Anyone familiar with Amherst College knows this is going to be an uphill battle.

Katrin Marquez of The College Fix reports.

Bringing Conservatism Back To Amherst College

A student-led, conservative counter-culture movement at Amherst College is in full swing.

Tucked away in a rural valley in Massachusetts lies Amherst College, a small yet venerable institution with roughly 1,800 undergrads and a history that dates back to the early 1800s.

Yet within these hallowed halls – co-launched by revered scholar, devout Christian and Founding Father Noah Webster – the academics had, over the many years, taken on a decidedly liberal bent.

Gone was the open and lively academic study that Webster himself cherished as a man and Federalist who dedicated his life to spirited and serious scholarly debates and publications. It was replaced by professors who publicly embraced socialism, a campus that openly shunned Christianity, and a student body that preferred no hint of open dissent against the liberal mindset that blanketed the school.

In recent years alone, a racially motivated prank against white male students was ignored; the few Conservative professors the college employed were vilified; white male students were labeled oppressors, perpetrators of rape, or willing bystanders; and a leftist reading collective and blog was launched – just to name a few examples.

Blessedly, it is within this culture that a counter-culture has emerged, one that likely has Webster himself smiling down from on high.

That former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich spoke at Amherst College on Dec. 11 to an overflow crowd is not only an impressive feat alone (more on that later), but it also represents a growing intellectual diversity at Amherst thanks to a relatively new student-led effort called “The Resurgence.”

Speaker Gingrich was invited to campus as part of The Resurgence—a series of speakers meant to re-kindle conservative ideology at Amherst sponsored by the newly reformed College Republicans.

Amherst Junior Robert Lucido started the College Republicans last year after attending a campus viewing of a 2012 presidential debate moderated by Political Science Professor Thomas Dumm.