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The University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
( Alabama
Alabama
or UA) is a public research university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, and the flagship of the University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
System. Founded in 1820, UA is the oldest[4] and largest of the public universities in Alabama. UA offers programs of study in 13 academic divisions leading to bachelor's, master's, Education Specialist, and doctoral degrees. The only publicly supported law school in the state is at UA. Other academic programs unavailable elsewhere in Alabama
Alabama
include doctoral programs in anthropology, communication and information sciences, metallurgical engineering, music, Romance languages, and social work. As one of the first public universities established in the early 19th century southwestern frontier of the United States, the University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
has left a vast cultural imprint on the state, region and nation over the past two centuries. The school was a center of activity during the American Civil War
American Civil War
and the Civil Rights Movement. The University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
varsity football program (nicknamed the Crimson Tide), which was inaugurated in 1892, ranks as one of 10 winningest programs in US history.[5] In a 1913 speech then-president George H. Denny
George H. Denny
extolled the university as the "capstone of the public school system in the state [of Alabama]," lending the university its current nickname, The Capstone. The University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
has consistently been ranked as one of the top 50 public universities in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report.[6] In addition, The University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
has produced a total of 51 Goldwater Scholars, 15 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Truman Scholars, 32 Hollings Scholars and 11 Boren Scholars.[7]

Contents

1 History 2 Campus

2.1 Layout 2.2 Landmarks

3 Organization and administration

3.1 Academic staff 3.2 Colleges and academic divisions 3.3 Endowment

4 Academics

4.1 Classification 4.2 Degrees conferred 4.3 Academic calendar 4.4 Rankings 4.5 Libraries 4.6 Research

4.6.1 SECU: SEC Academic Initiative

5 Student body

5.1 Admissions 5.2 Enrollment

6 Student life

6.1 Residential life 6.2 Student government

6.2.1 SGA controversy

6.3 Greek life 6.4 Honor societies 6.5 Student media

7 Athletics and traditions

7.1 Football 7.2 School songs

8 Alumni 9 References 10 External links

History[edit]

View of the Quad in 1859. The Rotunda can be seen at center, with the halls visible in the background. All buildings depicted were destroyed on April 4, 1865.

Main article: History of the University
University
of Alabama In 1818, U.S. Congress authorized the newly created Alabama
Alabama
Territory to set aside a township for the establishment of a "seminary of learning". When Alabama
Alabama
was admitted to the Union on December 14, 1819, a second township was added to the land grant, bringing it to a total of 46,000 acres (186 km²). The General Assembly of Alabama established the seminary on December 18, 1820, named it "The University
University
of the State of Alabama", and created a Board of Trustees to manage the construction and operation of the university.[1] The board chose as the site of the campus a place which was then just outside the city limits of Tuscaloosa, the state capital at the time.[8] The new campus was designed by William Nichols, also the architect of the newly completed Alabama
Alabama
State Capitol building and Christ Episcopal Church. Influenced by Thomas Jefferson's plan at the University
University
of Virginia, the Nichols-designed campus featured a 70-foot (21 m) wide, 70-foot (21 m) high domed Rotunda that served as the library and nucleus of the campus.[9] The university's charter was presented to the first university president in the nave of Christ Episcopal Church. UA opened its doors to students on April 18, 1831, with the Reverend Alva Woods as President.[2]

A view of either Tuomey Hall or Oliver-Barnard Hall, one of the first buildings constructed after the university reopened after the Civil War, in 1907

An academy-style institution during the Antebellum period, the university emphasized the classics and the social and natural sciences. There were around 100 students per year at UA in the 1830s.[1] However, as Alabama
Alabama
was a frontier state and a sizable amount of its territory was still in the hands of various Native American tribes until the 1840s, it lacked the infrastructure to adequately prepare students for the rigors of university education. Consequently, only a fraction of students who enrolled in the early years remained enrolled for long and even fewer graduated.[2] Those who did graduate, however, often had distinguished careers in Alabama and national politics. Early graduates included Benjamin F. Porter and Alexander Meek. As the state and university matured, an active literary culture evolved on campus and in Tuscaloosa. UA had one of the largest libraries in the country on the eve of the Civil War with more than 7,000 volumes. There were several thriving literary societies, including the Erosophic and the Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Beta Kappa
societies, which frequently had lectures by such distinguished politicians and literary figures as United States Supreme Court Justice
Supreme Court Justice
John A. Campbell, novelist William Gilmore Simms, and Professor Frederick Barnard (later president of Columbia University).[2] The addresses to those societies reveal a vibrant intellectual culture in Tuscaloosa; they also illustrate the proslavery ideas that were so central to the university and the state.[10] Discipline and student behavior was a major issue at the university almost from the day it opened. Early presidents attempted to enforce strict rules regarding conduct.[1] Students were prohibited from drinking, swearing, making unauthorized visits off-campus, or playing musical instruments outside a one-hour time frame. Yet riots and gunfights were not an uncommon occurrence. To combat the severe discipline problem, president Landon Garland
Landon Garland
lobbied and received approval from the legislature in 1860 to transform the university into a military school.[2][11] Many of the cadets who graduated from the school went on to serve as officers in the Confederate Army
Confederate Army
during the Civil War. As a consequence of that role, Union troops burned down the campus on April 4, 1865 (only 5 days before Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House on 9 April), which was unrelated to Sherman's March to the Sea
Sherman's March to the Sea
several months earlier and farther east, in Georgia. Despite a call to arms and defense by the student cadet corps, only four buildings survived the burning: the President's Mansion (1841), Gorgas House (1829), Little Round House (1860), and Old Observatory (1844).[9] The university reopened in 1871 and in 1880, Congress granted the university 40,000 acres (162 km²) of coal land in partial compensation for $250,000 in war damages.[8] The University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
allowed female students beginning in 1892. The Board of Trustees allowed female students largely due to Julia S. Tutwiler, with the condition that they be over eighteen, and would be allowed to enter the sophomore class after completing their freshman year at another school and passing an exam. Ten women from Tutwiler's Livingston school enrolled for the 1893 fall semester. By 1897, women were allowed to enroll as freshmen.[12] During World War II, UA was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College
College
Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission.[13]

George Wallace's "stand in the schoolhouse door".

