Each year, the Center for Service and Leadership, in conjunction with The SOURCE, puts on the Service and Leadership (SAL) Awards. The SAL Awards give special recognition to student organizations and individual students who have been instrumental in providing quality programs, opportunities for involvement, and community service to the campus and to the Tuscaloosa community throughout the year. Award nominators and nominees are invited to attend. Below is the link to the 2022 nomination form.

Nomination Form

Awards Overview

This accolade goes to the student, or students, that best demonstrate the mission to educate students for civic engagement and leadership as well as giving students diverse service engagement opportunities. They are committed to engagement programs that promote education and awareness of community needs and resources leads to opportunities for social problem solving. They go above and beyond in helping to forward the mission and value of community service at The University of Alabama. They are doing their part in creating a better tomorrow.
The spirit of the Henry M. Lipsey Heart of Service Award is best encapsulated by the words of Robert Greenleaf. He wrote, “The servant-leader is servant first, it begins with a natural feeling that one wants to serve first, as opposed to wanting power, influence, fame or wealth.” The award has a three part criteria: Goodwill (Acts of compassion to others in the Tuscaloosa community); Justice (Conformity to the principles of equity and inclusion in all things); and Servant Leadership. Anyone can nominate a student for this award.
This accolade goes to the community partners that collaborate with the CSL that best demonstrates the mission to educate students for civic engagement and leadership as well as giving students diverse service engagement opportunities. These partners are committed to providing engagement programs that promote education and awareness of community needs and resources leads to opportunities for social problem solving.
This accolade goes to the student, or students whose collective contributions to The University of Alabama are grounded in the values of the Center for Service and Leadership where we believe “Meaningful Service + Engaged Leadership = Measurable Change.” Students who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in their co-curricular experiences through character, collaboration and commitment to excellence in everything they do. Nominees will have impacted campus through program development/implementation or serving as a leader of a student organization/program while working to empower those around them.
This accolade goes to a student, or students, who embody the essence of selfless service. Barbara Grimes was an Administrative Assistant in the CSL for many years. She is one of the most selfless people on earth, serving lovingly and willing behind the scenes to ensure everything was perfect for our students and programs. She never looked for praise or accolades. She served because it was her essence and it still is. Nominees will have embodied these characteristics through their altruistic desire to serve.