Mission Statement

The Mission of Graduate Student Services is to increase and support the academic, personal, and professional growth of graduate and professional students at The University of Alabama. This mission holds at its core the commitment to sharing in the socialization process of graduates and professionals to the culture of their UA graduate family and their chosen profession.

We seek to provide:

  • An avenue to lifelong learning and the acquisition of essential resources and services;
  • Promotion of a supportive framework of services through collaborating with student organizations, academic departments, and other student life units;
  • Dedication to student development and giving graduate and professionals students at UA a more audible and collective voice

GSS Learning Outcomes

  • As a result of services offered, Graduate and Professional students will be knowledgeable of and explore resources available to them that promote positive academic growth.
  • As a result of services offered, Graduate and Professional students will take advantage of opportunities designed to enhance their personal growth and career development.
  • Graduate and Professional students will engage in networking opportunities of an interdisciplinary nature and outside of the classroom experiences.
  • Graduate and Professional students will be aware of unique graduate experiences offered on UA campus through the increased effort of visibility, collaboration, and care of faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Graduate and Professional students will understand and apply skills necessary for comfortably functioning in intercultural environments.