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UA’s Crossroads Civic Engagement Center is a department within the Division of Community Affairs. UA Crossroads provides resources and opportunities for civic learning and democratic engagement through dialogue programs and engaged learning.

As part of our COVID-19 response, we are excited to offer an array of online resources for our campus and community partners. Crossroads has developed our civic engagement materials in a new virtual format to aid you in facilitating the activities and/or moderating related dialogues that support a vibrant civic life on campus and in the broader community. To learn more about these resources, or to set up an engaged learning consult on best practices for delivery of this online content, email: crossroads@ua.edu

Scroll to learn more about how we help to foster a thriving democratic society at the Capstone and beyond.

Our Mission and Vision

The mission of Crossroads Civic Engagement Center, an initiative of the Division of Community Affairs, is to develop engaged citizens for the State of Alabama and the world. We do this through teaching, research, and service focused on four civic pillars: values, knowledge, skills, and action.

The Crossroads Civic Engagement Center’s vision is of a University that develops the civic capacity of its students and its community partners in ways that foster a thriving democratic society at the Capstone and beyond.

Our Programs

Engaged Learning Series

Engaged Learning focuses on encouraging diverse perspectives within learning environments in order to effectively deliver content and build skills for campus and community partners.

CIVshop

Based on the Latin word "civis" for citizen, CIVshops are interactive experiences developed by UA Crossroads to increase knowledge and skills for acting on community values in a democratic society.

Campus Dialogues

The Campus Dialogues are a regular opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to engage one another about important issues related to identity, current events, and campus life.

Sustained Dialogue

Sustained Dialogue is a program that helps students discuss important social issues, get to know one another, and work on those social issues together.

Our Team

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Lane McLelland
Director

(205) 348-6930 | lane.mclelland@ua.edu
Ferguson Student Center Suite 3617
P.O. Box 870297, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

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A. Jackson Harris
Program Coordinator

(205) 348-6930 | asajharris@ua.edu
Ferguson Student Center Suite 3617
P.O. Box 870297, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

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Quin Kelly
Graduate Research Assistant

 

Lauren Richardson
Graduate Research Assistant

 

Talya Whyte
Undergraduate Intern

 

Preston McGee
Undergraduate Intern