The first attempt to integrate the university occurred in 1956 when Autherine Lucy
Autherine Lucy
successfully enrolled on February 3 as a graduate student in library sciences after having secured a court order preventing the university from rejecting her application on the basis of race. In the face of violent protests against her attendance, Lucy was suspended (and later outright expelled) three days later by the board of trustees on the basis of being unable to provide a safe learning environment for her. The university was not successfully integrated until 1963 when Vivian Malone and James Hood
James Hood
registered for classes on June 11.[14]

Foster Auditorium
Foster Auditorium
and Malone-Hood Plaza today. Lucy Clock Tower is in the foreground.

Governor George Wallace
George Wallace
made his infamous "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door", standing in the front entrance of Foster Auditorium
Foster Auditorium
in a symbolic attempt to stop Malone and Hood's enrollment. When confronted by U.S. Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach
Nicholas Katzenbach
and federal marshals sent in by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Wallace stepped aside. President John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
had called for the integration of the University
University
of Alabama, as well.[15] Although Hood dropped out of school after two months, he subsequently returned and, in 1997, received his PhD in philosophy. Malone persisted in her studies and became the first African American to graduate from the university. In 2000, the university granted her a doctorate of humane letters. Autherine Lucy's expulsion was rescinded in 1980, and she successfully re-enrolled and graduated with a master's degree in 1992. Later in his life, Wallace apologized for his opposition at that time to racial integration. In 2010, the university formally honored Lucy, Hood and Malone by rechristening the plaza in front of Foster Auditorium as Malone-Hood Plaza and erecting a clock tower – Autherine Lucy
Autherine Lucy
Clock Tower – in the plaza. On April 27, 2011, Tuscaloosa was hit by a tornado with a rating of at least EF4 on the Enhanced Fujita scale. The tornado left a large path of complete destruction but spared the campus. Six students who lived on off-campus premises were confirmed dead by the university.[16] Due to the infrastructural damage of the city (approx. 12% of the city) and the loss of life, the university cancelled the rest of the spring semester and postponed graduation. Campus[edit]

Denny Chimes
Denny Chimes
on the Quad

The President's Mansion, opposite Denny Chimes

The Alabama
Alabama
Museum of Natural History at Smith Hall

From a small campus of seven buildings in the wilderness on the main road between Tuscaloosa and Huntsville (now University
University
Boulevard) in the 1830s, UA has grown to a massive 1,970-acre (800 ha) campus in the heart of Tuscaloosa today. There are 297 buildings on campus containing some 10,600,000 square feet (980,000 m2) of space.[17] The school recently added 168 acres to its campus after purchasing the Bryce Hospital
Bryce Hospital
property in 2010. It also plans to acquire more land to accommodate the continuing growth of the enrollment.[18] The university also maintains the University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
Arboretum in eastern Tuscaloosa and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
on Dauphin Island, just off the Alabama
Alabama
gulf coast. In 2011, the Sustainable Endowments Institute gave the university a College
College
Sustainability Report Card grade of "B+".[19] Layout[edit]

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See also: University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
Quad The campus is anchored around the 22-acre (8.9 ha) Quad, which sits at the site of the original campus designed by William Nichols. The Quad is about the same size as that original campus and lies roughly at the geographic center of the modern campus (though recent asymmetrical expansion of the campus northward and eastward has shifted the exact geographic center away). It is cut in half by a line connecting the Gorgas Library on the north end and Denny Chimes, a campanile equipped with a 25-bell carillon, on the south. The west side of the Quad is filled by a grove of trees while the east side of the Quad is open field. Academic buildings are grouped into smaller clusters and quads surrounding the main Quad itself. Woods Quad, lying immediately north of the main Quad, was the center of the rebuilt post-Civil War campus before the center shifted back to the Quad. Woods Quad is home to Clark Hall, the home of the College
College
of Arts & Sciences, and the homes of several of the fine arts and humanities departments. East of Quad, the buildings historically housed the natural science and math departments, before more modern facilities opened in the northeast of the campus. Engineering Row, the traditional home of the departments of the College
College
of Engineering, is located to the northeast. Northwest of the Quad are buildings housing humanities and social sciences departments. To the west of the Quad lie the buildings of the colleges of commerce and education. Finally, the College
College
of Communication and Information Sciences, the College
College
of Human Environmental Sciences, and the School of Social Work flank the Quad to the south from west to east, respectively. As the university has grown more academic buildings have moved further out from the Quad. The Science and Engineering Complex on the northeast periphery of the campus houses many science and engineering departments. The facilities of the School of Law, the School of Music (a division of the College
College
of Arts and Sciences), the College
College
of Nursing, and the College
College
of Community Health Sciences are located on the far eastern edges of campus. The College
College
of Continuing Education is located in Parham Hall further south of the Quad. Further out from the Quad are more student support services and research facilities that are not vital to the day-to-day needs of students. The Ferguson Center, commonly known as "the Ferg", is the student center on campus, and is located north of Woods Quad. The three main dining halls are located on the north and south sides of campus (Lakeside Dining Hall on the north and Burke Dining Hall on the south) and near Rodgers Library (Fresh Foods Dining). Most residence halls are located on the north and south sides of campus. Commuter parking decks are located on the periphery of campus, as are student recreational facilities, such as the intramural fields and the campus's two recreation centers, The Campus Recreation Center and the Presidential Recreation Center. Athletic facilities generally flank the far southern and far eastern edges of campus. Bryant–Denny Stadium
Bryant–Denny Stadium
is in the southwestern edge of the campus and Coleman Coliseum
Coleman Coliseum
is in the southeastern edge of campus, near the law school. The entire campus has been served since 2007 by the CrimsonRide shuttle bus system.[20] Landmarks[edit] UA is home to several museums, cultural facilities and historical landmarks. The Alabama
Alabama
Museum of Natural History at Smith Hall exhibits Alabama's rich natural history. The oddest artifact there could be the Sylacauga meteorite, the largest known extraterrestrial object to strike a human being who survived. The Paul W. Bryant Museum
Paul W. Bryant Museum
houses memorabilia and exhibits on the history of UA athletic programs, most notably the tenure of football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. Athletic trophies and awards are displayed at the Mal Moore
Mal Moore
Athletic Building, named for the university's former athletic director, near the Bryant Museum. The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art at Garland Hall hosts revolving exhibitions of contemporary art, including from the university's own permanent collection. The Ferguson Art Gallery at the Ferguson Center also hosts revolving art exhibitions. The Jones Archaeological Museum at Moundville exhibits the history of Mississippian culture
Mississippian culture
in Alabama. Numerous historical landmarks dot the campus, including the President's Mansion, Denny Chimes, Foster Auditorium
Foster Auditorium
(a National Historical Landmark), the Gorgas–Manly Historic District, and Maxwell Observatory. A cemetery next to the Biology building includes the graves of two slaves who were owned by faculty members before the Civil War. Both men died in the 1840s, and their graves went unmarked until 2004.[21] Campus culture facilities include the Allen Bales Theater, the Marion Gallaway Theater, Morgan Auditorium, and the Frank M. Moody Music Building,[22] which houses the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra and the UA Opera Theatre, as well as three resident choirs. Organization and administration[edit]

