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Student Govt. at Trinity U. Denies Funding for Conservative Group’s Invited Speaker

Student Govt. at Trinity U. Denies Funding for Conservative Group’s Invited Speaker

“This is not the first time TU YCT has been denied funding for a speaker.”

As long as there is political bias like this on college campuses, taxpayers should not be expected to fund “free” college.

Campus Reform reports:

Student gov denies conservative group funding, citing ‘values’ difference

The Trinity University Student Government Association has again denied funding for a Young Conservatives of Texas speaker event.

The Trinity YCT requested $1,500 to bring conservative commentator Elisha Krauss to campus.

According to an email obtained by Campus Reform, which was sent from the SGA Finance Committee to TU YCT chairwoman, Julia Westwick, the speaker was not approved due to the speaker not being in line with the school’s “values,” specifically when it comes to “honoring the dignity and worth of every person.”

This is not the first time TU YCT has been denied funding for a speaker. The SGA has also denied funds for Heather Mac Donald.

The email also stated that Student Involvement still needs to approve the event.

The denial of funds can be appealed to the Senate, which Westwick plans to do, according to Young America’s Foundation.

Westwick said that Krauss would be speaking on gender.

“Trinity’s student government thinks the mainstream view of gender, held by Elisha Krauss and the majority of Americans, is dishonorable and not worthy of being given the same platform they repeatedly give to other student groups,” Westwick said in a statement to YAF.

Trinity University’s Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing Tess Coody-Anders told Campus Reform, “this decision by student government relates only to SGA as a source of funding. Student groups who receive a denial of funding from SGA are free to continue the process to pursue speakers of interest to them. In some cases, I understand SGA’s decisions are based on the amount of funding requested, and in other instances they make their decision consistent with student rights and responsibilities, including respect for community.”

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