At The University of Alabama, the Center for Service and Leadership (CSL) strives to enhance the student experience through active and diverse engagement opportunities in the community. These meaningful and experiential learning opportunities provide students the ability to enhance their leadership skills while becoming active, global citizens.

The Center is built upon the foundation that service is transformational for both individuals and communities. Established in 1993 to serve as a model for community-university partnerships, the CSL is located within The University of Alabama’s Division of Student Life. The CSL staff works continually to cultivate and maintain reciprocal partnerships with social action and community service agencies.

Are you interested in getting involved in service, numerous of our teams are currently recruiting for weekly service opportunities, including Serving Bama, Habitat for Humanity, and Al’s Pals. Make sure you check them out!

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Team Overview

Each Center for Service and Leadership Community Action Team oversees a specific focus area. These focus areas include hunger, homelessness, medical experiences, and first year leadership development. Community Action Teams are led by a Team Leader and a group of Assistant Team Leaders who plan and execute each service event. Applications for these positions are available in the spring semester.
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Highlights 2016-2017

  • 1 Million hours of service
  • UADM: $340,001.17 raised
  • BABH: 150,322 lbs raised
  • Al's Pals: 25,353 mentor hours
  • Beyond Bama: 17,460 service hours
  • Ripple Effect: 600 student participants
  • Hosted Students of Color Leadership Conference
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Upcoming Events

Wed 20

$100 Day

September 20
Tuscaloosa AL
Oct 01

Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Campaign

October 1 - November 15
Tuscaloosa AL
United States
Oct 07

Hands on Tuscaloosa

October 7,8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuscaloosa AL
United States