UA Academic Divisions

College/school Created[1]

College
College
of Arts and Sciences 1909

Culverhouse College
College
of Commerce and Business Administration 1929

College
College
of Communication and Information Sciences 1997

College
College
of Community Health Sciences* 1971

College
College
of Continuing Studies** 1983

College
College
of Education 1928

College
College
of Engineering 1909

Graduate School 1924

Honors College** 2003

College
College
of Human Environmental Sciences 1987

School of Law 1892

Capstone College
College
of Nursing 1975

School of Social Work 1975

*Degree-granting unit of UAB

**Not a degree-granting unit

The University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
is an autonomous institution within the University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
System, which is governed by the Board of Trustees of the University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
and headed by Chancellor of the University
University
of Alabama. The board was created by the state legislature to govern the operations of the university. Its responsibilities include setting policy for the university, determining the mission and scope of the university, and assuming ultimate responsibility for the university to the public and the legislature.[23] The board is self-perpetuating and currently composed of 15 members and two ex officio members. The makeup of the board is dictated by the Constitution of the State of Alabama, and requires that the board be made up of three members from the congressional district that contains the Tuscaloosa campus, and two members from every other congressional district in Alabama. Board members are elected by the board and are confirmed by the Alabama
Alabama
State Senate. Board members may serve three consecutive six-year terms.[24] The President of the University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
is the principal executive officer of the university and is appointed by the chancellor with approval of the Board of Trustees. The president reports directly to the chancellor, and is responsible for the daily operations of the university.[23] The president's office is located on the third floor of the Rose Administration Building, and the president has the privilege of living in the President's Mansion on campus. Stuart R. Bell became the 29th university president on July 15, 2015.[25] Academic staff[edit] In fall 2015, UA employed 6,687 staff, including 1,868 instructional staff (faculty) and 2,064 professional staff. 19% of the faculty was non-white and 46% were women. 72% of faculty held a doctorate or the highest degree in their field. 32% of faculty were tenured or tenure-tracked. 29% of faculty were adjunct, clinical, or otherwise part-time.[26] Colleges and academic divisions[edit]

School of Medicine - Tuscaloosa Branch

Clark Hall is home of the College
College
of Arts and Sciences

There are 13 academic divisions at the University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
(see the table above). Eight of those divisions (A&S, C&BA, C&IS, Education, Engineering, HES, Nursing, and Social Work) grant undergraduate degrees. Degrees in those eight divisions at the master's, specialist, and doctoral level are awarded through the Graduate School. The law school offers J.D. and LL.M. degree programs. CHS provides advanced studies in medicine and related disciplines and operates a family medicine residency program. Medical students are also trained in association with the University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
School of Medicine, from which they receive their degree. The College
College
of Continuing Studies provides correspondence courses and other types of distance education opportunities for non-traditional students. It operates a distance education facility in Gadsden. Founded in 1971 and merged into the College
College
of Arts and Sciences in 1996, the New College
College
program allows undergraduate students more flexibility in choosing their curriculum while completing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. The program allows students to create a "depth study" in a particular field chosen by the student. The student completes approved independent studies alongside their normal coursework. The objective of New College
College
is to inspire interdisciplinary learning at the undergraduate level. The Honors College
College
is a non-degree granting division that encompasses all the university's honors programs. Endowment[edit] The University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
System's financial endowment was valued at $1.2 billion in the National Association of College
College
and University Business Officers' (NACUBO) 2015 listings, up 0.1% from its 2014 value.[27] UA's portion of the system's endowment was valued at $659 million in September 2015.[28] In 2002, the university embarked on a $500 million capital campaign entitled "Our Students. Our Future".[29] The focus of the campaign was stated to be "student scholarships, faculty support, campus facilities and priority needs" by adding $250 million to university endowment and an additional $250 to the non-endowed funds.[30] The "quiet phase" (which lasted until 2006) of the campaign raised $299 million. In November 2007, the university announced that it had raised $428 million.[31] The $500 million goal was surpassed in May 2008 and when the campaign officially concluded in 2009, it had raised $612 million.[32] Academics[edit]

Shelby Hall is the center of the Science and Engineering Complex, a 1,000,000 sq.ft teaching and research facility.

