March 28 - April 3, 2016

Each week Crossroads provides a list of upcoming opportunities to engage diversity at UA.

If you are interested in having your event included,
please contact the UA Crossroads office at 348-6930
or  email us at

This Tuesday's T
First Generation College Student Experiences at UA

Tuesday, March 29
1:00 - 3:00 pm

3rd Floor Ferguson Lounge

We'll bring the tea, you bring your "T" about first generation college student experiences at The University of Alabama.

Join this informal dialogue starting at 1:00 pm on the 3rd floor of the Ferguson Center in the mezzanine lounge area overlooking the large University of Alabama seal at the southwest entrance of the Ferg.

Tea and other light refreshments will be served. 

Short Films  by, for, about Women

Wednesday, March 30
Reception at 6:00 pm
7:00 pm Showtime
Ferguson Center Theater

Wednesday, March 30
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Intercultural Diversity Center
2nd Annual Gentlemen's Ball
Thursday, March 31
8:00 pm
Tuscaloosa River Market

This event is the annual GGC charity ball. All proceeds will be going towards the Boys and Girls Club’s “Teen Room.”

Catering from Southern Ale House, and cash bar—must have ID present.

To purchase tickets:  Gentlemen's Ball Tickets
International Study Hall
Every Tuesday
6:30 - 9:00 pm
3rd floor Ferguson Center lounge

Open to ALL UA students. Study, make new friends, converse, and enjoy free snacks and coffee!

SL Pro hours available. 
Lavender Graduation
Celebrating LGBTQA Diversity at The University of Alabama
Monday, April 18
205 Gorgas Library
5:30 pm

Deadline to register is Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

(Re)Pair: Heather Whidden MFA Thesis Exhibition

April 1-29
5:00 - 8:00 pm
UA Gallery, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Downtown Tuscaloosa

Friday, April 1, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, UA Art Gallery (First Friday)

(Re)pair features works which explore moments, events, relationships, and how experiences shape identity. Whidden says, "Fabric is saturated in pigment, pulled apart, stitched together, and subjected to natural weathering to simulate events of the past, present, and the space between these moments. 

Image credit: Heather Whidden, In the Being from Within. Image courtesy of the artist. 

International Spouse Group

The International Spouse Group (ISG) meets every Tuesday throughout the Spring 2016 semester from 9:30 to 11:30 am in the Global Cafe's new location at Capital Hall on the Bryce Lawn Campus (Bldg 3419, 270 Kilgore Lane).

The ISG is specifically designed to provide interaction and support for the spouses of international scholars, students, faculty, and staff, as well as American spouses who are interested in making international friendships.

Babysitting services are available for those spouses who wish to bring their children, and parking is readily available at the site. For any questions or general interest, please visit the ISG page at or contact Ozgur Ozlem Dogru at or Capstone International Services: international@ua.edu205-348-5402.

French Conversation Table

Every Wednesday
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Great Hall (2nd Floor Ferguson Center)

Do you speak French? Are you learning French? Do you want to practice in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere? If so, join us at the FRENCH table!

Bring a coffee or your lunch and meet new and old friends.

Alabama Students Without Borders Presents:  Charlas con Cafe
Every Thursday from 4:00 - 5:00 pm at the Ferguson Center Starbucks. Drop in for an hour, enjoy a cup of coffee, and practice your Spanish.

The table will be marked with a Latin American Flag. 
International Coffee Hour

Capstone International Coffee Hour is held on Fridays during fall and spring semesters from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM in Room 121 B.B. Comer Hall. Come and enjoy free coffee, tea, snacks, and conversation with our friends from around the world.  All international and American students, scholars, faculty, staff and friends are welcome. 

Contact Info: Capstone International Services,, 348-5402

Discover Diversity at UA Crossroads

UA's Crossroads Community Center is an initiative of the Division of Community Affairs. Crossroads provides resources on diversity and inclusion through intercultural engagement opportunities. We...
  • build relationships across campus cultures through innovative programs and dialogue initiatives.
  • facilitate collaborative cultural programming with students, faculty, and staff.
  • serve as a resource for organizations addressing challenging intercultural issues on campus and in the broader community.

  • conduct engaged scholarship through creative activity designed to increase knowledge for today's global society.