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Honors Action Programs

Each August, 300 incoming Honors College freshmen arrive on campus more than one week before classes start to take part in Honors Action service programs within the West Alabama community. Working with 70 upperclass Honors College student leaders, these new students get to know one another and the Honors College while learning about issues that challenge Tuscaloosa and the surrounding community, including education, health care, and the environment. Throughout their week of service, they assist in the development of school gardens; clean up state parks and waterways; and paint and create outdoor learning spaces at local schools, among other projects. Katie Jack, 2018 Alabama Action student director described her experience in this way: "To serve the Tuscaloosa area while acquainting myself with campus and my peers was invaluable to my freshman experience. I was terrified to come to a big university where I didn't know anyone, but Alabama Action made Tuscaloosa feel like home. I've met some of my best friends in this program and I love Alabama Action so much that I've participated year after year.”


Student-led teams develop and implement projects in conjunction with needs identified by school principals and other community leaders. Our goal is $5,000, which will expand the teams’ budgets and allow the students to exercise more ambition and creativity in developing projects that best meet identified needs. The funds will also allow the purchase of new tools and equipment, including a pressure washer, which will improve the students’ effectiveness in their projects.

Students painting for a community project

Two students help with the community project

Students painting inspirational message a community project

Students painting a restroom for a community project

Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which area of campus will receive the largest amount of dollars during Bama Blitz? Make a gift to your favorite area of campus to help make them #1 on the Leaderboard!
Rank Department Raised
1 Culverhouse College of Business $1,752,719.33
2 Communication & Information Sciences $161,730.18
3 Engineering $116,691.40
4 Nursing $98,327.31
5 General University Scholarships $78,025.00
6 Athletics $57,199.17
7 Human Environmental Sciences $50,224.31
8 Student Life $50,000.00
9 National Alumni Association $36,798.52
10 Arts & Sciences $25,041.10
11 University Libraries $10,994.00
12 Continuing Studies $8,896.31
13 Education $7,975.31
14 Area of Greatest Need $7,630.00
15 Social Work $7,570.00
16 Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law $7,485.00
17 We Are UA Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign $4,621.00
18 Honors College $4,170.00
19 Community Health Sciences $3,110.00
20 Graduate School $1,200.00
Number of Gifts Leaderboard
Which area of campus will receive the most gifts during Bama Blitz? Make a gift to your favorite area of campus to help make them #1 on the Leaderboard.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Culverhouse College of Business 318
2 Athletics 261
3 Human Environmental Sciences 138
4 National Alumni Association 133
5 Continuing Studies 133
6 Communication & Information Sciences 114
7 Arts & Sciences 112
8 Engineering 89
9 Nursing 85
10 Education 78
11 Student Life 68
12 We Are UA Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign 54
13 Honors College 50
14 University Libraries 48
15 Social Work 48
16 Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law 40
17 Area of Greatest Need 35
18 Community Health Sciences 35
19 General University Scholarships 29
20 Graduate School 7
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