Turning Point USA, often known as just Turning Point, is an American right-wing organization that advocates conservative principles on high school, college, and university campuses. The organization was founded in 2012 to promote conservatism on campus. The organization was founded by conservative political activist Charlie Kirk, now executive director, and William Montgomery. TPUSA's sister organizations including the Turning Point Endowment, Turning Point Action, Students for Trump, and the Falkirk Center for Faith and Liberty. The group also works closely with PragerU.
The organization is known for its "Professor Watchlist", a site that "exposes" professors that TPUSA claims "discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom". Academic faculty listed have reported receiving threats and harassment, including death threats, after being added, with some professors being added for any mention of race or politics, including in academic publications. The Anti-Defamation League has reported that the group's leadership and activists "have made multiple racist or bigoted comments" and have links to extremism, including white supremacy. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, TPUSA has attempted to influence student government elections in an effort to "combat liberalism on college and university campuses." The group often supports the Trump campaign, and has been subject to several controversies around their beliefs, their means of advocacy, and the organization itself.