The Women and Gender Resource Center’s Student Leadership Council (SLC) offers University of Alabama students the opportunity to hone and cultivate their leadership skills through rigorous volunteering opportunities. The WGRC plans and implements several volunteer and leadership initiatives throughout each academic year. Members of the Student Leadership Council will be vital participants in the promotion and execution of the WGRC’s mission to address gender inequity and foster a community that values social justice, safety, leadership, mentoring, education, multiculturalism, partnership and research. Membership applications will be reviewed at least once a semester.

Below are some projects that Student Leadership Council assists in the planning, developing, and implementing of throughout the year:

  • Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness Months
  • Chocolate Festival
  • LunaFest
  • Cultural Heritage Month Events

Students who are committed to enhancing these initiatives are highly encouraged to apply to become a member of the Student Leadership Council.

Meet Our Current Members:


Jylexus Burks

Jylexus Burks

Biology (Pre-Pharmacy)
Sophomore from Troy, AL
1st year on SLC


Sumona Gupta

Sumona Gupta

Socio-Legal Studies
Senior from Tuscaloosa
2nd year on SLC


Kirby Lewis

Kirby Lewis

Computer Science
Sophomore
Returning SLC member


Maddi Smith

Maddi Smith

1st year MSW student
From Chandler, Arizona
1st year on SLC


Shaina Suzor

Shaina Suzor

2nd year MSW student
3rd year on SLC


Mercedes Taylor

Mercedes Taylor

Psychology and Criminal Justice
Junior
Returning SLC member


Jessica Tobin

Jessica Tobin

Chemical Engineering (Pre-Med)
Junior from Chicago
2nd year on SLC


Heather Whitsett

Heather Whitsett

Psychology and Criminal Justice
Junior from Tuscaloosa
1st year on SLC