Classification[edit] The University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
is a large, four-year primarily residential research university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.[33][34] Full-time, four-year undergraduates comprise a large amount of the total university enrollment. The undergraduate instructional program emphasizes professional programs of study as well as the liberal arts, and there is a high level of co-existence between the graduate and undergraduate program. The university has a "high level" of research activity (below the highest "very high level" classification) and has a "comprehensive doctoral" graduate instructional program in the liberal arts, humanities, social sciences and STEM fields, though it lacks health and veterinary sciences professional programs. UA was one of the first universities in the nation to offer an engineering degree. Over the last decade, UA has greatly expanded its science and engineering programs, in terms of numbers of students, faculty hired, and number and size of new academic/research facilities (almost 1 million in new square footage).[35] UA's College
College
of Engineering now enrolls more students than any other engineering program in the state.[36][37][38] UA's freshman engineering classes have also had the highest average ACT score among all state of Alabama engineering programs for the last several years.[39][40] Degrees conferred[edit] Ten of the university's thirteen academic units (see above) offer degree programs in at total of 117 areas of study. Two areas, economics and health care management, are offered jointly by separate units (Commerce and Business Administration and Arts & Sciences for both), and one area (material science) is offered jointly by the other universities in the UA system.[41] UA conferred 7,905 degrees in the 2014-2015 academic year, including 5,662 bachelor's degrees (2,081 with Latin honors), 1,672 master's degrees, 379 doctorates and 144 professional degrees.[42] Latin honors are conferred on graduates completing a bachelor's degree for the first time (including at other universities) with an overall grade point average of at least 3.5. Cum laude honors are conferred to graduates with a GPA of 3.5 or greater and less than 3.7 (without rounding). Magna cum laude honors are conferred with a GPA of 3.7 or greater and less than 3.9. Summa cum laude honors are conferred with a GPA of 3.9 or higher.[43] Academic calendar[edit] The university follows a standard academic calendar based on the semester system, which divides the academic year, starting in mid-August, into two 15-week semesters (fall and spring) and the summer. The fall semester ends in December and the spring term lasts from January to early May. The summer, which lasts from mid-May to August, is divided into a 3-week "mini-semester" in May and two four-week sessions in June and July, respectively.[44] Rankings[edit]

University
University
rankings

National

Forbes[45] 252

U.S. News & World Report[46] 110

Washington Monthly[47] 260

Global

ARWU[48] 601-700

QS[49] 651–700

Times[50] 351-400

U.S. News & World Report[51] 431

National Program Rankings[52]

Program Ranking

Biological Sciences 115

Business 54

Chemistry 92

Clinical Psychology 62

Earth Sciences 113

Economics 90

Education 93

Engineering 104

English 116

Fine Arts 157

History 98

Law 26

Library & Information Studies 28

Mathematics 115

Nursing: Doctorate 34

Nursing: Master's 48

Physics 95

Political Science 96

Psychology 112

Public Affairs 130

Rehabilitation Counseling 58

Social Work 47

Speech–Language Pathology 92

Global Program Rankings[53]

Program Ranking

Chemistry 472

Economics & Business 200

Engineering 530

Physics 261

Social Sciences & Public Health 379

The University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
has consistently ranked as a top 50 public university in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report and has a selectivity rating of "more selective".[54] The university has a relatively low acceptance rate of 51% as of 2014.[55] In the 2018 U.S. News and World Report rankings, UA was tied for 110th in the National Universities category (tied for 51rst among the public schools in the category).[56] Additonally in the 2018 U.S. News rankings, the law school was tied for 26nd in the nation, the business school was tied for 54th, the nursing school tied for 48st, and the engineering school was tied for 104th.[56] Business Insider ranked the UA law school as the third best public law school in the nation.[57] Libraries[edit]

