The University of Alabama has many rich traditions, not the least of which is providing leadership opportunities for young people. For generations, many of our state’s leaders have honed their skills while students at the Capstone.

In this spirit, the Capstone Council, an alumni group composed of former Capstone Men and Women, the Office of the President, and the Honors College host an annual Capstone Leadership Academy focused on the themes of Values, Vision, and Voice. One hundred fifty outstanding high school sophomores from across Alabama who have shown an interest in leadership through service are selected to participate in this event, which is held on The University of Alabama campus in the spring.  The purpose of the two-day event, which features dynamic speakers and group activities, is to give students the tools and the training to apply their leadership skills to opportunities in their own communities.

Each fall, high school counselors across Alabama nominate two students who demonstrate exemplary leadership qualities and have a GPA of at least 3.0. The deadline for nominations for the 2018 CLA was September 20. Students who have been selected for participation in CLA are now invited to click here to RSVP. Only students who have been selected and invited to attend should submit an RSVP.

Capstone Leadership Academy will take place March 1-2, 2018.

These resources provide important information for parents and students about the upcoming CLA, including a tentative itinerary for the event, hotel information, and information about student safety while they attend CLA. Please review these documents and contact the Honors College if you have additional questions. The liability release form must be signed and turned in before students can participate in the program.

CLA Liability Release Form

2018 CLA Student Safety Protocols

CLA 2018 Detailed Information For Students

CLA FAQ For Parents 2018

2018 Hotel Information for Parents

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