Programs

"It Makes a Difference, Be the Difference."

JagRoots

Vision Statement: To support the University’s goal to enrich the quality of student life and the living/learning environment.

Mission Statement: To better support the transition for students entering the University of South Alabama, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs offers JagRoots, a mentoring program that projects accountability, dependability and minority retention.  

JagRoots is a one-on-one mentoring program that supports students in their transition to the University of South Alabama. This objective is achieved by connecting students with University facility, staff, and alumni who have common backgrounds or interest.

The JagROOTS Program is designed to help first-year, transfer, and continuing students become a valued part of the University and the Mobile area. The mentors and mentees participate in a series of skill-based activities that build relationships, connect communities, and explore opportunities.

Admission status: Closed as of 9/01/2017

iLead Leadership Academy 

The iLead Leadership institute is an 8 week, 2 phase program consisting of interactive activities and leadership development training to enhance the acquisition of student leaders’ knowledge and skills with tools for professional, intellectual, and personal development. The overall objective of this program is to enhance the acquisition of student leaders’ knowledge and skills with tools for professional, intellectual, and personal development. Each participant will learn how to critically evaluate his or her own leadership proficiency and business skills. iLead will be held on the Thursday dates listed below from 5:00pm-6:30pm.

Admission status: Closed as of 9/01/2017

Black Faculty and Staff Association 

We create a connection where university employees can foster a great sense of community and mutual support among the Black faculty and staff. The BFSA promote academic excellence and career development through involvement with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. The members of the BFSA actively work towards the University’s goal of diversity and inclusion in every aspect in the University.