Amelia Gayle Gorgas
Amelia Gayle Gorgas
Library on the Quad

The University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
has 2.9 million document volumes, along with nearly 100,000 uncataloged government documents in its collection; of these 2.5 million volumes are held by the University
University
Libraries.[58] The University
University
Libraries system has six separate libraries. The Amelia Gayle Gorgas
Amelia Gayle Gorgas
Library, which sits on the Main Quad, is the oldest and largest of the university libraries. Gorgas Library holds the university's collections in the humanities and social sciences, as well as the university's depository of US government documents. The library opened in 1939 as a four-story Greek Revival structure on the site of the original university Rotunda and was named after the long-time university librarian and wife of eighth university president Josiah Gorgas. A seven-story addition was built behind the library in the 1970s.[59][60] The Angelo Bruno Business Library, located in the Business Quad, is named after the co-founder of the Bruno's grocery chain who gave the university $4 million to create a library focusing on commerce and business studies.[61] Opened in 1994, the 64,000-square-foot (5,900 m2), three-story facility holds over 170,000 volumes. Bruno Library also houses the 9,500-square-foot (880 m2) Sloan Y. Bashinsky Sr. Computer Center.[62][63] The Eric and Sarah Rodgers Library for Science and Engineering, located in the Science and Engineering Quad, is named after two popular, long-time professors of engineering and statistics, respectively. It opened in 1990, combining the Science Library collection in Lloyd Hall and the Engineering Library collection in the Mineral Industries Building (now known as HM Comer Hall). Rodgers Library was designed with help from IBM to incorporate the latest in informatics.[64] McLure Education Library was founded in 1954 in a remodeled student union annex (across the street from the old Student Union, now Reese Phifer Hall) and named in 1974 after John Rankin McLure, the longtime Dean of the College
College
of Education.[65] The William Stanley Hoole Special
Special
Collections Library, which holds the university's collection of rare and historical documents and books, is located in Mary Harmon Bryant Hall. The Library Annex holds seldom-used books and journals, as well as other volumes which need special protection, that would otherwise take up valuable space in the libraries. Other libraries on campus are independent of the University
University
Libraries. The 66,000-square-foot (6,100 m2) Bounds Law Library, located at the Law Center, holds more than 300,000 volumes.[66] Established in 1978, the Health Sciences Library, located at the University
University
Medical Center, serves students at the College
College
of Community Health Sciences. Its 20,000-volume collection includes clinical medicine, family practice, primary care, medical education, consumer health, and related health care topics. Located in Farah Hall (home of the Department of Geography) the Map Library and Place Names Research Center holds over 270,000 maps and 75,000 aerial photographs.[67] The William E. Winter Reading Room of the College
College
of Communication and Information Sciences is located in Reese Phifer Hall and holds over 10,000 volumes.[68] The School of Social Work Reading Room is located in Little Hall and just around 200 volumes.[69] UA is one of the 126 members of the Association of Research Libraries, which yearly compiles internal rankings. In 2011, the University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
ranked 56th among all criteria, a marked improvement over a 2003 ranking of 97th.[70] In the fall of 2011, the University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
Trustees approved a resolution to expand Gorgas Library by 50,000 square feet (4,600 m2), doubling the seating capacity from 1,139 to 2,278. This expansion also signaled the beginning of the construction of an Academic Honors Plaza, between the library and Clark Hall. The plaza includes green-space, fountains, benches, and decorative lighting.[71][72] Research[edit] In academic year 2014-2015, UA received $76 million in research contracts and grants.[73] The Alabama
Alabama
International Trade Center and the Center for Advanced Public Safety
Center for Advanced Public Safety
are two research centers at UA. SECU: SEC Academic Initiative[edit] The University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
is a member of the SEC Academic Consortium. Now renamed the SECU, the initiative was a collaborative endeavor designed to promote research, scholarship and achievement amongst the member universities in the Southeastern conference. The SECU formed its mission to serve as a means to bolster collaborative academic endeavors of Southeastern Conference
Southeastern Conference
universities. Its goals include highlighting the endeavors and achievements of SEC faculty, students and its universities and advancing the academic reputation of SEC universities.[74][75] In 2013, the University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
participated in the SEC Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
which was organized and led by the University
University
of Georgia and the UGA Bioenergy Systems Research Institute. The topic of the symposium was titled "The Impact of the Southeast in the World's Renewable Energy Future".[76] Student body[edit] Admissions[edit]

Fall Admission Statistics[77]

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Applicants 38,237 36,203 33,736 30,975 26,409 22,136 20,112

Admits 20,107 19,400 17,221 17,515 14,019 9,636 10,790

% Admitted 52.6 53.6 51.0 56.5 53.0 43.5 53.6

Enrolled 7,559 7,211 6,824 6,454 6,371 5,728 5,519

Avg GPA 3.69 3.66 3.65 3.60 3.57 3.54 3.50

In fall 2016, the university received 38,237 applications for first-time freshman enrollment, from which 20,107 applications were accepted (52.6%) and 7,559 freshmen enrolled. Of the 80% of enrolled freshmen who submitted ACT scores; the middle 50 percent Composite score was between 23 and 31 (22–29 Math, 23–33 English, 6–8 Writing). Among the 2016 freshman class, 25% of students had an ACT score of 32 or higher. 40% of UA freshmen had an ACT of 30 or higher.[78][79] Of the 19% of the incoming freshman class who submitted SAT scores; the middle 50 percent scores were 490-610 for Reading, 490–620 for Math, and 470–590 for Writing.[79] The average high school GPA of incoming freshman was 3.69; 88% had a GPA of 3.00 or higher.[79] Enrollment[edit]

