“The university is committed to safeguarding individual’s constitutional rights to free speech”
Grand Valley State is basically encouraging students to snitch on each other. How does this foster an environment of learning?
The College Fix reports:
University encourages students to report feeling ‘belittled, disrespected’ to bias team
If students get their feelings hurt at Grand Valley State University, officials want to know about it.
The Michigan-based public university encourages students to report when they feel “belittled, disrespected or isolated” to the school’s bias response team, which promises to review the matter, according to its website.
“Grand Valley State University strives to create an inclusive and equitable campus community where people are treated with dignity and respect. If anyone in the Grand Valley community feels belittled, disrespected, or isolated based on their identity, there is a mechanism to report the incident,” the university’s website states.
“The university is committed to safeguarding individual’s constitutional rights to free speech and assembly and we are also committed to addressing incidents of bias that may negatively affect individuals and/or communities at the university,” it adds.
Campus officials did not respond to several requests seeking comment from The College Fix.
The official title of the group that catalogs and responds to bias incidents is called the “Team Against Bias.”
Several years ago, The College Fix reported on two professors who voiced conservative viewpoints at Grand Valley State who were subsequently reported to the school’s bias response team by students in their class during the fall 2015 semester.
In one case, a professor stated they believed there are only two genders and did not want to use pronouns such as Ze and Zir. In the second case, a professor said he believed children deserved to be raised by a mother and father, a statement that — after it was reported to campus administrators — prompted the department chair to have a “conversation with the faculty member about the incident,” a campus spokesperson told The College Fix at the time.
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