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Student Government at Wichita State U. Denies Recognition to Conservative Group

Student Government at Wichita State U. Denies Recognition to Conservative Group

“I will be voting against this organization because I don’t believe that their mission statement will provide underserved students a safe place on campus”

Pretty much every time this happens, the group being denied is conservative. In this case it’s Turning Point USA.

FOX News reports:

Kansas university student government senate denies conservative group official status

The Wichita State University Student Government Association’s Supreme Court overturned a decision last week by the SGA’s senate that had blocked a conservative student group from becoming a registered student organization.

During an Oct. 20 meeting of the Wichita State University Student Government Association Senate, the application for a Turning Point USA chapter to be officially recognized by the student government was voted down by a vote of 21-14 with four abstentions.

According to the minutes of the meeting obtained by Fox News, one student opposed the recognition of the TPUSA chapter because the group won’t “provide underserved students a safe place on campus.”

“I will be voting against this organization because I don’t believe that their mission statement will provide underserved students a safe place on campus for them to be engaged with,” Jozie Caudillo, a student government senator, said. “I just simply believe that this organization was in response to a lot of social issues that have been coming about within the past few years, especially since COVID.”

Another student government senator, Tayton Majors, said he would be voting against the conservative group because it has a history of “defending racism.”

“First and foremost, I don’t believe we should allow ourselves as a student government to be strong-armed or legally threatened by a group most commonly known — at least in my experience — for defending racism and the use of racial slurs in academic settings. Especially when we are dealing with an issue in which racism could be a part of the problem,” Majors said.

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“First and foremost, I don’t believe we should allow ourselves as a student government to be strong-armed”

“Bullies can’t also be victims.” –Dave Chapelle

Memo for Wichita State: Expect a friendly call from F.I.R.E. PDQ.

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