Student Body Demographics - Fall 2016

UG GR AL US

White 84.1% 71.5% 72.14% 63.70%

Black 11.7% 13.9% 26.70% 12.60%

Asian 4.3% 3.4% 2.34% 16.30%

Hispanic 2.3% 2.3% 1.02% 4.80%

AINA 0.4% 0.3% 0.98% 0.90%

NHPI 1.7% 1.4% 0.07% 0.20%

Not reported 0.3% 1.2% 2.00% 6.20%

International 2.3% 10.9% -- --

In fall 2016, the university had an enrollment of 37,663 students, consisting of 32,563 undergraduates and 5,100 postgraduates, from all 67 Alabama
Alabama
counties, all 50 US states and the District of Columbia, and 77 foreign nations. Alabama
Alabama
residents comprised 42.9% of the undergraduate student body; out-of-state residents comprised 54.7%, and international (non-resident alien) students comprised 2.3%.[80] The five Alabama
Alabama
counties with the highest enrollment of students were Tuscaloosa (3,138 students), Jefferson (3,047), Madison (1,393), Shelby (1,377) and Mobile (1,022), while the five states (beside Alabama) with the highest enrollment of students were Georgia (2,531 students), Texas
Texas
(1,828), Florida
Florida
(1,752), Tennessee
Tennessee
(1,537) and Illinois
Illinois
(1,357).[81][82] In 2013, UA ranked 1st in the nation among public universities in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars.[83] Student life[edit] Residential life[edit] The board of trustees chose to locate the UA campus in a field a mile away from the center of the town of Tuscaloosa (a considerable distance in early 19th century Alabama). The board consciously chose to make on-campus residence an integral part of the student experience at UA. Dormitories were among the first buildings erected at Alabama (the remains of one (Franklin Hall) is now the Mound on the Quad), and student residential life has been emphasized at UA ever since. Today nearly 30% of students live on campus, including over 90% of first-year freshmen.[79] The Office of Housing and Residential Communities manages 18 housing communities for undergraduate students. Housing options range from traditional dormitories with community bathrooms to suite-style dorms to full-amenity apartments. Housing is clustered for the most part on the northern and southern sides of campus, with the newest housing on the northern side of campus. Due to the rapid increase in enrollment in recent years and freshman residence requirement, most housing on campus is reserved for freshmen, with housing given to upperclassmen where room is available. Most upperclassmen, and all graduate students, married students and students with family live off campus. Student government[edit] The Student Government Association
Student Government Association
is the primary student advocacy organization at UA. The SGA is governed by the SGA Constitution[84] and consists of a legislative branch, an executive branch and a judicial council. The legislative branch is composed of the Senate and the First Year Council. The Senate is composed of 50 members elected by proportional representation of the total student enrollment from each of the degree-granting colleges (i.e. all but Honors, Community Health Sciences, and Continuing Studies). The Senate is headed by a speaker that is chosen from among the membership of the Senate. The executive branch is composed of the Executive Council and the Executive Cabinet. The Executive Council is composed of the seven constitutional officers who are elected by the entirety of the student body and the appointed Chief of Staff while the Executive Cabinet is composed of non-constitutional appointed executive officers. The Executive Council is also empowered by the constitution to create, with the assent of the Senate, any number of appointed director positions to assist the council in the fulfillment of its duties. The Student Judiciary is the judicial branch of the Student Government Association (SGA). Assisted by three clerks, the Chief Justice and the twenty-one Associate Justices have jurisdiction over a variety of cases, including parking ticket appeals, football ticket penalty appeals, and non-academic violations of the Code of Student Conduct. Though these three categories make up the majority of the judiciary's caseload, they also consider cases involving the SGA Constitution, SGA elections, and the impeachment of SGA officials. Other important student advocacy organizations include the Graduate Student Association, the Student Bar Association, and the Honors College
College
Assembly. SGA controversy[edit] Main article: The Machine (social group) Since its founding in 1914, a secretive coalition of fraternities and sororities, commonly known as "The Machine", has wielded enormous influence over the Student Government Association. Occurrences of harassment, intimidation, and even criminal activities aimed at opposition candidates have been reported. Many figures in local, state, and national politics have come out of the SGA at the University
University
of Alabama. Esquire devoted its April 1992 cover story to an exposé of The Machine. The controversy led to the university disbanding the SGA in 1993, which wasn't undone until 1996.[85] "Machine" fraternities and sororities have traditionally accepted only white pledges, with only one documented case of an African American student being offered entry, in 2003.[86][87] Controversy surrounding The Machine reemerged in August 2013, when sororities and fraternities were mobilized to elect two former SGA presidents, Cason Kirby and Lee Garrison, in closely contested municipal school board races.[88] Before election day, questions about illegal voter registration were raised when evidence emerged that indicated eleven fraternity members fraudulently claimed to be living in a single house in one district.[89] And on election day, leaked emails suggested that sorority/fraternity members may have been provided incentives to vote—including free drinks at local bars.[90] As a result of possible voter fraud, Kirby's opponent filed a lawsuit challenging the election results[91] and University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
faculty have questioned whether The Machine has corrupted the democratic process in the City of Tuscaloosa.[92][93] Greek life[edit] Main article: List of fraternities and sororities at the University
University
of Alabama

Fraternity Row, c. 1943

Pi Kappa Phi, Omicron Chapter

Greek letter organizations (GLOs) first appeared at the university in 1847 when two men visiting from Yale University
Yale University
installed a chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon.[94] When DKE members began holding secret meetings in the old state capitol building that year, the administration strongly voiced its disapproval.[2] Over a few more decades, 7 other fraternities appeared at UA: Alpha Delta Phi
Alpha Delta Phi
in 1850, Phi Gamma Delta
Phi Gamma Delta
in 1855, Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
in 1856 (this was the founding chapter), Kappa Sigma
Kappa Sigma
in 1867, Sigma Nu
Sigma Nu
in 1874, Sigma Chi
Sigma Chi
in 1876, and Phi Delta Theta
Phi Delta Theta
in 1877.[95] Anti-fraternity laws were imposed that year, but were lifted in the 1890s.[2] Women at the university founded the Zeta Chapter of Kappa Delta sorority in 1903. Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Delta Pi
soon followed.[95] Hazing
Hazing
at UA fraternities, as in most American universities, has been common. The Atlanta Constitution
Atlanta Constitution
newspaper reported students receiving "100 licks with a paddle" by fellow students multiple times in the 1890s.[96] Between 1974 and 1976, several Greek-letter Organizations affiliated with the National Pan-Hellenic Council (with African-American origins) established chapters at the university, and had chapter houses. Alpha Kappa Alpha was the first historically-Black sorority to have a house at the University's Sorority Row alongside the predominantly white sororities. The first Greek-letter organization to have a racially integrated roster was Zeta Phi Beta
Zeta Phi Beta
Sorority in 1986. One of the fraternities at the university maintained a diverse membership of Black, White, and Latino for over two decades, from 1987 to 2008 (Phi Beta Sigma, which was the first to integrate at Alabama
Alabama
in 1987).[citation needed] In fall 2009, the university sanctioned 29 men's and 23 women's GLOs.[95] Additionally, an unknown number of non-sanctioned GLOs also existed. Four governing boards oversee the operations of the university-sanctioned GLOs: the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Panhellenic Association, the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and the Unified Greek Council (UGC). In 2012, 23% of male undergraduates were in university-sanctioned fraternities, including 28% of male freshmen. 33% of women undergraduates, including 43% of female freshmen, were in university-sanctioned sororities.[79] The number of men in GLOs more than doubled from 2002 to 2009, with fifteen fraternities reporting active memberships of more than one hundred (where as recently as 2001 none reported memberships greater than 100). Following 2008 fall recruitment, almost all Panhellenic sororities participating through all rounds had potential new member class sizes of 80 or more; nearly all Panhellenic sororities also now have more than 200 total members. To accommodate growth in the student population since 2005, the university has sanctioned three new fraternities and two new sororities.[95] Additionally, four new sorority houses were added, built behind the President's Mansion.[97] According to Fox News, the University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
has the largest Greek system in the nation as of 2013.[98][99] De facto voluntary segregation on the part of Alabama's Greek system has been considered problematic for many years.[100] John P. Hermann, a now-retired English professor, tried in the 1990s and 2000s to end what he referred to as "taxpayer-supported segregation".[101][102][103] Controversy erupted again in September 2013, when a story in the campus paper, The Crimson White, revealed that alumnae of Greek organizations had prevented a black student from being accepted in an all-white sorority.[104][105] As a result, the Alabama
Alabama
Panhellenic Association allowed recruitment to continue through continuous open bidding.[106] According to TIME, a deal that would allow black women to join white sororities was announced by the university as "the first step toward ending more than a century of systematic segregation in the school's sorority system".[107]

