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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.

We are looking forward to being back on campus and ready for the fall semester! As part of UA’s Plan for Return, we are excited to additionally 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:

Scroll to learn more about how we help to foster a healthy 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 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.


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.

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

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Quin Kelly
Graduate Research Assistant


Lauren Richardson
Graduate Research Assistant


Talya Whyte
Undergraduate Intern


Preston McGee
Undergraduate Intern