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Roger Williams U Student Govt Blocks YAF From Forming Campus Group

Roger Williams U Student Govt Blocks YAF From Forming Campus Group

How is this fair?

The Young America’s Foundation not only gives conservative students a place to go for community, they often do a lot of good works on campus. What’s the deal, Roger Williams University?

The College Fix reported:

Conservative YAF group blocked from forming campus club

Students seeking to form a Young Americans for Freedom club at Roger Williams University were shut down by a student government subcommittee, which voted unanimously on Tuesday to reject the conservative group’s bid for official recognition.

The student-driven YAF club sought support to host patriotic events, showcase educational efforts on the Constitution, free market, liberty and free speech, and bring high-profile conservative speakers to campus — but members of the school’s Student Senate Clubs and Organizations Committee decided that mission was too similar in scope to the already-approved RWU College Republicans.

A statement penned by the committee stated in part:

“At this time, we have taken your club request very seriously and done extensive research to understand if this proposed group would distinguish itself among our near seventy clubs that Student Senate chooses to sponsor. However, it is our collective decision to unfortunately deny the request of the Young Americans for Freedom to become a Student Senate chartered club because of its close resemblance to our already sponsored club in the College Republicans of RWU. Although YAF associates itself with an ideology rather than with a political party, we have determined that the mission statements as well as club membership and events would have similar resemblance and appeal across the student body.”

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The story doesn’t say that they were blocked in any way. It says that the school’s Student Senate Clubs and Organizations Committee decided not to fund it out of their budget, but suggested other sources for funding.

It’s a bit cryptic as “funding” isn’t mentioned; it’s called “sponsorship”, but from the context it seems fairly clear that they’re talking about money and not much else.

I wonder if the school also refuses to find left-wing groups with similar goals???

Of course not.

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