Fraternities (NIC)[108] Sororities (NPC)[109]

Alpha Delta Phi Alpha Kappa Lambda Alpha Sigma Phi Alpha Tau Omega Beta Theta Pi Chi Phi

Delta Chi Delta Kappa Epsilon Delta Sigma Phi Delta Tau Delta Kappa Alpha Order Kappa Sigma

Lambda Chi Alpha Lambda Sigma
Lambda Sigma
Phi Phi Delta Theta Phi Gamma Delta Phi Kappa Psi Phi Kappa Sigma

Phi Kappa Tau Phi Sigma Kappa Pi Kappa Alpha Pi Kappa Phi Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Alpha Mu

Sigma Chi Sigma Nu Sigma Phi Epsilon Sigma Pi Sigma Tau Gamma Theta Chi Zeta Beta Tau

Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Delta Chi Alpha Delta Pi Alpha Gamma Delta Alpha Omicron Pi Alpha Phi

Chi Omega Delta Delta Delta Delta Gamma Delta Zeta Gamma Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Theta

Kappa Delta Kappa Kappa Gamma Phi Mu Pi Beta Phi Sigma Delta Tau Zeta Tau Alpha

National Pan-Hellenic Council Fraternities and sororities at the University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
are the following.

Fraternities

Alpha Phi
Alpha Phi
Alpha Kappa Alpha Psi Omega Psi Phi Phi Beta Sigma Iota Phi Theta

Sororities

Alpha Kappa Alpha Delta Sigma Theta Zeta Phi Beta Sigma Gamma Rho

Honor societies[edit] Several honor societies are present at the University
University
of Alabama. Some honor societies are national organizations with a local chapter while others are local organizations.

Alpha Epsilon Delta Alpha Lambda Delta Alpha Psi Omega Arnold Air Society Blue Key Jasons Senior Men's Honorary[110] Lambda Pi Eta Lambda Sigma Mallet Assembly Mortar Board National Society of Collegiate Scholars Order of Omega Omicron Delta Kappa Phi Alpha Theta Phi Beta Kappa Phi Eta Sigma Phi Kappa Phi Pi Mu Epsilon Sigma Alpha Lambda Sigma Tau Delta Who's Who

Student media[edit] Numerous media outlets are operated by or in conjunction with the university. Student-produced media outlets are all managed by the Office of Student Media, itself controlled by the university-sanctioned Media Planning Board. However, all student publications are editorially independent of the university. The OSM oversees the production of one newspaper, one yearbook, three scholarly publications, and the student-run radio station. The Crimson White
The Crimson White
is the student-produced newspaper. Published two times a week during the academic year and weekly during the summer, the CW normally distributes 15,000 copies per publication. The CW received a 2010 Mark of Excellence Award for "Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper at a Four-Year College
College
or University" in the Southeast region by the Society of Professional Journalists.[111][112] The CW won the Mark of Excellence Award again in 2011 and a Gold Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for its spring 2011 issues. The Crimson White
The Crimson White
was also inducted into the College Media Hall of Fame for its coverage of the April 2011 tornado that caused massive damage in Tuscaloosa.[113] First published in 1892, Corolla is the official yearbook of the university. It is produced annually by students and is the oldest student-run publication on campus. The Black Warrior Review
Black Warrior Review
is the university's widely distributed and influential literary journal managed and published by graduate students (primarily from the English and Creative Writing departments). Founded in 1974, BWR publishes local, regional, and nationally known writers, poets, and visual artists. Since 1990, UA has also published the Marr's Field Journal, an undergraduate literary journal published by and composed of material from UA's undergraduates. Like its "big brother," MFJ publishes fiction, poetry, and graphic art. The Southern Historian is a journal of Southern history written, edited, and produced entirely by graduate students in the Department of History. Southern Historian features articles on all aspects of Southern history, culture and book reviews in all fields of U.S. History. WVUA-FM, "90.7 The Capstone", formerly known as "New Rock 90.7", is one of the older college radio stations in the nation, tracing its roots back to 1940. It carries a variety of music programming and broadcasts the games of several of the university's sports teams. Athletics and traditions[edit]

