American Democracy Project

The American Democracy Project here at Jacksonville State University is a nonpolitical, cooperative effort by students, faculty, staff and administrators to promote community involvement. People from all walks of life are encouraged to work together to further civic interactions, discussions and service opportunities. There is already a multitude of service projects being performed all over our great campus, and we want to facilitate these interactions while raising awareness of important issues in the community. Getting involved in these projects will allow students and faculty to interact with one another while performing worthwhile service to build a responsible and informed society. Our goal is to provide opportunities for students to engage in constructive debate, discussion and service opportunities for our campus and community. The ADP committee coordinates all the Constitution Day celebrations on JSU's campus in the month of September each year.

The faculty team was formed in 2007, and Dr. Lori Owens, JSU professor of Political Science and Academic Services, was named the chair of the committee. In recent years, the ADP has committed itself to promoting service learning through effective civic engagement.

To find more information about the American Democracy Project, and to ask about opportunities to contribute, contact the ADP Director, Dr. Lori Owens, at ljowens@jsu.edu