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

Scroll to learn how we support students, faculty, and staff in making UA a welcoming community for all.

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 helps to develop the civic capacity of its students and its community partners in ways that help build a healthy 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.


The Community and Inclusive Values workshops (CIVshops) are interactive experiences developed by UA Crossroads to build skills for community life and to foster civic responsibility.

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.

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.

Better Together

Instead of seeing personal beliefs as differences that divide, the Crossroads Interfaith Initiative draws on the work of the Interfaith Youth Core (, to advance a view of religious and philosophical traditions as bridges for cooperation and understanding.

Our Team


Lane McLelland

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

Jackson Harris_web

A. Jackson Harris
Program Coordinator

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


Graduate Research Assistant

Lauren Richardson

Graduate Research Assistant


Undergraduate Intern 


Undergraduate Intern


Undergraduate Intern