Lucy’s Legacy is a living-learning community (LLC) for women of color interested in exploring the historical significance and experiences of women of color at The University of Alabama. This living-learning community is named in honor of Dr. Autherine Lucy Foster, the first African-American student to attend The University of Alabama. As a member of this community, you will be part of a group of first-year women who enroll in a shared academic course, benefit from mentoring and resources, and form a peer group to share in their first-year experience. Additionally, Lucy’s Legacy will have a resident advisor and a group of sophomore-senior level peer mentors to serve and support the women in community. The community is currently housed in John England Jr. Hall. A limited number of spaces are available, and students will be admitted on a rolling basis until spaces are filled.
Community Features and Requirements
Participants in this living-learning community will experience taking a common class, learning from a peer mentor, and programming specific for them.
Participants must be a first-year woman who intends to live on campus. Participants will need to complete the application below.
Lucy’s Legacy is currently full for the 22-23 academic year.
Legacy Leaders are sophomore-senior women who are available to mentor participants in the Lucy’s Legacy Program. Mentors connect participants to the UA student experience and facilitate activities within the community. They offer their personal insight into what it means to be a student at UA, live by the Capstone Creed, and serve as a role model for Lucy’s Legacy participants.
Public Health, Senior
Involvement: Army ROTC, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Women of Excellence
Advice: Get Involved! Make memories because these 4 years will fly by fast.
Involvement: Women of Excellence, Black Business Student Assoc., Delta Sigma Pi Professional Fraternity
Advice: Don’t be afraid to be different, stay true to yourself!
Communicative Disorders/ Psychology, Senior
Involvement: Capstone Men and Women, NSSHLA, Anderson Society
Advice: College is a marathon not a sprint. If you need a break, treat yourself for all your hard work!
Music Education, Senior
Involvement: College of Education Ambassador, Afro-American Gospel Choir, UA’s School of Music IDEA
Advice: Setbacks and mistakes are normal. Remember you are strong and your discipline has gotten you this far. Consider how much further you can go!
Athletic Training, Senior
Involvement: Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Fraternity, Honors College, Athletic Training Student Assoc.
Advice: Be open to new opportunities and ideas however, always be true to who you are. Don’t forget to have fun!
Public Health, Junior
Involvement: Student Government Association
Advice: Invest in yourself and do activities that make you happy and healthy so you will be the best student you can be!
Aerospace Engineering, Junior
Involvement: RA for Lucy’s Legacy, Avanti, Student Recruitment Team, Al’s Pals
Advice: Strive to be the best student and individual you can be! It will take you a long way.
Public Health, Junior
Involvement: BFSA Ambassador, Parent Ambassador, Women of Excellence
Advice: Get involved and always remember to not give up!
Involvement: Resident Advisor
Advice: Choose your schedule wisely and also manage your time well.
Involvement: Black Student Union
Advice: Always be engaged and ready to network.
Political Science, Junior
Involvement: Avanti, National Council of Negro Women, Student Alumni Ambassador
Advice: Try new things and step out of your comfort zone. You never know what you may enjoy!!
Involvement: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc., Black Student Union, Al’s Pals
Advice: Be sure to get involved on campus; try out as many clubs as you can. College is about finding out what you love to do!
Involvement: IGNITE, Women of Excellence, National Council of Negro Women
Advice: Take advantage of all the resources on campus. Find the ones specifically for first year students that will help you set good study habits.
Public Relations/ Psychology, Junior
Involvement: Her Campus, New View
Advice: Be yourself; whatever is meant to find you will find you!
Hospitality Management, Junior
Involvement: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Avanti, University Programs
Advice: Stay organized and manage your time well. Be yourself and have confidence.
Involvement: Alpha Kappa Alpha Soroity, Inc., UA Business Lead Ambassador, BFSA Ambassador
Advice: Remember if you play small, you stay small!
Involvement: Capstone Assoc. of Nursing Students, Capstone College of Nursing Serve
Advice: Be outgoing! Always be willing to experience new things.
Involvement: C&IS Student Exec Council, C&IS Ambassador
Advice: Always ask for help!
Social Work, Junior
Involvement: BFSA Ambassador
Advice: Don’t be afraid to meet new people and try to get involved on campus as soon as possible.
Involvement: Peer Leader, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Women of Excellence
Advice: Make your planner your best friend so you will develop time management skills.
Psychology/Pre-Med Track, Sophomore
Involvement: Women of Excellence, Peer Leaders, BSU, Al’s Pals, BSFA Ambassador
Advice: It’s not about who you know but who knows you! The relationships you form as a freshman help pave the way for your success at the Capstone.
Elementary Education, Sophomore
Involvement: Women of Excellence, Ignite UA
Advice: Don’t spread yourself thin, but get involved early.
Healthcare Analytics, Sophomore
Involvement: Black Student Union, BFSA Ambassador
Advice: Be your true self!
Secondary Education/History, Sophomore
Involvement: BSU, SGA, UA College Democrats
Advice: Do not overwhelm yourself. Make a plan and stick with it but embrace changes if needed.
Social Work, Sophomore
Involvement: Bama Belles, Fangineer
Advice: Don’t allow the bad days to consume your best days. Be willing to become a better you.
Involvement: Honors College, Camp 1831 A-Team, Freshman Forum, Peer Leader
Advice: Get involved as much as you can. It’s always okay to ask for help.
Creative Media, Sophomore
Involvement: National Council of Negro Women, CIS Ambassador, Women of Excellence
Advice: Get out of your comfort zone; you have to be uncomfortable to grow! Get involved.
Human Development and Family Studies, Sophomore
Involvement: College of Human Environmental Sciences
Advice: In Lucy’s you are not alone; you have community to support and help you.
Business Marketing, Sophomore
Involvement: Peer Leaders, CSL Asst. Team Leader
Advice: Go with the flow, have fun, embrace this new journey!
Kinesiology (Exercise Science), Sophomore
Involvement: BSU, The College XPerience
Advice: Branch out and meet new people. Get involved in clubs and organizations.
Involvement: Avanti, Capstone Assoc. of Nursing Students, Freshman Forum
Advice: You are walking into a new world of experiences, challenges, and adversities. Remember Dr. Foster’s fight. You are her legacy!
Psychology/Pre-Med Track, Sophomore
Involvement: Women of Excellence, Psych Club
Advice: Reach for the stars!