• Student Leader

    Student Leader Selection provides UAB students with an opportunity to preview and apply to 21 campus organizations. In order to become a member of one of these organizations, students must participate in the Student Leader Selection process. Student Leader Selection takes place in the Spring semester of each academic year.


    Student Leader Selection is sponsored by:

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    SM Student Multicultural And Diversity Programs
    SM Off Campus Student Services
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    UAB Athletics
  • Student Leader Selection provides UAB students with an opportunity to preview and apply to 21 campus organizations. Organizations participating in Student Leader Selection include:

    UAB Ambassadors Good Games UAB University Programs Board
    Blazer Spirit Council Leadership & Service Council Serve205
    Greek Activities Council Blazers on Break Pathfinders
    Off-Campus Student Council Black Student Awareness Committee Social Justice Advocacy Council
    Blazer Male Excellence Network International Mentors Queer Peers
    SafeZone Peer Educators Free Food for Thought Peer Career Advisors
    Gang Green Street Team Game Day Interns
  • Student Leader Selection Spring 2020


    Applications Open on Engage   January 16    
       Student Leader Selection Preview    January 28
    (preference is given to applicants that
    attend the Preview event)
    5 - 7 pm HSC Ballrooms
    Student Leader Selection Preview February 10
    (preference is given to applicants that
    attend the Preview event)
    12 - 2 pm HSC Ballrooms
    Resume Workshop (optional)    February 4    
    Applications Close    February 16    
    Applicants Notified for Interviews    February 21    
    Interview Workshop (optional)    February 24    
    Candidate Interviews    February 26 – March 3    
    Selections Announced    March 6    
  • How to Participate:

    1. Attend a Preview event

    Two Student Leader Selection Preview events will be hosted to showcase the 15 organizations participating in selection. Students can come and go from the Preview event to learn more about the organizations that interest them.

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    2. Review the Requirements & Apply

    • If you meet the minimum requirements, login to Engage and search for Student Leader Selection.
    • Visit the Student Leader Selection organization page, and click on the relevant application.
    • Complete the application it its entirety to be considered for an organizational interview.

    3. Participate in the Organization's Interview

    After reviewing applications, students are notified if they have advanced to the interview phase of selection. This phase helps us learn more about you and your interests.

    4. Student Leaders are Announced!

    • With the completion of interviews, new student leaders are selected.
    • Announcements are published and students are notified via email.

  • First Impact SLS Logo

    The First Impact Program is designed to provide leadership opportunities for new freshman and new transfer students. This program is sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership. Students selected for this program will be assigned to one of the following organizations to gain leadership development and support the organization’s events and initiatives. Each organization will select 5-6 First Impact members.

    Blazer Spirit Council
    Good Games UAB
    Leadership & Service Council
    University Programs Board

    First Impact Program Learning Outcomes

    As a result of serving as a First Impact member within the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership, students will be able to:

    • Communicate effectively in order to develop relationships, manage conflicts, and work across differences.
    • Practice leadership through active group participation and team management.
    • Develop a basic understanding of practical leadership skills, such as time management, project management, and event management.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity.
    • Communicate their strengths and how they impact their role on the team

    First Impact Member duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Attend First Impact Program Workshops twice per semester.
    • Be a part of the executive board for the organization they are assigned to
    • Report to designated sub-committees if deemed appropriate by the assigned organization
    • Attend meetings and trainings for their assigned organizations; Meeting times will vary depending on assigned organizations.
    • Assist in the planning, marketing, and implementation of organizational programs, events, and initiatives
    • Support, promote, and attend all events hosted by the assigned organization
    • Complete one (1) office hour per week in the SIL Office

    Minimum Requirements for Freshman Applicants

    • 2.75 high school GPA required
    • Must be a first time freshman for Summer or Fall 2020
    • Must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 hours) at the time of applying and remain enrolled full time for the entire 2020-2021 academic year
    • Must submit an application, participate in the group interview process, and submit a resume

    Minimum Requirements for New Transfer Applicants

    • 2.5 cumulative GPA required
    • Must be a new transfer student at UAB in the 2020 calendar year
    • Must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 hours) at the time of applying and remain enrolled full time for the entire 2020-2021 academic year
    • Must submit an application, participate in the group interview process, and submit a resume

    Selection Timeline

    Applications Open on Engage August 10 at 8 a.m.
    Applications Close August 30 at 11:59 p.m.
    Send Interview Invites & Sign Up August 31
    Candidate Interviews September 4-9
    Selections Announced September 11

    Organization Specific Meetings

    First Impact Members will attend meetings with their assigned organizations. Meeting times will vary depending on assigned organizations.


    First Impact Workshops

    Members will be required to attend two meetings per semester for First Impact members to evaluate leadership development progress.

    Orientation Tuesday, September 15 @ 5pm
    Mid-Year Check-In Tuesday, November 17 @ 5pm
    Leadership Development Tuesday, January 26 @ 5pm
    End of the year evaluation Tuesday, April 6 @ 5pm
  • FAQs

    If I have class or work during a Preview event, can I still apply?

    We want you to be well-informed about the responsibilities and benefits of these opportunities prior to applying. However, attending a Preview event is only encouraged. Preference will be given to students who attend, but any student that meets the eligibility requirements may apply.

    Is there a minimum grade requirement?

    Yes, we believe students need to devote focus on their academic obligations, first and foremost! Most organizations require a minimum of a 2.5GPA. This does differ by organization. For example, BMEN requires a 2.75 and the UAB Ambassadors require a 3.0. Attend a Preview event of check out the Engage “Student Leader Selection” organization page to learn more about each organization’s requirement.

    What is asked during the interviews?

    The interview portion of Student Leader Selection provides us with a better opportunity to learn about you, your interests, and strengths. Interviews are not mean to be intimidating or overwhelming; we just want to learn about you and your interest in this role! We provide an optional Interview Workshop as a part of Student Leader Selection to assist students who want to sharpen their interview skills.

    If I am selected, when do student leader positions start?

    The leadership position is for one academic year (Summer, Fall, and Spring). Student Leader training starts in April for most organizations.


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