Welcome Back!

We are so excited to begin our 4th Fall semester here on campus since opening in August 2019. 

In case you missed it, the Mitchell-West Center for Social Inclusion has grown! The Center for Women’s Studies is now co-located with us in Rice Hall on the 1st Floor.

The Center for Women’s Studies has a long and important legacy at the University of North Alabama and we intend to keep that legacy thriving. Be sure to check out the updated Center for Women’s Studies webpage and come visit us in Rice Hall!

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From events on campus to outreach in the community here are a couple things you can expect from us this fall: 1) a variety of events with an inclusive focus, 2) trainings and workshops across campus (or for your student group), and 3) information and education about creating welcoming and affirming environments.

Know Your Student Resources 

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Knowing the resources that are available to you as a student is important in being able to advocate for yourself and/or share information with others. That’s why we participated in a campus wide scavenger hunt to kick off the semester. We had 15 offices and 100+ students join us.

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If you missed the fun, you can still find out all of the info below:

Commons, 2nd floor


Powers Hall

Rice Hall, 1st floor

Collier Library, 2nd floor

Student Recreation Center

Or check out our September display in Collier Library!


Save the Date!

Mark your calendars!! We hope to see you at some of our upcoming events!

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Sundaes and Self Reflection

September 15 at 1 pm on Rivers Patio

Put the cherry on top of your week! Join us, UPC, and Student Counseling Services for a time of self-reflection! We’re scoopin’ ice cream and providing all the fixin’s. 

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Study Smarter, Not Harder Workshop

September 20 at 3 pm in Collier 222

Dr. Sara Johnson is joining us for a metacogniton workshop. Learn more about how your brain works and what the best ways to study actually are.

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Self-Advocacy Workshop

October 4 at 4 pm in Communications 126

We believe in you - and you should too! Join us to learn how to advocate for yourself in the classroom and beyond.

ICYMI: Affinity Groups

Finding your community can feel overwhelming! We have two affinity groups on campus.

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First-Gen is an affinity group for students who are the first in their family to attend a 4-year university.

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LGBTQ+ is an affinity group for students who identify with LGBTQ+ communities. 

We have several events planned for each group so be sure to save the dates! Find our calendar of events here.

Community Service

No plans over Fall Break? There’s a service opportunity for you!

UServe + Alternative Breaks are traveling to Atlanta, GA over Fall Break (Oct 13-15) to serve with Safehouse Outreach, a nonprofit organization that is focused on decreasing homelessness and serving homeless populations in Atlanta and the surrounding areas.

Cost to students: $25 (includes transportation + food)

Limited to 12 spots • Applications prioritized by submission date

Applications are now open thru Sept 16! 

Click here if you want to apply to go on the trip


We hope you have a wonderful semester!

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We want to send a quick reminder that we are a support here for you on campus, as well as a confidential reporting site. So please reach out to us, should you need any help. 

We wish you all the best of luck in classes. 

Alyson Bergner + Andrea N. Hunt