Welcome to Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU)

The purpose of the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU) is to promote and protect the interests of independent higher education in Alabama and oversee scholarship fundraising efforts for students attending each of its fourteen member schools. AAICU was first founded in 1956 to benefit both students and member institutions through various fundraising activites.   

Our member colleges possess excellence in teaching and technology, low faculty- student ratios, high retention of students, and a unique, personal approach to education. These institutions teach students to master critical thinking skills, communicate effectively, gain an appreciation for the arts and humanities and a commitment to community service.

Creating Opportunities for Today's Students... Tomorrow's Leaders

AAICU Distributes $37,800 in Scholarships To 14 Member Colleges   


AAICU recently awarded each member college with a $2,700 AAICU Scholarship from the past year's ..

United States Sports Academy Art to be Displayed at Stillman College


DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy’s American Sport Art Museum and Archives..

AAICU President General Paul Hankins Named 66th YMCA "Man of the Year"


This year's recipient, an active member of Frazer Methodist Church, has served as the chair of t..

Stillman College trustees name interim president


The Stillman College board of trustees has appointed as its interim president a senior fellow at..

Spring Hill, University of South Alabama Announce New Partnership


Spring Hill College and the University of South Alabama, both in Mobile, have announced a new pa..


    AAICU Student Advocacy

    Doug Jones Joins Growing List of Samford University Graduates in Congressional Service


    Doug Jones, a 1979 graduate of Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, was elected Dec. 1..

    Legislative Session Convenes January 9, 2018


    The legislative session begins January 9. Check back soon for details on how you can advocate for s..

    Regular Session Begins February 7, 2017


    The regular session will begin Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Check the link below for pre-filed bi..

    Alabama Legislative Update


    Special Session Adjourns Sine Die The Alabama legislature concluded their special session la..

    AAICU Legislative Priorities


    Alabama's independent colleges and universities would like you to join us in showing our appreciatio..



    AAIC Business Partners

     Cost Savings Opportunities For Our Members::

    Current AAICU Business Partners


    Business Partners: AAICU's network of providers offers goods and services to the independ..