“One recipient of the funding will be the Black Student Union president who is also the Ethics and Accountability Chair for the student government’s executive branch.”
Conservative groups are not allowed to receive money from new legislation passed by Wichita State’s student government.
Only leaders of liberal clubs can get the $2,000:
The Agency Presidency Compensation Act will award the money to the Black Student Union, Hispanic American Leadership Organization, Asian Student Conference, and Spectrum, the campus LGBTQ group. Other groups receiving the money include First Generation Student Organization, Graduate Student Council, International Student Union and Shockers Vote Coalition.
The Vote Coalition aims to “target underserved populations, first-time voters, and those who have lost the joy of voting.”
No conservatives groups are eligible for the money, despite attempts by one to qualify.
One recipient of the funding will be the Black Student Union president who is also the Ethics and Accountability Chair for the student government’s executive branch.
The College Fix asked BSU President Aubany Russell via email on Sep. 27 if she was involved in the writing or presenting of the bill and if she recused herself from any discussion of the bill considering her conflict of interest. Russell has yet to respond.
A student government adviser deferred to Russell when asked if the student leader would be exempting herself from the payments. “That would be a question for Aubany,” Interim Executive Director of Student Engagement Gabriel Fonseca told The Fix via email on Oct. 5.
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