Being a conservative student is no easy task on today’s college campuses. Not only are other students biased against you, but in some cases the administration is too.
Conservative students at California State University San Marco are now suing, claiming that they get very little funding while liberal student groups are given plenty.
Heat Street reports:
Lawsuit Accuses California University of Liberal Bias in Student Activity Funding
Members of a pro-life group at a California university have filed a lawsuit against their school, claiming it unfairly “favors” liberal student groups by allocating most of its funding to LGBT and gender equality causes.
Nathan Apocada, president of the Student for Life group at California State University San Marco (CSU-SM)– a state college outside San Diego – filed the federal complaint on May 17 claiming CSU-SM is forcing students to “subsidize speech that they disagree with” in breach of the first Amendment, the suit claims.
Each year, the Associated Students Incorporation (ASI) collects a mandatory $75 student activity fee from all San Marco students to fund a bunch of activities ranging from cultural and educational programs to scholarships, student publications athletics and campus-based advocacy groups.
Dixit California law funds collected through mandatory fees should be spent on programs that “reflect the broadest variety of student interests.”
But, according to the suit, over 50% of the money raised last year for “student advocacy” — nearly $300,000 — landed in the pockets of only two groups: the Gender Equity Center and LGBTQA Pride center.
Wish these students luck. There’s no guarantee they’ll win this fight.