Main article: Alabama
Alabama
Crimson Tide Further information: University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
traditions The University
University
of Alabama's intercollegiate athletic teams are known as the Alabama
Alabama
Crimson Tide (this name can be shortened to Alabama, the Crimson Tide, or even the Tide). The nickname Crimson Tide originates from a 1907 football game versus Auburn University
Auburn University
in Birmingham where, after a hard-fought game in torrential rain in which Auburn had been heavily favored to win, Alabama
Alabama
forced a tie. Writing about the game, one sportswriter described the offensive line as a "Crimson Tide", in reference to their jerseys, stained red from the wet dirt. Alabama
Alabama
competes primarily in the Southeastern Conference
Southeastern Conference
(Western Division) of the NCAA's Division I. Alabama
Alabama
fields men's varsity teams in football, basketball, baseball, golf, cross country, swimming and diving, tennis, and track and field. Women's varsity teams are fielded in basketball, golf, cross country, gymnastics, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. The Athletic facilities on campus include the Bryant–Denny Stadium, named after legendary football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and former UA President George Denny, and the 14,619-seat Coleman Coliseum. Alabama's women's rowing team competes in the Big 12 conference of the NCAA's Division I. Alabama
Alabama
maintains athletic rivalries with Auburn University
Auburn University
and the University
University
of Tennessee. The rivalry with Auburn is especially heated as it encompasses all sports. The annual Alabama-Auburn football game is nicknamed the Iron Bowl. While the rivalry with Tennessee
Tennessee
is centered around football for the most part, there is no shortage of acrimony here, especially given the recent history between then-UT Coach Phillip Fulmer and his relationship to the Tide's most recent NCAA probation. There are also rivalries with Louisiana State University
University
(football and baseball), University
University
of Mississippi (football and men's basketball), Mississippi State University (football, men's basketball), University of Georgia
University of Georgia
(women's gymnastics), and the University
University
of Florida
Florida
(football, softball). Football[edit] Further information: Alabama
Alabama
Crimson Tide football The University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
football program, started in 1892, has won 25 SEC titles and 17 national championships (including 9 awarded by the Associated Press
Associated Press
and 8 by the Coaches Poll).[114] The program has compiled 36 10-win seasons and 59 bowl appearances, winning 32 of them – all NCAA records. Alabama
Alabama
has produced 18 hall-of-famers, 97 All-Americans honored 105 times, and 2 Heisman trophy winners (Mark Ingram Jr. and Derrick Henry). The Crimson Tide's current home venue, Bryant–Denny Stadium, opened in 1929 with a capacity of around 12,000. The most recent addition of the stadium was completed in 2010. An upper deck was added in the south end zone, completing the upper deck around the stadium. The current official capacity of the stadium is 101,821. The previous addition was the north end zone expansion, completed 2006. The Tide has also played many games, including the Iron Bowl
Iron Bowl
against rival Auburn University, at Legion Field
Legion Field
in Birmingham.

Bryant–Denny Stadium
Bryant–Denny Stadium
in 2010

Nearly synonymous with Alabama
Alabama
football is legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant whose record at the University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
was 232–46–9. He led the Crimson Tide to 6 national titles in 1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, and 1979, which is tied with Notre Dame's legendary coach Knute Rockne and Alabama’s current head football coach Nick Saban. Additionally, the 1966 team was the only one in the country to finish with a perfect record, but poll voters denied the 12–0 Alabama
Alabama
team the three-peat as Michigan State and Notre Dame played each other to a 10–10 tie in what was considered the "Game of the Century" and subsequently split the national championship. On December 12, 2009, sophomore running back Mark Ingram was awarded the Heisman Trophy as college football's best player. In being so named, Ingram became the first Heisman Trophy winner for the University
University
of Alabama. Alabama
Alabama
defeated Texas
Texas
37–21 in the BCS Championship game on January 7, 2010, capping a perfect season, an SEC Championship, and winning its first national championship in the BCS era. Alabama
Alabama
defeated Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University
21-0 on January 9, 2012, to win its second BCS National Championship. Alabama
Alabama
won its third BCS National Championship in January 2013 defeating Notre Dame 42–14, becoming the first school to win three BCS Titles. On January 1, 2015 #1 Alabama
Alabama
lost to #4 Ohio St. in the second game of the first College
College
Football Playoffs 42-35. On December 12, 2015, running back Derrick Henry
Derrick Henry
was awarded the Heisman Trophy, becoming only the second winner for the University
University
of Alabama. On January 11, 2016, Alabama defeated Clemson to win the National Championship, 45-40. In January 2017, Alabama
Alabama
lost to Clemson 35-31 in the National Championship. They beat SEC rival Georgia 26-23 in overtime during the 2018 National Championship in January 2018. School songs[edit] The school's fight song is "Yea Alabama", written in 1926 by Lundy Sykes, then editor of the campus newspaper.[115] Sykes composed the song in response to a contest by the Rammer Jammer to create a fight song following Alabama's first Rose Bowl victory. The song as it is currently played by the Million Dollar Band during games (the form known to most people) is simply the chorus of the larger song. While the opening line of song is taken to be Yea Alabama, Crimson Tide!,[116] the correct opening line is Yea, Alabama! Drown 'em Tide![117] The Alabama
Alabama
Alma Mater is set to the tune of Annie Lisle, a ballad written in the 1850s. The lyrics are usually credited as, "Helen Vickers, 1908", although it is not clear whether that was when it was written or if that was her graduating class. Alumni[edit] Main article: List of University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
people University
University
of Alabama
Alabama
graduates include 15 Rhodes Scholars,[118] 29 Goldwater Scholars,[119] and 12 Truman Scholars.[120] UA graduates have also been named to the USA Today All-USA College
College
Academic Team.[121][122] References[edit]

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