About us

With the aim of advancing the common good, the Mitchell-West Center for Social Inclusion at the University of North Alabama will support education, research, community, and advocacy by working with diverse groups on campus, in the Shoals, and across the state and region.

The Center welcomes everyone by providing an accessible and inclusive space for students and faculty to share knowledge, collaborate on interdisciplinary projects, and build sustainable partnerships with organizations that are committed to addressing some of the most pressing social problems that we face today.

How does the Center support education?

The Center sponsors and organizes signature programs and initiatives that fill the gaps in what the University is already offering and provides a central hub for the dissemination of information about campus and community supports and events. 

In an effort to create dialogue on a statewide level, the Center will have workshops, panels and other leadership consortia that will address the intergenerational community, specifically, developing ways to address the diversity and inclusion gap between age groups in Alabama.

Find more trainings and education opportunities on our Events page.

How does the Center support research?

In efforts to pursuing our mission of social change, the Center will provide several scholarships/grants to individuals with projects related to (but not limited to):

  • Equality
  • Inclusion
  • Diversity 

The Mitchell-West Center for Social Inclusion will also be partnering with the Center for Student Research for the University annual Scholars Week. 

More information on scholarships and a call for funding, coming soon. 

How does the Center support community & advocacy?

The Mitchell-West Center for Social Inclusion will work in partnership with existing campus offices and as well as community programs and organizations to continue to foster an environment committed to social engagementempowermentequality, and justice.

The Center is vital to this endeavor by providing a space to develop initiatives that could reduce inequalities experienced on campus and within the community and state. Our initiatives will embrace the diverse array of underrepresented, disadvantaged and marginalized groups.