experience grounded in the community standards of social responsibility, scholarship, philanthropy/service, and leadership.

Leadership & Service

Leadership & Service

Leadership and Service programming facilitates the holistic development of student leaders through co-curricular experiences, which foster civic engagement, collaborative experiences, and character education.

Student Activities

Student Activities

Student Activities enhances the co-curricular experience with innovative campus programs that foster leadership development, collaboration, and connection to campus.