BRIDGE

BRIDGE is a community of undergraduate men of color at The University of Alabama. With hundreds of members in our community, BRIDGE is designed to empower students to leverage campus resources for their success and cultivate a community of men who support each other as students and friends. The BRIDGE experience begins with a 3-day, 2-night kickoff event for first-year students led by a group of upper-level student leaders called the BRIDGE Builders. The kickoff event will take place August 10-12, 2022, with early move-in available for first-year BRIDGE students.

After the kickoff event, first-year BRIDGE students, along with upper-level BRIDGE students, engage in bi-weekly meetings, participate in BRIDGE-specific academic support, engage in campus leadership programs, and build relationships with UA faculty, staff, administration, and alumni.

First-year BRIDGE students have the option to participate in the BRIDGE Living-Learning Community (BRIDGE LLC), which is housed in John England Jr. Hall. In addition to the LLC, first-year BRIDGE students have the option to enroll in a shared academic course.

As a member of the BRIDGE community, students participate in activities that introduce them to student involvement opportunities, help set goals for their time at UA, provide a space to meet other first-year men of color, and offer the chance to network with upper-level men of color and the larger UA community.

The BRIDGE Experience

  • Four-year program for undergraduate men of color
  • 3-day, 2-night community-building program for first-year students
  • Fall 2022 academic course for first-year BRIDGE students
  • Optional on-campus living community
  • Academic coaching and success resources
  • Preparation for campus leadership positions
  • Social events and service opportunities

2022 Kickoff Session Dates

Wednesday, August 10 – Friday, August 12, 2022

Visit the Kickoff Information Page to sign-up for BRIDGE 2022!

Contact Information

For more information about BRIDGE, call 205-348-8404 or email bridgeprogram@ua.edu.