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Conservative Student Group Denied Recognition at Santa Barbara City College

Conservative Student Group Denied Recognition at Santa Barbara City College

“This is a direct threat to our student democracy”

You never hear of this happening to liberal student groups.

Campus Reform reports:

Another conservative student group denied recognition

Just before coronavirus began to force colleges across the country to close and move all classes online for the rest of the semester, the Santa Barbara City College Associated Student Government unanimously denied a charter request to students seeking to start a conservative group.

Three students – Bailey Hanna, Cainan Iorio, and Nathaniel Grotenhuis – at SBCC submitted a request for a charter approval to start their own Turning Point USA chapter at the college. According to the SBCC Associated Student Government’s website, students who seek to start a new organization must submit a request that is then approved or denied by the senate of the associated student government.

According to an Instagram post from the prospective club, the journey to becoming an officially chartered organization on campus began weeks ago. “After 7 weeks of road blocks, we were finally given the opportunity to present our club to the Santa Barbara City College Student Senate,” wrote the group in a March post.

The proposal was brought to a formal vote in March after previously being discussed at the student government’s Feb. 8 meeting. It was at this February meeting that several students attended to speak out against the possible approval of a charter for a Turning Point chapter.

“This is a direct threat to our student democracy,” Student Luca Ferrel said of the prospective chapter, according to an article in the Channels, an online publication run by students at SBCC.


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healthguyfsu | April 18, 2020 at 3:49 pm

I think Lucia doesn’t know what a “threat to democracy” is. In her mind, it’s anything that contradicts her narrow and delicate world view that can fall apart under scrutiny. De-platforming, on the other hand, is a legitimate threat.

I assume they are suing?