CAMPUS PROFILE: University of Alabama

Conservative and Liberal Student Organizations:

Conservative Organizations: UA College Republicans, UA Young Americans for Freedom, Young Americans for Liberty, Today is Bama, Students for Trump, The Free-Thinker Project, Turning Point USA, Young Women for America, Bama Students for Life                       

Liberal Organizations: UA College Democrats, UA Young Democratic Socialists of America, Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity, Our Time, Planned Parenthood Generation America, Students for Fair Labor, Spectrum

OpenSecrets Data on University of Alabama Political Donations: 

88.41% of donations went to Democrat candidates in federal elections, while 11.59% of donations went to Republican candidates in federal elections, according to data from OpenSecrets.

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Rating:                

The University of Alabama has been giving a yellow light speech code rating due to at least one ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application (namely, its Harassment policy). UA has also adopted the Chicago Statement for Free Speech. 

Stories by Campus Reform about the University of Alabama


Full stadiums, full classrooms: University of Alabama plans return to pre-pandemic normalcy in fall 2021 


The University of Alabama announced it will fully return to pre-pandemic normalcy by Fall 2021. The UA System chancellor announced plans for full capacity stadiums and a complete return to in-person learning. 


University of Alabama only hosted two conservatives last year 


A Campus Reform survey of official events at the University of Alabama (UA) shows that the public institution hosted only two conservative speakers during the 2016-2017 academic year, while hosting 16 other speakers who either addressed controversial topics or were known for their political involvement. 


VIDEO: University of Alabama censors pro-life students, secretly removes display 


Administrators at the University of Alabama removed a pro-life display from the Ferguson Student Center which they said contained “offensive” material. 


University of Alabama issued 55k parking tickets in 2012-13 school year


According to new data, the University of Alabama issued nearly 55,000 parking tickets last year. That averages out to over one ticket per student.