2015-2016 HIGHLIGHTS MISSION The Division of Student Life maximizes each UA student’s learning experience.
UNIVERSITY RECREATION u University
Recreation facilities were visited more than 919,000 times during the year.
PARENT AND FAMILY PROGRAMS u More
than 28,000 parents and family members received information through the PENpALS email notification system.
STUDENT INVOLVEMENT u UA
students joined more than 550 registered student organizations.
than 13,000 students logged their activities using the Co-Curricular Transcript via mySource.
HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES
CENTER FOR SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP
than 500 residential curriculum lessons were provided to residents, with an emphasis on personal development, community engagement, and cultural exploration.
students volunteered more than 1,000,000 hours of service. u More
than 1,000 students volunteered 28,783 hours of mentoring to local elementary school students through Al’s Pals. u Beat
Auburn Beat Hunger raised 116,270 pounds of food for the West Alabama Food Bank.
94% of first year students lived on campus
FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE AND RETENTION INITIATIVES u 106
students took a faculty member to lunch through the Out 2 Lunch program. u 48
Peer Leaders mentored 1,193 first year students.
Assessment and Planning
Blackburn Institute Career Center Center for Service and Leadership
than 29,000 students were contacted by the Counseling Center at 260 outreach events throughout the year.
Dean of Students External Relations Ferguson Student Center
First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives Fraternity and Sorority Life Health Promotion and Wellness
than 5,000 UA students connected with 718 employers at nine career fair events. u Career
Center staff members held 8,131 career-consulting appointments to guide students.
Housing and Residential Communities Parent and Family Programs Student Care and Well-Being Student Conduct Student Government Association Student Health Center and Pharmacy Student Involvement Student Media University Programs
VETERAN AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
Students served in 2015-2016
Impact Federal GI Bill: $39.7 million
1,950 students certified for benefits
University Recreation Veteran and Military Affairs Women and Gender Resource Center
State GI Bill: $15.6 million
1,071 students certified for benefits
FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LIFE For Fall 2016, a record 2,684 women participated in formal recruitment. These students experienced a 92 percent match rate, well above the national average of 79 percent. u
UA’s Greek community has more than doubled in size over the past 12 years. u
STUDENTS IN 2016
Average GPA Spring 2016 u
ALL SORORITY: 3.4
ALL WOMEN: 3.29
STUDENTS IN 2004
ALL FRATERNITY: 3.08 ALL MEN: 3.02