The University of Alabama is at a crossroads. The social climate of this university is in perhaps its most dynamic state in at least a century. Moving forward, the direction we take will have profound impacts on our future – not just for students but for the larger Tuscaloosa community in which the University resides. Last week, the executive board of The United Alabama Project, of which I am a member, publicly released a proposal to reform our current SGA election process to allow for the formation of political parties. In the proposal, we give a proper articulation of the situation in which we currently find ourselves and how such a reform would allow us to move beyond it.