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 freshman year experience. Additionally, the Lucy’s Legacy community has a group of sophomore-senior level peer mentors to support the women in the community, as well as a resident advisor (RA) who was once a first-year Lucy’s Legacy student herself. Lucy’s Legacy is currently housed in John England Jr. Hall. Women interested in being a part of Lucy’s Legacy should complete the application that is linked in the section below.

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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.


Students must be a first-year woman who intends to live on campus for Fall 2023. Interested students will need to complete the application below.


Click the button below to apply for the Fall 2023-Spring 2024 Lucy’s Legacy community!

Apply for the 23-24 Lucy's Legacy Community

This application is only for incoming students admitted to UA for the Fall 2023 semester.

Legacy Leaders

Each incoming freshman is paired with a Legacy Leaders peer mentor. Click here to learn more about the Legacy Leaders.