Students in the Global and Community Leadership (GCL) Honors Program know that they’re members of a community — not just a local one, but a global one. Social justice issues like educational disparities, poverty, food insecurity, environmental degradation, and health care access touch lives in every country, in every big city and small village, at every socioeconomic level. GCL prepares honors students to explore, understand, and take a leadership role in addressing those issues and making lives better.
Through the GCL Honors Program, students combine their academic interests and personal passion to be transformational leaders for the 21st century.
The GCL Honors Program challenges students to think critically about how they can be good citizens of communities. GCL students gain appreciation of diverse perspectives and practice applying knowledge to community development.
- Participatory citizenship
- Ethical leadership
- Creative problem-solving
- Effective communication
For more information on applying to the Honors College or its programs, visit http://www.uab.edu/honorscollege. GCL is intentionally flexible and is available for students to enter as late as the third year.