The Elliott Society is a Community Service Based University Wide Honorary dedicated to social justice. Membership into this society is one of the highest honors at The University of Alabama.

The Elliott Society is named in honor of the late Carl Atwood Elliott, a former University of Alabama SGA President, who later became an Alabama congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives. He based his political principles on assistance to the needy, racial tolerance, and better educational opportunities to all. His works in Congress especially focused on education. Two very notable acts Elliott co-authored include The Library Services Act of 1956 and the National Defense Education Act of 1958.

For more information on the life and work of Carl Elliott, please visit:
Carl Elliott’s Congressional History
Official Web Site for the Carl Elliott Museum – Jasper, Alabama

The University of Alabama Carl A. Elliott Society recognizes students, faculty, and alumni who have made significant leadership contributions to the campus, community, state, and nation in areas of social and cultural progress and who portray a spirit of the ideals held by Congressman Elliott. The group works together to help better society through group and individual efforts in community service and much more!

Selection Criteria

Class standing: Undergraduate and Graduate Students
GPA: 3.0
Selection timeline: Spring