American Democracy Project

American Democracy Project students in front of the Capitol Building in Montgomery, Alabama.

About Us

The American Democracy Project (ADP) at Jacksonville State University is a nonpolitical, cooperative effort by students, faculty, staff, and administrators to promote civic engagement. 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 a variety of programs on campus that include special speakers, forums, films, and service projects.

The ADP officially began on campus in 2007 under the leadership of President Dr. William A. Meehan and Provost Dr. Rebecca O. Turner with the hosting of the first program on Constitution Day 2009. Dr. Turner remained committed to the mission of ADP throughout her tenure as Provost.

ADP is an initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and “is a network of nearly 300 state colleges and universities collaborating to deepen the impact public higher education institutions have on preparing students.” Visit the American Democracy Project to learn more.

To learn more about the American Democracy Project, and to inquire about opportunities to contribute, contact the ADP Director, Dr. Lori Owens, at, or at 256-782-8269.