Crossroads emerged out of a student organization named Harmony. With the support of the Office of Multicultural Programs & Services (OMPS), Harmony held the Harmony Retreat before new student orientation in the fall of 2004. The next year, the retreat was adopted by OMPS to become the Crossroads Retreat. By 2008, Crossroads had become so popular that a second retreat was offered over fall break to accommodate the high student interest. In 2012, OMPS piloted a Crossroads Retreat for upper-division students who did not attend one of the retreats during their first-year; while this program was extremely successful for the two years it was offered, the OMPS staff decided to refocus Crossroads on first-year student needs and address upper-division student leadership development with a separate program, Intersections. In 2014, the Crossroads Program grew further to include Crossroads Connect events in order to provide opportunities for more first-year students to become involved with the program. Additionally in 2015, the program expanded to include Crossroads Direct, giving students a chance to extensively engage their peers in coversation about topics relevant to the first-year student experience.
The Student Leaders of the 2005 Crossroads Retreat.